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Wisconsin Mary-Beth Kuester, 82, and Kay Kuester Doran, 85, clip into their skis at Granite Peak Ski Area, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, Wausau, Wis.
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Two sisters love to shred the slopes. They’re also in their 80s.
Kay Kuester Doran, 85, of Antigo and her younger sister, Mary-Beth Kuester, 82, of Clintonville learned how to ski in the 1950s and never bored of it. Kay likes to ski more leisurely. Mary-Beth is the daredevil in the duo.
“I did a small jump,” Mary-Beth said to a reporter after a recent run. “It was a small one. But still.”
Read their story by Keith Uhlig.
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The great outdoors
Buckle up. We’re approaching windows-down season.
Three Wisconsin roads — Door County Coastal Byway, The Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway and Wisconsin’s Great River Road — have received new National Scenic Byway designations. The declarations are a seal of approval that these routes are destinations themselves.
To earn this recognition, routes must have scenic, natural, historical, cultural, archaeological and recreational qualities, according to the National Scenic Byways Program.
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