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Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries; New Richmond man named 'person of interest'
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
Suspected stalker arrested at Somerset concert
Finance committee assesses performance review process
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
River Rats ready for playoffs
Raider fall sports in full swing
The Bull never backs down
Raider swim coach Hackbarth steps down
The Bull never backs down: Former Raider fullback in fight of his life
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
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/10/16 at Somerset Mini Storage
CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 19-16
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cynthia F. Lichty Estate; Case No. 16-PR-61
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
Pennie Kay Ramsey, 64
Dean A. Anderson, 79
Jennell Bond, 30
Dale L. Vandenberg, 79
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
December 12, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Where can it be 80 degrees and snowing?
Where would you have to be to see it snowing when the temperature is 80-plus degrees Fahrenheit? The answer, of course, is Disney World! We spent...
December 12, 2015 - 1:46pm
Our View: Now is the time to consider running
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 the...
December 12, 2015 - 11:39am
December 6, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: School board can’t be accused of not listening this time
Well, I’m surprised. The Hudson Board of Education has picked the option that doesn’t involve building a new school as the way to solve overcrowding at the middle and high schools. As Chuck Nowlen reports in this week’s Star-Observer, the board on Nov. 23 unanimously agreed...
December 6, 2015 - 2:54pm
Our View: The public has spoken!
The Hudson School District released the results of a community survey on the district's final three options for expanding and upgrading its secondary school space and, as they say, the public has spoken! Of the three options presented to district residents, No. 3, no new schools,...
December 6, 2015 - 11:50am
November 21, 2015
Get Me the Manager: A prodigal Madisonian goes home for the weekend – and survives
Not that I miss its hippie days. It’s just that somewhere along the line, Madison changed from an outward-shining beacon to a spotlight of self-absorption. I now see it as an effete, glorified cow town, an island dominated by ivory-tower dinks. I can say stuff like that, even...
November 21, 2015 - 2:26pm
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
In Hudson the Christmas season kicks off this weekend with the annual Tour of Homes. The event gets thousands of people out and about and we think it is a good time to remind people that it makes good sense to shop locally. Before the big box stores came into existence (Walmart,...
November 21, 2015 - 11:22am
November 15, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Only 12 weeks until spring training
This paper is dated Nov. 12 -- we’re right between the end of the World Series and the beginning of the holiday season, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Being a baseball nut, I always enjoy the World Series, but was particularly thrilled to see the Kansas City Royals win the fall...
November 15, 2015 - 11:45am
November 13, 2015
Our View: Just a few days left to respond to school survey
A couple of weeks ago residents of the Hudson School District received the 16-page survey, developed by the Slinger-based School Perceptions research firm. Many have already responded, but if you haven’t, you need to do so -- the survey must be completed before Nov. 16. The survey...
November 13, 2015 - 1:57pm
November 8, 2015
Randy's Ramblings: Native son Phillip Baribeau is an up-and-coming filmmaker
Many Hudson High School graduates go on to have highly successful, interesting careers -- so I guess it shouldn’t have come as such a surprise to me. A couple of weeks ago, Adolph Propps called to tell me that his neighbors’ son, Phillip Baribeau, has directed an award-winning...
November 8, 2015 - 12:28pm
Our View: Tuesday is the day to ‘thank a vet’
If you are reading this editorial — written by a free citizen in a free country — then thank a veteran. Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and we recognize the contributions of our nation’s military veterans — those who served in both war and peace, stateside and abroad. The...
November 8, 2015 - 12:20pm
November 1, 2015
Our View: Here comes that school survey!
Residents of the Hudson School District have received, or will receive, an important item in the mail sometime this week. It will be the 16-page survey, developed by the Slinger-based School Perceptions research firm. The survey will be one of the final steps involving public input...
November 1, 2015 - 11:18am
October 26, 2015
Get me the manager! Who in this mixed-up world would ever want to be a writer?
We sit at our desks and beat our heads against our laptop keyboards, powerless to create something good. Over and over. Over and over. Day in, day out. Come hell or high water. Please insert more clichés here. Sometimes, the magic happens – the right phrases, the perfect...
October 26, 2015 - 12:08pm
October 24, 2015
Our View: Local firefighters deserve our praise
There are plenty of volunteers in our community, but among those at the head of the list deserving praise are the volunteer firefighters who respond to calls any time of the day or night. Fire Prevention Week was recently observed and firefighters have safety tips for homeowners,...
October 24, 2015 - 12:07pm
October 16, 2015
Doug's Diggings: Selfie problems, Black Hills and meeting fellow Hudsonites
My wife and I made a trip to the Black Hills a couple of weeks ago, but the highlight of the trip was my effort to properly use a selfie...
October 16, 2015 - 1:30pm
Our View: Readers rely on newspapers more than they think
Despite the evolution of iPads, smartphones and apps to disseminate the news in one form or another, community newspapers still hold an integral position in gathering and reporting the news. The community newspaper in its present and electronic formats provides local news and sports...
October 16, 2015 - 9:36am