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Great Lakes Elementary School opened a little free library Wednesday with applause, a speech, books for all and a giant pair of scissors. "We were more than happy to bring over some blue ribbon in representation of the Superior School District and bring scissors and honor this great day for them," said Jake Siptroth, foundation education director with the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce.
A fawn that was rescued from Douglas County last week has been sent to a wildlife facility in Garrison, Minnesota.
Like many phone users, Denise Johnson of Superior has come to think of spam calls as so much background noise.
The Twin Ports is ahead of the curve when it comes to addressing elder abuse. Instead of recognizing a single day — World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 — local leaders Monday proclaimed June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. "We're really trying to raise overall awareness of the issue, because in our area in particular, with the exponentially growing older adult population, it's just going to get worse and worse," said Esther Gieschen, program manager with University of Wisconsin-Superior continuing education.
There is no cost for students to attend summer school in the Maple School District this year. "In order to provide as many opportunities for our students in rural Wisconsin we want to lift the burden and barrier of course fees from our families," said Tanya Krieg, Northwestern Middle School principal. In the past, some classes charged fees for supplies and materials. This year, there will be none, whether the students open a restaurant, explore kindergarten science fun or choose to visit college campuses.
Watch for a pair of familiar faces in news footage Monday from President Donald Trump’s second annual reception for Gold Star families — relatives of U.S. military members who died serving the nation.
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."