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Late start, snow plowing event in Hudson
Charges: About 275 pounds of pot turned up in rural Baldwin
St Croix County Farm Bureau offers scholarships to county students
Wisconsin roundup: Assembly passes tax package that includes rebate measure; more state news stories
Child porn charges filed against 3 more in St. Croix County
crime and courts
Raider swimmers end year at state
WIAA Hockey: Raider boys, girls reach sectional finals
Four wrestlers head to state
Raiders repeat BRC champs
Outdoor Happenings: Crows
Hudson native continues 75 years of Navy Seabee tradition
Coloring contest winners get prizes from Hudson Fire Department
Christmas Tour of Homes is puttin' on the glitz
PHOTOS: Hudson Rotary hosts annual Halloween parade
Pastoral viewpoint: The grace to let others help us
arts and entertainment
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/8/18 Board Meeting Minutes
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/18 Hearing - Amend Ch. 255, Zoning
FORECLOSURE: First Bank Baldwin v. David J. Olson, et al.; Case No. 16-CV-309
SUMMONS: Deutsche Bank v. Amy M. Nasers, et al.; Case 18-CV-32
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Robert R. Harshman Estate; Case No. 16-PR-81
Escape Salon offers space rentals in Hudson
Hudson Physicians is pleased to welcome Amy Antonich, Family Nurse Practitioner
Hudson diners: Want to eat in an igloo?
Family Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Koubsky
Randleman of Catalyst Receives PTA Recognition
Place a Business Announcement
John E. Goetze
Michael D. Bierbrauer
Henry J. "Bud" Lentz
Jean M. Harnish
Vernon and Lucille Kelly
Supporting Denny McNamara
VOTE JAN 16TH
Vote for Patty Schachtner
Letter to the Editor
Views from the Right column: How have we come to this?
Library column: Teen art at the library
Editorial: Public notices are printed publicly for good reasons
Viewpoint: Removing wetland protections needs serious deliberation
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Viewpoint: Hope that does not fade away
Romans 15:13 "Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." The God of hope wants us to abound in hope. True hope is a gift from God from the Holy Spirit, and it is connected to our faith.
May 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 19, 2017
Harsdorf Column: Building drug abuse prevention alternatives
Drug addiction and abuse is a plague on communities. In northwest Wisconsin, we have seen meth ravage our communities and destroy far too many...
May 19, 2017 - 11:18am
April 5, 2017
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week — strength, resilience, justice
ViewpointEvery year, millions of innocent people become victims of crime. They deserve our understanding, compassion and respect. The St. Croix County District Attorney’s Office, Victim/Witness Assistance Program is observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8. This...
April 5, 2017 - 7:00am
March 29, 2017
Mining can help America make things again
ViewpointIn 1998, Wisconsin enacted a mining moratorium. The law requires a company applying for a mining permit to prove that a similar mine has operated for 10 years and been closed for 10 years without the pollution of groundwater or surface water. The mine could be located anywhere...
March 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 15, 2017
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Second Thoughts“If you choke on that, you’d better hope someone here knows the Heimlich, because I’m not saving you,” I warned my grandson. I was spending the week with 8-year-old William while his parents were on vacation, and the treat I had promised was supper at McDonald's...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 3, 2017
It’s time for Tuesday to be just another day
I am retiring this week and after 27 years, Tuesday is about to become just another day of the week. That’s deadline day at the Star Observer and, as a terminal procrastinator, it has always been a busy one for me. For folks from the HSO, Tuesday is our Friday and we scheduled our...
March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 1, 2017
Farewell to a friend
My first real introduction to Hudson came in the form of Meg Heaton. Though I'd spent time in this town before I joined the paper back in July, I got fully acquainted my first week when Meg took me on the official, unofficial tour.
March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 14, 2017
Getting the hang of retirement will take time
As the day of my retirement is approaching fast, I am beginning to realize that as big events in life go, it is right up there with getting married, my extreme youth at the time explains that one, having babies, remember two at a time, and living to see “he who shall not be named”...
February 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 2, 2017
We're not the type to keep quiet
"A reminder that the president's top aide just told the New York Times that the press should keep its mouth shut...no." With a shake of his head and a single word, CNN's Jake Tapper summed it up nicely. Keeping its mouth shut is the exact opposite of the media's purpose. I could leave...
February 2, 2017 - 4:33pm
February 1, 2017
Retirement in a world of 'alternate facts'
I used to tell some whoppers when I was a kid and don't really know why. My mom was a champion at it so I think I got it from her.
February 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 25, 2017
Notes from the dockside: really cold
“Your car didn’t want to start,” Doug said to me. “It groaned and moaned a whole lot before it finally kicked over.” Looking outside the window of the farm house, I couldn’t see much since most of the window was covered in frost. It was dark and the car was surrounded...
January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 4, 2017
In the Front Row
My friend Vinny from Bayonne called me last week. "Hey Bobby! Didj-a hear da Big Apple is closin?" No! The Big Apple Sports Palace? In Bayonne? The place that for over 40 years has served, hands-down, the best thin crust pizza in the world? The one last meaningful reason I have left...
January 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 2, 2017
What is your source of news?
My five year old grandson recently informed his parents that actually Santa is a boy and Santa Claus is a girl. My daughter was tempted to correct...
January 2, 2017 - 7:00am
December 25, 2016
The most wonderful time of the year
When asked about my favorite time of the year, my immediate answer is always summer. No hesitation. I love the sun. My skin gets tan, the breeze blows warmth through my hair, and I get to drive with my windows down. My least favorite is winter. No question. I hate the cold. My skin...
December 25, 2016 - 10:00am
December 6, 2016
A lot to be thankful for this year
The turkey was undercooked, the marshmallows melted in the yams, the apple pie didn’t crumble and it was the perfect Thanksgiving. My little nephew, Quinten, was there for his very first Thanksgiving, decked out in a festive outfit. The turkey-themed clothing lasted a few hours...
December 6, 2016 - 1:00pm