People in business

• Elizabeth A. Stevens has joined the law office of Miller & Miller LLC.

Stevens graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and history and went on to receive her juris doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2013.

Her practice will include real estate, estate planning, probate, business law and municipal law. She is fluent in Spanish — se habla español.

• Kate Raley was named grain merchandiser at Vita Plus Fall River and Vita Plus Lake Mills earlier this year.

According to a company news release, she has worked for Vita Plus for 15 years in grain accounting. In her new role, she will oversee grain procurement and sales at the two facilities. She will work with producers, coordinate farm marketing meetings and organize truck schedules.

She grew up on a hog farm near Columbus and earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Madison Business College, the release said. She, her husband and three daughters raise small animals on a hobby farm in Fall River.


Three area residents received free fuel as part of Cenex’s Tanks of Thanks program.

The program recognizes people who help their communities:

Dave and Linda Brickert of Pardeeville were nominated for founding Affinity Rescue, an organization that rescues dogs in need of a healthy home.

Thomas Nicholson of Portage was nominated for his work as a hunter safety instructor, teaching more than 2000 students for over 20 years. He also helps coordinate hunts for disabled archery hunters.

Each received a $50 gift card redeemable at Cenex stations.

The program recognized more than 2,500 people in 2012. To make a nomination, visit and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.

To submit items, email or call 745-3511.