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September 25, 2014
The homecoming queen candidates are, front from left, Alison Takkunen, Deena Whitwam, Maggie Koehler, Kitt Drewiske, Tess Allen, Lucy Stiles, Kathryn Draper, Samantha Miller, Aubrey Adam and Kaylie Brand. Their escorts are, back from left, AJ Romanoski, Parker Shefveland, John Uchytill, Quinn Zacharias, Jack Koski, Mike Laraia and Andy Johnson. Not pictured are escorts Lucas Traynor, Jake Schrader and Brian Mackley.
It’s homecoming week at Hudson High School
September 25, 2014 - 1:59pm
September 22, 2014
The 2014 Hudson High School homecoming committee includes, front from left, Ryan McCarthy, Dana Krahenbuhl, Wendy Langer, Maggie Coulson, Yvonne Larsen, Chief Marty Jensen; back, Susie Anderson, Kevin Moore, Josh Halverson and Peg Shoesmaker. (Submitted photo)
It's homecoming week at Hudson High School
September 22, 2014 - 10:08am
Devine Collection featuring Alex Rossi will perform Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 – 4 p.m. The Devine Collection is one of several groups performing during the weekend. (Submitted photo)
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival is this weekend
September 22, 2014 - 9:37am
August 20, 2014
Ashton Hannack, center, holds the winning Kozy Korner team’s spaghetti-eating championship plaque, flanked by teammates Nick and Cale Dahm, Andrew Ohrt and Phil Norell. (Submitted photo)
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
August 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
New Pepper Festival Queen Jordan Loken, second from left, and princesses Julia Pettee, Emma Thole and Hunter Thompson, from left, laugh with joy shortly after receiving their crowns.
2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson
August 20, 2014 - 11:42am
August 17, 2014
The new North Hudson Pepper Fest royalty is introduced to the crowd after receiving their crowns and scepter in the coronation Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17. From left are Princess Julia Pettee, Queen Jordan Loken, Princess Hunter Thompson, Princess Emma Thole and King Ken Merchak. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Jordan Loken crowned Pepper Fest queen; Ken Merchak is king
August 17, 2014 - 8:08pm
August 13, 2014
Hudson Police Department intern Vincent Rudesill yells in pain while demonstrating the effect of being shocked by a Taser. Police Explorer Scout Jordan Kirchoff, left, and Patrol Officer Jeremy Johnson hold onto Rudesill as he received 50,000 volts of current for five seconds. “It’s not just pain compliance. Basically, your muscles seize up,” explained Patrol Officer John Worden, who led the demonstration.
A big 'Night Out' in Lakefront Park
August 13, 2014 - 4:17pm
Chuck and Kathy Roberts look like the good neighbors they have been for the close to 50 years they have lived in North Hudson. The Pepper Fest made it official by naming the couple this year’s North Hudson Good Neighbors. Look for them at the front of the Pepper Fest parade on Saturday. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Meg Heaton)
Everybody knows the Roberts are ‘Good Neighbors’
August 13, 2014 - 3:24pm
August 8, 2014
These are a few of the more than 100 cars that showed up at last year’s Vintage British car show in downtown Hudson. This year's Britfest will take place Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Walnut Street between First and Second streets. (Submitted photo)
British car show is Saturday on Walnut Street
August 8, 2014 - 9:53am
Linda Rose is this year’s Pepper Fest Parade grand marshal. She is a familiar face to many families whose children passed through her classroom over the more than 20 years she spent teaching in the Hudson School District. Now retired, her plans include spending time with her family including granddaughters Kira, 10 months, and Zelli, 5. (Hudson Star-0bserver photo by Meg Heaton)
Teacher Linda Rose is Pepper Fest grand marshal
August 8, 2014 - 9:19am
July 11, 2014
As part of RiverFest, St. Croix TRAILS Coordinator Mark Soulier will lead the Native American TRAILS Youth Dance Troupe in a performance on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at Lakefront Park’s Picnic Point. (Submitted photo)
Native American celebration and concert featured at RiverFest
July 11, 2014 - 9:30am
July 10, 2014
The 2013 and 2014 royal courts pose for a photograph at the conclusion of the pageant. From left are princesses Dani Baierl (2014), Emily Holman (2013), Sarah Lockbaum (2014), Chelsea Bates (2013) and Maria Cote (2014), and Miss Hudsons Bethany Kanderman (2013) and Alex Bourdeau (2014). (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
An Evening of Elegance: Hudson’s new royalty is crowned
July 10, 2014 - 1:10pm
July 3, 2014
Hudson's 2014 royalty are, from left, Miss Hudson Alex Bourdeau and princesses Dani Baierl, Sarah Lockbaum and Maria Cote. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Alex Bourdeau crowned Miss Hudson
July 3, 2014 - 9:42pm
The Hudson High School marching band led the 1980 parade through downtown Hudson. The band director was Terry Negard.
A look back at past Booster Days
July 3, 2014 - 3:43pm
Ken Johnson likes to be involved in the Hudson Boosters and do good things for the youth of the community. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Alexa Hilt)
Ken Johnson is grand marshal of Booster Days 2014
July 3, 2014 - 12:01pm
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