Dispatches from Douglas County: Nearly-New Year's installment
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SUPERIOR — It's almost unfathomable that 2023 is right around the corner — almost.
I enjoy the end of the year because it gives me a chance to look back at some of the great work we did. That being said, we decided to take our year-end package in a different direction: We're looking ahead to the big stories we're planning to follow in 2023.
I also want to take a moment to thank you for supporting our work. We couldn't produce meaningful journalism without the support of subscribers and advertisers, so thank you for believing in us.
My best wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy 2023!
Now, here are some additional stories for your consideration:
One of Superior's most well-known buildings will be under new ownership come Jan. 1.
Tom and Jill Unterberger have sold Globe News, and Tom will retire today -- Dec. 30. Reporter Maria Lockwood caught up with Tom to hear more about his 40 years owning the business and with the new owners to learn more about their vision for the business and the building it's housed in.
Leaving a legacy
Broadcaster and local historian Joe Mann died Dec. 21. He was 49 years old. Reporter Shelley Nelson caught up with some of Mann's colleagues and friends, who described him as passionate and kind.
The Spartan hockey teams are off to incredible starts this season.
The girls team is 8-1 after finishing 8-18 last year, led by junior Autumn Cooper, pictured above.
Meanwhile, the boys are showing what they're made of after losing many players to graduation and starting the season with a new coach.
More stories to check out:
Funding for the Douglas County Highway W bridge
was included in the federal omnibus bill approved by Congress last week.
- A fire at
a home on N. 17th Street Wednesday, Dec. 28,
displaced residents and caused $50,000 in damage, but no injuries were reported.
- The Superior City Council is going to take up proposals next week to raise nonunion employee wages 5% and on a landscaping pilot project.
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