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A dark stain on Twin Ports history will take center stage Tuesday as actors breathe life into the men and women who played a role in the 1920 lynching of three innocent black circus workers accused of raping a white girl. A reader's theater production of "ALAMO-DULUTH: Anatomy of a Lynching" will be broadcast live on KUWS at 7 p.m. from the stage of Thorpe-Langley Auditorium on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. "This really happened and it happened right over there," said scriptwriter Dale Botten.
The rush is on. W-2s, bank statements and social security number in hand, people throughout the Northland are sitting down to traipse through the twists and turns of tax law. The task isn't easy. "The rules are getting more complicated," said Cindy Hockenberry, research coordinator for the National Association of Tax Professionals. And, said Donn Bergquist of Superior, a certified public accountant, "What you don't know can hurt you, tax-wise." Some choose the solo route, sitting in front of a computer or filling boxes on a paper form.
One day a week, Leah Karlon shines like a rock star. The Superior High School graduate wheels into her alma mater every Friday -- not as a visitor -- but to do her job. "When she comes in here to deliver cartridges she just lights up," said Leah's father, Rick Karlon. Leah provides toner and ink cartridges for SHS printers and copy machines through her business, Leah's Special Services. "She supplies the whole school," said Julie Urban, school secretary.
Curriculum, construction and money top the issues facing the Maple School District, according to five candidates vying for two seats on the Maple School Board. Voters will thin the ranks to four during the Feb.
Vermiculture, Green Drinks and Slow Food were on the educational menu Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Superior during the National Teach-In on Climate Change. Jenna Carlson, a senior anthropology major from the University of Minnesota Duluth, was inspired by a tub of red wigglers from LaVerme's Worms. A group of UMD students are looking for ideas to make the campus more environmentally friendly, she said, and composting year-round with worms sounded like a good idea. For Jim Naus, worm wrangler, the little critters have become both part-time business and pets. "They're members of
A statewide coalition is calling for change in the way schools are funded. "If our current system were working well, we wouldn't be here today," said Jill Malak, a representative from the Wisconsin branch of the American Federation of Teachers. "We need funding not just based on the numbers, but on the needs of students." The School Finance Network unveiled its plan Wednesday at Superior High School.
A statewide coalition is calling for change in the way schools are funded. "We need funding not just based on the numbers, but on the needs of students," said Jill Malak, a representative from the Wisconsin branch of the American Federation of Teachers. The School Finance Network unveiled a plan to change how state education funding works Wednesday at Superior High School.
The teller lines are gone, but the former Community Bank building at 1214 Tower Ave. is still a banking hub. Thursday, the site reopened as the National Bank of Commerce Mortgage Services Center. "Now it has a different look and feel," said Bruce Thompson, executive vice president and chief lending officer for NBC.
The north end of Tower Avenue is overdue for a face lift. Pavement under the Superior street is nearing 100 years old, as are the combined sewer pipes beneath. The stretch of downtown street has deteriorated. Cosmetic work -- temporary overlays and patches -- no longer maintain the driving surface. Plans are in the work for a total reconstruction project of the avenue, stretching from Belknap to Third Street, to be completed in 2013. The approximately $7 million undertaking will do more than botox the surface.
When she saw the clothing piled on the table at Northern Lights School last week, Peggy Kiiski's face brightened. "I could just cry," she said. The items -- 26 hats, 20 pairs of mittens, seven pairs of boots, four jackets, four pairs of snow pants, two pairs of gym shoes and two packs of underwear -- were donated by the Superior/Douglas County Youth Leadership group. "This is very, very useful," Kiiski said. "Especially in the middle of winter when we need it the most." Some Northern Lights students are dropped off nearly an hour before school starts.