Opinion There is a letter to the editor in this week’s Star-Observer from School Board member Sandy Gehrke, upset about the district’s request that she pay $428.54 for copies of paperwork. Gehrke might be viewed by some as a maverick on the board, but she was the choice of the voters.
Opinion We believe the jurors reached a good decision when they said that while they believed Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, suffers from mental illness, he knew what he was doing when he murdered his three daughters.
Opinion Next Tuesday's spring election has plenty of excitement and will hopefully attract a large number of voters. It is a bit unusual, however, that the municipal contested races are outside the city of Hudson and village of North Hudson.
Mike Huebsch, secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration, stopped by the Hudson Star-Observer offices last week. He’d driven from Wausau during the height of a powerful snowstorm to deliver a message to western Wisconsin residents.
We congratulate Hudson’s own Kitty Rhoades on her recent appointment as secretary of the Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. We support Kitty, not only because she is a Hudsonite, but because she is well qualified for the position.
Opinion This weekend's 24th annual Hot Air Affair brings fun and excitement to Hudson as we head into February and the home stretch of our winter. For the past 24 years the event has been a remarkable effort for the group of volunteers that stage the activities each year.
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau annual Awards Banquet was held at the YMCA Camp St. Croix Tuesday night, Jan. 22. The event is a good reminder of how fortunate Hudson is to have a strong Chamber of Commerce.
Public health advocates in St. Croix County have a reason to celebrate. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released a report showing that fewer Wisconsin kids are smoking than ever before.
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