Dispatches from Douglas County: A washed out bridge, an elemental connection and a homecoming win
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SUPERIOR — Did you see photographer Jed Carlson at the Superior homecoming parade last week? He got several great shots of the festivities. My favorite is the float done by moms of the senior football players featuring giant posters of their kids' heads. I'm bookmarking that one for when my toddler hits high school!
Here are a few more stories for your consideration this week:
Bridge still out
It's been more than four years since the abutments washed out on the Douglas County Highway W bridge that crosses the Nemadji River. Seeking a more reliable fix but unable to foot the bill, county officials have kept the bridge closed ever since .
Local governments of four municipalities -- including two in Minnesota -- say they want the county to get the bridge open. Residents agree.
The Superior High School class of 1989 recently raised funds to replace the periodic tables at their alma mater. When the new charts go up later this year, they'll sport Spartan stickers next to element 111, which '89 graduate Jon Schwantes helped name.
Carson Gotelaere led the Superior Spartans to their first victory of the season last week -- and on homecoming to boot.
The senior rushed for 126 yards and four touchdowns and threw a 21-yard touchdown reception to teammate Hunter Willis.
More stories to check out:
- Superior police
responded to a report of an armed man threatening violence
near the Mariner Business Center on Thursday, Oct. 6.
- The Superior City Council
hired a new city finance director
at a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4.
- The Northwestern Tigers girls golf team hosted the WIAA Division 2 sectional meet on Monday, Oct. 3. While no one on the team advanced to the state meet, co-head coach Gabby Gidley said her players made great strides this season.
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