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Caitlin Cravens of Hudson is not your average 11-year-old. Not only is she on the Hudson High School shooting team as a sixth-grader, she also shot 171 out of 200 at Nationals in Illinois last month. Cravens was first introduced to shooting by her sister, Briana, and her father, Mike. She started going with them to the Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club on Lake Mallalieu in North Hudson to watch them practice trap shooting, and decided she wanted to try it. Trapshooting is competitive clay pigeon shooting where the clay targets are launched from a machine and shot out of the sky.
After a life-changing trip to Germany, Hudson High School student Abby Schmidt has a new outlook on life as she goes into her senior year. Schmidt, 17, first became interested...
The Hudson community has come together to help a lifelong resident bounce back from an illness that landed him in the hospital for a month with a chemically induced coma that has changed his life forever. A little over six months ago Todd Paulson was faced with a severe case of sepsis pneumonia, a sickness that is often caused by deadly microbes and can lead to long hospital stays, severe complications, and even death. After starting to feel ill and being “stubborn and dragging his feet” as Paulson said, he went to see a doctor to find out what was going on. “I went to the hospi
A 2013 Hudson High School graduate had a once in a lifetime experience spending 28 consecutive days at sea with a study abroad program called “SEA Semester.” After graduating from HHS last year, Dane Rudy moved to West Lafayette, Ind., to attend Purdue University for mechanical engineering. He was looking at the school website for different study abroad programs and came across the opportunity to spend part of his summer sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. “I was originally interested in small boat sailing because I had some experience with it,” Rudy said.
The Hudson Board of Education voted Tuesday night, July 8, to eliminate the vacant St. Croix Meadows dog track as a potential site for a new high school. The school board presented a new plan for mixed of the 130-acre property in a joint meeting with the Hudson City Council on June 9.
Around 15 years ago, Ken Johnson moved to Hudson to be closer to his brother and family, and along the way found a passion in helping kids and volunteering in his new community. Johnson started out by saying, “I’m a worker, not a talker.” He’s one of those people who would rather get the job done, then talk about why he’s doing it. He works hard when nobody is watching, spending hours building dugouts on weekday afternoons, along with working on countless other construction and equipment projects.
Behind a bright yellow door in the back alley of Brick’s Pizza in downtown Hudson is the home of a brand new business, called Plantables, that provides employment and a brighter future for adults with special needs. The numbers of things that make Plantables stand out from the other businesses downtown are abundant.
Hudson Booster Days is right around the corner, and while most people are looking just to have a fun weekend, the Booster members, volunteers and youth players are looking forward to the funds they can raise for the program. The Hudson Boosters is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1954.
With the Dog Days of Summer right around the corner, it isn’t just the people feeling the heat.
In a small building on Buckeye St. by the St. Croix River is Bohemian Beautiful, a shop owned by Elizabeth McMenimen, with a focus on being comfortable, colorful, and unique on a budget. When you walk into the shop you see splashes of colors and textures that you can’t find anywhere else in downtown Hudson. The floor is painted with beautiful flower decals and the ceiling is draped with colorful fabrics. With the help of her husband and six kids, they were able to do all of the decorating, painting, and even installing the floor themselves to stay on a “shoe-string” budget.