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The park at 1725 Oakes Ave. wasn’t renamed this week; it was transformed. To jive with the site’s new name, 18 oak trees now populate the park. “In the fall it will be gorgeous,” said Eve Utyro, whose son Abe Hirvela submitted the winning name, 18 Oaks Park. The idea to name the park came from Superior Mayor Jim Paine.
After 22 years in the greenhouse business, the Reque family is passing the keys to new owners.
For 25 years, Lucius Woods has been filled with the sound of music. "What is more perfect than a Saturday night in July, beautiful night, moon and the stars, and you're sitting in this gorgeous place with 600 of your closest friends and listening to music?" asked Julie Demgen of Solon Springs. "It's just such a fabulous experience." The venue nestles into a natural setting by the lake. "I mean, you're sitting in the pines and grass and eagles fly over pretty much every Saturday," said Mick Salmen, executive director of Lucius Woods.
Combine a dozen children, two chicken wranglers and a bevy of feathered friends, and you've got a recipe for a new reality show. Call it "Project Poultry."
Poplar Golf Course opened last week under new owners. For Scott Simmons, it's a return to his roots. For Kent Kletscher, it's all about family. For golfers who enjoy the forest-framed course, it's a green light to play. "Business has been surprisingly very, very good," Kletscher said. "The local community has been wonderful." Visitors have been quick to say how glad they are that the golf course is open.
A wealth of meaning is packed into a small red flower. Paper poppies distributed annually by the American Legion and its auxiliary honor the fallen and thank those who served; they are a reminder that freedom isn't free.
A family of Douglas County bears appears to be targeting area vehicles.
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students in the Superior School District celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at home.
Squad cars congregated outside Central Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, but no crime was taking place. Inside, Superior Police Officers were treated to lunch with the community. "They're there for us any time we need them and I think it's time we show we're there for them," said event organizer Rose Ligman with Second in Line Ministries. Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander appreciated the sincere outpouring of support.
Eight high school seniors snagged their first diploma Wednesday. Each received a technical diploma for completing the automotive academy at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior. "They're graduating from college before they're graduating from high school," said automotive instructor Terry Glanville. Austin Zoltak will cross the Northwestern High School stage to graduate May 25. "It's different, but it's exciting," he said of finishing college before high school.