ARBOR VITAE - Golf is still important to Laura Lee, even at the age of 95. She took up the sport in her 50's and continues to hit the links as often as possible.
"I enjoy it and I think that's half of life," Lee explains. "If you get out and do something that you enjoy."
Her husband taught her to play, but she says the game wasn't easy at first.
"He was a wonderful golfer," Laura says. "I must say that I hit the ball very badly. If I didn't do it right, he told me. (laughs)"
Laura's golf buddies are her biggest fans.
"She just goes up and takes this little relaxed swing," adds Bonnie Butzer, one of Laura's playing partners. "And the ball just flies out there and I'm in awe."
Another player in the group, Shirley Lang says, "She's little, but she can hit that ball with her Tiger Woods club."
The ladies say they've learned a lot from Laura over the years.
"Laura's very calm and that's something I'm trying to learn from her," adds Butzer.
One of Lee's favorite memories was when she got a hole in one.
"I got a hole in one. We couldn't find the ball so we thought we'd look in the hole and sure as shootin' there it was!"
It's clear Laura loves the game of golf and the camaraderie, but it also helps keep her active at her age.
"Being 95 is, as the doctor told me, don't be a couch potato," says Lee. "It's one way to get out and get exercise and it's fun. Well I tell you, as long as the Lord keeps me here on this earth, and I expect to be here for a while yet."
RHINELANDER - Thursday Rhinelander turned into the city of lights. The Light of the Northwoods kicked off its drive-through light show at Hodag Park today. "We never got to do anything like this when I was a kid," said volunteer Corey Passmore. However, Passmore's son will get the chance to experience a Christmas in a way his father was never able to. "As far as I can think back we've never had anything like this in Rhinelander," said Passmore. Months of preparation, hundreds of hours setting up, and more than a dozen creative minds helped create magic in Rhinelander. "Symbolizes an opportunity for community to come together," said YMCA of the Northwoods CEO Ryan Zietlow.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
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