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For seven years, East End Family Day has brought with it sunny weather. Saturday was no exception. As nearly 6,000 people wound their way through five miles of rummage sales and stopped for treats in the heart of Superior's East End, they enjoyed weather more in tune with summer than fall. "I think it's fun," said Matt Bixler of East End. This year, the entertainment included garage band jam sessions, a choir and gymnasts.
The H1N1 flu was in Douglas County this spring. It's still here and it appears to be spreading. Wisconsin Public Radio reported at least four cases of an influenza-like illness at the University of Wisconsin this week. A call to the campus Thursday showed that number had risen to eight. All of the cases have been self-reported and all of the students live off campus, according to Dawn Schulze, director of student health and counseling for UWS.
John and Kim Anderson came to the Superior Business Awards luncheon Thursday with no expectations. "Driving over we said, 'Good, another free lunch,'" Kim Anderson said. After taking a look at the list of businesses that had been nominated for awards, the owners of Portable Bore Repair and Jim's Welding weren't hoping for one. They were in for a surprise. The couple received the Small Business of the Year Award and also won the Business Plan Competition, which could net them a $20,000 zero-interest loan. "This is really, truly an honor," John Anderson said as he accepted the small busines
For five hours Tuesday, Les's Grocery was once again a murder scene. Police cars parked outside and evidence technicians searched for clues inside the Billings Park store. The activity was caught on tape, with cameras rolling into the night, as Story House Productions visited Superior this week to tape two segments of a new series - "Crime Town, USA" - for the Investigation Discovery Channel. One focuses on the 1986 murder of Lynnea Gran at Les's Grocery.
If you pair vision with tenacity, you get a rough template for the four men who will be inducted into the Superior Business Hall of Fame on Thursday during a Superior Business Awards luncheon. Whether designing ships, selling furniture, developing the first synthetic motor oil or founding a trucking company, they made a lasting impact on Superior's economy. "What an extraordinary group of individuals," said Andy Lisak, executive director of the Development Association.
Superior's Police and Fire Commission took no action against Police Sgt. Christopher Kirchoff after a compliant was filed by a citizen. Robert Wuorinen Jr., who filed the complaint, expressed disappointment over the panel's decision. "I felt they should have been a little more concerned over the misconduct," he said. Superior Attorney Dan Hannula, who advises the commission, said none of Kirchoff's actions broke any rule or ordinance.
If you pair vision with tenacity, you get a rough template for the four men who will be inducted into the Superior Business Hall of Fame Thursday during a Superior Business Awards luncheon. The men to be honored are Capt. Alexander McDougall, a Twin Ports shipbuilder, Harry A. Lurye, founder of Lurye Furniture, William D. Vinje who started Halvor Lines trucking and Albert J. Amatuzio, founder of AMSOIL Inc. "What an extraordinary group of individuals," said Andy Lisak, executive director of the Development Association.
The question of what happened to a Lake Nebagamon man who disappeared while hiking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska two years ago has been laid to rest. The remains of Paul Schoch, 68, were found last month in the park by two hikers. They have since been returned to Schoch's wife, Carol. "He's home," she said in a telephone interview Tuesday. The hikers found the remains about 12 miles from Schoch's campsite, which was in a remote area of the park only accessible by plane.
With a wider array of options than ever before - from fresh waffles and homemade soup to sub sandwiches and vegetarian dishes - Superior High School offers a little something for everyone. Some teens choose to try international offerings like sushi and sweet and sour chicken. Others stick to pizza or burgers. Cereal is available for lunch as well as breakfast. Although there's plenty to choose from, some teens walk past the check-out registers empty-handed.
Superior Mayor Dave Ross formally announced his candidacy for the state's number two office Thursday at a fundraising event at Barker's Island. "I really plan on reinventing the lieutenant governor's office," Ross said during a Wednesday interview. "I think the lieutenant governor needs to drive the agenda of the governor." Ross' message is one of strong, fiscal conservancy. "My business budget is no different than the city's $26 million budget; our $26 million budget is no different than the $25 billion budget the state has," Ross said.