SCHOFIELD - The Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin in Schofield provides one of the few places where you can receive free HIV and hepatitis C testing.
HIV and hepatitis C are serious conditions that can be deadly.
Prevention specialist Carley Zartner is taking charge of creating more free testing sites in the northcentral Wisconsin area.
"I know that I could be making a difference in people's lives, and I'm definitely doing that on a daily basis and I truly love it," Zartner said. "I love being able to see that I'm making an impact in communities."
Testing is available to anyone over 13 years old, in a judgement-free setting.
If someone is engaging in risky behavior or just wants to know their status, they should get tested every three to six months.
"It makes me feel great that they feel comfortable in seeking me out as a resource," said Zartner. "And that we're the first ones they come to."
If you are interested in getting tested for free, starting next Tuesday Zartner will be providing free testing in Lincoln County and Portage County.
"And I'm really happy to provide those resources to them," said Zartner.
Zartner typically does the Rapid HIV Test and Hepatitis C testing. It takes just 20 minutes to complete and get the test results.
For more information about HIV and hepatitis C testing click the link below.
HAYWARD - Trail conditions for this year's American Birkebeiner race will be just about perfect.
Executive Director Ben Popp said there's about a six inch base, three inches of snow on top, and more snow on the way in the Hayward area.
"The energy right now is just unreal. You can feel it here in Hayward and Cable and certainly around the world. Now with a gold medal, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall, brings more excitement to not only this event, but the sport. So it's a really great time to be a cross country skier," said Popp.
MERRILL - Trinity Lutheran School in Merrill doesn't have room for any more kindergarten students next year.
Its class is already full, partly because some families can send their kids to Trinity for free.
For the third straight year, Trinity will participate in Wisconsin's private school choice program.
This year, the state pays tuition for about 30 of Trinity's 120 total students.
"Parents like the Christian base, obviously. That's the main reason people send [their kids] here," said School Administrator Kathy Yahr. "They're keeping them here more now because of the opportunities that we offer."
WAUSAU - Police arrested a Florence County man in connection to a Wausau homicide case this week. Online court records show Lee Franck, 56 doesn't face homicide charges, but instead domestic abuse counts.
According to the Wausau Pilot and Review paper, the criminal complaint shows Franck got into an argument with Lyle Leith a few days before the 77-year-old was found dead at his Wausau home on Kickbusch Street.
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