Dispatches from Douglas County: Storm drain murals, creative recycling, prep football previews and more

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Aug. 13—SUPERIOR — The results from Tuesday's election are in, and Douglas County's

next sheriff will be Matt Izzard


In the 73rd and 74th Assembly districts, Angie Sapik and Chanz Green

advanced to the general election in November


Here are the rest of this week's headlines:

Downtown Superior

will have several new murals

thanks to local artists raising awareness about stormwater pollution.

The effort is part of the city's storm drain art project, launched in 2014. Most storm drains in Superior take rain and snowmelt to the area's streams, the St. Louis River Estuary and Lake Superior.

We caught up with artists Anndrea Ploeger and Chelsea Branley to talk about their work on the project.

Arts and crafts meet sustainability at

Reclaim Creative Reuse

, 709 Belknap St.

Owner Marie Williams, of Superior, said community members can donate crafting supplies with a 10% discount offered to people who donate at least a full grocery bag of items.

Her goal is to rehome crafting materials that haven't been used and are in good condition so they don't end up in the trash.

Prep sports are roaring back to life, with area football teams the first to get back on the field.

The Northwestern Tigers aim to

keep pushing through the playoffs

, and make it past the state quarterfinal.


the Superior Spartans

say they've put last season — which saw them go 1-8 — behind them, and they're looking toward the future.

* Nearly 40 people attended the Superior School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 8, to speak about

a gender identity unit

taught to fifth graders as part of their human growth and development curriculum.

* The Superior Fire Department is back to

hosting monthly car seat clinics

. We've got more information on what the events entail.

* And last but not least:

The latest episode of Archive Dive dropped this week

! The episode features a conversation with local historian Teddie Meronek about a Superior librarian who almost hired Frank Lloyd Wright build her house.

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