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The Superior School District snagged a school safety grant for $152,261 from the Wisconsin Department of Justice in the latest round of grant awards.
Faith United Methodist Church is inviting the neighborhood to go green. A plan is underway to turn two empty lots beside the church into a community garden. “We acquired this land so we could do a future building project,” said Rev. Joel Certa-Werner. “In the meanwhile, we wanted to do something that would help connect us to our community.” Neighbors stopped by Friday as a pair of 12-foot by four-foot raised bed frames were fashioned out of donated lumber. One, Luci Dryke, literally jumped for joy. “It’s like an answer to prayer,” she said.
A former Superior City Councilor who pointed a loaded gun at his fiancee while intoxicated will spend two years on probation and 30 days in jail, but has the chance to avoid a felony conviction.
Super 8 paid it forward Sunday night by offering a pair of rooms to emergency personnel stationed in the Allouez and Itasca neighborhoods of Superior after Nemadji River flooding closed East Second Street.
A total of 18 officers from all ranks were tasked with stopping people and traffic prior to the president's arrival, during the event and as the president's motorcade left, according to Assistant Chief Matt Markon.
With applause, handshakes and more than a few smiles, 14 inmates from the Gordon Correctional Center graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s gas metal arc welding program Thursday.
The biggest pollution threat to Faxon Creek, the Nemadji River, even Lake Superior itself is right around the corner.
The number of children entering foster care in Douglas County is on the rise. “To put it in perspective, as of April of this year we have filed 40 CHIPS petitions (for court-ordered child protective care or services),” said Laura Halvorsen Fregard, an intake and assessment worker with the Douglas County Health and Human Services Department. “In 2012, for the whole year, we filed 26 and in 2017 for the whole year we filed 82. This year through April we have 40.”
The Superior Police Department is sending local middle schoolers to the rescue this week. The department, with the help of local donors, is sponsoring four Douglas County students attending Rescue Divas, an EMS summer camp for girls in grades 6-8. The department sent out a call in April, offering to pay camp costs and provide transportation by limousine to Camp Northwoods in Bayfield County, which runs this week. "We didn't want the registration fee or the transportation to be an issue," said Superior Police Officer Marc Letendre.
It's soccer season in Poplar. Regional American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) practice kicks off tonight at Northwestern Middle School.