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Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Croix Gear Machining expanding
Hampton opens doors in Hudson
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raiders rally to top Arrowhead
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
Carpenter Art Festival returns Aug. 27
Dancing with the Hudson Stars is back again
Hudson Siblings to serve abroad in mission program
WATCH: Looking back at the 2016 St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
arts and entertainment
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Request For Bids- Glen Hill s Park Restroom Facility
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/13/16 Annual Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON: 7/5/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF HUDSON: 9/7/16 Board of Adjustment Meeting - Moulton variance
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Glen L. Olson Estate, Case No. 16PR64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
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
February 12, 2014
Our View: Chamber is an important player in community
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau annual Awards Banquet was held at the Hudson House Grand Hotel on Jan. 23. The event is a good reminder of how fortunate Hudson is to have a strong Chamber of Commerce. And, you don’t have to take our word for it — The...
February 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
Randy's Ramblings: St. Croix Electric provides opportunity to go solar
My wife said, “You did what?” I had just driven back in a blizzard from an informational meeting about St. Croix Electric Cooperative’s planned 88.5-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array. The meeting was at Ready Randy’s south of New Richmond. Maybe the name inspired...
February 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 6, 2014
Our View: Hot Air Affair brings a weekend of fun
This weekend’s 25th annual Hot Air Affair brings fun and excitement to Hudson as we head into February and the home stretch of our winter. For the past 24 years the event has been a remarkable effort for the group of volunteers that stage the activities each year. The Hot Air...
February 6, 2014 - 1:20pm
January 30, 2014
Our View: Are police body cams a valuable tool or privacy threat?
Pierce County officials recently rolled out another reason for us to behave ourselves -- and likewise gave us another reason to expect stellar conduct out of those whom society entrusts to protect and serve. We're talking about the new "Vievu" or body cameras some sheriff's deputies...
January 30, 2014 - 1:17pm
January 22, 2014
Jon's Jottings: Say it ain’t so Jim; Say it ain't so
The late Booker Noe is most certainly turning over in his grave. For the uninformed, Booker Noe (Fredrick Booker Noe II, 1929-2004) was the...
January 22, 2014 - 12:25pm
Our View: Legislative act fails ‘smell test’
Last week it was reported that the state Senate voted to pay a $217,499 claim to J&L Steel and Electrical Services in Hudson (still pending in the assembly). The company said it was owed that amount from a bidding dispute for installing a visual call system at the Wisconsin Veterans...
January 22, 2014 - 12:16pm
January 15, 2014
Our View: Suicide – a difficult topic involving media coverage
Suicide is a topic that comes up regularly and we at the Star-Observer always try to strike a balance between the reporting of a death by suicide and the feelings and wishes of the surviving family members. We have attended seminars and attempt to follow guidelines published by...
January 15, 2014 - 1:46pm
January 13, 2014
Our View: Use precautions to help avoid flu
As we ring in 2014, we also ring in another seasonal outbreak of influenza. While this area has yet to be hard hit, we’re reminded by health officials not to wait before taking precautions to maintain our good health. According to local and area clinic officials, some positive...
January 13, 2014 - 10:41am
December 27, 2013
Our View: And a Merry Christmas to all!
Christmas is here and we hope our readers take time to enjoy the season with family and friends. Christmas can mean different things to many people. Ways to celebrate the holiday include shopping, Santa Claus, gifts, parties, decorations -- the list goes on. The fact remains...
December 27, 2013 - 12:09pm
Day By Day: A quieter Christmas sounds like a good idea
It is going to be a little different around our house this Christmas and, maybe it’s my age, but I am fine with that. This will be the first time since the kids were born that we won’t all be together on Christmas morning. But it is for a good reason. Katie and our new son-in-law...
December 27, 2013 - 12:05pm
December 18, 2013
Margaret's Musings: Giving thanks and more insurance challenges
It is the time of year when most of us stop and pause to count our blessings and I am no different. While I have cut way back on the secular part of Christmas, I still put up my traditional tree. It really is a reflection of my life with ornaments from friends and family members,...
December 18, 2013 - 1:27pm
Our View: Drive carefully and smart during the holidays
The first couple of weeks of December gave everyone a crash -- no pun intended -- course on winter driving skills. Traffic crawled. Tempers flared. Crashes occurred. As we enter Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, it might be a good time to brush up on your winter driving skills. Let’s...
December 18, 2013 - 12:24pm
December 4, 2013
Randy's Ramblings: St. Patrick Church is making a difference in a Guatemalan community
In the Christian circles I frequent, the phrase “Jesus in the flesh” is used to describe someone who exemplifies how Christ would act if he was still here in body. I met such a person when Sister Joannes Klas came to Hudson a couple of weeks ago to spend time with parishioners...
December 4, 2013 - 4:55pm
Our View: Now is the time to consider running for local government position
It is a difficult time of the year to think about civic duty, but that’s exactly what must happen if someone is thinking about running for a position on a local board in the spring election. Despite the hectic schedule that surrounds Christmas, now is the time to be exploring...
December 4, 2013 - 4:10pm
November 26, 2013
Our View: Give thanks daily, but especially on Thanksgiving
It may be Thanksgiving this week, but do we stop to really consider how thankful we should be? Many people have been challenged in recent years -- it could be economics, job insecurity or personal issues in their lives. Don’t let life’s problems, however, dominate your thoughts....
November 26, 2013 - 1:26pm