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The three already were among five suspects charged in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old William Andrew Grahek. But the trio will now be facing mandatory life sentences, if convicted.
The new restaurant along U.S. Highway 2, formerly the Sundown Café, has been open since February.
Twelve students, seven adult delegates and two chaperones from Ami Machi, Japan touched down in Superior this week as part of a sister city exchange program which began two decades ago. "I think it's a milestone, 20 years," said Rani Gill, sister city coordinator. "The interest is still here and they still want to come and all the friendships, the connections that we've made over 20 years." Christy Willmore has been a member of the Superior Sister City Commission since 2008.
The new Armed Services Tribute in the village of Lake Nebagamon is getting its share of attention. "I've watched people walk slowly up the sidewalk, right up close to the wall," said Vietnam veteran Howard Levo of Lake Nebagamon. "They're looking for a name that they recognize. It's nice to see that. They're examining the wall. They're very, very curious." For some, it's a place to reflect.
A wooden bench along Main Street in the village of Solon Springs is a mute testament to a retired educator with a big laugh.
Teachers returning to Superior High School this week are in for a shock. The building is not the way they left it. Asbestos tiles have been removed from floors, leaving waxed concrete in their wake. Former science labs boasted sand floors last week dotted with new pipes. By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, the area will be the school's new kitchen. A corner of the cafeteria was being outfitted as temporary storage space for musical instruments last week. The nearby staff lounge was being transformed into joint office space for music teachers.
When asked if each of the Superior school district's referendum projects is on budget, Gary Niemi couldn't give a yes or no answer. "That's like you calling me up to say, 'Do all the kids at the high school have lunch money this morning?'" the district buildings and grounds director said. "There are a whole lot of moving parts and you have no idea." Regardless, said Kraus-Anderson senior construction manager Patrick Gallagher, the students will all get lunch. "We are not committed to a building that exceeds the budget," he said.
Construction of the new Cooper Elementary School was in high gear last week. On Tuesday, the first precast concrete floor planks for the third-floor mechanical mezzanine were lifted into place. A section over, workers smoothed out newly-poured concrete on the second floor. Tubing for in-floor heating was visible in a ground floor classroom area, and the framework of the cafeteria stage was in place. A metal bridge spanned the cafeteria and gymnasium area, with a barrel roof curving above it.
The call came at 10:09 a.m. Thursday, a fire and spill at the AMSOIL facility on Susquehanna Avenue. When Superior firefighters pulled up to the business, a key question got asked that upended the entire scenario. "Right away the first engine captain asked if everyone was accounted for," said Battalion Chief Scott Gordon of the Superior Fire Department. The answer was "No." That changed a fire call into a life safety incident, adding the need for a rescue, medical team and different tactics. Firefighters also had to deal with a leak outside the facility.
The beehive of activity at the Empire Block stills every Friday. For Thad Whitesel at nearby TW Wood Design, however, work continues full-bore.