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Justin Howland, owner of Grizz Works in Maple, said business has picked up a little after being featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last weekend. During the show designer Paul DiMeo, went to Grizz Works to ask Howland to sculpt a firefighter statue that now sits at the Old Firehouse and Police Museum in Supeiror. Howland said he has received calls from far away as New Jersey and Utah requesting carvings. "It started from the East Coast and has moved across (the US)," Jason Howland's wife, Tara said. (Jed Carlson/ email@example.com )
A curious bear startles Telegram Photographer Jed Carlson when the two met eyes over the lens of Carlson's camera near the Superior Landfill on Moccasin Mike Road in Superior on Tuesday. After watching the young bear for some time, Carlson backed up his car to get a better view of the bear walking along a fence line. After looking down to review earlier shots, he looked to see the bear has crawled under the fence and was right up to the car window.
Northland United Ways hosted the Day of Caring on Wednesday with the goal of raising awareness and volunteerism in the community. Businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Ports came together in support of local nonprofit organizations. This year's projects range from building dog houses at the Douglas County Humane Society to doing some clean-up and straightening of shelves at The Salvation Army.
SELF SERVE -- Ken Lindberg, of Lakefield, Minn., sprays down Tommy, a Belgian horse, at the Belknap Car Wash in Superior on Thursday afternoon. Lindberg, who owns Top Hat Carriage Service in Duluth, says the horses enjoy getting the massage that the pressure washer dishes out. "The (water) temp is perfect for them too, it can't be too hot or it ruins the wax on cars," laughs Lindberg. The horses, who pull a carriage in canal park almost everyday in the summer, stay just south of Superior. For more photos check out the gallery at www.superiortelegram.com .
High above Lake St. Croix, pilot Bill Irving tells Solon Springs sixth-grader Allison Smith to take the controls of the airplane. Talk about your non-classroom learning. "It was kind of scary at first, but once I got used to it, it was cool," Smith said of her first small plane flying experience. Smith, along with 33 other students from Solon Springs, got the chance to fly as part of the Young Eagles program sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association 272. "We just want to introduce the kids to the world of general aviation at a young age," said Young Eagles coordinator Ellen Oaks.
A young cowboy in love, a rough and tumble cavalry sergeant, a beautiful young rancher and a shady peddler of cure-alls lit up the gymnasium as the Opera for the Young's crew brought "The Elixir of Love" to Northwestern Elementary School this week. The group, which makes it's home in Madison, travels all over the Midwest bringing opera to children who may not get to experience the art form in their hometowns. Opera for the Young incorporates students from the schools they visit into their performances.
It's not easy being Sparty, Superior High School's mascot. It takes plenty of time to don the costume as shown, at left, by senior Jason Pichard, one of two students who takes on the mighty Spartan persona to get the crowds moving at school events. In the photo, bottom left, Kelli Ritsche, gives Picard a hand with the pads that are worn under the costume. Once the gloves are on, at right, Sparty makes an impressive entrance into the SHS gym and works the crowd with the cheerleaders. "It takes awhile to get used to," Picard said of the spartan suit.
Thanksgiving is always the time of year when we take time to give thanks for all the gifts in our lives. It's a time that even Viking and Packer fans can agree on one thing -- at least we're not Lion fans. I know of one Superiorite who has a new appreciation for the upcoming holiday. "I'm thankful to be alive," said Steve Kirk, 34, Wessman Arena coordinator and assistant director of campus recreation at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. "Everything has a different meaning this year." His story starts Oct. 17 at a Superior High School football game in Eau Claire.
It had been about 12 years, I figured. Twelve years since I last rode in a yellow submarine. The last time I rode in a school bus was in 1996 for a basketball game in Alexandria, Minn. Well, all that changed Saturday. I had the privilege of riding with the Solon Springs Eagles baseball team to their game against the Northwood Evergreens at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. I thought it might be fun to take some notes about my first school bus ride in 12 years. 11:45 a.m.
Sometimes it's tough to find a reason to cheer for either team involved in the Super Bowl, especially when your team isn't there. People tend to come up with clever reasoning to cheer for a particular team. A buddy of mine from Grand Forks, N.D. told me he's going to cheer for the Patriots because Giants quarterback Eli Manning's regular season play wrecked his fantasy football team this season. Another is cheering for the Giants because he doesn't want to see New England's Tom Brady on the cover of any more magazines.