Dispatches from Douglas County: Supper clubs, thrift stores, postseason golf and more

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Eddie's Supper Club at 5221 E. Fourth St. in Superior, shown on Friday, Sept. 16, has been under new ownership since August.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — It's homecoming week for the Superior Spartans, and photographer Jed Carlson was at the annual powder puff game to catch all the action.

He'll be at the parade this afternoon and the game tonight, as well. Check for coverage.

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Modern twist

New owners Ben and Mary Anderson stand outside Eddie's Supper Club at 5221 E. Fourth St. in Superior on Friday, Sept. 16. The couple, who live in Hawthorne, purchased the restaurant in August.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram

Ben and Mary Anderson, pictured above, are the new owners of Eddie's Supper Club , 5221 E. Fourth St.

They plan to stick to the establishment's supper club roots. The world-famous ribs and other traditional menu items will stay, while the Johnsons add lighter fare, more dinner salads and sandwiches. They even hope to add vegetarian dishes like a wild rice burger.


“It’s always been a supper club,” Ben said, but it’s rolling with the times. “To us, it’s a modern supper club.”

'We're here'

Salvation Army Thrift Store employee Nancy Cox places a pair of high heels on a rack
Salvation Army Thrift Store employee Nancy Cox places a pair of high heels on a rack in the store Friday morning, Sept. 23, on Belknap Street in Superior.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Following the July closure of Duluth's Salvation Army Thrift Store, employees at the Superior store are spreading the word that it's open for business and needs community support.

“At this point, our goal is to try and turn things around and get more business going, so we don’t end up in that same predicament,” said Captain Jasen Elcombe with the Salvation Army of Superior. “The reality is that if things don’t turn around, we could be facing closure.”

Keeping momentum going

Superior’s Autumn Cooper tees off on the third hole
Superior’s Autumn Cooper tees off on the third hole of the East Course at Nemadji Golf Course on Monday morning, Aug. 15.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

The Spartan girls golf team headed into yesterday's regional tournament following an 8-1 regular season.

Top golfers Autumn Cooper and Brynn Johnson said their goal is to make a deep postseason run as a team.

Catch up on all the latest prep sports news at .

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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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