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The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship organization will remain in a state of limbo on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus after student government leaders on Thursday postponed a decision on the group's status. "We are not funded; we're not approved," said Ralph Seelke, UWS biology professor and advisor to IVCF. "We're in this golden period. It's very strange." Student leaders decide which groups to recognize as student organizations. Last year, they felt the IVCF's officers requirement discriminated against non-Christians.
While school violence and Internet predators grab headlines, the number one killer of children ages 2-14 lurks on the nation's roads and highways -- a trip in the family vehicle. A new state law that went into effect in June was created to try to curb the problem. Now, local officials are planning to help parents protect their children and meet the requirements of the new law. "It's really the biggest danger our children face on a day-to-day basis," said Det. John Parenteau of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department.
Federal charges have been filed against a Superior man accused of 100 counts of possessing child pornography in Douglas County. A two-count indictment against Eric Andrew Olson, 39, of 19051?2 Butler Ave., was filed Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. District Attorney's Office in Madison, just hours after Olson's preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court. Assistant U.S.
A drunken prank that got out of hand is responsible for canceling Superior High School classes and homecoming celebrations Sept. 29, according to criminal complaints filed in Douglas County Court Wednesday. One Superior man faces a felony charge for allegedly painting a bomb threat on the school. His younger brother and another Superior man face misdemeanor charges in connection with the incident.
A Superior man was bound over for arraignment on 100 counts of possession of child pornography today in Douglas County Court.
A drunken prank that got out of hand is responsible for canceling Superior High School classes and homecoming celebrations Sept. 29, according to criminal complaints filed in Douglas County Court Wednesday. One Superior man faces a felony charge for allegedly painting a bomb threat on the school. His younger brother and another Superior man face misdemeanor charges in connection with the incident. All three made their initial court appearances Wednesday. Michael Robert Sislo, 20, faces one felony charge of making a bomb threat and one misdemeanor charge of painting graffiti on the school.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is asking for help piecing together a hit-and-run accident on County Highway E that left a Foxboro man severely injured. Owen R. Gran, 19, remained in the intensive care unit of St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth as of press time. His condition was listed as critical. Gran was found injured in the northbound lane of County Highway E approximately 350 yards north of the intersection of County Highway E and County Highway Z, near the Dog Pound bar, formerly Sneaky Pete's.
MAPLE -- Members of Citizens for Improving our Schools would put Northwestern High School on a flat-bed truck and carry it from point to point if they could. Since the high school isn't portable, the group is compiling pictures to illustrate the need for a new high school. A new school is just part the Maple School District's $33 million bond referendum, which goes to voters Nov. 7. "Seeing is believing," said Terry Hendrick of Lake Nebagamon, a citizen member of the group hoping to educate voters.
The youngest Four Corners students didn't need a bus for their field trip to the pumpkin patch this year. Students hiked down the nature trail behind the school to a garden they planted last spring. "We just brought it into our own backyard," said Cindy Magnuson, kindergarten teacher. Friday, the sunlit pumpkin patch was filled with students sizing up the fruits of their labors.
A Gordon man will spend 300 days in jail and four years on probation for manufacturing methamphetamine on his property. Robert Eugene Strong, 39, pleaded no contest to the felony charge of being party to the crime of manufacturing meth in August.Felony charges of being party to the crimes of storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Judge Michael Lucci handed down the sentence Friday in Douglas County Court. Strong could face a longer prison sentence if he violates any of his probation conditions, which include absolute sobriety, obtainin