News - - For all that former Rep. Dave Obey was a partisan brawler in his 42-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives, and he certainly was that, he also was someone who believed in and promoted universal values: civic engagement, democratic participation, community involvement.

He promoted Wausau and his Northwoods district and he left a lasting legacy in the form of Wisconsin's technical college system, job training programs and hundreds of miles of roads and bridges, all of which he pushed for and oversaw as a legislator.

Now Obey will have a well-deserved center in his name at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County, and it will be dedicated in large part to helping young people connect with the civic virtues he built his career around.

Ken Notes: Thumbs up!!!!

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