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THE DAILY TELEGRAM The men accused of injuring four University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey players during an altercation behind the 3rd Base Bar in September will go to trial on the same day. Superior residents Jesse Michael Grew, 24, and Angelo Michael Garza, 22, both have trials set for Feb. 13 in Douglas County Circuit Court. While the co-defendants will face the jury at the same time, the trials were not consolidated. Grew's trial date was set Friday after he pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of substantial battery and one felony charge of second degree reckless endangerment.
If Missy Siers ever wants to give up her job as a hair stylist, she could move to Hollywood and try her hand at filmmaking. She keeps adding to a video library aimed at one thing -- keeping in touch with her husband, Tracy, who is serving in Iraq. "We tend to videotape everything," the Superior woman said. Monthly, she sends updates to her husband. Son Archer, 4, learned to ride a bike while his father was away. The couple's oldest daughter, 11-year-old Haley, will go through the experience of braces while her father is gone.
One man accused of spray painting bomb threats on Superior High School must make a public apology and spend prom night behind bars. Aaron Scott Sislo, 18, an SHS senior at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of graffiti today in Douglas County Court. The graffiti, which was painted on the school in the early hours of Sept. 29, included the threat "There is a bomb in the school 9/29/06" in addition to crude drawings and sayings. The threat prompted school officials to cancel classes and most homecoming events scheduled for that day.
Douglas County's spring weight restrictions could soon match those of surrounding counties. Every year, truck weights are limited on county roads during the spring thaw to reduce damage to the roads. Trucks driving from county to county, however, find weight limits change along the route. Bayfield County exempts school buses, bulk milk trucks, refuse, septic, propane and fuel oil haulers from weight restrictions, for example, while Ashland County only exempts trucks with permits using the most direct routes.
Douglas County will hire an outside consultant to address problems within its highway department -- tension that has boiled over in heated letters to the editor and debates on the boardroom floor. Highway department Commissioner Paul Halverson informed Highway Committee members of the decision Wednesday.
A Duluth man convicted of firebombing of the home of Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank will not get a new trial. Douglas County Circuit Court Judge George Glonek denied a motion Nov. 30 for a new trial. Harlan M. Schwartz, 33, asked for a new trial based on the ineffectiveness his attorney. The new motion, filed in September, stated that Schwartz's attorney, Earl P.
A wood stove appeared to be the cause of a Monday house fire that charred the inside of a Solon Springs home. The Solon Springs Volunteer Fire Department received the fire call from the home's owner, Marc Greiner, at approximately 11:43 p.m. He had been sleeping when the fire alarm woke him up, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jay Thomas. Firefighters responded to the scene, about three miles from the fire hall at 8720 E. Leusman Road, in about 11 minutes.
The battle over generic drugs has come to Douglas County. Wal-Mart extended its generic prescription drug program to pharmacies in Wisconsin, Minnesota and nine other states today. The plan offers 143 different generic drugs at a reduced cost -- some as low as $4 for a 30-day supply. With this rollout, the program is now available at 3,810 pharmacies in 49 states. Daro Crandall, co-manager of the Superior Wal-Mart, confirmed the new program began today in Superior. He said it provides discounts on 331 different generic prescriptions.
A Douglas County Circuit Court judge used what he termed "common sense" in deciding that the Wisconsin state statute against sexual gratification with animals was not limited to living animals. In a memorandum decision filed Wednesday, Judge Michael Lucci wrote the primary focus of the law was protecting sexual morality in the community, not protecting animals. "It's essentially the legislature's effort to codify what is legally unacceptable in society with respect to human behavior," he wrote, and as such it would encompass situations "involving even dead animals." The challenge to the sta
Fred and Rita Stalvig have synchronized their watches to the local church chimes. It's easy to check if they are accurate; the music sounds 32 times a day. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., the chimes at St. William Catholic Church in Foxboro play every half hour. On the top of the hour, there is an interlude followed by a series of dongs for each hour. It's over in a minute or so. The songs that play on the half hour can last nearly three minutes. It happens every day. At first, the music was kind of pretty, Fred Stalvig said. But not when it plays so often. St.