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Seeking graduates from out of Hudson

The Hudson Star-Observer is publishing its annual graduation edition, which will be inserted into the June 11 newspaper. Students at Hudson High School have already filled out this information. An additional box in Section C of the HSO will feature high-schoolers from Hudson who are graduating in 2009 from other schools, or who are home-schooled. To be included in this section, stop by the Star-Observer and fill out a graduate form. Hard copies of pictures can be submitted at that time or emailed as jpg attachments to The deadline is Friday, June 5, by 5 p.m. For more information, call (715) 386-9333 or email

Croix View has sale

Residents of Croix View Apartments, 1015 Second St., are holding a public rummage sale starting Thursday. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 28 and 29, and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 30. Parking is available on Second Street.

Remembering Rollie May 30-31

The Relay for Life team established in memory of longtime Hudson resident and Packer fan Rollie Becker is hosting a hot dog stand from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at County Market in Hudson. Raffle tickets will be available for a 2008 team/staff autographed Packer football at $2 each, $5 for three chances. If you are unable to stop up but would like to make a donation, call Renee, (715) 386-2597, or Mary, (715) 386-1277.

Bike safety for kids

A bike safety clinic for youth is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at River Crest Elementary School, 535 County F. Parents are invited to have children bring bikes and helmets for a safety and performance check, learn bike safety rules and practice them on the provided safety course, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. An easy family bike ride is planned through Camp St. Croix after the event, at approximately 3 p.m. For more information, contact Lynn Nelson at the hospital, (715) 531-6543.

Lost, found? Items missing

Helen Gartmann, 1031 Sommers St. N. (North Hudson), placed her self-propelled Toro lawnmower and a red Menards MTD self-propelled snowblower near the curb April 29, preparing to put into storage. Someone stopped by and took them and she is hoping it was an honest, "free stuff on the curb to pick up" mistake and would like the items returned. If anyone has information about these two items, call her at (715) 386-6849. Helen said no questions will be asked and she would appreciate any community help in getting her "almost new" items back.

Garden club meets Tuesday

Hudson Home and Garden Club will present a demonstration of "How To Make A Hypertufa" on Tuesday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at the Phipps Center for The Arts. According to Wikipedia, hypertufa is an anthropic rock made from various aggregates bonded together using a type of cement. It is intended as a manufactured substitute for natural tufa, which is a slowly precipitated limestone rock; being very porous, it is favorable for plant growth. Hypertufa is popular for making garden ornaments, pots and is relatively light compared with terra cotta or concrete. It also can withstand harsh winters. Guests can attend, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (715) 377-7636.

Help clean up park June 6

The Friends of Hudson Parks are seeking volunteers to help them clean up Hudson Community Built Playground from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 6, at Grandview Park, located south of the middle school on Carmichael Road. Helpers should bring a garden rake and wear old clothes. The group will be sealing the wood, repairing broken items, raking wood chips and removing graffiti. For more information, or to RSVP, call Cathy McDonald at (715) 377-9982.

Lawyers staff free clinic

Members of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association are staffing a free legal clinic the second Monday of every month. The next one is June 8, 6-7:30 p.m., in the Government Center (lower level community room). The purpose of the clinic is to provide general legal information to members of the community. No appointment is necessary. Attorneys will meet with individuals for approximately 10 minutes to provide general information in the following areas of law: employment law, family law, landlord/tenant and small claims, criminal/traffic, estate planning/elder law/probate, real estate, business law, and debtor/creditor. For more information, contact the county clerk of court's office, (715) 386-4630, or Maureen Wegleitner at Bakke Norman law firm, (715) 246-3800.