Jackson County Women In History


We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our annual Women In History Event!  

Jackson County Women In History is coordinated by Jackson County Health and Human Services, Black River Memorial Hospital, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and Interfaith Volunteer’s.   You can scroll through the pictures to see all the previous winners from each year.


Click here to download an application.


Applications are due by January 31, 2019.


  • 2018 Women In History
Luane Meyer (TL), Kathleen Peterson (TR), Charlotte Thompson (BL), Clarice Franke (BM), Delores Severson (BR)
    2018 Women In History Luane Meyer (TL), Kathleen Peterson (TR), Charlotte Thompson (BL), Clarice Franke (BM), Delores Severson (BR)
  • 2017 Women In History
Mary Bue (TL), Ruth Casper (TR), Joanne Nash (BL), Elaine Musser (BM), MIllie Perner (BR)
    2017 Women In History Mary Bue (TL), Ruth Casper (TR), Joanne Nash (BL), Elaine Musser (BM), MIllie Perner (BR)
  • 2016 Women In History
Marie Eddy (TL), Mary Murray Woods (TR), Jeanette Lahmayer (BL), Judy Hunter (BM), Joan Staffon (BR)
    2016 Women In History Marie Eddy (TL), Mary Murray Woods (TR), Jeanette Lahmayer (BL), Judy Hunter (BM), Joan Staffon (BR)
  • 2015 Women In History
Lois Bahnub (TL), Joy Ann Fossum (TM), Linda McCullough (TR), Karen Foust (BL), Janet Hudson (BR)
    2015 Women In History Lois Bahnub (TL), Joy Ann Fossum (TM), Linda McCullough (TR), Karen Foust (BL), Janet Hudson (BR)
  • 2014 Women In History
Connie Patterson (TL), Mary Eddy Overlien (TM), Joy Fossum* accepting for Margaret Serverson (TR), Roslyn Zeller (BL), Jan Eckles (BR)
    2014 Women In History Connie Patterson (TL), Mary Eddy Overlien (TM), Joy Fossum* accepting for Margaret Serverson (TR), Roslyn Zeller (BL), Jan Eckles (BR)
  • 2013 Women In History
Shirley Austin (TL), Karen Byrns (TR), Judy Olson (BL), Carol Haugen (BM), Mildred Evenson (BR)
    2013 Women In History Shirley Austin (TL), Karen Byrns (TR), Judy Olson (BL), Carol Haugen (BM), Mildred Evenson (BR)
  • 2012 Women In History
County Board Chair Dennis Eberhardt and Sheriff Duane Waldera with recipients Dorothy Will (TL), Lila Lynne (TR), Leota Simonson (BL), Carolyn Hensel (BM), Joan Brown (BR)
    2012 Women In History County Board Chair Dennis Eberhardt and Sheriff Duane Waldera with recipients Dorothy Will (TL), Lila Lynne (TR), Leota Simonson (BL), Carolyn Hensel (BM), Joan Brown (BR)
  • 2011 Women In History
Ruth Buswell (TL), Hattie Thundercloud-Walker (TR), Violet Olson (BL), Geraldine Muth (BM), Karen Torkelson (BR)
    2011 Women In History Ruth Buswell (TL), Hattie Thundercloud-Walker (TR), Violet Olson (BL), Geraldine Muth (BM), Karen Torkelson (BR)
  • 2010 Women In History
Mary Hansen (TL), Lila Blackdeer (TM), Audrey Amundson (TR), Barbara Mason (BL), Zona Hicks (BM), Roma Harris (BR)
    2010 Women In History Mary Hansen (TL), Lila Blackdeer (TM), Audrey Amundson (TR), Barbara Mason (BL), Zona Hicks (BM), Roma Harris (BR)
  • 2009 Women In History
Carol Anderson (TL), Jean Hagenbrock (TR), Darlene Hostrawser (BR), Ardith Nortman (BM), Mardie Rommel (BL)
    2009 Women In History Carol Anderson (TL), Jean Hagenbrock (TR), Darlene Hostrawser (BR), Ardith Nortman (BM), Mardie Rommel (BL)
  • 2008 Women In History
Ruby Schoengarth, Lois Smetana, Joanne Capper, Jeanette Bohac, Phyllis Sedelbauer
