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November 12, 2015
Mary Poppins not only knows how to make an entrance but stages a pretty spectacular exit as well. Taking flight is Chloe Halverson as Mary with the Banks family, Alex Hadlich as Mr. Banks, Heather Skogland as Mrs. Banks and  Silas Heisler and Claire Hockman as Jane and Michael. (Submitted photo)
'Mary Poppins' takes off Friday at Hudson High School
November 12, 2015 - 11:21am
November 9, 2015
The dancing chimney sweeps take control of the stage in just one of the many large scale production numbers in “Mary Poppins,” this year’s Hudson High School Musical opening Nov. 13. Pictured from left are Rex Wagner, Noah Kast, Daniel Volk, Isaac Young, Jack Leines, Jake Searle, Andy Sommerfeld, John Bendt, Elliot Wareham, Vince Kromrey and Harley Lentz. Star Observer photos by Meg Heaton
HHS ‘Mary Poppins’ promises to be practically perfect in every way
November 9, 2015 - 9:08am
November 7, 2015
Singer, songwriter and peace activist Larry Long gives a mini-concert in front of Tony Bol’s house on Fourth Street.
Peace Pole joined to Little Free Library
November 7, 2015 - 11:07am
November 5, 2015
Harvest quilt show is Saturday, Sunday
November 5, 2015 - 9:06am
November 4, 2015
In a scene from “Into the Woods,” are the Baker, played by John Nickolaus-Johnson, Eden Prairie, and his wife, played by Rachel Seely, Woodbury. (Submitted photo)
'Into the Woods' opens Friday at The Phipps
November 4, 2015 - 4:03pm
October 27, 2015
Tina Houareau in her kitchen, which inspired many of the illustrations in her new children’s book, “The Runaway Peanut-Butter Jelly Sandwich.” (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
An author, a young son – and a sandwich that won’t stay put
October 27, 2015 - 4:47pm
‘Into the Woods’ performances begin Nov. 6
October 27, 2015 - 1:54am
October 21, 2015
Teacher and artist Steve Kings does his creative work in the studio that he built at his home of East Cove Road. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
A well-traveled teacher and artist lands in Hudson
October 21, 2015 - 3:17pm
October 16, 2015
La Crosse television journalist and HHS alumnus Ginna Roe recently won a Midwest Regional EMMY award for her three-part story on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala. Submitted photo
HHS grad Ginna Roe wins Emmy award
October 16, 2015 - 10:45am
October 9, 2015
Owner Don Kelley with the downtown-Hudson landscape that was painted by his brother Rick, who used St. Croix River water to lay the river into the work.
Kelley Gallery Art and Frame: A Hudson original for 30 years
October 9, 2015 - 11:31am
Rick Brooks, left, and Todd Bol are the co-founders of the Little Free Library organization. Brooks, a University of Wisconsin outreach program manager, is the chair of the board. Bol is the executive director and a Hudson resident. (Photo by Randy Hanson for Hudson Star-Observer March 18, 2013)
Open house at Little Free Library
October 9, 2015 - 11:21am
October 8, 2015
On an advance visit to Hudson, a member of the Around the Corner production staff was especially taken with the beautiful flower baskets hanging all over downtown Hudson assembled by the Hudson Home and Garden Club. They showed McGivern how it was done. Pictured from left are Judy Shultz, Randee Loss, Betsy Salzman, McGivern, Judy Platz, club president Carol Marnell and Chris Hjelle. Photo by Meg Heaton
Around Hudson with John McGivern
October 8, 2015 - 3:04pm
Comedian Scott Novotny at The Phipps Friday
October 8, 2015 - 2:45pm
October 6, 2015
John Potter and his wife Mary Claire were surrounded by friends and longtime Phipps supporters at a surprise gathering Monday afternoon to honor Potter's 30 years leading The Phipps Center for the Arts. Meg Heaton photos.
Potter marks 30 years leading The Phipps Center
October 6, 2015 - 9:14am
October 5, 2015
In a scene from “Snow White and the Seven Fairy Godmothers are, from left, Vilenity, the evil stepmother (Abby Fry, River Falls), Prince Phillip (Ben Knoke, Hudson), Snow White (Sophia Hawk, Hudson), and Dirk, the henchman (Christopher Harney, Hammond). (Submitted photo)
‘Snow White’ performances begin Oct. 9
October 5, 2015 - 1:44pm