Dispatches from Douglas County: Diving into the Carnegie Library, Taco Bell opens and a kicker's assistant
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SUPERIOR — What a week! In addition to the nurses' strike , we had quite a bit of news break, so we'll jump right into the headlines:
The first and the last
We've reported a lot on the future of the Carnegie Library on Hammond Avenue. In this month's episode of Archive Dive, Maria Lockwood talks to local historian and former Superior librarian Teddie Meronek about the historic structure .
Fun fact: Superior built the first and the last libraries in Wisconsin using funds from industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The former main branch, which is the subject of the episode, was built first, followed by a branch library in East End.
Taco Bell opens
The city's new Taco Bell restaurant recently opened for business near Ravin Crossbows. The facility currently employs 20 people, but General Manager Aaron Mechtel-Kilborn said he hopes to increase that number to 45.
Just for kicks
For the first time in eight years, the Northwestern Tigers don’t have a kicker.
That means someone else on the team has to take care of kicking, in addition to his other roles. That someone is Tanner Kaufman, but the catch here is he needs a different type of cleat for kicking than for the rest of the game. That's where team manager Adeline Pooler, pictured above, comes in.
More stories to check out:
- One man was injured early Sunday morning
in a shooting at Lady Vi's
- The University of Wisconsin-Superior this week
announced the construction of a $5 million stadium project
- Superior Mayor Jim Paine announced this week he will seek another term in office.
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