Eh? Superior couple wants to thank kind strangers
Husband borrows bike, gets ambulance ride Nancy Covington of Superior would like to thank the nice couple who returned her bicycle, which her husband had borrowed. Why, you ask, didn't she thank them herself July 9 when they returned it? Because ...
Husband borrows bike, gets ambulance ride
Nancy Covington of Superior would like to thank the nice couple who returned her bicycle, which her husband had borrowed.
Why, you ask, didn't she thank them herself July 9 when they returned it? Because she was too stunned by the other thing they brought: news that her husband had collided with a semi and was on his way to the hospital in an ambulance.
Don't worry; Ronald Covington, 69, is better now. He says he was trying to cross Highway 2 and was going to dash across as soon as that semi got out of the way.
"I thought once this truck goes I can make it," he said.
But he made it too soon, and snagged something at the tail end of the semi. Down he went, and while he didn't break his arm, he says he tore it up pretty good.
You can see why Nancy failed to get the names of the people who returned the bike. She says she'd love it if they'd call: (715) 398-5385.
Starting today, you'll need all 10 digits
So if you are calling Nancy in Superior, here's a reminder about something we reported a week or two ago:
Local calls in and to northern Wisconsin will require all 10 digits beginning today.
New phone numbers with a 534 area code are going to be showing up in the 715 area in the next few weeks, and that means you now have to dial the area code for all calls in the northern Wisconsin area, even local calls. They'll still be charged as local calls, and you don't need to dial 1 unless it's long distance -- but you do need the area code.
Youth club reopens
Marnie Berglund, the new director of the Keene's Creek Youth Organization, tells us the club is ready to reopen its doors.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Irving Community Recreation Center, 20 S. 57th Ave. W.
Membership is $7 for the summer, and any families that need help with the fee can participate in the Give a Little, Get a Lot program to earn points toward activities.
Volunteers and sponsors are needed. Contact Berglund at (218) 310-4361. Info: www.kcyoduluth.org (they're also on Facebook).
Bonnie Wabik Cookie Fundraiser: 50 percent of proceeds from the sale of Cookie Temptations support-ribbon cookies through July 24 will go to the family of St. Mary's labor and delivery nurse Bonnie Wabik, who is fighting breast and bone cancer. Info: (218) 724-2000 or www. cookietemptations.com.