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Dispatches from Douglas County: More on Gordon Good Neighbor Days, a Tiffany window and coaching sisters

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People line up for food in downtown Gordon during Gordon Good Neighbor Days on July 2.
Contributed / Joy Rogers
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SUPERIOR — The days are getting shorter and the temperatures keep dropping. I'm working on winterizing my container garden (if that's a thing? Newbie over here) and waiting patiently for the trees in the yard to shed their leaves. It'll be fun to rake them all up and make a massive pile for our son to jump in.

I hope you're enjoying the season, as well!

In the meantime, here are this week's headlines:

Volunteers sought

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The Gordon Good Neighbor Days logo.
Contributed / Joy Rogers

The town of Gordon and the former organizers of Gordon Good Neighbor Days hashed out some of their differences and are working toward solutions .

The group of volunteers who plan and execute the annual festival held Fourth of July weekend resigned in August over concerns about finances and communication.

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A Tiffany mystery

A drawing of Douglas County's Tiffany stained glass window
A drawing of Douglas County's Tiffany stained glass window for the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893.
Contributed / Superior Public Library

There's a mystery local historian Teddie Meronek has been trying to solve: what happened to the Tiffany window commissioned by Superior for exhibition at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago?

In this month's episode of Archive Dive, Meronek tells us about the vanished window (a sketch is pictured above), as well as the passenger whaleback Superior sent to the World's Fair.

Solon sisters

Solon Springs head volleyball coach Ciara Simenson, right, cheers with her sister and assistant coach Salann Malone, center, as Isabel Molina (17) enters the game
Solon Springs head volleyball coach Ciara Simenson, right, cheers with her sister and assistant coach Salann Malone, center, as Isabel Molina (17) enters the game during a recent Eagles home match. Simenson was the Superior Telegram Volleyball Player of the Year in 2005 and Malone was the Superior Telegram Volleyball Player of the Year in 2008.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Longtime Solon Springs Eagles fans may remember sisters Ciara Simenson (pictured on the right above) and Salann Malone (center) from their time as Eagles.

After serving as an assistant under former head volleyball coach Melanie Gehl, Simenson took the reins this fall. Malone decided to join her as an assistant.

They talk to us about their playing days , their coaching relationship and the upcoming postseason.

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Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten is the regional editor for Duluth Media Group, overseeing the Cloquet Pine Journal and the Superior Telegram.
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