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BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI

January 9, 2019

Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for Jan. 12-14:



MADISON, Wis. _ Kevin Soucie fired up his laptop one day in June. He typed “peacecorps.gov” into the address bar and up popped a photo on his screen. He can’t quite remember which one; it was either of a young man pumping water from a rural village well or a young woman teaching a class full of children, chalk in hand. Soucie’s computer mouse hovered over the button that would take him to the Peace Corps’ online application. By Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1231 words, photos.


JANESVILLE, Wis. _ After 24 years of marriage, Jean Lademann had three days to grieve the loss of her husband before returning to work. Married for 29 years, Twila Claas recalled how her family and friends were wonderful after her husband died when she was 50. Karla Simpson remembered the first time she had to check marital status on a form after her husband died. By Anna Marie Lux, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 629 words, photo.



EAU CLAIRE, Wis. _ Before she leaves this Earth, Lori Bednarczyk hopes to find out what happened to her oldest daughter. The body of 22-year-old Angelina Wall was found at about 5:45 a.m. Jan. 6, 2001, along Highway J, west of Fall Creek. Despite what authorities describe as an extensive, yearslong investigation, no one has been arrested in connection with her murder. By Christena T. O’Brien, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 823 words, photo.


DE PERE, Wis. _ You probably did it with a firecracker when you were a kid. You’d set it on rock or a stump, then you’d light the fuse, clamp your hands over your ears and run, to get out of range of the cardboard shrapnel. Well, that’s what Mark Bentley of De Pere practiced doing in the U.S. Army, only he did it with atomic bombs. By Paul Srubas, Press-Gazette Media. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1244 words, photo.

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