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Iverson-Freking Winners: A Priest, A Commodore, And A Mrs. O



If it’s Christmas-time in La Crosse, that means it’s time to honor some local volunteers for their community service, and their faith.

This year’s Iverson-Freking Awards go to former Cathedral rector Father Robert Cook…Army veteran Tom Hundt…and nurse Jane Steingraeber. They join about 60 other honorees recognized by the Bethany-St. Joseph care centers for their contributions to the La Crosse area.  The Iverson-Freking awards, named after a La Crosse businessman and a former Catholic bishop, have been given out since the late 1980’s.  The three winners for 2014 will receive their honors during a January luncheon at the Radisson.





A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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