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Jamie Andrews, co-owner of Ignite Vapor and Tobacco, confirmed the business plans to open at the iconic gas station in mid-January.
Melissa Taylor is quick to talk turkey. She's thinking 150 pounds of bird should feed everyone at the free Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Solon Springs Community Center. Add 80 pounds of sweet potatoes, 18 pounds of canned corn, a spread of donated desserts and pumpkin pie. The buffet-style meal will also include mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, relishes, pistachio salad, rolls, coffee, soda, milk and more.
A grocery shopping and delivery service for older adults and those who can't get out to shop for themselves is expanding to Superior. Age Well Arrowhead has been offering Groceries-to-Go since December 2016. "We started the program through a grant from the Department of Human Services because we recognized that grocery shopping and transportation were two of the most-needed services to help older adults remain independent," Executive Director Mary Bovee said.
Iron River Elementary School celebrated its Blue Ribbon School status with music, speeches and cookies Tuesday, Nov. 13. "I think it's quite an honor for a little school," said Iron River resident Leta Little, whose daughter is a fifth-grader there. "They have some great students and great faculty." What makes it a Blue Ribbon School to Little?
At least five daytime burglaries or attempted burglaries have been reported since Nov. 1, according to Assistant Chief Matt Markon.
Belknap Street is ready for its closeup. After two years of construction, visitors will find smooth pavement, handicapped-accessible sidewalks and a lack of orange barrels. "I love Belknap now," said Amy Sipola, manager of Video Vision and Superior Tan. "It's beautiful."
With the help from the community, Great Lakes Elementary School aims to start every Friday morning with a smile and a high five. University of Wisconsin-Superior athletes were the first to put skin in the game for the school's High Five Friday initiative.
This year, Veterans Day will also mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Local events honoring veterans will include dinners, school programs and free haircuts. Veterans and their families also receive free admission to the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center Saturday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 12. Visitors can step back in time to the "war to end all wars" through the center's World War I display. Since it opened about a year ago, more World War I artifacts have been coming in.
A sharp rise in student referrals led to a one-week suspension of Superior High School's Lunch and Learn program.
The public is invited to Iron River Elementary School to celebrate its Blue Ribbon status at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.