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ST. CROIX COUNTY: 4/6/17 Public Hearing re: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/13/17 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF TROY: 4/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Elevator Cab, Fixtures, Doors, etc.
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October 19, 2016
I think that I shall never see ...
… a presidential campaign like this one. I could go on, but it’s just too much. Instead I want to echo poet Joyce Kilmer’s sentiment about the loveliness of trees and how fortunate we are in Hudson to have people who agree with him. While crap was flying all over the airwaves...
October 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
October 12, 2016
Conservative media has dramatically changed the political game and it has helped Donald Trump, according to Milwaukee talk-show host Charlie Sykes. “We’ve basically eliminated any of the referees or gatekeepers. There’s nobody,” said Sykes, perhaps the most popular conservative...
October 12, 2016 - 8:00am
October 2, 2016
And we’re still waiting
Well I was hoping to fill this column space with long-winded gushing on my new nephew, but as of my procrastinated writing Tuesday, he is still not here. He was due last Thursday, Sept. 22, and I was convinced he was going to come early. Apparently I shouldn’t buy any lottery tickets...
October 2, 2016 - 10:13am
September 27, 2016
2016 is a good year to be a woman in the USA
Ah heck, let’s be honest. Any year is a good year to be a woman. I have been thinking about this lately for a lot of reasons. First up — we don’t have to claim Donald Trump as one of us. Regardless of how I feel about him politically, I find him rude, crude and unbelievably...
September 27, 2016 - 7:30am
September 15, 2016
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
This week’s Hudson Star-Observer is being distributed communitywide. It’s a chance for all of Hudson to get a taste of the paper, so this is as good a time as any to make a brief introduction. Consider this the dime tour. Page 1 features contributions from our entire news staff....
September 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 25, 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
It's time for me to ramble along. To quote Ernest Hemingway, it happened two ways. “Gradually, then suddenly.” I've written for the Hudson Star-Observer since the day after Labor Day 1997. A lot has happened in that time. Truthfully, it doesn't feel like the years passed gradually....
May 25, 2016 - 2:22pm
May 14, 2016
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
I think by now that anyone who reads this column knows how I feel about change. ...I don’t like it, not usually anyway. While I have been thinking about my own retirement in about a year, I hadn’t given much thought to the fact that my friends and colleagues around my age might...
May 14, 2016 - 9:50am
May 5, 2016
Woe to the man who doesn't call mom on Mother's Day
Seriously, I know about a dozen guys who won't call their moms this Sunday. Not only that, some of them seem to wear it on their sleeves. A Mother's Day Facebook post, for example, from one such dude a few years ago: "No, I am not calling my mom today. She knows how much I love her...
May 5, 2016 - 2:08pm
April 29, 2016
Doug's Diggings: My counterfeit 'Rolex' watch
I might be getting up there in years, but I'm still a bit naive on some subjects. One of those is counterfeiting. Growing up, when anybody talked about counterfeiting, I assumed they were talking about the guy printing $20 bills in the basement of his home. I seldom get sucked into...
April 29, 2016 - 1:14pm
April 23, 2016
Day By Day: Traveling is a little trickier than it used to be
Despite my penchant for vacation disasters, our recent trip to Boston to see our son and his wife and dogsit the precious Penny, their 10-year-old Old English bulldog, went pretty well. Of course, we did have our rental car towed and weathered some gale force winds on Cape Cod, but...
April 23, 2016 - 11:09am
April 16, 2016
Doug's Diggings: Some post-election thoughts
The April 5 election is over and everyone is probably breathing a sigh of relief -- I know I am! There are people happy with the results and people who are unhappy. I am always intrigued with the April elections because they determine who will hold office in our own city, village,...
April 16, 2016 - 8:07am
April 10, 2016
Get me the manager! A post mortem on elections
As I write this on Election Day morning, I have absolutely no idea how Hudson's school referendum will shake out. Will all three referendum questions pass? Will just one pass? Two out of three? Or will they all fail? I do know this, though, 15 hours or so before all the ballots are...
April 10, 2016 - 8:13am
April 2, 2016
Open Mike: International campfire memories rekindled
It’s funny how small the world can get some days. That occurred to me after bombs went off in Brussels. Mind you, I’ve never been to Belgium. Not even close. Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if some guys I encountered a couple years ago might have been victim to the horror. A...
April 2, 2016 - 11:27am
March 26, 2016
Doug's Diggings: A look at Disney with grandkids
The bad news, this is the first time in close to 20 years that I didn’t get to Florida for spring training. The good news -- I did get to Florida, but instead of Fort Myers, my wife and I went with my oldest son Donovan and his wife Michele and two children (Connor and John) to...
March 26, 2016 - 3:03pm
March 18, 2016
The Campbell Scoop: It’s your government and it’s your right to know
You have the right to know. Much like your right to speak freely without fear of government intervention, or your right to worship whatever deity you choose, or for the more sordid of us, your right to face due process in legal battles and have a jury decide your fate, you have the...
March 18, 2016 - 3:20pm