RHINELANDER - The older you get the worse your vision can become. But retired or not, vision screening can be expensive.
The Rhinelander Lions Club offered free eye testing for anyone over 40 on Monday.
The screening took place at the Oneida County Department of Aging.
The purpose of the screening was to help people identify if they are at high risk for eye disease or need to see an eye doctor.
Lions Club member Dennis Hirtz said it is recommended that people get their eyes checked every two years but not many people do.
"Many people that are elderly can't afford to go to an eye doctor, don't want to go to an eye doctor, [or] they don't want to be familiar with their eye problems," said Hirtz.
Sarah Metz was one of the people who got her eyes checked Monday. Metz said she can't afford to pay for screenings out of pocket.
"My insurance only allows one screening every two years. So [I want] to know that there is a problem and that I do really need to go in, otherwise I maybe would have waited. But now I'll be going to the eye doctor," said Metz.
People went through three eye tests. One was for distance, one for close up, and one that checks for eye disease.
The Lions Club is trained for the eye testing by Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. Its mission is for everyone in Wisconsin to have healthy vision.
ARBOR VITAE - You won't find Neal Anderson where he'd like to be this time of year: on a lake. Instead, he mainly stuck in the shop taking out his frustrations on cedar boards with a saw.
"This is where you get the meaning of the term 'pier pressure,'" Anderson said.
The Northland Docks owner traditionally likes to have his team wearing waders and putting docks in on area lakes this week, but with more than a foot of ice still on many lakes, they're pretty much stuck on shore.
WAUPUN - The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun.
Sheriff's officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of "Jane Doe" using techniques that weren't available when her body was found. Through chemical isotope analysis, investigators may learn where the woman lived and her approximate age. DNA testing can determine eye, skin and hair color, as well as genetic ancestry and face shape.
WASHINGTON D.C. - 33 Korean War Era veterans, 50 Vietnam Era veterans, and 5 World War II Era veterans boarded the 31st Never Forgotten Honor Flight Monday morning.
"[It's] unbelievable what's going on," said one veteran.
Flight #8651 left Central Wisconsin Airport Monday morning for Reagan National Airport. From there, police escorts led buses filled with veterans from around north central Wisconsin to visit memorials in Washington D.C. They visited Korean, Vietnam, and Lincoln Memorials.
CRANDON - Former Crandon School Board President Brian Tupper has resigned from the board, effective early Tuesday morning.
The board voted Tupper out as president at a meeting Monday night. Within hours, he submitted his resignation from the board. The board had selected Jeff Ackley Jr. as its president and Glen Pfeifer as its vice president on Monday.
The move leaves the district with a new school board president, no permanent middle/high school principal, and no working superintendent.
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