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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 has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
(715) 273-4334
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