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Faces for Sept. 9, 2018

Lindsey Hunt and Dustin Carlson, parents of a clinic client, spoke to guests about the first time their son said his own name in response to the treatment he received. 1 / 4
Duluth Library Foundation Executive Director Petra Sevastiades, librarian Andrea Pearson, Post Commander W. Gene Swanson, and Branch Library Coordinator Alicia Peterson hold up the rug as five children happily thank the American Legion for the gift. 2 / 4
The Midwest Communications' Team, captained by KQDS Morning Show's Jason manning, finished in first place. The team included Jason Manning, Scott Christensen, Will Berglund and Scott Johnson. 3 / 4
Teens from St. Paul's Duluth included: Ben Austin Minor, Evan Erspamer, Luke Vos, Lexie Gustafson, Annie Miller, Alicia Shambour, Madeline Moore, Grace Butcher, Luisa Van Oss, Arna Rennan, Atle Rennan, Gabe French, Charlie Sutherland and Sophia Morin-Swanson.4 / 4
DONATIONS
  • Minnesota Masonic Charities and the Scottish Rite Foundation raised $200,000 for the Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders. For nearly 30 years, the Scottish Rite Foundation has administered the Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, which has diagnosed and treated children in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. Services at the clinic are provided without charge. The clinic recently became an affiliate of MMC, helping the organization continue to provide critical treatment to children desperate to communicate. Monies raised at the annual August dinner will help to bring services to the many families on the clinic’s waiting list. The dinner’s theme this year was “Charting Our Course,” a nod to the new partnership with Minnesota Masonic Charities and the intention to expand services. Over 150 guests enjoyed a social hour and formal dinner with guest speakers from the clinic’s staff and long list of grateful clients.
  • CHUM delivered over 1,200 backpacks to three Duluth public schools — Laura MacArthur Elementary, Congdon Park Elementary and Myers-Wilkins Elementary. CHUM is proud to partner with the Duluth School District to provide backpacks for students with few resources.
  • Jinell Abernethy, owner of Anytime Fitness, 823 Belknap St. Superior, and manager Lewie Welch donated 28 pieces of professional-quality, used fitness equipment to the Superior Fire Department. The equipment has an estimated value of over $30,000. The donation demonstrates their commitment to the wellness of Superior firefighters and to the community they serve.
  • The West Duluth Public Library received a new story time rug from its neighbor, the West Duluth American Legion Post No. 71.
  • The Lake Superior College Foundation’s 17th annual golf outing at Nemadji Golf Course raised over $20,000 for student scholarships. The event featured a round of golf, a helicopter ball drop raffle courtesy of Lake Superior Helicopters, live broadcasts by KQ95, a steak dinner and a short program. Sponsors included AAR, title sponsor; Allete, Black Woods Group, CSI, Epicurean, Flint Group, Hallberg Engineering, HMI, KBJR-TV 6, Jamar, Lake Superior Consulting, Lake Superior Helicopters, LHB, Midwest Communications, Nemadji Golf Course, Northwood Children’s Services and Walstrom Heating & Cooling.
  • GOOD PEOPLE
    • Hands Across Duluth teens provided 540 hours of service to the community. The youth from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth hosted teens from Ascension Episcopal Church in Stillwater, Minn., for an annual Hands Across Duluth service learning experience. From July 16-18, 36 teens donated 540 hours of service as they beautified the roundabout at Jefferson and 17th Ave. E. with native plants made possible with grant money from the Northland Foundation’s Youth In Philanthropy program. They also worked at the Loaves and Fishes Community homes to make over 800 meals for those in need, helped build a compost bin and cleaned and organized the Bike Cave that repairs and provides bikes. The youth also spent a day on the Fond du Lac Reservation learning about the tribe’s history, culture, care for the earth and then weeded their Bimaaji’idiwin Garden.
    EDUCATION NOTES
    • Lake Superior College was ranked among the top 20 best community colleges in the nation, according to a report released by personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub compared more than 700 community colleges in areas such as cost of in-state tuition and fees, student-faculty ratio and graduation rates. Lake Superior College ranked 19th.
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