Two union managers made initial appearances Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court in connection with an Aug. 8 fight at Jimmy’s Saloon involving two Superior city councilors. Jeremy Richard Browen, 42, of Foxboro, faces misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct. Conditions of his bond — no contact with the city councilors or Jimmy’s Saloon, and a $1,500 signature bond — were continued. According to the criminal complaint:
The Superior football team used a dominating second half to defeat Somerset 41-20 on Friday night at Robert A. Seibel Memorial Field in Somerset. Trailing 14-13 at the half, Superior scored on four straight possessions to open up a 41-14 lead. Somerset's final touchdown came with 1:03 remaining. Junior Jarrett Gronski played a big role in the win, running for a pair of 39-yard touchdowns and throwing for three others. Caden Stone also had a 13-yard touchdown run as Superior improved to 2-0.
A 36-year-old man from Chicago was arrested Thursday on charges of second-degree sale of a controlled substance.
The Superior High School Spartans opened their season with a 42-6 win over the Oshkosh North Spartans on Friday night at Stanley-Boyd High School's Oriole Park in Stanley, Wis. Junior quarterback Jarrett Gronski had a hand in five of Superior's six touchdowns, including a 14-yard scoring pass to James Bronson early in the first quarter. Gronski also had touchdown runs of 3, 8, 1 and 32 yards, all in the first half, as the Spartans took a 35-0 halftime lead. Carter Fonger's 9-yard touchdown run put the game into running time early in the third quarter.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Brule Volunteer Fire Department and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded to a Congdon Road address in the town of Brule for a report of stranded canoeists on the Brule River on Wednesday at about 5:25 p.m. It was reported that two people were standing on a rock and their canoe was full of water. Firefighters and a DNR warden assisted the canoeists, who were rescued without incident, according to a sheriff's report by Deputy Cory Fossum. No injuries were reported.
The Superior Police Department investigating a possible assault on a woman walking home from the Dodgie's East End Tavern street dance Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The woman was found shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday by her partner about a block from the event along East Fifth Street, according to Assistant Chief Matt Markon. She had lost a tooth and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. No other information on her condition was available.
A Duluth man will spend two years in prison for stealing a wallet from a man walking home from a store in Superior. William Lee Roner, 41, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on June 28 to an amended count of felony theft. He was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of extended supervision. He was also ordered to pay $280 restitution and court costs and have no contact with the victim. One count of battery was dismissed.
It's been quite a summer for Superior native Mike Sislo. The 30-year-old forward was traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Buffalo Sabres on June 14. Then last Monday, he signed a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract with the New York Islanders. "Getting traded was definitely a surprise, but it was kind of a paper move to clear up some roster spots," Sislo said. "A team can only carry so many players with NHL experience, so it wasn't too serious of a trade because I knew I was going to be a free agent on July 1."
Time is running out to take advantage of a child sales-tax rebate in Wisconsin. While more than 465,000 requests received so far, Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler said he anticipates more than 600,000 dependent children are eligible for the rebate. The deadline to apply for the rebate is July 2.