Ten area schools are sounding off against one another, vying for the chance to sing backup for rock band Foreigner during its April 4 concert at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Symphony Hall.
The Superior High School Varsity Mock Trial Team placed third out of 22 teams at the state tournament March 9-10 in Madison. Junior Jaxon Hoffmann earned an individual witness award and was named one of the top five witnesses in the state. The Team includes senior Theo Britton, juniors Lora Randa, Heidi Gondik, Truc Nguyen, Jaxon Hoffman and Olivia Pennington, sophomore Tayler Aspinwall and freshman Cayce Strauch.
Saturday Duluth: Treasures of the Earth craft and art fair runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E., featuring 20 regional artists offering handcrafted items made with natural, recycled or reused materials. Duluth: A screening of the movie "Sarafina" begins at 7 p.m. in Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota Duluth as part of the Shades of Africa Festival continues. Free. Sunday
Douglas County Circuit Court March 2 Christopher Ryan Thomas, 31, three counts burglary, probation revoked, four years state prison, four years extended supervision, $10,462 restitution and court costs. March 5
The entire Superior High School forensics team is headed to the state festival following district competition Tuesday in Spooner. The following students earned a spot at state forensics competition, which begins April 20: Kait Andrs, Allison Avery, Annika Bergstrom, Theo Britton, Evaline Britton, Katie Correll, Rae Dunbar, Elise Hintzman, Megan Jaszczak, Colyn Kirkwood, Skylar Madsen, Ruth Moder, Marcia Mogensen, Riya Mokashi, Maggie Sengenberger, Shanna Smith, Cassie Stank, Suzie Warring and Autumn Wolter. Rachael Holden-Kaufman and Andy Wolfe coach the forensics team.
Superior Rotary Club 40 selected Jonathan Chicka and Molly Turchi as the Student Rotarians for December. Chicka is involved in cross country, SkillsUSA, Spartan Spin as public relations manager. He enjoys photography. He plans to attend North Dakota State University to study mechanical engineering. His parents are Ellen Chicka and Ron Chicka.
The Duluth Transit Authority begins detouring Route 16 buses from Belknap Street between Catlin and Hammond avenues Wednesday because of reconstruction work along Belknap Street. The bus will travel along North 16th Street instead, including small stretches of Grand and Lamborn avenues. The detour is expected to last until mid-May. Passengers will need to board and exit the bus at temporary stops along the detour route, marked with signs.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Sydney Mastey is one of 268 students to be named to Campus Compact's 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
Instead of letters, customers renewing registrations for their boat, ATV, UTV, snowmobile or off-highway motorcycle will receive renewal postcards from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 2018. The postcards are similar to those used for annual renewals of car and truck registration. Customers are encouraged to take care of their renewals well before they intend to head out on the water and trails. Off-highway motorcycle, ATV and UTV renewals received after March 31 will be assessed an additional $5 late fee. There are three ways to renew:
Six Superior students qualified for the national level DECA, an association of marketing students, competition in Atlanta, Ga. The students earned top spots during the state conference in Lake Geneva. Sophie Kintop and Dayton Podvin placed third in learn and earn; Caitlynn Martineau and Sarah Cannon earned fifth place in community service; and Michael LaJoie and Jessica Kimmes were national qualifiers for the THRIVE chapter campaign. The team is coached by Heidi Sigfrids and Christa Kalin.