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Every Thursday, creative concepts come to life in the Northwood Fab Lab. The school's shop space opens to the community from 4-8 p.m., and the possibilities are endless: etched glass, sculpted plastic, vinyl letters, wooden signs, metal designs, engraved rocks and more.
Approximately 17 community members traveled to Madison by bus and car Tuesday to testify about the need for a Superior exposition district.
The new fitness center at Solon Springs School is poised to open its doors to the public. "Our PE classes and our teams have been using it since mid-December," Athletic Director Nate Ahlberg said. The former elementary classroom now holds thousands of dollars of new and refurbished equipment, from a wall unit and kettlebells to a treadmill, recumbent bike and rowing machine. "It is fantastic, especially with what we had a year ago at this time," said Ahlberg, who also teaches sixth grade.
Douglas County rolled out new recycling containers at its 10 transfer stations this year. The move to smaller front-end load boxes is expected to save the county more than $44,000 in 2018. "Every taxpayer in Douglas County benefits from it," said Gordon Town Supervisor Pam Boettcher.
The Northwestern Middle School Parent Committee plans to add biking to the physical education curriculum through the "Wheels of Thanks" program.
School superintendents offered differing views Thursday about Gov. Scott Walker's plan to allow low-spending districts to raise taxes to support schools without voter approval.
"This is our next best chance to be heard," said Bruce Thompson, president of the Better City Superior board of directors.
The Superior School District is moving forward with a new initiative to fill vacant food service positions.
James Heim was a champion of healthy lakes and rivers, the driving force behind bringing order to the Solon Springs Fire Commission, an advocate for the downtrodden, a Lion, a mentor, a friend.
The fourth annual Lake Superior Ice Festival kicks off next weekend on Barker's Island.