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Douglas County's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved five stretches of county highway that could be designated for ATV use. The approved sections include County Highway AA (Business Highway 53 and County Highway A (and Sjoberg Road) in Solon Springs; County Highway A from Jersett Road to Jackson Drive; County Highway A from East Tower Fire Lane to Empire Wilderness Road; County Highway B from Wild Rivers Trail to Rockmount Road; and a 4.7-mile stretch of County Road M from West Crotte Brook Road to State Highway 35.
Two years after work began, Douglas County has a plan to preserve farmland.
Gathering information for a plan to guide outdoor recreation in Superior, one message came through loud and clear: Much of the city is inaccessible for motorized recreation. While all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles could use designated trails, access to businesses and cross-town connectivity was seriously lacking.
"Dollies" have long inspired Imelda Dickinson of Superior. They've inspired her to stitch wardrobes that match their personalities to give away, and they've inspired her to tell her stories in poetry and prose. Her own dollies reflect her long-ago desire to be a ballerina. And most recently, dollies inspired the 87-year-old to become a first-time published author with the release of "Personolly Yours."
The Douglas County Board on Thursday adopted a resolution in support of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
When Riley Van Sickle, 12, graduates in 2023, she'll have to weigh her options — either pursue a degree in political science or attend her mother's alma mater. When her sister Haven, 9, graduates in 2027, the choice will be between a journalism degree and attending the University of Wisconsin-Superior. "I think me, and my future classmates, deserve the opportunity to study political science at UWS," Riley Van Sickle told the Council on Tuesday night.
Snow fell Wednesday with Pennies from Heaven to create holiday cheer. First cars filled the parking lot behind Fairlawn Mansion, then they fell in a caravan line for the trek a home a few blocks away. Volunteers jumped out of their vehicles, and made a beeline for the Suburban laden with gifts for a deserving family. Nearly two dozen people, arms filled with gifts, filed into the living, crowding into every available space as Nina Penney explained their unexpected presence with presents. Some ran back outside for more gifts.
Faculty, alumni and students, even prospective students — more than a dozen of them — lined up behind University of Wisconsin-Superior Chancellor Renee Wachter to address the Superior City Council on Tuesday night. At issue, an administrative decision to suspend 25 programs and place 15 others on suspension warning, a process that didn’t follow the university’s policy on shared governance.
A pair of resolutions are under consideration by local government officials, challenging plans to suspend 25 UWS programs and place 15 others on suspension warning.
Superior Mayor Jim Paine joined local leaders across Wisconsin to designate Dec. 11 as Dark Store Day.