About the Author
Gayda Hollnagel is a La Crosse native and a former La Crosse Tribune reporter and copy editor. During a nearly 30-year career at the Tribune, she covered everything from religion and criminal courts to education, families and local government. She is co-author with Susan T. Hessel of the 2007 La Crosse County Historical Society's A History of La Crosse, Wisconsin in the Twentieth Century: Reinventing La Crosse Again and Again. She and Hessel also co-authored Justice: Not Just Us: June Kjome: The Making of an Old Lady Activist, 2008; and, with Dora Russek, Every Day in My Mind I Have This: A Story of Survival, the Story of a Holocaust Survivor, 2010.