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Lt. Tony Jones of the Ashland County Sheriff's Department had the technological savvy to put the small, northern Wisconsin county on the map as a contender in the fight against online predators. Now, a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will help Fox Valley Technical College share the knowledge Jones used to arrest six online sex offenders, three of whom reside in Superior. Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Matthew Frank announced the grant during a Thursday teleconference.
A teacher fired by the School District of Superior has filed for an injunction to prevent the release of records pertaining to the termination. The case was filed Friday afternoon in Douglas County Circuit Court. According to the documents filed, the teacher, identified only as Jane and/or John Doe, is seeking to block a request for information filed by the Daily Telegram, temporarily and permanently by a court-ordered injunction against the School District of Superior. The teacher is also seeking a judgment against the school district "in an amount to be determined ...
Building a new house near North 21st Street and Washington Avenue two years ago was an exciting time for volunteers with Douglas County Habitat for Humanity. When it was complete, with no new projects waiting on the horizon, enthusiasm waned. The board dwindled. And it looked as if Douglas County Habitat for Humanity might once again disappear from the horizon. But a few core members hung in there. "I stayed because there were some rough times where we were unsure ... what was going to happen with the organization," said Dane Laughlin, board president.
Gov. Jim Doyle came to Superior on Thursday bearing gifts for a host of companies planning to train worker. Doyle announced plans to extend $152,175 in grants that will allow Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College provide advancement training to 370 area workers at seven area businesses, including CLM Corp., which on Thursday announced plans for a $36 million privately funded expansion. About $14,210 of the grant will go to train CLM employees in industrial maintenance, electrical, supervisory management and computers.
The push to adopt a new zoning ordinance governing livestock is on hold while the zoning committee looks at options to exempt existing farmers from state regulations in Douglas County. The county is considering adopting a model ordinance that would allow the county to maintain a level of local control over the placement of high-density livestock operations. A new law adopted by the state requires livestock sites to be registered. Under the ordinance the county is considering, operations with 500 or more animal units would be required to be licensed by the county.
CLM Corporation plans to invest about $36 million to expand the company's Superior lime plant. The investment will add a fifth kiln to the operation that produces lime products used in paper production, power plant pollution control, municipal and industrial water and sewage treatment, industrial and residential water treatment, road stabilization, steel production and ore processing. Taconite companies use CLM lime to add value to pellets manufactured on the Iron Range. CLM also will modernize the facility to ensure peak performance for the operation and environment.
The push to adopt a new ordinance governing livestock is on hold while the Douglas County zoning committee looks at options to exempt existing farmers from state regulations. Douglas County officials are considering a model ordinance that would allow them to maintain a level of local control over the placement of high-density livestock operations. A new state law requires livestock sites to be registered. Under the proposed county ordinance, operations having 500 or more animal units would need a license. An animal unit is determined by the breed of livestock.
Douglas County is making energy a priority. From looking at ways to conserve energy to finding ways to making energy production a priority for Douglas County, a newly formed committee started work Monday night to find ways to better manage energy consumption. "It will really improve the whole region around here," said Bob Browne, chairman of the Energy Committee. The panel began to set priorities by making plans to review the county's energy consumption. It's planning to seek energy audits of all Douglas County facilities to determine ways they can be run more efficiently.
It is with my great pleasure that I write this letter of support and approval for Tracy Middleton. She will make a remarkable Register of Deeds for all of Douglas...
On Aug. 9, Douglas County voters will again go to the polls. One of the important races in that election is for Douglas County district attorney. For 25 years, Dan...