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The man who fatally shot Garth Velin during a botched robbery attempt nearly four years ago testified last week in Douglas County Circuit Court, giving his version of the events of Sept. 30, 2014. Chance William Andrews, 21, is serving a 20-year prison sentence for felony murder and an additional five years in prison for battery and threat convictions. He is one of four co-defendants serving prison sentences in connection with the death of Velin, 20, who was shot at his home in Superior's Allouez neighborhood.
The third- through sixth-grade students squirmed. They giggled. They made faces. But they all took turns dissecting sheep brains Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Maranatha Academy in the town of Superior. When instructor Sean Meek, the executive director of Project Creation, told them the heart was next, their reaction was immediate. "Ew," the kids chorused. For a dozen years, Meek has visited the Christian school in the fall to provide intense, focused workshops on the inner workings of the body.
There's something new brewing in the back room of Thirsty Pagan. Head brewer Kathleen Culhane, who started the job June 25, has been adding her own creative concoctions to the brew pub's signature craft beers. "The first one I brought out was a slight variation on a beer that I call Barking Cat," she said. "It's a Belgian strong, 9.3 percent." There's a rye IPA, a cream ale called Chaise Lounge, a posh take on Thirsty Pagan's house beer Lawnchair, and Culhane's favorite beer, A Superior Stout. An Octoberfest lager is on tap as well.
An online form is now available for parents to report busing issues. Since the form went live Sept. 14, 50 submissions have been received.
Even in the midst of closing, the business will host its Fall Fest on Sept. 29, complete with games, rides, activities and food.
In all, 12 new pieces of art will brighten the city through the environmental service's Storm Drain Art project.
An intrepid crew of four cruised in the footsteps of the Edmund Fitzgerald's final voyage last week.
One of the men suffered minor injuries, while the other received several stab wounds and was hospitalized.
Call it a mall-to-mall export. A new store that opened Saturday, Sept. 8, in Duluth's Miller Hill Mall has roots in Superior. Beyond the Barn, which specializes in the whole gamut of Western-style apparel, is an offshoot of Diamond Royal Tack, a 13-year tenant of Superior's Mariner Mall, now known as the Mariner Retail and Business Center.
Retirement means different things to different people. Some look forward to hunting and fishing; some like to travel. Diane Dunder, a retired physical education teacher from Superior High School, focuses on helping others. The Red Cross volunteer is poised to help victims of Hurricane Florence, a Category 2 storm targeting North and South Carolina. She and fellow volunteer Judy Pike from St. Cloud, Minnesota, drove to Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to set up for a three-week deployment.