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Flags will burn Thursday on Barker's Island. This is no protest. Instead, it is a badge of respect. Members of the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 will gather with veterans from the Thomas F. Stein VFW Post 1091, local firefighters and police officers to hold a public flag burning ceremony.
Seven Superior High School students face possible expulsion for using and trading prescription drugs at the school, including one 15-year-old who ended up in the emergency room for a drug overdose. Authorities were alerted to the pill swapping on May 25 when the mother of the girl who overdosed called the school looking for more information on what her daughter may have taken.
Douglas County is teeming with ticks. "There's a lot of them," said Greg Kessler, wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He should know.
One adult and five juveniles were arrested when Superior police broke up a pot party at the skate park Tuesday night. Police responded to the Heritage Park parking lot at 6:40 p.m. after possible drug activity was reported, according to a police report by Officer Ryan Korhonen. They located six teens in a teal vehicle at the park -- an 18-year-old girl, her 13-year-old brother, two 14-year-old boys and two 16-year-old boys. "When they noticed me there was a lot of movement," Korhonen wrote.
A bear who may have bit a Superior child when she offered him a snack Sunday was euthanized to check for rabies. The male bear was in a live trap behind the home at 5902 Cedar Ave. when the 10-year-old girl approached and offered him some chips, according to a Superior police report. The girl sustained superficial scratches to her right ring finger that were consistent with bite marks, the report stated. It was decided the bear would be killed. "We're not positive it was a bear bite," said Dave Ruid, assistant district supervisor for the U.S.
Barb Hoag bowled 300 this year. Well, make that 307. Games, that is. After more than 30 years of striking pins, she wasn't aiming for the perfect score. This year, it was all about rolling as many games as possible. Each one represented another $6.15 for breast cancer patients. The Superior woman began collecting per-game pledges in September after being diagnosed with breast cancer. "I was hoping for $500," Hoag said.
A Superior man who is suing the city for being shot by an officer three years ago was arrested Sunday after allegedly crashing a car into a house at 1530 N. 28th St. Corey Christopher Isaacson, 30, was arrested for fourth offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, operating after revocation and a probation hold following the Sunday incident, according to a Superior Police Department report. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance today in Douglas County Court. Police officers were called to the home at 1:50 a.m. Sunday.
October was my month of reckoning. Past, present and future converged for one doozy of a reality check. In a single week, I: Moved one year closer to 40. Forced my son into a suit and tie so I could snap dozens of grad pictures. Saw the tiny face of my unborn child in a three-dimensional ultrasound picture. Straddling the past 17 years of life with my oldest child, Ben, and the coming 18 with our newest bundle of joy was -- to put it bluntly -- bizarre.
There's a rash of new fire trucks in Douglas County this year. Vehicles in Hawthorne, Gordon and Summit were purchased with Homeland Security grants. The federal dollars have been flowing here since 9/11, paying for updated equipment. "This year there were fewer awards, but they were bigger," said Keith Kesler, emergency management coordinator for Douglas County. Fire departments across the country compete for the grant money. "It's a tough process," said Hawthorne Fire Chief Rick Polson.
A Duluth boy died Monday after being pulled from a swimming pool at the Best Western Bridgeview Motor Inn, 415 Hammond Ave., late Saturday night. Dead is Ronny Adamich, 7, a native of Grand Rapids, Minn. He is the son of Joseph Adamich and Jessica Powell. Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the Bridgeview at 11:25 p.m., according to a statement by Sgt. Daniel Hawkin III of the Superior Police Department. They arrived to find two young boys lying beside the hotel pool being given CPR. Adult guests and family were tending to the two boys, according to Hawkin's statement.