BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI
Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for Jan. 19-21:
EXCHANGE-FLOOD ZONE LIBRARIES
ROCK SPRINGS, Wis. _ The book by Madison children’s author Kevin Henkes was apropos. Snow still clung to the trees here and plows in the village were cleaning up from a New Year’s Eve storm and a light dusting two days later, while some sidewalks still waited to be shoveled. “Winter is Here,” illustrated by Laura Dronzek, chronicles the changes that occur when the snow flies and the landscape is altered with a blanket of snow, icicles and frozen ponds. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1510 words, photos.
LA CROSSE, Wis. _ When the UPS man came knocking with a dolley piled high with packages, Jennifer Larson immediately knew they were for her youngest son. And that the boxes would be filled not with toys, or clothes, but yarn. Skein after skein of yarn. It’s not uncommon for 11-year-old Jonah to arrive home from school to balls of yarn and encouraging notes from around the world, sent by the thousands from fans who follow the young crochet prodigy on social media and drape their couches with his one-of-a-kind blankets. By Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1069 words, photo.
EXCHANGE-RACIAL JUSTICE AWARD
JANESVILLE, Wis. _ When Dave Moore became Janesville’s police chief in 2009, he moved to strengthen the department’s relationship with communities of color. He wanted to ensure that Janesville did not have the serious divide between law enforcement and minorities that was happening elsewhere. In the next decade, Moore brought cutting-edge national training in the area of law enforcement and racial justice to his department. By Anna Marie Lux, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1300 words, photo.
GREEN BAY, Wis. _ It’s one thing to roll out your mat and do Downward Dog. It’s another to pull off the iconic yoga posture with actual doggies down at your feet. One stretches your spine. The other tickles your toes. Together, it’s called puppy yoga, and it’s as adorable as it sounds. You’ve heard of yoga with goats? Same concept, but with more tail wagging, clumsier paws and the occasional squeaker toy. By Kendra Meinert, Green Bay Press-Gazette Media. SENT IN ADVANCE: 664 words, photos.
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