BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI
Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for Nov. 24-26:
MADISION, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s marching band director is reaching the end of his 50-year career. Michael Leckrone directed his last home football game this month. There will be hockey games and basketball games and concert requests around the state. And in the spring, he will direct his final concert. By Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2196 words, photos.
STURGEON BAY, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman who fell 34 feet from a building is sharing her story nine years later. Nine years ago, Kayla Wilke of Sturgeon Bay was comatose in a hospital and her parents were struggling to understand that their vibrant, athletic daughter likely would never talk or walk. Wilke, now 29 years old, fell 34 feet from the roof of a Stevens Point building early in the morning Nov. 13, 2009. By Liz Welter, Door County Advocate. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1022 words, photos.
RACINE, Wis. — A Wisconsin train club is hoping to recruit new members to keep the group’s hobby alive. Members of the Lionel Railroad Club of Southeastern Wisconsin know that their train-loving hobby is slowly dying. But it doesn’t stop them from placing their miniature plastic and metal engines down on the track every Thursday night — and now the third Saturday of every month. By Adam Rogan, The Journal Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 884 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-GROWING CREDIT UNIONS
JANESVILLE, Wis. — The lively customer action at Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s East Milwaukee Street branch is case in point of a national and statewide trend — the rising popularity of the credit union. The Janesville-based union’s assets and its footprint have nearly doubled in Wisconsin since the beginning of the decade. It’s now a $590-million institution — up from $346 million in 2011. Its 12 branches throughout the southern part of the state serve 51,000 members. By Neil Johnson, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1303 word, photos.
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