From: Kent O. Stever, Ph.D.
Congratulations to Chris Rogers and the Winona Post for researching and publishing the story on “Goodview Elementary’s Grandma.” It’s a simple story of everyday life often missed — but extremely important.
Bernetta Kouba is well-deserving of recognition for a consistent, loving approach to children over more than twenty years of volunteering. The children who have benefitted from her personal, artistic, and “hands-on” approach will be forever thankful.
I have been a long-term follower of the Post and am delighted to see the well-deserved awards coming their way. Chris Rogers is at the heart of it — bringing us stories of importance, verification, and challenge. His efforts and expertise on the “real” reporting of issues and individuals is representative of the “real” Winona of old.