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RJ Meats’ 28-year secret: Old-fashioned service; quality first
Police Explorers win awards
Construction of Woodland Hill senior campus begins
New golf course plan: More commercial, less residential
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Koski loses in semifinals, will wrestle for place today
Hudson wrestlers take places - Anderson 3rd, Gierke 4th and Koski 5th
Anderson, Gierke to place at state along with Koski
Koski to wrestle in semifinals at state tourney
Raiders roll in playoff opener
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
UWRF Africa Night Feb. 27
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June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
May 29, 2013
New book features day hiking trails
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in...
outdoors / life
May 29, 2013 - 1:13pm
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate. The book is "Sweet Will," published by Prairie Lights after being out of...
columns / life
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia." And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 22, 2013
Departing library board member calls for municipal referendums
The chairman of the Hudson Area Library Board's finance committee made a pitch for increasing tax funding for the library in what he expected to be one his meetings as a board member. Roy Sjoberg presented a draft resolution calling for the governing bodies of the three municipalities...
news / government
April 22, 2013 - 9:56am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 18, 2013
Northwoods trails subject of new book by Bignell
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled "headin' to the cabin." Cabin-goers to Wisconsin's north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region's day hiking trails in the new book. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin...
April 18, 2013 - 9:48am
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars -- they can always find a niche that's unfilled. Such is...
columns / life
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 8, 2013
Writing and reading is a passion of Hudson student
Local author Katelyn Asmus will be featured at the Hudson Area Library on April 13 from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Asmus, a sophomore at Hudson High School, will present a program about the writing and publication of her first book. A reception afterward will include refreshments and a book...
events / life
April 8, 2013 - 8:15am
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It's "The Andalucian Friend," (Crown,...
columns / life
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
March 29, 2013
Friends hold book sale
Friends of the Hudson Library is holding a book sale in the lobby at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First St., April 2-6. Sales times are regular...
March 29, 2013 - 12:52pm
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am