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Rich O'Connor, left, reluctantly accepted the position of president of the Hudson Area Joint Library Board at the board's July 16 meeting. Dave Ostby, right, was elected vice president. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Library board has a new president

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Rich O'Connor reluctantly became president of the Hudson Area Joint Library Board at its meeting on July 16.

"I guess if nobody else will do this, somebody has got to do it," O'Connor said after Dave Ostby nominated him for the position.


O'Connor, who has represented the city of Hudson on the eight-member board since November 2011, was the only person nominated, and elected with no opposing votes.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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