Douglas County announced that its 2016 Land Atlas and Plat Book is now available to buy. The format is user-friendly and includes a directory of county offices, information on several land-related programs, and the procedure for purchase of county-owned tax deeded properties. Cost of the plat book is available for $30 or you can get the book on CD for $10, or you can get both for $35.
Wednesday Hayward and Superior: Hayward Area Memorial Hospital hosts a Memorial Blood Centers drive 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts a Memorial Blood Centers drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins welcome or register at 888-448-3253 or visit mbc.org. Superior: The Job Club meets at 1 p.m. at Superior Job Center, 1805 N. 14th St. They discuss networking, how to create your 30-second commercial and job applications that get you an interview. Free.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Superior Adventures will teach survival skills with a twist when it hosts Zombie Apocalypse Survival Skills Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wisconsin Point in Superior. "Participants will learn everything from fire and shelter building, what happens when you're lost, helping with search-and-rescue, and keeping your group safe together," said Nate Field, recreation specialist at UWS. Putting the event together was a year-long process with many conversations about the theme.
On Nov. 8, Wisconsin residents in 19 communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear — a corporation is not a person and money is not speech. Voters will cast ballots in Rock County, Reedsburg, Manitowoc, Delafield, Neshkoro, New Glarus, Spring Valley, Osceola, Mt. Horeb, Monticello, Milltown, Clayton and the towns of New Glarus, Harris, Springdale, Decatur, Mount Pleasant, Cadiz and Lake Tomahawk.
Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank has registered as a write-in candidate for the seat, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Blank lost his bid for re-election during the Aug. 9 primary, leaving Mark Fruehauf, also a Democrat, the only candidate that will appear on the ballot Nov. 8 in the Douglas County district attorney's race. Fruehauf garnered 59 percent of the vote in August.
Wisconsin State Patrol officials are reminding drivers that speeding up when approaching school buses with their amber lights flashing is dangerous.
Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $4 per meal contribution is requested, but no one is denied because of inability to pay. Call 715-394-3611 or 800-870-2181. Next week's menu includes: Nov. 7: Beef pasta casserole, corn, Caesar salad, breadstick, cinnamon applesauce. Nov. 8: Chicken breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, wheat bread, brownie.
MADISON — U.S. attorneys in Wisconsin are gearing up the Election Day program for the State. U.S. attorneys John Vaudreuil of the Western District of Wisconsin and Gregory Haanstad of the Eastern District announced the appointment of assistant U.S. attorneys to lead the efforts by their offices to oversee the handling of complaints of voting rights abuses and election fraud in their districts on Nov. 8.
Essentia Health-St. Mary's Amber Blomquist and Andrew Langenbrunner of Superior, a boy, Braxton Paul William Langenbrunner, Sept. 9. Emily Morrow of Superior, a boy, Grayson Hinton, Sept. 13. Heather and Mike Norlen of Two Harbors, Minn., twin boys, Cade Robert and Emmit Michael, Sept. 22. Anita and Duke Windsor of Superior, a boy, William Charles, Sept. 29, one other child, Raylynn, 2. St. Luke's Lily Beckwell of Superior, a boy, Wesley Robert, July 21.
Douglas County Circuit Court Oct. 14 Donald Charles Cooksey, 28, 2331 Ogden Ave., hit and run amended to disorderly conduct, no contest plea, two days jail, DNA sample, $516 fine and court costs; possession of cocaine, failure to obey traffic officer or signal, dismissed. Adam Frank Holecek, 27, Deer River, Minn., domestic disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, dismissed.