    2008 Women In History Ruby Schoengarth, Lois Smetana, Joanne Capper, Jeanette Bohac, Phyllis Sedelbauer
  • 2007 Women In History
Margaret Legois (TL), Agnes Gilbertson (TR), Shirley Sahr (BL), Lorraine Knudson (BM), Sophie Benrud (BR)
    2007 Women In History Margaret Legois (TL), Agnes Gilbertson (TR), Shirley Sahr (BL), Lorraine Knudson (BM), Sophie Benrud (BR)
  • 2006 Women In History
Darlene Lunde, Mary O'Brien, Doloris Laverty, Marion Hagen
Not pictured- Adell Ruhter
    2006 Women In History Darlene Lunde, Mary O'Brien, Doloris Laverty, Marion Hagen Not pictured- Adell Ruhter
  • 2005 Women In History
Joan Schrinner* receiving for Lorraine Busse, Janet Scholze, Caroline Bohac, Alyce Schrieber
Not Pictured: Arlene Nordahl
    2005 Women In History Joan Schrinner* receiving for Lorraine Busse, Janet Scholze, Caroline Bohac, Alyce Schrieber Not Pictured: Arlene Nordahl
  • 2004 Women In History
Marion Simonson (TL), Dorothy Halverson (TR), Patricia Gardner (BL), Lois Ferries (BM), Mary Duerkop (BR)
    2004 Women In History Marion Simonson (TL), Dorothy Halverson (TR), Patricia Gardner (BL), Lois Ferries (BM), Mary Duerkop (BR)
  • 2003 Women In History
Marie Marecek (TL), Rosemary Relyea (TR), Margaret Stetzer (BL), Judy Hansen (BM), Donna Overlien (BR)
    2003 Women In History Marie Marecek (TL), Rosemary Relyea (TR), Margaret Stetzer (BL), Judy Hansen (BM), Donna Overlien (BR)
  • 2002 Women In History
Monne Richards (TL), Liesel Kessler (TM), Dolores Iliff (TR), Marguerite Kleba (BL), Alice Larson (BM), Joan Scnrinner (BR)
    2002 Women In History Monne Richards (TL), Liesel Kessler (TM), Dolores Iliff (TR), Marguerite Kleba (BL), Alice Larson (BM), Joan Scnrinner (BR)
  • 2001 Women In History
Ruth Hart (TL), Marilyn McKeeth (TM), Anne Lunda* Receiving for Lydia Lunda (TR), Lillian McManners (BL), Myrtle Berget (BM), Pheobe Zillmer (BR)
    2001 Women In History Ruth Hart (TL), Marilyn McKeeth (TM), Anne Lunda* Receiving for Lydia Lunda (TR), Lillian McManners (BL), Myrtle Berget (BM), Pheobe Zillmer (BR)
  • 2000 Women In History
Mary Van Gorden (TL), Gerry Rudkin (TR), Geraldine Mach (BL), Nyla Musser, (BM), Mildred Olson (BR)
    2000 Women In History Mary Van Gorden (TL), Gerry Rudkin (TR), Geraldine Mach (BL), Nyla Musser, (BM), Mildred Olson (BR)
  • 1999 Women In History
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson with recipients Dorothy Hanson, Mildred Hefty, Madeleine Kostohryz, Barbara Salveson and Gertrude Sheda
    1999 Women In History Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson with recipients Dorothy Hanson, Mildred Hefty, Madeleine Kostohryz, Barbara Salveson and Gertrude Sheda
  • 1998 Women In History
Lillian Hart (TL), Nyla Musser* receiving for Arlene Brown (TM), Betty Epstein (TR), Tiny Gile (BL), Gladys Olson (BR)
    1998 Women In History Lillian Hart (TL), Nyla Musser* receiving for Arlene Brown (TM), Betty Epstein (TR), Tiny Gile (BL), Gladys Olson (BR)
  • Caroline Olson (TL), Eileen Olson (TM), Jean Hopkins (TR), Dorothy Decorah (BL), Ellen Bergerson (BR)
    Caroline Olson (TL), Eileen Olson (TM), Jean Hopkins (TR), Dorothy Decorah (BL), Ellen Bergerson (BR)
2018 Women In History
Luane Meyer (TL), Kathleen Peterson (TR), Charlotte Thompson (BL), Clarice Franke (BM), Delores Severson (BR)
2018 Women In History Luane Meyer (TL), Kathleen Peterson (TR), Charlotte Thompson (BL), Clarice Franke (BM), Delores Severson (BR)