Chloe Anderson of Lake Superior Elementary had the winning artwork.
Some fifth- and sixth-graders in Superior participated in an Earth Day-related art contest held by the city’s Environmental Services Division of Public Works.
The kids’ inspiration? Why they think local waters should be clean and healthy.
The winner and runners-up had their work displayed in the children’s section of the Superior Public Library. They are Chloe Anderson of Lake Superior Elementary School and runners-up Natalie Burkhart, Lake Superior; Tabitha Moore, Northern Lights; Izabel Swanson, Cooper; Ethan Wearing, Northern Lights; and Evan Wearing, Northern Lights.
Students and faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Superior will help you escape the Twin Ports “spring” by serving international dishes for the annual World Student Association Cooking Demonstration from noon to 3 p.m. today at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St. in Superior.
There will be samples of dishes from Italy, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and more.
Cookbooks with sample recipes will be available in exchange for donations.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made “moon” in orbit, on Oct. 4, 1957, as part of the space race with the United States. Here’s a chance to relive or hear about it for the first time with a re-creation of the time’s events by “Radio Superior.”
The locally produced Wisconsin Public Radio show with Tim Michaels and Dennis Anderson will use stories from the Oct. 5, 1957, edition of the Superior Evening Telegram, mixed with a couple more throwbacks such as sports news and advertisements from Cal Sabatini and rock ’n’ roll music from that time.
The “Radio Superior” show about the 185-pound, 23-inch satellite that orbited the planet can be heard on KUWS-FM 91.3 (Superior) and WUWS-FM 90.9 (Ashland) from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday.
The Sputnik news will be followed by a re-creation with Jack McKenna and Lew Martin of May 9, 1943, when the Dionne Quintuplets were in Superior launching five “victory ships” at Butler Shipyards.
Got plans for celebrating Scoop the Poop Week? Better move quickly — but watch where you step — because it’s coming soon.
The third week in April officially is national Scoop the Poop Week, and city of Superior officials are joining in to remind Northlanders to pick up after their pets.
Leaving pet waste out anywhere can lead to other people or animals stepping in it. And that stuff can wash down into local storm sewers and streams and — eventually — Lake Superior. You’ll be doing us all a giant favor by picking it up immediately.
Several parks in Superior are equipped with a Mutt Mitt dispenser. City Environmental Services Division staff will be out at several locations that week handing out complimentary plastic bag caddies that contain biodegradable bags that clip to your key chain to make it easy to bring bags along on your walks. You could even get a chance to meet Rex, the mascot for the Regional Stormwater Protection Team.
A Superior ordinance requires people to pick up their dogs’ pet waste when on public property or private property not exclusively owned or occupied by the owners of the animal. Call (715) 394-0392.
It’s not a Kickstarter campaign, but it is a fundraiser with legs. The Northland Youth Music Program is hosting a swing-dancing event to raise money for summer music education program. The event includes live music, snacks, a silent auction, door prizes, a cash bar and, of course, dancing.
The fundraiser is at 7 p.m. today at the Belgian Club, 3931 E. Second St., Superior. Tickets are $15 or $25 per couple. Students get a $5 discount with ID.
People now can send anonymous tips to the Superior Police Department using iPhone and Android apps.
Community members with Android phones can visit the Google Play Store from their phones and search for “SPDTip.” iPhone users are encouraged to visit the Apple App Store from their phones and search for “SPDTip.”
This program works along with the department’s existing text-messaging service known as “tip411,” which is provided by a St. Paul-based company named Citizen Observer. With “tip411” the community has been able to make anonymous tips to the police by texting the word “SPDTIP,” followed by the tip, to the number 847411 (TIP411).
The department’s land-line-based tip line, (715) 395-7468, is available, too. All tips are received anonymously, but the number isn’t monitored 24/7, so emergencies should be reported to 911.
A funny thing happened to a woman named Chris on her way to a concert Sunday afternoon at the Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church in Superior.
Actually, it was kind of scary.
Chris said she was walking along a gutter on Belknap Street — she said plowed snow had covered the sidewalk — and tripped. After lying on her stomach with a bloody face, she said she abandoned her concert plans in favor of trying to clean up and get to a hospital.
After she had driven back to Duluth and into St. Luke’s hospital Urgent Care, Chris said she found out from a friend she was supposed to meet for the concert that a passerby had called 911, and Superior’s first responders arrived at the scene of her fall.
Chris wanted to thank the staff at St. Luke’s as well as the first responders and passerby who were looking out for her that day.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lake Superior College, Canal Park Brewing Company and the University of Wisconsin-Superior make up this year’s picks. The four Twin Ports organizations begin a yearlong, comprehensive and strategic training in sustainability — meaning everything from how and what they buy for supplies to how they handle waste, heating and lighting, water use and more.
This year marks Sustainable Twin Ports’ fifth year of early adopters training, involving 30 organizations.
To avoid foreclosure, the company needed about $48,000 more as of 3 p.m. Monday. So far a little more than $8,000 of the $56,000 goal has been raised.
Judy Peres and her partner reclaim wood — more than 6 million board feet of old-growth Eastern White Pine — from the 19th-century grain elevator and repurpose it for use rather than allow it to go to waste in a landfill or add to the logjam of greenhouse gases finding their way into the atmosphere.
The campaign runs out of time at 2 a.m. Wednesday.