Ethel Jondreau And The Blueberry Store, 1982

September 19, 1982 Unflappable: Ethel Jondreau isn’t worried by Blueberry crime, red tape By Sylvia Wier News Tribune & Herald BLUEBERRY, Wis. — Ethel Jondreau is one tough cookie. The 76 years, the sometimes-soprano wafting voice, the 5-foot-minus height are all disguises. You don’t want to mess with Ethel. “When the guy couldn’t pay for…
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The Bars Of North Fifth Street In Superior, 1978

October 15, 1978 Bars line the north side of North Fifth Street in Superior on Oct. 15, 1978. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) Does the scene above look familiar? If so, you have a pretty good memory, because all but one of these bars lining North Fifth Street in Superior have been gone for years. The…
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Superior Church’s Steeple Comes Crashing Down, 1982

September 2, 1982 The steeple of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church lies damaged at Birch Avenue and North 14th Street in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 2, 1982. The 38-foot steeple was being lifted from the soon-to-be-demolished church when a crane tipped, sending the steeple crashing to the ground. (Jack Renudlich / News-Tribune) Steeple falls prey to…
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Superior’s Berger Hardware

The narrow aisles and crowded counters behind Berger Hardware owner Sam Berger serve to support his advertising slogan, “The store that has everything.” This photo is from January 1983. (Bob King / News-Tribune) This hardware store really does have everything News-Tribune, January 24, 1983 Sam Berger is a chip off the old block – and…
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Old Aerial Photos Of Downtown Superior

I found a couple of undated aerial photos of downtown Superior in the News Tribune files. They were taken by the News Tribune’s Earl Johnson, probably in the early 1960s – though if you see any clues in these that could help pinpoint the date, please post a comment. The first two photos below are…
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