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Thirteen Superior High School students will bus their problem-solving skills to Madison next week for the SkillsUSA Wisconsin competition.
The Superior School Board last week approved the purchase of nearly $1.28 million in furniture, fixtures and equipment for building projects at Cooper Elementary School and Superior High School.
Town of Superior residents gave the green light to construction of a new fire hall during the town's annual meeting Tuesday night. The motion to build a new fire hall in an amount not to exceed $1.8 million received 112 yes votes and 41 no votes. The result brought a round of applause from the standing-room-only crowd. "I'm just glad it passed," town resident Steve Edwards said. "These guys do great work. The fire hall they're working out of isn't working anymore." Fire Chief Darryl Fiegle said the vote showed residents care.
A felony theft charge against a Superior man accused of allegedly using a relative's money for personal use was dismissed last week in Douglas County Circuit Court. The charge against Michael James Kauti Sr., 48, was dismissed without prejudice April 11, according to court records. Court Commissioner Rebecca Lovejoy ruled the state had not met the burden of proof to show a felony had been committed.
The Maple School District is girding for the 2018-2019 school year in the wake of a failed operational referendum.
Superior newspapers of the 1920s carried much more than news. Between the folds were scattered local names, faces, businesses and events. "It's about building a community," said Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
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Kim Mitchell has shared her story in People magazine and speaking engagements around the nation. Now, she's been tapped to speak at her alma mater, Solon Springs School. "I'm pretty excited," Mitchell said. "I've got a lot of classmates who have reached out to me, folks I haven't seen in years." Mitchell will be the guest speaker for the launch of the nonprofit Solon Springs Educational Foundation, which was incorporated in October. Her presentation is titled "You can change the course of a life."
When Honor Flight Northland takes off Saturday, three members of American Legion Post 499 in Gordon will be on it — commander John Hoelter, vice commander Russ Hagberg and adjutant Nancy Chamberland. All three are Vietnam veterans. They will be among more than 80 veterans from northern Wisconsin and Minnesota who will fly to Washington, D.C. early Saturday. The group will visit and reflect at national memorials, returning home that evening. "It's rare to get three people in the same organization to go," Hoelter said.
The new school, which is in its final few months of construction, had been slated to open in the fall; it's located adjacent to the existing Cooper Elementary School, 1807 Missouri Ave.