Dispatches from Douglas County: More on Gordon Good Neighbor Days, a Tiffany window and coaching sisters
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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:
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.
A Tiffany mystery
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.
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.
More stories to check out:
Superior cross country runner Tayler McMeekin
defended her Lake Superior Conference title Tuesday, Oct. 11, finishing the race in 19 minutes, 39.3 seconds.
Criminal charges were filed
this week against a man accused of threatening New Horizons Children's Center.
- For the fifth year, the city of Superior recognized Indigenous Peoples Day .
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