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A couple people expressed concerns — citing a loss of privacy, the loss of a view, and traffic concerns about the proposed construction of Cooper Elementary School's replacement during a public hearing this week.
Theresa Krieps credits her longevity to her early life. "We walked a lot because we never owned a car," the centenarian said as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Harbor House in the village of Superior. "I never had a car until I got married." Growing up on Bay Street in the Polish and Czechoslovakian neighbor near the waterfront in Superior, she said life was simple. A twin, she was one of four children born to Polish immigrants. She said her oldest sister was age 3 when the family emigrated to the United States and settled in Superior.
No one hates politics more than me — that may sound ironic coming from the local government reporter for the Telegram — but it's true. Day-to-day, it's rare that I deal with "politics." Locally, I mostly deal with good people who want to do what's best for the community, even when most disagree with them. That's why I find myself sometimes perplexed by what happens in Washington, D.C., which seems disaffected by Main Street America. In a national political season, it's name-calling, finger-pointing, one-liners and insults on steroids.
Douglas County isn't waiting for a concentrated animal feeding operation to seek a siting permit before taking a look at its regulations to ensure one the environment and public health are protected. Last week, the board approved a year-long moratorium on CAFOs and this week a newly-formed study group started to learn about the operations and what the county can and can't do to regulate them.
Voters in Superior got a chance to hear from the Democratic candidate running for the 7th Congressional District in Wisconsin. Mary Hoeft of Rice Lake, a 45-year communications teacher, made a stop at the Thirsty Pagan on Wednesday to hear the concerns of people living here. She planned another stopped in Ashland.
Superior's City Council is considering hiring a consultant to ensure one of its assets -- the Nemadji Golf Course -- thrives well into the future.
The Douglas County Board is giving its full support to a proposal Superior voters decide in November. The Board adopted a resolution Thursday in support of referendum — and the economic development tool that could be created if voters approve Nov. 8 in Superior.
Four newly-trained police officers are hitting the streets of Superior next week. One new officer, Aaron Jarecki, was sworn in Friday and three officers are returning to the department after...
A Lakeside man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly locked his girlfriend, an Iraq War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, in a chicken coop.
Douglas County has a temporary, part-time solution to staffing the District Attorney's Office as the search continues for the county's next assistant district attorney.