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Hudson Star Observer
Walker among mourners at Rhoades' funeral
Prescott woman dead, Hastings man injured in western Wisconsin motorcycle crash
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
State GOP leaders pleased, Latinos upset about SCOTUS ruling; 'Whad 'ya Know' to keep going online; Feingold endorses Hillary Clinton; 10 more state news stories
Lawmaker proposes triple business liability for gun incidents; study shows teacher pay down since Act 10; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Raiders shine at state track (Photo gallery)
Nelson wins state triple jump title
Andersen employees remove buckthorn from Prospect Park
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
Sniffing out a winner: Regional K-9 trials to be held in Hudson
Annual Rotary car raffle off and running
'Peter Pan' silent film accompanied by pipe organ June 5
Hudson's Kelsey Robertson joining World Race mission trip
arts and entertainment
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: Resolution 2016-04
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 7/13/16 at St. Croix Self Service Storage, North Hudson
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 5/3/16 Board Meeting Minutes
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Kevin Rolland Foster Estate; Case No. 16-PR-42
HUDSON PUBLIC UTILITIES: Notice - Water Meter Replacement Program
Kitty Rhoades, 65
Kathryn Sorensen, 83
Scott G. Wang, age 54
Jerome G. Koosmann, 73
Harvey P. Hoss, 67
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
May 17, 2012
Sun shines on Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days
Perfect weather over the weekend brought a lot of people to downtown Hudson for the festivities marking the 100th anniversary of the Yellowstone...
May 17, 2012 - 1:52pm
March 9, 2012
Where were you in 1940? Help needed to index census
The St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society announced its participation in the 1940 US Census Community Project. The society is encouraging local...
Family / Life
March 9, 2012 - 12:04pm
March 7, 2012
Victims' families protest Dahmer tourism
Bam Marketing and Media draws criticism and protests for its business venture of leading guided tours in the Milwaukee neighborhood from which infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer lured several of his 17 victims. The tours began March 3 in the Walker's Point neighborhood and involved...
March 7, 2012 - 12:22pm
February 10, 2012
Special stories and places of St. Croix River area need to be identified
Residents of Pierce County are invited to a meeting from 9-noon Saturday, March 3, at the River Falls Public Library, to help identify important...
February 10, 2012 - 2:33pm
April 8, 2011
Wisconsin 6th Regiment seeks volunteers
Doug Harmon of Roberts and Donovan Harmon of Hudson are looking for volunteers for the Army. Before anyone gets excited about the request, they...
News / events
April 8, 2011 - 7:50am
October 3, 2010
More history on Bank of Hudson building
(Editor's note: The renovation of the former Bank of Hudson building was featured in the Sept. 9 edition of the Star-Observer. The story chronicled...
October 3, 2010 - 12:05pm
September 11, 2010
Genealogical Society meeting
St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society kicks off its year with the ever popular sharing meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16, when members will share their family history discoveries over the past year. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the River Falls Public Library main floor meeting room....
events / Family
September 11, 2010 - 1:20pm
September 9, 2010
Bank of Hudson relic uncovered
Workers renovating the old Gwin Law Firm building at the southeast corner of Walnut and Second streets in downtown Hudson are blue-collar archeologists...
September 9, 2010 - 12:33pm
September 1, 2010
If you're missing branches on your family tree, UW Archives can help
Kathryn Otto, new archivist at UW-River Falls, is inviting the community to free classes for those interested in learning about the archives,...
September 1, 2010 - 2:22pm
June 5, 2010
Book Report: Cherma captured in poetry
Back in 1920, Edgar Lee Masters, who grew up in a small Midwestern college town wrote a wonderful book of poems about the kind of people who settled his town of Galesburg, Ill. He called it "Spoon River Anthology," after the classical custom of writing messages on tombstones of...
columns / Life
June 5, 2010 - 2:24am
December 11, 2009
Doug's Diggings: Sometimes we forget historic contributions
Sometimes historical facts are forgotten because none of us take the time to bring information forward through the years. That thought popped...
opinion / columns
December 11, 2009 - 7:45am
December 3, 2009
Fallout shelters were the rage in the '50s and '60s
In the 1950s and early 1960s, the buzz word in American homes was "fallout shelter." A fallout shelter was a civil defense initiative intended...
December 3, 2009 - 1:52am
October 23, 2009
I-94 segment observes 50th anniversary
It was 50 years ago when the segment of Interstate 94 between Hudson and Eau Claire opened for traffic. The 1959 event was done amid plenty...
October 23, 2009 - 1:57am
October 7, 2009
Guide to 'Yellowstone Trail' now available
Yellowstone Trail Wisconsin has released the first edition of the free driving guide to this historic auto route. The Yellowstone Trail went through Hudson on its way from "Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound." The free 44-page guide can be picked up at the Economic Development Corp. office...
October 7, 2009 - 4:20pm
October 1, 2009
Willis Miller Day set at Octagon House
The St. Croix County Historical Society has scheduled an open house memorial tribute honoring Willis Harry Miller Sunday, Oct. 11, from 2 to...
October 1, 2009 - 9:14am