Douglas County Circuit Court
Wednesday Superior: The Superior Public Library personnel committee meets at 3 p.m. and the board meets at 4 p.m. in the boardroom at 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 Lake Superior Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior was among those recognized Friday by the UW System Board of Regents. The institute, directed by Dr. Matthew TenEyck, for its research. program, Also recognized with a Academic Staff Excellence Award was Karen E. Mittelstadt, assistant dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Nursing at UW-Madison and Jaclyn Esqueda, program manager, Engineering, Mathematics and Science Student Success Programs at UW-Platteville.
The Duluth Transit Authority announced it was awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration's Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. The grant will be used to replace an aging fare collection system with a new system that features more functionality for DTA passengers. Out of 453 applications from 53 states and territories requesting a total of more than $2 billion, the DTA was one of only 139 grant applicants to receive funding. A $440,000 local share will bring the total project cost to $2.24 million.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior celebrated the professional excellence of two area teachers during the Recognition of Outstanding Early Career Educators and Pre-Service Educator Mentors award ceremony.
Today, there will be speeches and rallies around Equal Pay Day for Women, pointing out that woman continue to make cents on the dollar compared to men, according to the Feminist Action Collective. April 10 is a recognition of the average equal pay, but the discourse that surrounds it, does not represent the equal pay day for many. While the oft-repeated "79 cents to a dollar" statistics will no doubt be quoted, it's important to remember the wage gap affects individuals and communities differently and varies according to race, ethnicity and gender identity and expression.
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.
One event that will go on as scheduled is Superior’s Packy Paquette Invitational track meet at 4 p.m. Friday at UWS.
The International Crane Foundation sponsors the 43rd annual Midwest Crane Count 5:30-7:30 a.m. April 14. More than 1,000 volunteer participants from Wisconsin and portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota participate in the spring survey to gather information on the abundance and distribution of crane in the upper Midwest. New volunteers interested in taking part in the survey should first contact their local County Coordinator for instructions. Visit www.cranecount.org for the list of 2018 county coordinators.
The North Country Trail Association Brule-St. Croix Chapter spring meeting begins at 9 a.m. April 21 at the Highland Town Hall, 9360 S. County Highway S, Lake Nebagamon. This year, the North Country Trail Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, sponsored by Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. The act designated well-known hiking trails such as the Appalachian and Pacific Crest as National Scenic Trails. It also authorized planning for the North Country National Scenic Trail. All hiking trail enthusiasts are welcome to attend.