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'Idol' has Pierce County connection

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BAY CITY -- Danny Gokey has thousands of supporters from his home state of Wisconsin cheering him on every week when he appears on the "American Idol" TV show.

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Gokey, a Milwaukee native, is one of four singers left after last week's performances.

However, there is much more to Gokey's story, even including a Pierce County connection.

Tragedy

Gokey's wife, Sophia, had a congenital heart condition and underwent multiple surgeries during her life.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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