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A wealth of meaning is packed into a small red flower. Paper poppies distributed annually by the American Legion and its auxiliary honor the fallen and thank those who served; they are a reminder that freedom isn't free.
A family of Douglas County bears appears to be targeting area vehicles.
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students in the Superior School District celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at home.
Squad cars congregated outside Central Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, but no crime was taking place. Inside, Superior Police Officers were treated to lunch with the community. "They're there for us any time we need them and I think it's time we show we're there for them," said event organizer Rose Ligman with Second in Line Ministries. Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander appreciated the sincere outpouring of support.
Eight high school seniors snagged their first diploma Wednesday. Each received a technical diploma for completing the automotive academy at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior. "They're graduating from college before they're graduating from high school," said automotive instructor Terry Glanville. Austin Zoltak will cross the Northwestern High School stage to graduate May 25. "It's different, but it's exciting," he said of finishing college before high school.
Registration and fee collection will remain the same as last year.
From three-quarters of a mile away, Husky Energy's emergency response team developed a plan to battle the April 26 refinery fire in Superior, thanks to the Superior Police Department's drone. "We were still able to see real-time footage from a safe position that allowed them to basically figure out how we're going to fight this," said Officer Bradley Jago, a member of the department's Tactical Technology Division.
When a series of explosions and fires at the Husky Energy oil refinery prompted the April 26 evacuation, planning paid off for Twin Ports Health Services. "Our evacuation went really well," said executive director Peggy Rahkonen. It wasn't the best situation, she said, but both the residents and staff remained calm. Community resources, including U-Haul trucks, Voyageur buses and a flatbed truck, were ready to roll. "It's all in the training," Rahkonen said."It went really well."
One by one Tuesday, fourth-graders at Lake Superior Elementary School stepped into the spacecraft. Some looked nervous, others grinned. Bill Hissem of Appleton gave each one a quick briefing, inviting them to grab the joystick and flip buttons and switches. "Wait, I can touch anything?" asked Lily Burm. "You can do anything you want to," Hissem said. Before switching on a motor that caused vibrations in the full-size replica of a Mercury space capsule, he gave her a countdown: "T minus five, four, three, two, one, launch."
The Transportation Network Team for Douglas County invites the public to provide information and ideas on transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities in order to update the county's five-year Transportation Coordination Plan. Upcoming sessions are open to all. At these sessions, members of the Transportation Network Team will be available to help fill out surveys and answer questions about the plan.