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Friday, 29 April 2016 10:15

100-year-olds treasure the past, enjoy today

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LAKE GENEVA -- Two residents at Arbor Village in Lake Geneva recently reached the century mark.

Louise Weber turned 100 on Jan. 6, and Francis Drews turned 100 on Jan. 8, 2016.

They share their birth years with Kirk Douglas, who turns 100 on Dec. 9, 2016. Gregory Peck, Olivia de Havilland, Dinah Shore and Walter Cronkite also were born that year.

Drews said she is pleased to have lived a long life and is looking forward to the future while remembering her past.

LYONS -- The first year Joe Schaefer was elected as a Walworth County Board supervisor, President Nixon had resigned due to the Watergate scandal, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle" and "The Godfather: Part II" was playing in the movie theaters.

A lot has changed since 1974, but one thing that has remained consistent in Walworth County  is Schaefer’s service to the county board. That service will continue as Schaefer, 72, of Lyons was re-elected April 5, making him the longest continuous-serving board member in the county’s history at 42 years. Schaefer said he is looking forward to serving another term.

MADISON -- Many of us desire to perform good deeds for the benefit of others. But many of us also lack the courage and commitment to turn that do-good desire into actual deeds.

For Cassie Steiner, the desire to do better for others started when she was a student at Burlington High School. Steiner, now 21 years old and a 2015 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate, became empowered to raise awareness of human trafficking, a small undertaking involving a large, global issue.

BELOIT -- The remains of a U.S. serviceman who died in a 1952 plane crash in Anchorage soon will be returned to Beloit to be buried next to his parents in Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit.

Airman First Class George Ingram, who was then 23, died on Nov. 22, 1952, when the U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster he was aboard crashed near Anchorage, Alaska.

The Air Force announced March 16, 2016 it had identified the remains of more service members who died in the crash.

JANESVILLE -- Public open houses are planned in Rock, Boone and Winnebago counties for residents interested in learning more about a plan to build a rail line to bypass Chicago.

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