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Brodhead man honored for rescue efforts
Michael Krause, left, was honored with the Green County Sheriff's Citizenship Award on Tuesday for helping rescue three young swimmers from Decatur Lake in September. The children were lost and freezing; Krause heard their calls for help and went looking for them in his boat. Presenting the award is Sheriff Mark Rohloff. (Times photo: Mary Jane Grenzow)
MONROE - A Brodhead man was honored Tuesday for finding three children who were lost on the Sugar River and bringing them to safety. Michael Krause of Decatur Township was given the Green County Sheriff's Citizenship Award for "significant and notable actions" in bringing the three missing swimmers, ages 16, 12 and 10, to safety on the night of Sept. 8. Sheriff Mark Rohloff presented the award during the Green County Board of Supervisors meeting.