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Dispatches from Douglas County: Young musicians, Superior Automotive and a new Yellowjacket coach

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Musician Charlie Maguire, left, sings and acts out the song "Snowmen" with kindergarten students at Four Corners Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 2. The students wrote the song with Maguire, who spent a week at the school as an artist in residence.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — We had so much news that we couldn't fit all of it in our print edition this week, so be sure to visit superiortelegram.com to read much more than I can run down here.

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Now, here are this week's headlines:

Gift of music

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Fifth grader Wyatt Hagen, front, plays the jaw harp with his classmates at Four Corners Elementary School as they rehearse "So good!" with musician Charlie Maguire on Friday, Dec. 2. The students worked with Maguire to write the song, which celebrates their annual maple sap harvest.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram

Students at Four Corners School got a crash course in songwriting when musician Charlie Maguire spent a week as an artist in residence at the school.

Repair shop changes hands

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Former owner Bob Anderson, left, wave goodbye next to new owner Zak McClelland outside Bob's South Tower Auto Repair on Friday, Dec. 2. The full service auto repair business, now named Superior Automotive, currently employs nine.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram

Bob's South Tower Auto Repair is under new ownership. Zak McClelland, pictured above at right, purchased the longtime Superior business from Bob Anderson, left. McClelland also owns and operates Mrs. Mac's Towing and Transport in Duluth.

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Age is just a number

UW-Superior head women’s basketball coach Emily Carpenter squats down as she watches the court while assistant coach Harold Mulhern talks to players on the bench
UW-Superior head women’s basketball coach Emily Carpenter squats down as she watches the court, while assistant coach Hal Mulhern talks to players on the bench during the Yellowjackets game against St. Scholastica in Superior in November.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

At least, that's how Wisconsin-Superior head women's basketball coach Emily Carpenter, 24, and assistant coach Hal Mulhern, 87, see it.

Carpenter, who played for the Yellowjackets, took over as head coach this season. Mulhern agreed to help her however he could.

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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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