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For five hours Tuesday, Les's Grocery was once again a murder scene. Police cars parked outside and evidence technicians searched for clues inside the Billings Park store. The activity was caught on tape, with cameras rolling into the night, as Story House Productions visited Superior this week to tape two segments of a new series - "Crime Town, USA" - for the Investigation Discovery Channel. One focuses on the 1986 murder of Lynnea Gran at Les's Grocery.
If you pair vision with tenacity, you get a rough template for the four men who will be inducted into the Superior Business Hall of Fame on Thursday during a Superior Business Awards luncheon. Whether designing ships, selling furniture, developing the first synthetic motor oil or founding a trucking company, they made a lasting impact on Superior's economy. "What an extraordinary group of individuals," said Andy Lisak, executive director of the Development Association.
Superior's Police and Fire Commission took no action against Police Sgt. Christopher Kirchoff after a compliant was filed by a citizen. Robert Wuorinen Jr., who filed the complaint, expressed disappointment over the panel's decision. "I felt they should have been a little more concerned over the misconduct," he said. Superior Attorney Dan Hannula, who advises the commission, said none of Kirchoff's actions broke any rule or ordinance.
If you pair vision with tenacity, you get a rough template for the four men who will be inducted into the Superior Business Hall of Fame Thursday during a Superior Business Awards luncheon. The men to be honored are Capt. Alexander McDougall, a Twin Ports shipbuilder, Harry A. Lurye, founder of Lurye Furniture, William D. Vinje who started Halvor Lines trucking and Albert J. Amatuzio, founder of AMSOIL Inc. "What an extraordinary group of individuals," said Andy Lisak, executive director of the Development Association.
The question of what happened to a Lake Nebagamon man who disappeared while hiking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska two years ago has been laid to rest. The remains of Paul Schoch, 68, were found last month in the park by two hikers. They have since been returned to Schoch's wife, Carol. "He's home," she said in a telephone interview Tuesday. The hikers found the remains about 12 miles from Schoch's campsite, which was in a remote area of the park only accessible by plane.
With a wider array of options than ever before - from fresh waffles and homemade soup to sub sandwiches and vegetarian dishes - Superior High School offers a little something for everyone. Some teens choose to try international offerings like sushi and sweet and sour chicken. Others stick to pizza or burgers. Cereal is available for lunch as well as breakfast. Although there's plenty to choose from, some teens walk past the check-out registers empty-handed.
Superior Mayor Dave Ross formally announced his candidacy for the state's number two office Thursday at a fundraising event at Barker's Island. "I really plan on reinventing the lieutenant governor's office," Ross said during a Wednesday interview. "I think the lieutenant governor needs to drive the agenda of the governor." Ross' message is one of strong, fiscal conservancy. "My business budget is no different than the city's $26 million budget; our $26 million budget is no different than the $25 billion budget the state has," Ross said.
From Catlin Avenue to Sesame Street, everyone is gearing up for flu season. In addition to the seasonal flu bug, health care workers are on the lookout for H1N1 swine flu that spread worldwide this spring. Prevention is the key, according to Nancy Smith, health service director for the Superior School District. She offered basic prevention tips. Wash your hands and remind your child to wash theirs often. Cough or sneeze into a tissue, throw it away and wash your hands. Use your sleeve if you do not have a tissue.
The old and the new collide in a splash of color Saturday at the Solon Springs Village Hall. The 1929 building is the site of an art show by local painter Jeredt Runions from 7-9 p.m. This is the first show in three years for the 24-year-old, who will display about 20 new paintings.
Public art changes the way you see things, according to Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton. It can make you look twice, put a smile on your face, inspire you to create or bring back memories. The new Palace Mural Project, coming to life one brushstroke at a time on the back wall of the Douglas County Historical Society, does all of the above. "We really feel like it puts us on the map now," said DCHS President Valerie Hiatt Burke. For many, the mural at 1101 John Ave. is a link to the past. The Palace Theater, built in 1917, provided entertainment that spanned generations.