Bits and pieces
By: By Don Leighton, For The Telegram, Superior Telegram
The following is another “Have Fun or Get Out of the Way” column by award-winning Don Leighton his alter ego, Lance Boyle.
What exciting news regarding the possibility of a new sports complex at Superior High School.
No need to talk of the details since this news is the hottest story to hit Superior in years.
Everyone is talking about it, and rightly so.
Speaking of the Spartans, it’s required that the attendance at Ole Haugsrud tonight be at a level never before seen in the history of Superior football. This could be the last Spartan game ever played at this historic field.
The food service would be well advised to have lots of goodies on hand. Fire up the grills — I’m pre-ordering a couple dozen grilled wienies for the Ifan crew.
A benefit is being held at the Moose Club in Superior from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday for a special young lady.
Brooklyn Culshaw, who turns 7 on Wednesday, was born with spina bifida, a neuro tube defect that occurs during pregnancy where the spinal column doesn’t close completely. She has endured multiple surgeries, and because of these procedures, the health care she will need and the medical devices required to help her, the cost to her family are astronomical. Much of her life has been spent in the hospital. On June 24, she had more surgery related to her condition.
After this most recent hospital stay, her mother, Amy, told her how brave she was. Amy started to cry, and Brooklyn wiped away Amy’s tears.
Brooklyn said to her mother, “It’s OK mommy, don’t cry.”
What an amazing kid who needs our help. She is the granddaughter of Joni Jarvis, who works at SMDC in Superior.
Joni says of Brooklyn: “My granddaughter lives in Owatonna, Minn., with mom and dad and baby brother, Conrad. Brooklyn’s courage is unbelievable. She just spent a month in the hospital during the summer from complications from one of her many surgeries. When she sees us cry, she will tell us it’s all right. She loves people and school and just wants to be normal. and have lots of friends. She does ask us why she is not normal and we always tell her she is and that things just work differently. She has grandparents and great grandparents that live in Superior, and she loves coming here.”
The benefit is at the Moose Club, and a sloppy Joe and coleslaw dinner will be served. There are more than 80 silent auction items, and there will be a bake sale with all kinds of bakery items donated from friend and church groups.
I cannot wait to meet this young lady, have a couple of sloppy Joes and see my friends Joni and her husband Richard. They are special people that need some help from us.
I have a couple of article ideas that I think our loyal readers will enjoy in addition to another ‘Around the Area’ article. I have met so many nice people from Superior and elsewhere. Frank and Kathy Gatton from Illinois come to mind with immediacy. They are really nice, and are Cardinal fans, which makes them nice and special, as well.
Kathy’s is originally from Superior. Her sister is the lovely and gracious Barb Johnson. More about these great people later.
Congratulations on “our” victory over the dreaded Pirates. Sorry, Michelle Vinoski, I still love you.
As the late Cardinal announcer Jack Buck would have said after Wednesday’s clincher, “That’s a winner,” and “so long for just a while.” The Los Angeles Dodgers are up next. Stan Musial is smiling from above.
Life is good.
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