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Hudson hands Rice Lake first loss
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Trinity Academy XC starts strong
Raiders set for BRC Golf Tourney
Tennis handed first BRC loss
St. Croix Valley Shrine Club elects officers
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Donis L. Cullum Estate; Case No. 17PR87
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Equal Opportunity Housing Notice
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Proposals- Crossing Trail Head- Well Construction
NOTICE and ORDER of HEARING: 9/21/17, Case No. 17TP24, Terminate Parental Rights
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION: MHC Paradise Landing, LLC
Carol M. Christoph, 74
Manville Quay Kenney, 66
Stephanie M. McSorley, 56
Betty Ann Tynes, 88
Blake Fry: The importance of a business emergency plan
Bill Rubin column: Jugglers wanted
Editorial: No more 'one for the road'
Reiter column: Lizards and salamanders of Wisconsin
Pastoral reflections: No errors in the Bible
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September 9, 2017
Viewpoint: Keeping balance between work and play
Every time I drive down Vine Street I am both impressed by the scope of the high school construction and amazed that school for 2017-2018 started...
September 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
September 3, 2017
Pastoral Reflections: Who are you when no one is looking?
This Pastoral Reflections column is written by Pastor John Lestock of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Clay Dalrymple was a catcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies in the mid 1960s. He had a strong throwing arm and solid defensive skills. Yet one of Clay's most memorable moments...
September 3, 2017 - 7:00am
July 25, 2017
Willow River State Park receives rare opportunity
Thanks to an AmeriCorps Volunteer grant, the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering a full time paid position designed to expand volunteer participation in park activities. The search is on for the right person. Could it be you? Someone you know?
July 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 23, 2017
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
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
October 4, 2012
DAY BY DAY: It's time to downsize the 'bucket list'
When I first heard about the idea of a "bucket list," I figured it would take more like an old-fashioned steamer trunk to fit in all the things I wanted to do before I left all this behind. I mean I haven't really had a very adventurous life and there are things I would have liked...
October 4, 2012 - 8:00am
August 16, 2012
Randy's Ramblings: Hudson City Council has tough decisions to make
Hudson alderpersons are going to earn their $300-a-month salaries in the weeks ahead. Decisions on a handful of issues are coming due that promise to leave one group or another upset. "It's really ugly, folks," Mayor Alan Burchill warned the City Council members near the close of...
August 16, 2012 - 8:00am
September 23, 2011
Opinion - Humility: the nature of being human and community journalism
This is one of those paper bag over my head moments. In this business, we, the journalists, depending on what media we are in, generally do the best we can to cover what amounts to, in community journalism, our neighbors, whether we personally know them or not. Community journalism...
September 23, 2011 - 7:57am
May 21, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Memorial Day was special; technology?
When I was growing up, Memorial Day was always a special day in our household. My dad was a veteran of World War II, having served in Europe. We also had fun on Memorial Day - as a kid, it was an especially glorious day because it generally marked the end of the school year. But...
May 21, 2009 - 1:39am
May 15, 2009
Randy's Ramblings: The mayor is showing green tendencies
I've been pleasantly surprised by Mayor Dean Knudson's commitment to environmental responsibility. The mayor is an avowed conservative, and the most vocal conservatives, paradoxically, haven't shown much interest in conserving nature. Some are openly derisive of environmentalists...
May 15, 2009 - 1:19am
May 8, 2009
Day By Day: Hit me - they're 21
As the deadline for this column quickly approaches I am reminded of one of the few times in my life I did something ahead of a due date - the birth of our children 21 years ago May 5. And as I probably have already said to many of you reading this, it is also one of the last things...
May 8, 2009 - 1:50am
May 1, 2009
Margaret's Musings: Ahhhhhh, springtime!! Can summer be far behind?
As someone self-diagnosed as suffering from SAD, or seasonal affect disorder, I find the arrival of spring and longer daylight hours like being delivered from a truly dark period.
May 1, 2009 - 1:19am
April 24, 2009
Doug's Diggings: More information about Coon's Hill
On Feb 19 I put together a package about Coons Hill.
April 24, 2009 - 1:37am
April 17, 2009
Doug's Diggings: We need technology (high or low) to stop pirates
There are always things going on in the world that amaze me. Often it has to do with unbelievable technology. It amazes me that people can watch me, my home and my movement from some satellite in outer space.
April 17, 2009 - 1:41am
Woodland Trails: Writer reflects on career, outdoors
I never saw it coming, but it's here whether I like it or not - this is my last weekly column for this paper. Many people are losing jobs today - I guess it can happen to a freelance writer too. The problem is, there's still a lot of work to do and I'm not going to be here to do it...
April 17, 2009 - 1:36am