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DC Testing is kicking off the New Year in a new space. The Superior business, which provides drug and alcohol testing and background checks for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials and Transportation Security Administration precheck program, is moving three blocks north to 1419 Tower Ave. DC Testing, which employs six, has outgrown its current suite in the Timmers Building, 1705 Tower Ave. It will open in the new site today.
Walk down the sixth-grade hallway at Northwestern Middle School, and you may catch the sound of a celebration, Kool & the Gang-style. When a student hits a math milestone, Jeff Olson throws open a classroom cabinet decorated with Christmas lights, cues up the 1980 tune and proceeds to dance with the class. "It is a big deal," Olson said. "We turn the lights out, the Christmas lights are on and then we crank the music up and we clap to the beat. And that's an important piece, that everybody participates."
Two nonprofit agencies are planning a move without the boxes. The Human Development Center will transfer its outpatient mental health and chemical dependency treatment programs to Lake Superior Community Health Center in February. The move only affects services in Douglas County. Although bills will come from the health center, and clients may hear a different voice on their reminder calls, everything else should stay the same. Providers will remain in their current Superior HDC offices, which will be leased by the community health center.
The referendum going before Maple School District voters in April has been shaped by the public, and it's changed significantly. The district first lofted the question in September: Would voters support a five-year operational referendum of up to $1.7 million to fill an expected budget shortfall? Surveys were sent out in October, and residents made their voices heard.
The middle-aged man didn't have a white beard, a corncob pipe or a red suit, but he left a holiday twinkle in Lucy Schonfeld's eye Monday night.
Jessica and Brandon VanHolbeck are stretching their Christmas season out this year.
Armed with $340 and their own childhood memories, eighth-graders Cierra Paxton and Katlyn Patterson set out to brighten Christmas for 19 children in the Mentor Superior program this year. Their trek Tuesday took the Superior Middle School students to Walmart of Superior with English teacher Amanda Lindquist and classmate Trevor Bickford, who was pulled in to provide a male perspective. After shopping at Dollar Tree, they had $229 to spend and half an hour to spend it in.
The business posted Monday on its Facebook page that it will be shutting its doors to regular dining business Saturday, citing business and personal reasons.
The rising tide of drug abuse bumps crime, leads to overdose deaths and tears families apart. Its youngest victims, however, often slip public notice.
A new contract offered by the city, which would cost the district more than $6,000 per month, spurred the decision to relocate the fleet.