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STORAGE SALE NOTICE: August 26, 2017 at Carefree Self-Storage, Hudson, WI
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February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about...
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
St. Croix County District Attorney argues for 'meaningful' gun restrictions
Guest column by St. Croix County District Attorney Eric Johnson It's time. It's time to enact and support meaningful and effective gun control and registration. It's time to recognize that the free-for-all in guns has contributed to the violence in our society. It's time to realize...
February 25, 2013 - 7:36am
February 22, 2013
Day By Day: Surprises come in all shapes and sizes
When I look back I don't think I have had a particularly surprising life. On the contrary, I generally I feel like my aversion to risk-taking and fear of failure have resulted in a pretty pedestrian existence. That sounds bad. I'm a pretty content person and happy and grateful...
February 22, 2013 - 6:31am
February 21, 2013
Book Report: Court documents reveal historical truths
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays...
February 21, 2013 - 9:44am
February 14, 2013
Book Review: Diary entries sum up tales of rich and famous
"October 27, 1940, Sunday -- Went to chapel all day as usual. Our big meeting next Sunday. Gwilym Rees will be preaching. "October 29, 1940,...
February 14, 2013 - 12:23pm
February 1, 2013
Book Report: Going back keeps stories going
Sometimes an author doesn't realize he's got a good thing going and plunges on ahead when he might well have done better had he looked back. Popular...
February 1, 2013 - 8:44am
January 31, 2013
RANDY'S RAMBLINGS: Worthy winners selected for Chamber awards
I came away from last week's Awards Banquet of the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau with good feelings about the Hudson business community and the Chamber's choice of honorees. I'm not the most sociable creature and approach such events with some trepidation. But it was unfounded...
January 31, 2013 - 3:14pm
January 25, 2013
Day By Day: Inauguration week is a good time to start making changes
"To bring about the beginning of..." That's the definition of inaugurate according to the dictionary and I'm ready to inaugurate a few things myself. First up, I'm ready to think, well at least hope, that maybe Congress can learn to live with short-term higher debt in order...
January 25, 2013 - 11:31am
January 23, 2013
Book Report: The rise and fall of empires
I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand, Half sunk,...
January 23, 2013 - 2:49pm
Superintendent Views: On-going planning for short,long-term growth
Determining a long-term secondary space for learning solution continues to be a top priority for the Board of Education. Short-term plans have...
January 23, 2013 - 2:33pm
January 21, 2013
MARGARET'S MUSINGS: Guns, guns and more guns
My experience with guns is limited to say the least. As a child I know my dad had an old rifle tucked in the back of his closet. I never saw him shoot it and I had no idea then or now where the ammunition was or even if there was any in the house. Yet, even at a young age, that firearm...
January 21, 2013 - 11:23am
January 17, 2013
Confessions and pointers of a luxury hotel employee
Heads up! We've got a book about heads this week, "Heads in Beds," by Jacob Tomsky (Doubleday, $25.95). But first a brief dissertation on what...
January 17, 2013 - 8:04am
Hudson School District: High-schoolers build hope
It's time to share stories about teenagers today in order to give readers a positive picture of what Hudson High School staff members frequently...
January 17, 2013 - 8:00am
January 11, 2013
Book Report: Railway images take me down the tracks
I often receive books that make me think of old friends and relatives no longer here to enjoy them. Whenever I receive a book by Jerry Apps,...
January 11, 2013 - 9:04am
January 9, 2013
RANDY'S RAMBLINGS: Hudson firefighters deserve the community's gratitude
On New Year's Eve morning, Jim Frye and his wife, Lori, were planning to get out of town early to pay their son Daniel a visit in Rice Lake. Instead, the chief of the Hudson Fire Department spent the next few hours directing the response to a fire in a townhouse building on Hunter...
January 9, 2013 - 4:45pm