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Published in the Winona Daily News 04/07/14 by Andrew Sroka Terry Hawkings is looking out for Winona. A Winona resident for nearly 20 years, Hawkings, 52, has spent the better part of her time volunteering for Winona events, including the Great River Shakespeare Festival and Merchants Bank’s annual 10 Days of Giving food drive during the holiday season. The Merchants employee volunteers ...

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Published in the WinonaDailyNews.com 03/08/14 On March 4, Janneke Sobeck, director of Live Well Winona, gave the Winona Learning Club an overview of the organization and its initiatives. Live Well Winona partners with many community organizations and programs to facilitate healthy living. ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 03/07/14 by Hannah Jones A new coalition is taking on youth substance abuse in Winona County. The coalition, the Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, is applying for a multi-year federal grant based on a model that has been in place in nearby Goodhue County for a year. The purpose is to bring abuse-prevention services together to focus ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 03/03/14 by Marcia Ratliff On a recent weekday afternoon, Payton Borchardt strode into the seventh-grade room at Miller Mentoring and plunked her pink-orange-blue-green-floral-print backpack on the table. “I bring my backpack everywhere,” said the thin 13-year-old, who also goes by Twigy, as she began to empty out a big white binder, several novels, a ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 02/03/14 by Andrew Sroka Many people look their whole lives to find something to get behind, something to get passionate about. Betsy Rowekamp never really had to worry about that -- she found a passion for volunteering a long time ago. Rowekamp, 67, said that while she enjoys volunteering, it really should be seen as an individual ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 11/4/2013 by Andrew Sroka Clarence Dow, 86, has been helping his community, his country and his family for most of his life. Clarence is a World War II veteran. He operated several service stations in Winona for nearly 30 years. And, after he “retired,” he began volunteering at Lutheran Social Service in Winona, where he delivered meals and drove clients to ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 01/06/2014 by Stacey Sadowski With the ending of any year, individuals and organizations begin to take stock of the events and memories that made that year special, while setting goals for the coming year. A memorable part of 2013 for Live Well Winona were the hundreds of new relationships we enjoyed through volunteer opportunities. Trinona, Colors of ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 01/06/2014 by Andrew Sroka For Joliene Olson, volunteering isn’t just work — it’s a duty. She, like previous Volunteers of the Month, is self-diagnosed with the inability to say no to helping out. And she can’t take on a new venture without jumping into a leadership role, either. It’s been in her nature since she was a kid. Olson, 75, grew up in a ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 12/27/2013 by Janneke Sobeck Kids are dying. 10 years ago the average age to focus on for substance abuse prevention was 16. The tragic reality is that today, some 10- and 11-year-olds struggle with chemical dependency. Let me say that again: 10- and 11-year-olds. Fifth graders! When youth suffer from depression, peer pressure, and the inability to find ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 12/02/2013 by Stefani Schmidt Bev Keiper has made volunteering in the Winona community her full-time job. From Red Cross blood drives to being a greeter on Mississippi River steamboats, Keiper has worked in almost every volunteering position in the area. Keiper retired 12 years ago and has worked regularly as a volunteer ever since. Prior to retiring, ...

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