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Plastic discs flew across the room during a Thursday meeting of the Superior Parks & Recreation Commission, headed for a portable disc golf basket. "Some of the commissioners are getting a little rowdy," said Parks & Recreation director Mary Morgan with a smile. The experimental throws were connected to a proposal by the Community Youth Project Group to create a disc golf course at Central Park. "I would take that as a sign of support," said Commissioner Tom Wondolkowski when the last disc had been lofted. The plan received two thumbs way up from the commissioners. "I think it's a great i
A standing-room only crowd cheered, prayed and wiped away tears during a send-off ceremony for members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 950th Clearance Co., Saturday at Superior High School. The soldiers, based in Superior and Spooner, will be deployed to Iraq with the 724th Engineer Battalion. "It's days like today we're especially proud to call Northern Wisconsin our home," said Lt. Col.
Youth have given up their keepsakes, artwork, teddy bears and even birthday presents to help the survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. And they continue to give. At the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross, more than $70,000 in donations have flooded in, earmarked for Haiti. "In times of crisis and when people need help, the people who live in Northwest Wisconsin and Northeast Minnesota never hesitate to step up and help," said Howie Leathers, community resources coordinator for the chapter.
Like early seedlings, two new businesses have sprouted in Superior over the past few months. In one corner of the Badger Building, a Chisholm, Minn., mainstay has been transplanted. Along Hammond Avenue, the Trade and Commerce Marketplace nurtures Luke Chiropractic & Wellness.
While studying for her political science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Rebecca Lovejoy made a strong impression. "Rebecca always had interesting comments in class as well as a keen analytical mind, so I recommended she attend law school," said UWS Legal Professor George Wright. Lovejoy put it another way. "He said, 'You know, the way you like to argue, have you considered that?'" she said.
Democratic legislators from rural districts, collectively known as the Democratic Rural Caucus, introduced a flurry of bills aimed at bolstering rural school districts Wednesday in the midst of Superior Days activities. "These are six bills that will provide much-needed flexibility to districts right here and right now," said Rep. Kristen Dexter, D-Eau Claire. In particular, they will help rural districts dealing with declining enrollment. Alma School District, said Sen.
Concerns surfaced Wednesday during a Criminal Justice Committee public hearing for a bill named after a South Range colt that captured the nation's attention. WindChill's Law, AB 747, would raise the crime of intentional animal mistreatment to a felony if it is committed in the presence of a minor, if the animal suffers great bodily harm or if the animal dies. The bill would allow a judge to include restrictions on threatening an animal owned by the other party in restraining orders and make it illegal for a person to cause a minor to mistreat an animal.
Lobbying day began with a visit from Gov. Jim Doyle and a pep talk from Superior Days founder Frank Boyle before the group took their message, as Doyle put it, "under the dome." "We have to make sure we are making a strong pathway," Doyle said Wednesday. "We have to build on who we are and what our resources are." That means the Great Lakes, and for this region, Lake Superior. "It is what defines us," Doyle said.
MADISON - In a public meeting Monday, prospective tenants for the Parkland Industrial Park were discussed.
MADISON - The Capitol was teeming with activity Tuesday. Hunting enthusiasts in blaze orange and motorcycle rights supporters in leather walked the halls; schoolchildren toured the site. And in numerous conference rooms, Superior Days delegates aired Northwest Wisconsin concerns to state agency leaders. Although much attention is focused on bringing issues to legislators during the annual event, agency meetings are just as crucial, said Elizabeth Skulan, director of human services for Bayfield County. "Because they are face-to-face with secretaries," she said.