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.
Prep football, volleyball and soccer playoff pairings
Six Superior High School athletes recently received Lake Superior Conference all-conference honors in their respective sports.
Douglas County's Land and Development Committee approved spending $10,000 and expenses with LHB architects to develop a concept for developing the fairgrounds parking lot on the west side of Tower Avenue.
A salon-style wig room at the newly built Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center of Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, Wis., offers cancer patients a boost of self-confidence. "Chemotherapy can be very hard on our patients. Many of them feel such a sense of loss when their hair falls out," said Terri Kramolis, cancer center administrator. "Before we built the cancer center, we had donations of wigs and scarves and hats, but they were all just kept in a simple box and then brought to patients to sort through."
The University of Wisconsin-Superior was named the top public online college in Wisconsin for 2016-2017 by AffordableCollegesOnline. According to AffordableCollegesOnline, postsecondary institutions were scored on several metrics, which included in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students, count and breadth of online programs available, student-to-faculty ratio and percentage of beginning, full-time undergraduates receiving scholarship and grant aid from the college.
Join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts at noon Oct. 31 for an online chat about chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin. DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from sampling locations to disease prevalence and surveillance. Visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "chat" to submit questions and view responses from DNR experts. Here, you can also view past chats and sign up to receive email notifications. For more information, search keyword "CWD." For current sampling locations, search keywords "CWD sampling."
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Office of the Great Lakes is inviting entries for its ninth annual photo contest. Photos from all seasons are needed and will be accepted in the following categories: natural features and wildlife; cultural and historic features; and people enjoying Wisconsin's Great Lakes. Submissions for a fourth category, lake stewardship activities, will include a photo and a 180 word description of a Great Lakes restoration or protection project.