South Shore Junior/Senior High School High honors Signe Branham and Heather Ranta, seniors; Elizabeth Kobie, Myla Lahti, Rylee Nicoletti, Morgan Rock and Sophia Winge, juniors; Douglas Hipsher, sophomore; Natalie Knaack, freshman; Kyla Smith and Leila Tuura, eighth grade; Caden LaFontaine and Lilian Truchon, seventh grade; and Peyton Jardine, Paige Lahti, Gracelyn Lovejoy, Emily Montgomery, Kiley Mueller and Carter Ray, sixth grade. Honors
Maranatha Academy Ashley Brown, Courtney King, Susannah Swanson and Elliana Waring, seniors; Julia Adams, Allison Kolstad and Grace VanderMeiden, juniors; Jena Smart and Sarah Swanson, sophomores; Sanna Carlsgaard and Gabriel Vuorenmaa, freshmen; Jordan Brown, Samuel Harvick and Hannah Kubarek, eighth grade; and Russell Brodee and Zachary Waring, seventh grade.
'Tis the season for yuletide carols and decked halls, but with the new iPhone costing more than a mortgage payment and in-laws critiquing your decked halls, this merry little Christmas can turn into a stressful one. "Around the holidays, it's very common for people to feel overwhelmed," said Megan Spencer, Essentia Health psychologist, who sees patients at the South University Clinic in Fargo. "As a society, we've put so many expectations and pressures on ourselves, it's easy to get stressed."
Kramer spent time with Lou Alexson of Maple and Ellie, who is 101 years old and told Kramer she is “trying to hold on for a Viking Super Bowl.”
Former Spartan Hailey Kontny scored a game-high 31 points to lead UWS to a 67-57 UMAC victory over Minnesota Morris.
The Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery announced Dawn Carrillo as the new director for the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment. Carrillo has worked in parish ministry for more than 23 years in the Diocese of St. Cloud, primarily in the areas of faith formation and liturgy. She holds a master's degree from St. John's School of Theology in Collegeville and a doctorate of Ministry from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Mo.
The College of St. Scholastica holds its fall 2017 commencement ceremony at noon Saturday in Reif Gymnasium in the Burns Wellness Commons. Of 664 candidates for graduation, 370 are undergraduate students and 295 are graduate students. A total of about 275 students are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony. Among undergraduates, the most popular majors are nursing, social work and management. The top degrees for graduate students are the Masters of Business Administration, Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Education.
Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $4 per meal contribution is requested, but no one is denied because of inability to pay.
Today Superior: The St. Louis River Alliance hosts a photo contest celebration and open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Barker's Island Great Lakes Ballroom, 300 Marina Drive. Wednesday Superior: The Superior Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. in the Boardroom at 1530 Tower Ave. Superior: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Douglas County) hosts a free peer support group 5:30-7 p.m. at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital Community Room. Contact Chrissy at (920) 452-5152 or ChrissyBarnard22@gmail.com .
The Old-Brule Heritage Society invites the public to join them for a potluck and trip to the past, beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Maple Town Hall. Railroad veteran Brian Paulson presents a free program on the northern Douglas County communities lost to time along the corridors of the abandoned Northern Pacific and Duluth South Shore & Atlantic railways. The tracks once joined stations in Superior and Ashland. Paulson's gave a talk last year on Douglas County ghost towns.