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13 Heroes: Shelley Ellsworth

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(WREX) — For the final 13 days of March and Women's History Month, 13 WREX is honoring 13 women who are making a difference in our community.

On Tuesday, we recognized Shelley Ellsworth.

Katelyn, Shelley's foster child, nominated her. Katelyn now has meals to eat, clothes on her back and love in her heart that she has not felt before since Shelley took her in, according to Katelyn.

Thank you Shelley for all that you do for the community!

If you know a woman making a difference in your life or the community, you can send your nomination to Be sure to include why you're nominating the person as well as a photo of the person.

You can catch our latest 13 Hero every night on 13 News at 6.

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Jena Kleindl

Jena joined the WREX team in May 2020 as the Assignment Editor and News Producer. She was born and raised in Freeport. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2020.

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