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January 15, 2014
The relabeling has begun at the National Nut Company, which Dave Knoke, left, purchased in late December. To the right is Tom Hackworthy, plant manager. (Submitted photo)
Knoke's Chocolates buys National Nut Company
January 15, 2014 - 2:47pm
January 2, 2014
Bob Smith’s Sports Club at the corner of Locust and Second streets will have a new name when it reopens in a couple of months. The establishment is undergoing a complete renovation and will be known as Smilin’ Moose Lodge Bar & Grill. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)
Sports Club getting complete makeover and new name
January 2, 2014 - 1:09pm
Bridget Kelly and Shane Pruitt took ownership of the Shady Grove Restaurant on Hwy. 65 between Ellsworth and Beldenville this fall. The couple has extensive experience in the food service industry and both are Hudson natives, graduating in the same Hudson High School Class of 1986. (Star-Observer photo by Bill Kirk)
Hudson natives take over Shady Grove Restaurant near Ellsworth
January 2, 2014 - 12:55pm
December 12, 2013
Showing off some of the holiday treats are, from left, Helene Jensen, Mary Blanchard and The Rev. Guy Usher. Children over age 12 are welcome and a nursery will be available for the little ones. The church is located at 502 County UU, east of Hudson. (Submitted photo)
Cookie walk is Saturday
December 12, 2013 - 10:26am
November 26, 2013
Nick Meurett is the new executive chef at the Mama Maria’s Italian Restaurant. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Margaret A. Ontl)
New Chef takes over at Mama Maria's
November 26, 2013 - 10:52am
November 20, 2013
Among the chefs at the meeting were, from left, Quinton Hammond (San Pedro Café), Susie Halverson (San Pedro Café), John Bender (Stone Tap), Russell Busch (Winzerstube), Nate Johnson (The Nova), Nate Utsch (Pier 500) and Aaron Nerby (Barkers). Not pictured, representatives from Urban Olive and Vine and The Postmark Grill.
Downtown Hudson restaurants offer dessert promotion
November 20, 2013 - 3:11pm
November 18, 2013
The photos that appeared on’s iReport show Keith Trotter at his top weight, left, and working to take it off. (Submitted photos)
Keith Trotter’s weight-loss story inspires people around the world
November 18, 2013 - 8:58am
November 14, 2013
Barker's owner Pete Foster prides himself on his restaurant's high standards for food quality, customer service and cleanliness.
Barker's Bar & Grill: Popular Hudson eatery says cheers to 25 years
November 14, 2013 - 2:29pm
October 24, 2013
Hudson Senior Center board members want more area seniors to use the center and participate in activities there. From left are Bonnie Richert, Dean Larson, Bonnie Federation, Holly Duerre (standing), Carol McConaughy, program manager Kathy Sveiven (standing), Brandt Worrell, Jerry Adams (standing) and Mayor Alan Burchill. Not pictured are board members Gerald Hoel and Gay Willliamson. (Hudson Stat-Observer photos by Meg Heaton)
Hudson Senior Center offers meals, social groups, shopping and more
October 24, 2013 - 11:05am
The crew working in the bake shop Friday morning included, front from left, Cole Ober, Gloria Johnson, Norma Newberg, bake sale co-chairs Carol McConaughey and Janet Johnson, Connie Fisk, Holly Orf, Ceanne Hustad, Pat Cameron; back, Floy Dahl, DeeAnn Swaverly, Diane Carter, Jake Marvin, Judy Rodgers and Afton Eisch. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)
Bethel Lutheran hosts annual Scandinavian Food Festival
October 24, 2013 - 10:45am
Hudson writer Brenda Bredahl has quite a collection of memorabilia from some of her favorite supper clubs in the area. She will be talking about this unique dining experience at “Supper Clubs of Wisconsin,” Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hudson Brewing Company, 1510 Swasey St.  (Submitted photo)
Hudson writer talks fine dining in Wisconsin
October 24, 2013 - 10:11am
October 16, 2013
Proposed chicken ordinance advances to City Council
October 16, 2013 - 5:01pm
September 18, 2013
Big Time Barbeque Buddies were the first-place winners at the Hudson Lions Club Rib Fest in Burkhardt on Sunday, Sept. 15. The team members are, from left Brett Gresmer (holding Simon Nielsen), Greg Nielsen (with daughter Mabel) and Ted Swanson. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Meg Heaton)
Big Time Barbeque Buddies win Lions Club Rib Fest at Burkhardt
September 18, 2013 - 2:31pm
September 12, 2013
Martha Stewart, center, proves she doesn't take herself to seriously in posing for a photo Wednesday, Sept. 11, with employees at Knoke's Chocolates in Hudson. She's wearing candy wax lips and fangs. The Knoke's employees, from left, are Tori Boomsma, Erin Nelson, Nou Vang and Kelsey Robertson. (Submitted photo)
Martha comes to town
September 12, 2013 - 5:35pm
September 11, 2013
Luke Nirmaier of Brady's Brewhouse in New Richmond hands a sample to a festival goer. Brady's refreshing Sunny Golden Wheat was the beer of choice for many on the hot Saturday afternoon at the Somerset Ampitheater during the Border Battle Beer Fest. (Photo by Micheal Foley)
PHOTOS: Border Battle Beer Fest
September 11, 2013 - 1:53pm