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Optimists present citizenship awards to community members
Monroe Morning Optimist Russel Standiford, center, joins Green County Deputy Randall Teutschmann and Detective Terry Argue as they show off the Peace Officer Awards given to them by the Optimists. (Submitted photo)
MONROE - The Monroe Morning Optimist Club recently presented citizenship service awards to several individuals for the inspiration they have shown the community.

Peace officers were Deputy Randall Teutschmann and Detective Terry Argue.

Teutschmann has served with the Green County Sheriff's Department since 1988, with several prior years elsewhere.

He has been instrumental in the development of truck enforcement and implements of husbandry programs.

Argue, with the sheriff's department since 1971, has served in both the patrol and detective bureaus, and has investigated a wide variety of cases, including homicides, sexual assault, child abuse, robbery and fraud.

The Educator Award was given to Terri Anderson. She first came to Monroe in 1972 as a substitute Kindergarten teacher and met and married Edmund Anderson the following year. They moved to Omro, had two children, and moved back to Brodhead in 1983. Anderson began substitute teaching again. Moving back to Monroe in 1991, she spent the next 20 years at Parkside school in Kindergarten.

The Veteran Award was given to Air National Guard Col. Janel Keizer. From homeschooling her three sons, to earning her master's degree in Library Science, to spending three decades in the military, being deployed and earning a bronze star, she truly "has done it all" and still works and volunteers in her church and the community.