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Area officials brace for Wisconsin recount of Nov. 8 election
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Wisconsin roundup: Ryan says Trump's tweets not a roadblock; Wisconsin milk prices keep dropping for farmers; 11 more state news stories
‘Ongoing conference’ provides young entrepreneurs with room for imagination
Volunteers needed to ring the bell for the Salvation Army
crime and courts
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Midwest hunters are playing an integral role in the management of the excessive snow geese population
Raider football playoff run ends
Raider boys run to sectional title
United Methodist training to be a dementia friendly congregation
Crowning Achievements announces princesses and kings at annual pageant
PHOTOS: Retailers go all out on window decor
Classic Christmas tale finds home on The Phipps stage
Light Up Night brings Santa to Hudson
arts and entertainment
PUBLIC NOTICE: Bass Lake Management Plan Review
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Barbara J. Smrdel Estate; Case No 16PR90
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 10/12/16 Special Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-06 (Library Tax Exemption Request)
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-07 (Adopt 2017 Budget)
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Gerald W. Schlief
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Trump should not pursue Clinton
Letters to the Editor Nov. 23
'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
What we learned from our brothers
Letters to the Editor Nov. 17, 2016
Real Estate Showcase
November 23, 2016
What we learned from our brothers
When I got to the microphone I froze. It was the All Saints service at our church, and people were asked to come forward to light a candle in...
November 23, 2016 - 7:00am
November 9, 2016
Voting still has meaning
This Tuesday will mark the second time I’ve been able to vote in a general presidential election. Though I’m as exhausted as anyone over this election cycle, I’m still genuinely excited to once again cast my ballot for our president. I must admit, I was actually giddy back...
November 9, 2016 - 7:00am
October 26, 2016
He’s finally here
The wait is finally over. Though he gave us a little scare, my nephew Quinten finally joined us on Wednesday, Sept. 28. I didn’t have to wait too long after my last column. He came the day after I wrote it. Though he spent some time at Children’s Hospital, he’s a tough little...
October 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 21, 2016
Citizen’s Police Academy: Tasers, strikes and defense
This week, I joined the Hudson Police Department's Civilian’s Police Academy Class of 2016. I missed the first few classes, which sounded...
October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
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