— By David Lewellen Years ago, Mel Stark approached a green light on Highway 31 in Kenosha County at about 55 mph. He had the right of way, but he remembered his father’s long-ago caution: What if? He looked right and saw nothing—then looked left and saw a Cadillac bearing down at possibly 80 mph. “I said, ‘Holy gosh!’ or words to that effect,” Stark recalled. He had time to brake, the Cadillac did not T-bone him, and he and his …

— AARP is busy every day in communities across Wisconsin, working to improve the quality of life for people 50 and older and their families. Such efforts include helping drivers stay safe behind the wheel, offering taxpayers free help with preparing and filing their tax forms, and advocacy on a range of issues from easing the burden on family caregivers to keeping utilities affordable. AARP staff coordinate these efforts, along with an army of volunteers. “We could not be an effective …