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Boo Boo Bear flew in fighter jets and trekked through the sands of Iraq, a talisman of love sent from Lake Nebagamon, Wis., to keep a father safe. The toy's mission didn't end there. The teddy bear became the star of a children's book, written by Mary Linda Sather of Duluth. Her granddaughter Shea Leigh Waterhouse had sent the beloved toy to her father, Sr. Master Sgt. Ron Waterhouse, during his second overseas deployment with the Minnesota Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing.
Greg Guenard donated his first pint of blood before he legally could. While serving in the U.S. Navy, the 17-year-old lied about his age to queue up for a date with a needle ... and a pretty nurse.
A charity concert Tuesday offers the public a chance to hear the reigning Twin Ports Battle of the Bands champions, Crescent Moon, for themselves. The trio of Superior High School students - Shane Nelson, Zack Ross and Mike Gray - bring creativity and natural ability to the stage, according to Amber Madoll, district manager of Junior Achievement, which organizes the annual competition. "They put in a lot of time, energy and practice to perform at the caliber they did," she said. The group is slated to play, along with Twin Cities band Hyland, at 7 p.m.
A Superior man awaiting sentencing for battering his former girlfriend so severely that her jaw was broken made an initial appearance Tuesday in Douglas County on a trio of new charges including sexual contact with a 16-year-old. Anthony J. Machones, 23, faces one count each of misdemeanor sexual intercourse with a child and possession of marijuana and felony bail jumping stemming from a May 15 incident in the town of Superior.
The 45th Annual Spartan Fiesta is held in Superior Senior High School gym 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The creative event, which includes work from more than 200 art students and performances by young musicians, is free for the public. Art students of Bill Gedde, Deb Thompson and Diane Sharrow display hundreds of two- and three-dimensional artwork. Paintings, drawings and ceramics are available for viewing and, in some cases, purchase.
A chance connection and a curious child paved the way for a stack of packages to travel to Afghanistan, laden with gifts for a Marine platoon. Last week, students in Britta DeSutter's fourth grade classroom at Northern Lights Elementary School teamed up to pack the items for shipping - everything from socks and Chapstick to sunflower seeds and shampoo. In each of the six boxes rested letters from the students. "Dear Soldier, Thank you for fighting in the war," write Dillon Ingles-Johnson, 9. "I sent you guys five packages full of gum and a can full of nuts, three bags of sunflower seeds.
The KIDS PLUS Twin Ports Youth Leadership Academy serves up a recipe for change. It blends 50 high school freshmen from Duluth and Superior, adds a dash of adult guidance and molds the group together for a common purpose. This year, the youth will tackle a service project at Harbor House Crisis Shelters in Superior.
Northwood high school students take audiences "Into the Woods" this weekend, where a handful of fractured fairy tales mingle, providing a grim view on what comes post- "happily every after." It's a departure from past years, which have featured such upbeat productions as "A Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Peter Pan." The musical stirs together the tales of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and the Baker and his Wife as they wander "Into the Woods." It opens with characters searching for what they want - to attend the King's festival, for a child, or just t
Even as snowflakes fell on the Twin Ports on Friday, spring was in bloom at the Winter Street Depot. Now the showroom for Advantage Lawnscaping Service, the former site of the Candy Caboose teems with color and ideas. From brightly painted birdhouses and wind chimes to wooden rain barrels and rakes, the store is alive with promise. "Even in the depths of winter we want people to come in and feel like it's spring," said general manager Kaleb Barrett. The business, coupled with Advantage Energy, swapped places with the Candy Caboose last year.
A garden filled with possibilities is growing at Cooper School. Initial work began Thursday as teachers, students and community members worked side-by-side to lift sod and build 10 garden boxes. As the project continues, the site behind Cooper will evolve into an outdoor classroom, complete with musical instruments, meteorology equipment, sites for chalk and painted artwork, fruit trees, a rain barrel and a three-step composting system.