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On hand to witness the $12,500 donation were, front from left, BBBS board member Carole Mottaz, staff members Tonja Lesmeister, Lisa Thompson, owner Steve Jerlow, BBBS director Michel Tigan, owner Bob Michels, board member Dalene Crandell; back, Chamber Director Kim Heinemann, staff members Kysa Martin, Craig Monson, board member Katherine Neuman, former board member Scott Jones, and board members Michael Bowman, Michael Laatsch, Cedric Ellingson, Amy Bast and John Knutson.

Bob and Steve’s makes big donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters

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When Bob Michels and Steve Jerlow opened Bob and Steve’s BP gas station and convenience store three years ago, it was always their intention to give back to the community. They did so in a big way last week when they donated $12,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.


On hand to accept the donation at the store in Burkhardt were Michel Tigan, director of the BBBS St. Croix Valley Branch and several of the organization’s board members.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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