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Superior High School was closed Friday morning after authorities discovered a bomb threat had been painted on the building. Police were on the scene before 8 a.m. to send students home. They were told there would be no access to the high school building until at least 4 p.m. The school's homecoming parade was cancelled, school officials said. Simultaneously, Superior Middle School was on lockdown. Further information was not immediately available.
Superior High School closed this morning after authorities discovered a bomb threat had been painted on the building. Police were on the scene before 8 a.m. to send students home. They were told there would be no access to the high school until at least 4 p.m. today. The school's afternoon homecoming parade has been canceled, Principal Kent Bergum said, along with a post-football game dance. The 7 p.m. contest against River Falls remains scheduled at Ole Haugsrud Field. Buses and arriving students were directed to Wessman Arena, across the street from the high school.
A double dose of preservation has left the Douglas County Historical Society in possession of a stage with ties to both the Vasa Temple, where it is housed, and a North End school that is only a memory today. "I think it's the most beautiful thing I ever saw," said Teddie Meronek, DCHS board member. "It looks like it's always been there." In a way, it was. Records show when it was built in 1925 by the Svea and Freja Swedish organizations, the Vasa Temple had a stage. The opening was walled up in subsequent years. The DCHS bought the building in 2002 for $135,000.
Tonight, you can give dope the boot by passing the potatoes; watch the faces on the other side of the table instead of your daily helping of TV violence; and share a joke instead of a keg. Today is Family Day, and Wisconsin Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth Burmaster is encouraging you to sit down for dinner with your children. What's so special about dinner?
Cpl. Kenneth M. Cross had a soft spot in his heart for children. The Parkland serviceman, killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq last month, enjoyed helping his wife, Heidi, at the preschool where she taught. He was rewarded with affection. The kids "just hung on Kenny," said his father, Michael Cross. To keep that memory alive, his family launched the Corporal Kenneth M. Cross Scholarship Fund. "Then we can help the children and keep helping them," Michael Cross said. Tuesday, he traveled through Superior with information on the fund to share with local businesses.
A trio of University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey forwards were injured in a knifing incident behind the 3rd Base Bar in Superior early Saturday morning. Yellowjacket Michael Bickley, a senior from California, had 11 of the 13 tendons in his right arm severed, Superior police reported. Ryan Kuntz, a sophomore from Canada, received cuts on his abdomen and sophomore Seth Reda from Alaska was cut near his eye, according to court records.
Lori Adrihan has put another notch in her ammo belt. The Foxboro woman placed first in South Dakota's Cowboy Fast Draw state championship last weekend. "She is just unbelievable," said Von Wittkopf, a fellow Fast Draw shooter from Oakland. "She's knocking them dead." "When ... under pressure, she stays focused," said Lori's husband, John. When she stepped into the ring with the last two competitors, Adrihan was definitely feeling the pressure. In a sport where three Xs -- one for each lost match -- sends you out, she already had three.
Maybe it was looking for some peace and quiet. Maybe it had its sights on the donut holes in Bob Schilling's lunch.
Two 13-year-olds who took the witness stand in Douglas County Court Wednesday remembered what happened in a Superior hotel room April 23, but only to a point. After drinking vodka and cranberry juice and smoking marijuana, both said, they lost track of things. "Everything was blurry; I can't remember," one of the girls said. When District Attorney Daniel Blank asked the other why she couldn't remember what happened, she was frank. "Because I was drunk and fell asleep," she said.
Douglas County waters have been a cool, clean haven from the heat this summer. The Douglas County Health Department has the tests to prove it. The county monitors five inland beaches (Lyman Lake, Lake St. Croix, Lake Nebagamon and two sites on Lake Minnesuing) and 12 beaches along Lake Superior for E. coli bacteria. "We can't test for every known virus or pathogen," said Pat Heiser, environmental health supervisor for the Douglas County Department Health and Human Services Department, so E. coli is used as an indicator.