The Superior School Board fired two Superior High School teachers at the recommendation of Superintendent Janna Stevens. The Board approved terminating Gretchen Hexum, 44, of Esko on Oct. 2, after she was accused of striking a student. Hexum was charged with disorderly conduct in Douglas County Circuit Court on Oct. 6. She is scheduled for a status conference Friday. Hexum has decided not to grieve the decision, according to Stevens.
A Superior man was sentenced last week in Douglas County Circuit Court to nine years in prison for setting a string of fires in 2016 in Superior.
Four protesters were arrested Wednesday at an Enbridge pipeline work site in Superior. Assistant Police Chief Matt Markon said that about 15 protesters assembled early Wednesday at the construction site along North 58th Street. All on-duty police officers were called to the scene. At one point, Markon said, at least six police officers and one Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy were on site.
A Maple woman who allegedly brought two children, ages 8 and 13, with her to steal a TV, game systems, food and cards containing money from a Poplar church made an initial appearance Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court. Kharissa Anne Anderson, 37, faces felony charges of party to burglary, two counts of intentionally contribute to the delinquency of a child, possession of a firearm by a felon and eight counts of bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint:
Two people were transported to the hospital following a collision between a car and school bus on Wednesday morning in Superior. The accident occurred at about 8:19 a.m. at the corner of Banks Avenue and Broadway. According to Superior police Lt. Thor Trone, a Subaru was traveling south on Banks Avenue and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection, colliding with the eastbound school bus. No serious injuries were reported, but one adult and one youth from the school bus were transported to a local hospital as a precaution, police said.
The man accused of homicide for his connection to the 2016 overdose death of a 25-year-old Superior man made an initial appearance Thursday in Douglas County Circuit Court. Nathan Edward Birkholz, 23, of Superior faces one count of repeater first-degree reckless homicide. The class C felony carries a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and fine up to $100,000. Cash bail of $100,000 was set for Birkholz on Thursday, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim's family.
A Superior High School teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly slapping a student. Gretchen Hattimae Hexum, 44, of Esko made an initial appearance Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court. She faces one count of disorderly conduct. Hexum was released on a $500 signature bond and ordered to have no violent or abusive contact with the victim. According to the criminal complaint: A female student left another teacher's room Sept. 6 following a confrontation with a male student.
The Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center in Superior opened its doors to a lot of fanfare on Sept. 24, 2002. Now, 15 years later, the name and mission have changed somewhat — but there's still cause for celebration. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway, is inviting the public to join in a celebration, Beers and Cheers, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
A Duluth man made an initial appearance earlier this month in Douglas County Circuit Court on charges of driving drunk for a seventh time. Jeremy Jon Macnair, 40, faces charges of felony seventh offense operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor failure to install ignition interlock device. According to the criminal complaint: Macnair was pulled over Sept. 4 after Superior Police Officer Russ Milroy observed the vehicle he was driving drift over the dividing line numerous times while northbound on East Second Street.
A Superior man accused of drawing his name and a phallic symbol on freshly poured wet concrete on Belknap Street has been charged with a felony for causing more than $13,000 in damage. Jordan Robert Judson, 23, is facing a charge of felony criminal damage to property. According to the criminal complaint: Construction workers found that someone had used their finger to draw the name "Jordan" and a phallic symbol into fresh concrete at the intersection of Belknap Street and Banks Avenue on the afternoon of Aug. 2.