Former Gov. Martin Schreiber speaks about his new book on Alzheimer's disease.(Photo: James B. Nelson)
With wit and wisdom, former Gov. Martin Schreiber has embarked on what may be his most important campaign, bringing help and encouragement to Alzheimer's caregivers.
Schreiber's new book, "My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver," details his journey caring for his wife Elaine, who has Alzheimer's disease.
The book, co-authored with Cathy Breitenbucher, was officially released Wednesday at the Milwaukee Press Club's Newsroom Pub. Net proceeds from the book will be used to promote Alzheimer's caregiver support programs. And Schreiber is eager to get the message out, embarking on a campaign-style tour, with some 50 events scheduled over the coming months.
"If Alzheimer's is bad, ignorance of Alzheimer's is worse," Schreiber said. "There are two patients, the person with dementia and the caregiver."
He told a story of his first experience with Alzheimer's, while campaigning for governor in 1978.
Family waits to greet veterans as they return to Appleton International Airport during Old Glory Honor Flight Mission 38 Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Greenville, Wis. Danny Damiani/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin(Photo: USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)
To commemorate the 40th mission of Old Glory Honor Flight in June, 40 post-9/11 and Desert Storm combat veterans will travel for free as guardians for World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans.
Guardians normally pay $500 to travel on the day-long trip to Washington, D.C., which is free to World War II, Korea and Vietnam war veterans. But for the June trip, organizers of the Oshkosh-based honor flight hub are accepting applications from combat veterans of Operation Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Given the type of organization that we have, there is an end to it at some point," Old Glory Honor Flight President Drew MacDonald said Wednesday. "Having hit 40 missions, in our opinion, is a pretty monumental milestone.
The boat launch at Long Lake near Plainfield no longer reaches the water. In Wisconsin’s Central Sands, some lakes and streams have lowered or dried up in recent years as the number of high-capacity wells has mushroomed, largely for irrigation.(Photo: Kate Golden / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)
MADISON - After a roadblock the day before, GOP senators voted Wednesday to let farms and businesses keep their existing large-scale wells without added oversight from Wisconsin regulators.
Republicans in the Senate passed Senate Bill 76 on a strict party line vote of 19-13. Democrats on Tuesday managed to block a vote on final passage of the measure, forcing Republicans to return Wednesday morning to finish the work and send it to the Assembly.
If the bill becomes law as expected, the high-volume well measure would be a win for those seeking to maintain and expand irrigation for agriculture, especially in central Wisconsin, where the practice has become more controversial as lakes and streams have lost substantial volumes over the last decade.
Nesting eagle found in Kenosha County - a first in a least 45 years.(Photo: Department of Natural Resources)
With news this week by the Department of Natural Resources that Kenosha County had its first evidence in decades of an active bald eagle nest, Milwaukee and Walworth counties remain the only Wisconsin counties with no confirmed nests in 45 years of state surveys.
Conservation biologist Sharon Fandel used a spotting scope to identify a nesting bald eagle on the edge of a farm field in central Kenosha County.
"It was a quite a find," Fandel said.
She drove to the site on March 28 after getting a report of an eagle from a landowner and found an adult incubating on a nest in a large tree.
The discovery comes after scientists at the DNR earlier last month completed their aerial surveys for the 2017 nesting season. The complete results from the annual survey, which began in 1972, will be released later.
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The election for a U.S. Senate seat from Wisconsin is more than a year and a half away, but a super PAC has launched an attack on first-term Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin.
The suburban Chicago-based Restoration PAC says Baldwin "supported legislation allowing citizens to withhold funding for our troops."
PolitiFact Wisconsin finds that the 2009 bill would have amounted to a symbolic withholding.
Naloxone, known by its brand name narcan, can reverse the symptoms of a heroin overdose.(Photo: Associated Press)
Sheriff's deputies in Dane County responding to a man's drug overdose Tuesday used Narcan to revive the man's wife, who passed out as they were treating the man.
The woman called 911 shortly before 3:30 p.m. to report that her husband had overdosed in a vehicle in the 5700 block of Portage Road in the Town of Burke, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
Deputies revived the man with four doses of Narcan, a drug used to treat opioid overdoses, before administering three doses to his wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle and who became unresponsive while speaking with them, the sheriff's office said.
Both were hospitalized, and charges against the couple were pending Tuesday night, according to the release.