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August 16, 2017
Tents spread out into the horizon at a refugee camp near Duhok, Iraq, where Tutapona is based. Being close to the camps allows the organization to provide trauma counseling as soon as possible to those who need it. Submitted photo courtesy of Helen Manson.
New Richmond family helping trauma victims in Iraq
August 16, 2017 - 2:52pm
July 18, 2017
The Hudson Interact group worked with Rotary and other volunteers over the course of a collective 16 hours to paint structures like this one in Grandview Park. The service project was an example of the types of service projects the volunteer group does. Photo courtesy Hannah Erickson.
Positive Impact: Volunteer group paints structures in Grandview Park
July 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
May 26, 2017
The Busby brothers of River Falls
May 26, 2017 - 9:40am
March 16, 2017
Jackson Lyman lays with his dog Dallas after he was hit and injured by a car. Dallas is undergoing treatment for his injuries now.
Houlton family standing by man's best friend on road to recovery
March 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 7, 2016
Rebecca Erickson Mingo sits on the bench honoring her late husband John Mingo. She worked to get the bench installed in Lakefront Park, their backyard, as they called it, as a place for friends to gather and remember him. (submitted photo)
John Mingo bench complete
November 7, 2016 - 7:00am
September 17, 2016
Charles Huntley, left, receives the Unsung Hero Award from the Hudson Rotary Club. Huntley was recognized for his work in the community. (submitted photo)
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
September 17, 2016 - 9:30am
September 12, 2016
This photo of the Smith family was taken before Craig Smith was diagnosed with Frontal Temperol Dementia. The family remains close as they navigate a reality none of them saw coming. It is a favorite of his daughter Emily, who is her father’s chief caregiver. From left to right: daughters Caroline Smith and  Emily Smith, son Charlie Smith and his wife Kate, Jennifer Smith  and Craig Smith. (submitted photo)
Dementia makes caregiver out of a daughter
September 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 7, 2016
Rebecca Erickson-Mingo with her late husband John.
Riverfront bench will honor the late John Mingo
September 7, 2016 - 5:56pm
May 28, 2016
Charles McGee of Hudson, center, was recently elected State President of the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Also at the ceremony were, left, Aaron Krebs of Madison (Color Guard Commander and Society Secretary. He is wearing the uniform of George Washington's personal guard) and, right, Lyle McGee (Charles' dad, of River Falls, who serves as Historian for the Stephen Tainter Chapter). Charles Mcgee is known locally as the long-time manager/owner of Dibbos. (Submitted photo)
McGee named SAR state president
May 28, 2016 - 9:34am
May 18, 2016
Mitchell Gill claims his $150,000 Powerball prize. (Wisconsin Lottery photo)
Hudson man wins $150,000 in Powerball drawing
May 18, 2016 - 1:16pm
May 13, 2016
For his Eagle Scout project, Alexander McNamara made an Eagle’s nest lookout on the Natural Playground Trail at the Willow River State Park, which is under development and will have a number of different natural play activities for kids when finished.  Other parts of the trail will include a rope bridge, pioneer fort, gnome homes, and several climbing areas.
Earns Eagle Scout rank
May 13, 2016 - 2:28pm
Bean Team Racing members Aubrey Aldy, Justin Ruzicka, Jake Burbach and Luke Burbach will compete in the Race Across America in June. Each rider will cover about 800 miles in the cross-country continuous bicycle race. (Submitted photo)
Hudson brothers will race in cross-country cycling competition
May 13, 2016 - 12:38pm
April 15, 2016
Phipps offers yoga for youngsters
April 15, 2016 - 1:54pm
March 16, 2016
Maggie Kinney Hall, second from left, with her mother Peggy Kinney, far left; Maggie's aunt, Mary Ann Kinney Pattison, second from right; and cousin Bob Pattison at Badlands Sno-Park last week.  Behind them in the background is the house where the local Ku Klux Klan regularly harrassed the Kinney family in the late 1920s. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
A St. Patrick's Day reminder: Hudson's Ku Klux Klan hysteria
March 16, 2016 - 3:25pm
March 5, 2016
Rebecca Pfab and Shawn Allison of Baldwin with their daughter, Jillian Marie, born on Feb. 29, 2016.
Leap Year baby
March 5, 2016 - 8:37am