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It is the end of an era. Roger Evenson, left, is officially retiring after more than five decades as "Hudson's plumber." His son Rick, right, took over running Evenson Plumbing in 2001 but has decided to close shop and continue working as a independent contractor. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Meg Heaton)

Hudson's plumber Roger Evenson to retire

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It is an unofficial title but you might call Roger Evenson "Hudson's plumber."

In 1958 Evenson took over Evenson Plumbing following the death of his father Palmer, who started the business ten years earlier. He was 22 years old but had been working for his dad since he was 16. While he turned over the management of the business to his son Rick in 2001, Evenson has remained on the job but said the time is right to retire.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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