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The 1974-75 Raider basketball team played the first game in the “new” high school gym on Feb. 21, 1975. Team members were, front from left, manager Bob Wetzel, head coach Bob Heidenreich and assistant coach Larry Parfitt; back, Mike Richie, John Nickleby, Mark Hayday, Nate Shubat, Jack Marshall, Lon Gilbertson, George Madson, Scott Snyder, Jerry Barr, Les Gilbertson, Randy Conom and Buzz Mellum. (Hudson Star-Observer archives)

Doug's Diggings: 'New' gym opened Feb. 21, 1975

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A couple of months ago I received an email from “Buzz” Mellum, a 1975 graduate of Hudson High School.

He reminded me that it was Feb. 21, 1975, that the first basketball game was played in the “new” Hudson High School gymnasium -- exactly 39 years ago.


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Doug Stohlberg
Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
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