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.
Two recent discoveries of the invasive New Zealand mudsnail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum, in southern Wisconsin trout streams indicate not only are the invasive snails spreading, but anglers are likely spreading them, according to the River Alliance of Wisconsin.
Wednesday Superior: The Superior Public Library board meets at 4 p.m. in the boardroom of the library, 1530 Tower Ave. Superior: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Douglas County) hosts a free peer support group 5:30-7 p.m. at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital Community Room. Contact Chrissy at (920) 452-5152 or ChrissyBarnard22@gmail.com .
The firearms mortality rate in Wisconsin is lower than the national average, but it has continued to rise over the past 15 years. A research report published in the current issue of WMJ assessed demographic and geographic factors contributing to Wisconsin's rising deaths due to firearms.
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour combines learning, lessons and laughter into an exciting educational adventure, and two local high school students will experience it all this summer as guests of East Central Energy. ECE offers this six-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to high school juniors and seniors. Dates for the 2018 tour are June 9-14. To be eligible, the students' parent or guardian must be an ECE member.
Bitter cold mixed with a driver's shortage and long wait times at propane terminals has led Gov. Scott Walker to declare a state of emergency. The move loosens restrictions on carriers and drivers obtaining and transporting propane, exempting them from federal and state hours-of-service requirements, for 30 days. The energy emergency began Dec. 29 and expires Jan. 28.
A Superior man who left footprints on a section of wet concrete during Belknap Street reconstruction work will spend 18 months on probation. Jordan R. Judson, 23, pleaded no contest Friday to felony criminal damage to property. In addition to probation, Judson was ordered to pay $13,127.50 in restitution for the damage. He must pay at least $733.33 per month until it's paid off. If he successfully completes probation, the charge is eligible to be expunged. According to the criminal complaint:
The U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to keep snow and ice cleared from their sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes to help postal carriers deliver the mail. "Winter storms make mail delivery very challenging for our carriers," said USPS spokesperson Darla Swanson. "Clearing a path to your mailbox will go a long way toward keeping our carriers safe and maintaining consistent delivery service."
A holiday sting by Superior police to recover four stolen American Girl dolls ended with five felony charges against a Cloquet man and the return of a stolen vehicle.
When voters head to the polls in Douglas County in the coming weeks, there will only be one primary to decide: who will serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is stepping down after a single term in office. Three candidates, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet, Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock and Madison attorney Tim Burns, are vying for the seat on the state's high court. The Feb. 20 primary narrows the field to two candidates to face off in the April 3 election.