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Local Features

Two ice fisherman hold a large brown troutIce fishing warms the spirit
For someone raised in the Texas heat, it didn’t take William Thomas too long to master the subtle techniques and closely guarded secrets of successful ice fishing - almost immediately landing a trophy-sized brown trout.
Artist Luke Yanny poses beside his artwork of a Marine holiding a childHearts & Minds: Stark reality wins Best of Show
Luke Yanny left the Iraq War in 2004, but the war came home with him. He poured his pain into a series of military portraits, one of which he entered in the creative arts festival in the Military Experiences category.
Two workers in yellow VAMC jackets shovel snow in front of a front end loaderScore: Milwaukee VA 1, Old Man Winter 0
As the recent mix of extreme weather shuttered schools and businesses, including the Postal Service and its vaunted motto of “neither snow nor rain nor heat,” it was business as usual at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.
Pete Lovinus salutes his granddaughterSurprise Welcome
Erin Lovinus, a former social worker at the Milwaukee VA, deployed to Afghanistan to run a combat stress clinic. She surprised her grandfather, a Korean War Veteran, at the Vets' Club when she returned. Welcome Home!
Patrons look at art works on displayTalent abounds at Creative Arts Festival
From painting to pottery, leather work to line drawings, about 75 entries were submitted in more than 30 categories for the creative arts festival at the Milwaukee VA. The event is open to the public on February 12-13.
Old newspaper, coins, and publications found in time capsuleTime capsule travels back to Milwaukee VA
After a long, circuitous route, a time capsule from 1963 that was unearthed during a construction project at the Milwaukee VA, was rediscovered in a garage on a dairy farm near Cashton, Wisconsin.
A DAV driver helps a Veteran with a walker to DAV vanBrutal cold doesn't stop DAV drivers
With many Veterans in need of transportation to keep their medical appointments, the dedicated volunteer drivers at DAV were not about to let a little polar vortex prevent them from safely delivering their passengers.
Dean JuntunenRobotics help paralyzed Vet step forward
Since being paralyzed 27 years ago, Dean Juntunen has done more than 90 wheelchair marathons, continued snowmobiling and taken up kayaking. Now, Juntunen is taking another significant step with a robotic device.
Barb Boettcher and Kerri SamsonVA staff helps couple celebrate 50th anniversary
The handwritten notation inked across Tom Boettcher’s bare, pre-surgical stomach summed up the occasion -- “Happy 50th Honey.” The anniversary surprise in the recovery room was courtesy of staff at the Milwaukee VA.
Roland RansomRoland Ransom was VA Volunteer of the Year
Roland Ransom’s efforts on behalf of Veterans resulted in his being named a national Volunteer of the Year for Veterans Affairs. Ransom, a Marine Corps Veteran who volunteered at the Milwaukee VA, died on Dec. 20.

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