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Hospital receives top honors from Practice Greenhealth
UW junior college chancellor survives 'no confidence' vote; experts differ on 20-week abortion rule impact; 10 more Wisconsin stories
UPDATE: Birchwood area man killed parents, set fire then killed self; JFC-approved budget would allow many more charter schools; more state stories
Finance Committee OKs $8 million for Willow River dam
Charges filed in New Richmond escape case
crime and courts
Fishing derby is June 6
Bilse earns D1 soccer scholarship
Golfers tee up a BRC title
Raider boys repeat as BRC track champs
Raider soccer team posts 3-0 week in the BRC
Berg Memorial run raises funds for Operation HELP
Survivors and caregivers are the stars at annual dinner
Summer theater, magic camps offered
Rising demand for shelter at Grace Place, donations needed
Cry Over Spilled Milk: artists and mothers make it work
arts and entertainment
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 4-15 (Amend Comp. Plan & Zoning Map)
TOWN OF ST. JOSEPH: 2015-16 Liquor License Applications
CITY OF HUDSON: Resolution 2-15 (Vacate Street)
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - 2015 Street Improvements
PROBATE ORDER: Claudia A. McKetar Estate; Case No. 15PR49
Robin Webster Beaton
Jeannette Worrell, 71
Paul Henrich, 82
Jeannette Worrell, 71
David A. Bohatta, 65
Doug's Diggings: Graduation flashback!
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2015
Poetic lines 300 years old still resonate
Randy's Ramblings: County voters spoke – again and again and again
Our View: Memorial Day: Take time to honor veteran
Get Out! Deals
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 19, 2013
Finding meaning in a family tragedy: Mother talks about daughter's suicide
It is difficult to imagine what life has been like for Melissa Costello these past eight months since she found her beautiful 18-year-old daughter dead from suicide in their Grandview Drive home. But she thinks talking about it might just save another family from the unimaginable. Jordan...
health / family / life
April 19, 2013 - 10:01am
April 18, 2013
Northwoods trails subject of new book by Bignell
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled "headin' to the cabin." Cabin-goers to Wisconsin's north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region's day hiking trails in the new book. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin...
April 18, 2013 - 9:48am
River association hosts author William Souder
The St. Croix River Association will hold its annual Spring Gathering on May 14. Guest speaker will be local distinguished author, William Souder,...
outdoors / life
April 18, 2013 - 9:24am
County Earth Day event set Sunday in Hudson
The St. Croix Community Development Department has joined with YMCA Camp St. Croix to host the ninth annual Earth Day event, "Soils: Dig It!" The event is Sunday, April 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson. A "tunnel" will entice kids to pretend they are earth...
April 18, 2013 - 9:18am
April 17, 2013
Art studios open for visits April 27
A nonprofit organization, Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage, is sponsoring a day for citizens to visit five local art studios within the St....
April 17, 2013 - 10:55am
April 16, 2013
Heartstring Quilters host sew-in
Heartstrings quilting group met and completed many quilts at a sew-in held April 13 at the Warren Town Hall (just outside Roberts). There were...
health / life
April 16, 2013 - 5:52am
April 15, 2013
Fair seeks 'battle' bands, deadline June 15
Organizers are seeking participants in the St. Croix County Fair's Battle of the Bands. The Battle is Friday evening, July 19, at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City. Bands will have 20-30 minutes to set-up, perform, and take down. Time slots will be determined by the...
April 15, 2013 - 10:21am
April 12, 2013
Lost Shakespearian play can be discovered at UWRF
At 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences presents "The Tragedy of Arthur," the story by Arthur Phillips about William Shakespeare's lost play on King Arthur. The author, Phillips, will be present. A brief scene from the play will be enacted, possibly...
April 12, 2013 - 8:08am
April 11, 2013
A new Hudson church geared to busy families is forming
A new church in Hudson will meet at a good time for busy young families -- and intends to satisfy their spiritual needs as well. Hillcity Church...
religion / life
April 11, 2013 - 3:45pm
Swedish immigrant was determined to serve his new country in WWI
Eric G. Nelson is remembered as a true patriot by his son, George "Gus" Nelson of Hudson. Eric was born in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1898 and came...
family / life
April 11, 2013 - 3:10pm
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars -- they can always find a niche that's unfilled. Such is...
columns / life
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
1968 HHS class officers enjoy golf and planning reunion for 2014
This picture was taken April 3 at Chaparral Pines Golf Course in Payson, Ariz., showing the 1968 Hudson High School Junior Class President Bruce Utterback (HHS '69), left, and 1968 Senior Class President Jimmy Olson (HHS '68) at the Inaugural Hudson High School '68-'69 Spring Arizona...
events / life
April 11, 2013 - 1:36pm
Pop art theme of Willow River show April 19
The ninth annual Willow River Music and Art Show will be held Friday, April 19, from 5-9 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Willow River Parent...
April 11, 2013 - 10:08am
April 8, 2013
Writing and reading is a passion of Hudson student
Local author Katelyn Asmus will be featured at the Hudson Area Library on April 13 from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Asmus, a sophomore at Hudson High School, will present a program about the writing and publication of her first book. A reception afterward will include refreshments and a book...
events / life
April 8, 2013 - 8:15am