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Last year's floor hockey game at the Superior-Douglas County Family YMCA was such a hit that Almond and Superior Police Officer Joel Markon teamed up for a second year.
The Superior School Board met in closed session Tuesday night to deliberate who the new district administrator will be. The meeting came on the heels of a four-hour round-robin interview at Northern Lights Elementary School. The three finalists for the position spent the evening speaking to three different groups of stakeholders — board members, teachers, staff and administrators, and more than 20 community members. "I think we have some good choices," said Linda Kelly, a staff member with the district.
The Maple School District asks voters to approve a three-year operational referendum of $582,000 annually at the polls this spring.
Spencer Beard oversaw a 50-bed facility in River Falls until early last year. Beard, an administrator for the Lutheran Home Association, said the nursing home had to close because they were losing three-quarters of a million dollars each year on Medicaid patients. "That's just meeting your bare minimum for cost," he said. "That's not saying that you needed to put a percent of revenue on that to take care of things, such as building breakdowns."
Small fish are providing a big research opportunity for students at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Assistant professor of biology Jenean O'Brien is using zebrafish, which can be found at almost any pet store, to research the role two genes play in the development of rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric muscle cancer.
The Main Club brings music and theater to Superior this month as the new owner eyes expanding its offerings. "We're going to be constantly evolving," said Shawn Roos, president of Atypical Enterprises Inc., which owns the bar at 1217 Tower Ave.
Even in the throes of construction, special features give the new Cooper Elementary School a personality all its own.
Saddle up for love, comedy and toe-tapping melodies when Northwestern High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" this weekend. The musical features 40 high school students and a supporting cast of about 30 elementary school students. "It's one of my favorites," said senior Marie Tenney, who plays Virginia. The 1943 classic appeals to all generations, said fellow senior Crystal Taylor, who plays Kate. "I feel a lot of parents will enjoy it," said junior Tiana Hursh, a chorus member.
Superior High School band students will settle into their new digs next week. Classes are slated to begin in the completed band room Tuesday, according to project manager Dan Nelson with Kraus-Anderson Construction.
Every Thursday, creative concepts come to life in the Northwood Fab Lab. The school's shop space opens to the community from 4-8 p.m., and the possibilities are endless: etched glass, sculpted plastic, vinyl letters, wooden signs, metal designs, engraved rocks and more.