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November 11, 2015
Roger Jewitt, who was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Medical Battalion of the Army’s 96th Infantry Division in the Pacific during World War II, displays the Quilt of Valor he received earlier this year at Fort Snelling. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Chuck Nowlen)
Blanketed in honor: World War II vets receive 'Quilts of Valor'
November 11, 2015 - 1:15pm
October 30, 2015
St. Croix Paranormal investigators Teresa Christensen, left, and Kate Rossow at the Old Hudson Courthouse on Third Street, built in 1900. No paranormal activity at the courthouse has been reported to the group, but Christensen and Rossow say historical buildings are often the site of what some believe are hauntings. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
St. Croix Paranormal chases Hudson’s otherworldly touch
October 30, 2015 - 2:53pm
October 20, 2015
Shelby Hohneke.
Crowned Miss Wisconsin Preteen
October 20, 2015 - 10:28am
October 15, 2015
'Howl-loween Bash' for St. Croix Animal Friends is Saturday
October 15, 2015 - 11:58am
September 30, 2015
Sydney Malanaphy spins hula hoops to the music of The Barley Jacks Saturday afternoon during the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival in Lakefront Park. The two-day festival attracted an estimated 14,000, according to the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Art Fest draws more than 14,000
September 30, 2015 - 12:10pm
September 23, 2015
Hudson High School’s 2015 Homecoming royalty, from left, first princess Madison Wisse, queen Tasha Clark, and second princess Amira Tobasi, are all smiles after being receiving their crowns during the homecoming coronation ceremony in a light but steady rain before the annual homecoming football game Friday evening at Newton Field. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)
Homecoming royalty crowned
September 23, 2015 - 2:48pm
September 17, 2015
A military color guard, followed by the Hudson Marching Band, lead Hudson High School's 2015 homecoming parade down Second Street, Wednesday, Sept. 16. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Raiders show their school spirit in homecoming parade
September 17, 2015 - 5:01pm
September 16, 2015
The Hudson High School homecoming candidates and their escorts are, from left, Kara Gabrielson and Matt Sparstad, Valerie Ebertz and Will Richards, Claire Alberg and Payton Spencer, Molly Malecha and Charlie Richards, Tasha Clark and  Dan Klundt, Madison Wisse and Carter Schuett, Brielle Bjork and Erik Peterson, Matia Zins and Jon Krier, Amira Tobasi and Dayton Diemel and Renee Dau and Zander Motu. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Meg Heaton)
Homecoming queen to be crowned Friday
September 16, 2015 - 11:41am
September 10, 2015
Among those students planning HHS Homecoming are from left junior and senior class officers Eleanor Korum, Erica Monical, Ellie Draper, Kate Knott and Ethan Lo. Not pictured is Jacob Duerst.
It's homecoming week at Hudson High School
September 10, 2015 - 11:10am
August 19, 2015
Making their final appearance as the 2015 Pepper Fest Royalty were, from left, 2015 Pepper Fest princesses Emma Thole, Hunter Thompson, Queen Jordan Loken, Princess Julia Pettee and King Ken Merchak. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Meg Heaton)
Pepper Fest parade is all about pride
August 19, 2015 - 5:13pm
Sam Plahn, of the Guv’s spaghetti-eating team, cleans her plate late Saturday afternoon while Pepper Fest Princess Hunter Thompson and another, unidentified teammate cheer her on. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Chuck Nowlen)
Kozy Korner, Mudds 'N Sudds top Pepper Fest eating contests
August 19, 2015 - 4:42pm
The Daybreak Rotary Car Raffle winners were, from left, Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club President Tim Heckman; Diane Olson of Hudson, winner of the 2015 Red Mustang or $15,000 cash; Jacob Gillingham of North Hudson, winner of the $1,000 second prize; and Daybreak Car Raffle Manager Chris Wood.
Diane Olson wins the Rotary car raffle
August 19, 2015 - 2:38pm
Cathy Diaz receives a handshake and $1,000 check from First American Bank President/CEO John Malmberg. Diaz found the prize in the first Pepper Fest Medallion Hunt sponsored by the local bank. She brought a service dog in training, Rugby, along to the check presentation at the beginning of the royalty coronation Sunday afternoon. Also representing the bank were Deborah Smith, vice president of retail banking, and Dawn Marquart, community relations.
Cathy Diaz makes quick work of Pepper Fest Medallion Hunt
August 19, 2015 - 2:08pm
2016 Pepper Fest King Greg Dornfeld makes his entrance, escorted by his dancing daughters Kayla, left, and Jessica, right. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
2016 Pepper Fest royalty crowned
August 19, 2015 - 1:32pm
August 17, 2015
The North Hudson Pepper Fest royal court for 2016 includes, from left, princesses Arianna Sbraccia and Hannah Johnson, Queen Hannah Erickson, Princess Olivia Koehler and King Greg Dornfeld. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
New Pepper Fest royalty crowned
August 17, 2015 - 8:20am