Scholarship started to honor well-known member in the agriculture community – WEAU

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -An Eau Claire man is being remembered by way of A mannequin new scholarship awarded this weekend On the Eau Claire County Truthful.

Jim Volbrecht, who was Properly-acknowledged Inside the agriculture group, died in a tragic farming accident in 2019.

Volbrecht served as a Metropolis of Union Chairman For A pair of years and was extremely devoted to agriculture education for Eau Claire’s youth. His pals and neighbors said Volbrecht was “Usually acknowledged As a Outcome of the particular person to name Do You’d like to needed somefactor.”

“He devoted A lot of his time to Eau Claire, the fair and the group, so we needed To current again to him,” said McCabe Thesing-Ritter and was Definitely one of Many people who helped create A mannequin new scholarship in Volbrecht’s identify.

“When he died we knew we needed to do one factor in his identify because he has carried out Tons for us And a lot of of our pals Inside the livestock enterprise and the dairy enterprise,” said Mason Thesing-Ritter, one other Definitely one of many creator’s of the scholarship.

Mason and McCabe said the $300 scholarships, constructed by their public sale incomes and beneficiant donations, Shall be given Yearly in his honor.

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