Downtown bench dedicated to Rosalie Heislen

News Tribune advertising sales representative Janet Ousley, foreground right, pours bourbon whiskey over a downtown bench during a dedication ceremony Monday morning. The bench was dedicated to Rosalie “Rosy” Heislen, a 67 year employee of the News Tribune and lifetime supporter of Jefferson City and its businesses.

News Tribune advertising sales representative Janet Ousley, foreground right, pours bourbon whiskey over a downtown bench during a dedication ceremony Monday morning. The bench was dedicated to Rosalie “Rosy” Heislen, a 67 year employee of the News Tribune and lifetime supporter of Jefferson City and its businesses.

A longtime member of the News Tribune family was given a special tribute Monday in downtown Jefferson City.

A bench on the south side of High Street, in front of the new Cole County Jail, was named after Rosalie Heislen, who died in July at the age of 86.

Her co-workers raised funds to put up the bench along with contributions from Central Bank and Hawthorn Bank, Downtown Business Association and various downtown businesses.

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