Skip to main content
Hudson Star Observer
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)
Gerald W. Schlief
Arnold R. Bertelsen Jr., 88
Helen T. Faust, 83
Mark J. Williams, 47
MaryAnn (Kinney) Pattison, 92
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
Bartender free of citations after drunken teacher kills herself and another motorist
Citations will not be issued against a bartender who served a West Bend school teacher for five hours, before she killed herself and another motorist in a crash last month. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Rachael Olson was with at least six other teachers from her middle school,...
October 6, 2009 - 9:00am
February 13, 2009
Eau Claire jury to decide fate of Green Bay woman in drunken-driving death
A jury from Eau Claire County will decide the fate of a Green Bay area woman accused of drag racing while drunk and killing two teens in a crash. Monique Geske, 46, of Ledgeview is scheduled to go on trial March 16. And the judge in the case agreed to bring in a jury from outside...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Area lawmaker decides to fight drunken driving, possession charges
A judge has ordered Rep. Jeff Wood, I-Bloomer, not to sell the car in which he was allegedly driving drunk last December. The lawmaker must...
February 5, 2009 - 9:00am
January 27, 2009
Dems unveil plans to fight drunken driving
Majority Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate have unveiled their own plan to fight drunken driving. A felony charge would be filed on a person's third offense if it's within five years of the second. Otherwise, the felony rap wouldn't kick in until the fourth arrest. Two- and...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Lawmaker charged with third OWI
Rep. Jeff Wood was charged Tuesday with his third drunken-driving offense in his Dec. 12 arrest near Portage. The independent from Bloomer...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
New report indicates lawmaker had two previous OWIs
Rep. Jeff Wood's drunken driving arrest was widely reported to be his first, but the independent from Bloomer admits being caught before and...
December 17, 2008 - 9:00am
December 16, 2008
Western Wisconsin lawmaker won't step down after OWI and drug arrest
The Wisconsin State Patrol said Rep. Jeff Wood had a blood alcohol level of 0.15, almost twice the legal limit, when he was arrested for drunken...
December 16, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
De Pere man gets prison for picking up kids while drunk
A De Pere man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for being drunk while picking up his kids at a child care center. Prosecutors said Todd Hansford had a blood alcohol level of 0.25, more than three times the legal limit, when he arrived at a center in Ledgeview to pick up his...
November 6, 2008 - 9:00am
October 24, 2008
Doyle wants roadside checkpoints for drunken drivers
For the first time, Gov. Jim Doyle has asked legislators to consider roadside police checkpoints, to catch drunken drivers. His comments came a day after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's five-day series on the costs and effects of alcohol abuse. It was the second such newspaper focus...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 20, 2008
State law on repeat drunken driving not working well says report
Those with five drunken driving convictions in Wisconsin are supposed to go to prison. But most don't - not in the state's largest county, at least. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that only 43 percent of the 161 Milwaukee County residents convicted of five-time OWI from...
October 20, 2008 - 9:00am
September 24, 2008
Waupaca woman arrested twice in 10 hours for drunken driving
A Waupaca woman who was arrested twice in 10 hours for drunken driving appears to be headed to prison. Candice McConkey, 42, struck a plea deal Tuesday. She pleaded no contest to her fifth and sixth OWI offenses. Charges of driving after revocation and bail jumping were dropped...
September 24, 2008 - 9:00am
May 23, 2008
Appeals court reinstates drunken driving conviction against northwest Wisconsin man
A state appeals court has reinstated a drunken driving conviction against a northwest Wisconsin man who convinced a judge to dismiss it so he could work in Canada. Shawn Bowman, 33, of Weyerhaeuser worked on a Great Lakes cargo ship when he asked former Barron County Circuit Judge...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am