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Brendan Bagley, son of Pam and Shawn Bagley, and a junior at Hudson High School, earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36. Nationally, while the actual number of...
Voters will choose among three candidates for two seats on the Hudson School Board April 5: current board president Jamie Johnson, current vice president Bruce Hanson and former City Council member Mary Yacoub. The Star-Observer recently sent each of the candidates a questionnaire asking about their backgrounds and experience, and requesting answers to five basic questions on local school issues and related matters. Answers to the five questions were limited to 200 words each. Here are the candidates' responses:
North Hudsonite Dave “Swanee” Swanson was a godsend for Andersen Corp. workers who live in Wisconsin. As soon as the ice on the St. Croix River was thick enough, Swanson would fire up his white 1986 Chevy half-ton pickup truck and start plowing the popular “Ice Road,” a route commuters used to save time. The crossing from Ferry Landing in North Hudson to Hubs Landing near the Bayport Marina in Minnesota cuts a 25-minute drive -- across the Stillwater Lift Bridge or the Interstate 94 span -- to about seven miles.
When the rights to the stage musical of “Mary Poppins” became available for amateur productions, Hudson High School Choral Director Andy Haase didn’t hesitate. “I remember watching Mary Poppins on TV when I was a child and being completely mesmerized by the music and the theatrical magic.
Three young ladies were presented the “Great Save Award” by St. Croix EMS Chief Kim Eby on Aug. 20 for their roles in getting help for a 3-year-old boy who was in seizure. At the ceremony were, from left, Eby, Ayla Stoner, Kadence Bergum and Kaya Sterns. Sterns called 911, Stoner supplied the address and Bergum kept her hand on the 3-year-old's chest to check his breathing. They were at their babysitter's and Eby said they showed outstanding calm and steady response in an emergency situation. (Submitted photo)
Two years ago when representatives from the Hudson School District joined several hundred other people at a forum about drug and heroin addiction in the community, they were eager to...
Joey got out without his collar and tags on Sunday, May 3. He lives by Meyer Middle School in River Falls, but has been to the Hudson area many times. He’s 8-years-old, Black Lab Retriever, friendly, a little gray on the muzzle and chin, and no collar on when he disappeared. He’s a family pet and missed by all, especially his dog buddy "Breeze." Please Call Pete and Marlene Linn, 715-425-7835, or the River Falls Police, 715-425-0909 if seen.
This special event is something designed to expose Hudson students, especially young girls (K-12) to future opportunities in STEM+ careers in science, technology, engineering, math and the applied arts. The event will be held Feb. 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Hudson Middle School. Students will have the opportunity to explore STEM+ careers by meeting and talking with female professionals and others in a variety of fields. Businesses will have booths to showcase what they do and the careers that make up their business.
Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. are offering some fun ways to beat the winter blahs with ice fishing for the kids and snowshoeing for the whole family. Ice Fishing Contest --Willow River State Park will be hosting a free ice fishing contest for the kids from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. Meet at the beach area to register at 1:30 p.m., contest begins at 2. Pro or beginner -- come out to the park and try winning.
A group of St. Croix County 4-H Ambassadors traveled to Madison on March 14 and met with State Representatives John Murtha, Dean Knudson, and Senator Shelia Harsdorf. Knudson and Harsdorf, as 4-H alumni, shared their 4-H stories with the group. Wisconsin 4-Hers are marking their centennial year in 2014.