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January 21, 2015
In the 2014 HAA smooshboarding event, The Hulk (emcee John Knutson) stands with Team Titanic as the winners of the 2014 smooshboard Competition lead by team leader, Melanie Berg on the far right. (Submitted photo)
Smooshboarding calls for brave souls
January 21, 2015 - 4:45pm
January 7, 2015
Instructor Audrey Martin will guide attendees at the Hot Air Affair Canvas Party Painting Classes to create this Barn-n-Balloon painting. (Submitted photo)
Hot Air Affair begins countdown
January 7, 2015 - 2:26pm
December 30, 2014
Village Inn owner Leigh Halverson pours a drink for a customer Saturday, Dec. 27. On New Year’s Eve, Halvorsen planned to use his 11-seat motor home as a shuttle for customers who need help getting home safely. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
Safe-serve policies in place for New Year’s revelers
December 30, 2014 - 5:19pm
December 24, 2014
Mike Finnegan says many of the figures in his lawn are outdated and held together with duct tape. But when the lights come on, they make a beautiful scene. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Homeowners’ light displays add to Hudson’s holiday cheer
December 24, 2014 - 7:00am
December 23, 2014
Santa shares a cheery holiday moment before the Sunday crowd shows up at the gallery, adding a gentle reminder afterward that he does indeed know whether you’ve been naughty or nice. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
Hudson's Santa Claus enjoys his role
December 23, 2014 - 5:24pm
December 2, 2014
Santa Claus arrives in downtown Hudson Friday night for the traditional lighting of the city’s holiday decorations. He was welcomed by a crowd of a few hundred people including many wide-eyed children. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Santa Claus lights up the town
December 2, 2014 - 5:03pm
November 25, 2014
Friday is 'Light Up Night' in Hudson
November 25, 2014 - 5:05pm
November 19, 2014
Et Cetera Kathy Newman of Et Cetera Uncommon Gifts & Home Accessories decorates one of several Christmas trees in the home of Bob and Karen Eno. At right are Karen Eno, holding her granddaughter Stella Flaska, and Cindy Stepan of Et Cetera. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Meg Heaton)
Christmas Tour of Homes is this weekend
November 19, 2014 - 3:56pm
November 12, 2014
Members of Hudson VFW Post 2115 and Otis H. King American Legion Post 50 made up the celebration’s honor guard. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Chuck Nowlen)
Veterans Day ceremony unfazed by winter weather
November 12, 2014 - 3:51pm
October 29, 2014
The costume contest winners in the youngest age group were, from left, Tyler Axel, Hudson (ghostbuster, first-place); Delilah Isaac, Hudson (parrot, tied for second); Rosco Perkins, River Falls (lumberjack, tied for second); Brayden Lunning, New Richmond, (blue monster, tied for third); and Amery Walker, Hudson (nurse, tied for third). (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Hilltop Pumpkin Party: Pre-Halloween fun
October 29, 2014 - 2:38pm
Tracy Frye, left, and her daughter Nichole pose with the children at their Small Frye’s Daycare. It’s a spooky place with Halloween just around the corner. The children, from left, are Tracy’s grandson Zayden, Lucy, Elizabeth, baby Liam and Jack. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Tracy Frye goes all out for Halloween
October 29, 2014 - 1:56pm
October 23, 2014
The 2013 costume contest winners, in the ages 5-7 group, were Evelyn Bakken, Hudson, third place; Carter Nelson, Oak Park Heights, Minn., second; and Hayden Cesena, Hudson, first. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Hilltop Pumpkin Party is Saturday at YMCA Camp St. Croix
October 23, 2014 - 11:22am
October 22, 2014
Rotary Halloween parade is Oct. 31 at Newton Field
October 22, 2014 - 3:21pm
October 10, 2014
Scouts and leaders participated in the recent Music and Art Fest in Lakefront Park. Among those at the event were, front from left, Peter Verdoorn, Oscar Nemitz, Bryce L. Johnson, Carl Tremble, Noah Zinns and Hugh H. Gwin; back, Tony Bredahl, Steve Cox, Jim Gaumitz, Eric Lusardi, Erik Kolb, Zachary Verdoorn, Vance Zinns, Dennis Stoerzinger, Blaine Verdoorn and Craig P. Johnson. In the background is the Lakefront Park statue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts.
Boy Scout Troop 140 marks 85 years
October 10, 2014 - 11:57am
October 1, 2014
Senior Kathryn Draper, center, is crowned 2014 Hudson High School Homecoming Queen by 2013 Princess Marki Thompson during a coronation ceremony before the Raider football team’s game against Eau Claire Memorial Friday night at Newton Field. The 10 queen candidates included Maggie Koehler, left, and Tess Allen, right. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)
Homecoming royalty crowned
October 1, 2014 - 1:15pm
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