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In a culinary hat trick, county employees nabbed all three awards for Halloween-themed goodies during a joint Superior-Douglas County Halloween fundraiser lunch Wednesday. The real winners were local children. The $691 raised went to feed homeless students on weekends through Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank and Project Joy. "That amounts to 174 children being fed," Laura Plys wrote on the Project Joy Facebook page. Twenty-one employees brought homemade dishes to be judged, and two latecomers brought extra ones.
Visitors from Wisconsin's Department of Tourism and Department of Natural Resources toured Douglas County's state parks Wednesday as part of Gov. Scott Walker's "Cabinet on the Road" tour of Northern Wisconsin. At Amnicon Falls State Park, they caught a glimpse of a property in transition.
Students and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Superior are collecting treats for a fellow student deployed to Iraq, and that's no trick. Staff Sgt. David Daley of Siren is serving with the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 147th Aviation Regiment of Madison. This is the history major's fifth overseas deployment. "Not many people can say they've been deployed five times, maybe a couple hundred," said Monte Stewart, student services coordinator with the UWS Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center. "It's a huge accomplishment."
Victoria Storm has netted a catch every time she's walked through the door, from a hand-painted T-shirt to a red leather Zac Posen jacket.
The robots are coming. Teams from Superior and Maple schools are busy programming, building and researching for the LEGO FIRST Superior Regional Tournament on Nov. 18. To ensure they get their chance to shine, adult volunteers are needed to judge the competition, check teams in and set up tournament tables. Superior Middle School hosted its first robotics competition last year to fill a gap.
The SHS dance team has been part of the Minnesota-based Lake Superior Conference since it began in 2009. This year, the Superior school had to withdraw.
With red wagons, brownies and cake pops, Cathedral School fifth graders hope to boost hurricane relief efforts Saturday during the third annual Superior Spooktacular. The students will march in the parade, which begins at 11 a.m., collecting donations of clothing, nonperishable food, diapers, wipes and cleaning supplies for those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The class has been planning the campaign for more than a month. "We started this about the second week of school," said Emilee Daniel, 10. "Harvey had happened. Irma was coming."
This year's event also shows support for the Spartans' head volleyball coach Brenda Pluntz, who has been battling breast cancer since July.
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For the rest of this season, use is free. Slots for 2018 will be rented out on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost to rent one for the summer is $100 for residents, $200 for non-residents.