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The Lighthouse of Superior announced plans for an expansion later this year. Officials from the Lighthouse of Superior held a groundbreaking Tuesday for its assisted living expansion. “We are extremely excited, and the residents are ecstatic as well,” said Colleen Morgan, executive director of Lighthouse of Superior. “We have more seniors who need a place to live. This expansion comes with a lot of new rooms and amenities.” The Lighthouse of Superior opened in October 2010 to provide assisted living and memory care near Essentia Health-St.
Mayor Bruce Hagen and Superior Tree Board members gathered Friday on Baxter Avenue to thank two tribute tree donors. The city has removed hundreds of ash trees since discovering the invasive green beetle last summer. Short Elliott and Hendrickson Inc. and Calumet Specialty Product Superior donated trees to offset the loss of ash trees in some of the neighborhoods first affected. “It’s great that people want to help out and give back,” Hagen said.
Dancing like there is no tomorrow, singing high notes and acting out famous movies on stage are a few ways students choose to spend their summer. About 26 students in grades 6-12 signed up for a two-week summer theater camp at the University of Wisconsin Superior. “This is one of the best summer theater camps in Superior,” said Naomi Lear, a 10th grade camp participant. “You learn a lot about theater and yourself.” Director of University Theater for UWS Cathy Fank has led the camp for eight years. She began working on the camp in January.
Hundreds of Superior residents are fed up with a concrete recycling facility in their neighborhood. Michelle Johnson presented a petition to the city council Tuesday night to ban concrete recycling in residential neighborhoods. A ban would prohibit companies like D & N Construction on Catlin Avenue between Winter and North Eighth streets from crushing and grinding concrete in Superior residential areas. “We work hard on our yard and property,” Johnson said. “Everything is just so dirty, noisy and hazardous.
Emergency Services in Douglas and Bayfield plan to team up like never before. “Our relationship with Douglas County is good and we’ve backed each other up in the past,” said Bayfield County Sheriff Paul Susienka. “But we have never shared equipment.” The two counties are looking to share a 911 system — hardware and software. The system is called geo-diverse and provides more reliable 911 services.
Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency’s moved a step closer to operating the Superior-Douglas County Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave. The center’s board gave notice Thursday to the city that it would end its agreement and give up rights to the facility June 30 so NWCSA can begin managing the building July 1. Millie Rounsville, director of NWCSA, said they are excited about the new venture.
An agreement with a university in France could translate to more French students at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Chancellor Renee Wachter signed the agreement with University of Le Havre in early June, which involves a student exchange starting in UWS’ transportation and logistics management program.
With the second phase of a plan to modernize Fraser Shipyard nearing completion, Gov. Scott Walker approved funding last week to finish the project at the 123-year-old facility. Fraser Shipyard secured a $2.9 million grant through the Wisconsin Harbor Assistance Program. State and local leaders held a press conference Friday to say the project is vital for the only remaining shipyard on Lake Superior. Mayor Bruce Hagen, state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Reps.
BMO Harris Bank employees in Superior took a break from counting money and opening accounts on Wednesday. They traded money and calculators for gardening gloves and shovels. “It felt great to get out of the office and help beautify Superior,” said Nancy Rislov-Johnson, assistant bank manager at BMO Harris.
A school that offers a buffet style lunch, permits students to spend the day in their socks and provides free education sounds like a dream come true for many students across the globe. That dream is a reality for students in Finland. Traveling to Finland was an eye-opener for Erika Suo, a Northern Lights Elementary School fourth grade teacher. Suo roamed the country with 10 Finnish Education Exploratory Team members to form relationships with Finnish teachers and view education from a different perspective.