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You can't drive by Barker's Island in late summer without seeing them — hundreds of geese congregating along the waterfront. It's what they leave behind that is a problem. Goose droppings in public places — parks, fishing piers, docks and beaches prompt citizen complaints and beach closures because of high bacteria levels. Now the city is taking action to address the problems caused by geese and other waterfowl in the area. The Superior City Council approved a five-pronged plan to address the nuisance Tuesday. Under the plan:
For years, Douglas County has won awards for its budget presentation. In fact, Thursday yet another award will be presented to the county for its annual budget book.
With the launch of National Health Center Week, which runs through Saturday, the Lake Superior Community Health Center in Superior provided the city's mayor with a tour and information about the services provided there. "We accept absolutely everyone in the community," said Jessie Peterson, grants, donations and marketing manager with the health center. "We provide all sorts of care. We have medical, dental and behavioral health."
\Business leaders have a plan to grow Superior's economy and enliven the city's downtown.
Hikers, bikers and runners have waited for nearly a decade since a plan for an alternative route to Wisconsin Point. Now with some revisions to the plan, shared funding with Douglas County and help from the Wisconsin Conservation Corp., the trail could become a reality this fall or next spring, according to Linda Cadotte, Superior parks, recreation and forestry director.
Riding a bike in Superior could be as easy as 1 (get the app and sign up), 2 (choose your bike), 3 (enjoy the ride).
Joseph T. Cajacob, 36, formerly of Kohler, Wis., changed his address to the 1100 block of North 19th Street in Superior with the Sheboygan County Circuit Court in early July.
Nonprofit arts across the nation is a $166 billion enterprise that supports 4.6 million full-time equivalent jobs and generates $27.5 billion in government revenue — federal, state and local taxes and fees. "It's not a number you would expect," said George Tzougros, director of the Wisconsin Arts Board. "It's a very conservative number because what it represents is nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences. What it doesn't represent is the work of Hollywood, Broadway, the individual arts."
A story in Friday’s Telegram used a database of names appearing on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and their location on the Wall. Several Superior natives killed in Vietnam who no longer resided in Superior did not come up in the database search for the city of Superior. According to Telegram archives, the first Superior native killed in Vietnam was Air Force Lt. John L. Banks III, 24, who died March 29, 1966. Others omitted included Army Capt. Monte Sloan, 29, Dec. 10, 1966; Army Cpt. James Jensen, 24, March 15, 1968; Marine Pfc. Ronald Grenier, 19, Aug. 2, 1968; Army Sgt. Victor B. Meyers, 19, Aug. 9, 1968; Army Sgt. Thomas Becker, 25, Nov. 6, 1968; Army WO1 Michael Lamusga, 21, June 2, 1971, according to Telegram archives. The archives also revealed Army Pfc. Dennis Gustafson, 21, of Wentworth also was killed in action May 4, 1969. The Telegram apologizes for the omissions.
Two northern Wisconsin residents are heading overseas next week to join in a protest against nuclear weapons on an American air base in Germany.