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Published in the Winona Daily News July 28, 2014 by: Marcia Ratliff How do you create a healthier world? That’s the question Esther Dyson, a technology and health investor and founder of Health Initiative Coordinating Council, or HICCup, is asking communities across the U.S. — including Winona. To answer the question she designed a challenge called the Way to Wellville, in which five ...

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Vicki

Published in the Winona Daily News 07/07/2014 by Leah Perri Winona's Vicki Decker models volunteerism For some, volunteering is a chore — for others it is an obligation. For Vicki Decker, volunteering is a lifestyle. “If there is something in Winona that is good and progressive for the community, you can bet Vicki was involved in it,” said Gary Evans, Winona State University’s interim vice ...

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Tom

Published in the Winona Daily News 06/02/2014 by Kayla Langmaid Winonan has traveled the country to provide aid Tom Lee of Winona has witnessed the aftermath of four hurricanes, four floods and two tornadoes -- in just five years. Thankfully, none were local. The June Volunteer of the Month, working in his capacity as an American Red Cross disaster relief volunteer, traveled the country to ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 05/18/2014 by Matthew Seckora Truck, play event draws crowd downtown At the first Touch A Truck and bike-and-walk friendly Play events Saturday, children got the opportunity to hop in the driver’s seat and even honk the horn of work trucks from companies in Winona. Cory Putz, Lawrence Transportation, said he was enjoying watching the kids blowing the horn ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News 05/05/2014 by Maria Ratliff Tom Slaggie and Kathy Hovell help build community one 5K at a time. Just after 8 a.m. Saturday, Tom Slaggie pulled a rolled-up flag from his Jeep and brought it over to the right side of the Global Trot 5K finish line he had just set up. The white-haired 78-year-old held the flag against the finish line pole and pulled out a roll ...

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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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