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BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI

December 4, 2018

Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for Dec. 8-10:

FOR SATURDAY-SUNDAY:

EXCHANGE-FINDING HEART’S RECIPIENT

BRANDON, Wis. — A puppy adoption has helped a Wisconsin woman connect with her heart donor’s family. When Whitney Schickert went looking for a puppy for her boyfriend Dustin Smits, she found Dawn Revels, the recipient of his mother’s heart. By Sharon Roznik, Fond du Lac Reporter. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1501 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-BLACK CULTURAL CENTER

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. —University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students approve of the campus’ new Black Cultural Center. Offering a space where black students could feel at home was a primary motivation for creating the recently opened Black Cultural Center in Centennial Hall. The new center is expected to be a meeting place for black student organizations as well as an informal gathering spot. By Eric Lindquist, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 798 words, photos.

FOR MONDAY:

EXCHANGE-SUICIDE’S SURVIVORS

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A Wisconsin family started a support group after their son’s suicide. Lolly Wade started a support group in Sheboygan County through Mental Health America for parents who lost children to suicide. She found that parents at other support groups she attended for people who lost children, not necessarily to suicide, were going through different things. She ran the group for 25 years. By Diana Dombrowski, Sheboygan Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 748 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-METAL SCULPTURES

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man’s metal sculptures are being featured on a proposed television show. Tom Every created the Forevertron, a 300-ton centerpiece of an art park south of Baraboo. The piece could be the centerpiece of an upcoming show about “danger, love, family and a limitless potential for human adventure,” according to a description of the show. The show will be pitched to networks in early 2019 after the Sundance Film Festival and filming could begin in late 2019 or in 2020. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1255 words, photos.

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