Dispatches from Douglas County: Countdown-to-Christmas edition
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SUPERIOR — Some sense of timing that Mother Nature has. I hope you're able to celebrate the holidays this weekend with limited disruptions from the latest major storm.
Snow didn't stop Great Lakes Elementary School from hosting its Winter Sing Along — photographer Jed Carlson shot a few nice photos of the action for us this week.
Here are a few headlines for your consideration:
Changing of the guard
Leadership will change in the coming weeks for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Superior Fire Department. Maria Lockwood sat down with outgoing Sheriff Tom Dalbec, who is tied as the longest-serving sheriff in county history at 20 years, to hear his reflections on his time in office.
Emily Stone recently traveled with a group from the Cable Natural History Museum to see where monarch butterflies winter in Mexico.
The Spartan boys basketball team handed the Solon Springs Eagles their first loss of the season Tuesday, Dec. 20, but the Eagles put up one heck of a fight. It was a one-possession game headed into halftime.
More stories to check out:
- The winners of
the 2022 Christmas Lighting Challenge
were announced yesterday.
- Douglas County
will sell carbon credits
generated by the county forest.
- The Douglas County Mental Heath Core Team is unveiling a trio of new initiatives to boost mental health in the county.
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