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The number of licensed foster homes in Douglas County increased last year, but they filled quickly as February rolled into March.
Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan shared her experiences under Nazi rule with Twin Ports students last week.
Second grade students from Four Corners Elementary School spent the day engaged in a host of activities, from "I spy" and creating animal footprints to team tic-tac-toe.
Community members gathered Monday to kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. "The theme this year is 'Say Something, Do Something For Kids,'" said Doreen Wehmas, intake and assessment unit supervisor with Douglas County Human Services. She focused her speech on how families are able to make changes and connect with supports in order to keep their children safe and in their home. It's also a call to action for the public. "Be aware of children in the community," Wehmas said. "If you are concerned, say something."
Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen capped off his years in office Monday by breaking ground for the $23 million U.S. Highway 2, Belknap Street, reconstruction project.
A disconnection notice posted at the Lund-Hill Apartments at 914 Tower Ave. became a moot point when the outstanding balance due Superior Water Light & Power was paid.
Fifteen years ago, students at East Middle School in Superior were touched by Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s story.
On April 4, newcomers Mary Smith-Johnson and Laura R. Gapske face off against incumbents Steven J. Stupak and Mary Klun for two available seats on the Superior School Board.
The proposed federal budget released last week raises concern for a number of agencies serving Douglas County residents. "It will impact a lot of people, without a doubt," said Sheldon Johnson, executive director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission. The agency administers regional programs and revolving loan funds for homeowners to repair things like leaking roofs in 10 northwest Wisconsin counties, including Douglas. The elimination of Community Development Block Grant funds would pull up to $1.1 million a year from the agency under this "skinny budget."
On a bitter cold night in January, Superior police officers made a difference.