Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
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It may sound like an odd combination, but Jean Elliot is the new Youth Director at Bethel Lutheran Church; it may sound odd because Bethel is an Evangelical Lutheran Church and Elliot is an ordained United Methodist pastor (deacon). But the White Bear Lake, Minn., native is excited about her new job and her recent move to Hudson. She began her duties at Bethel on July 1. “It seems more like I really started on August first,” Elliot quipped. “I barely got here and took 28 youths to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit,” she said.
A public hearing on a proposed 2015-16 budget will highlight the local school district’s annual meeting Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Hudson High School auditorium. A final budget...
Hudson High School was among the top schools in the state in the 2015 ACT test scores. Hudson ranked 15th out of 424 districts with a score of 24.4. HHS...
New teachers coming to the Hudson School District and St. Patrick School were welcomed to Hudson at the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau’s annual new teacher luncheon...
John M. Coughlin, 61, died of a heart attack at his home near Bass Lake (between New Richmond and Hudson) Saturday, Aug. 22. Coughlin was executive director of the United Way of St. Croix Valley which has its office at 516 Second St. in Hudson. Starting in New Richmond, he had been associated with the United Way in this area in various capacities since 1993. The United Way of St. Croix Valley serves St.
I’ve heard a lot of comments in recent months and years how local politics have become very partisan. To be honest, I believe it is much more openly partisan than it was years ago. Maybe in the past, it was there, but just hidden behind the scenes. Today we have political parties endorsing/backing candidates for local office. The most recent, and obvious, example is the St. Croix County Board. In reality, the board before 2014 was fairly conservative.
The Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club drew the winner of its annual car raffle at the North Hudson Pepper Festival last weekend. The winner was Diane Olson of Hudson. She has the option of taking the car, or $15,000 cash. The second prize of $1,000 went to Jacob Gillingham of North Hudson. “I was shocked when I received the call Sunday afternoon,” Olson said. “I feel so blessed.” She said she has been buying raffle tickets since she came to town 11 years ago. “I bought three from my neighbor Greg Young,” Olson said.
St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Michael Waterman (Branch IV) visited the North Hudson Village Board, speaking during the monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4. Waterman replaced Judge Howard Cameron, who retired on March 4. Waterman was appointed to the post by Gov. Scott Walker in early April. “I’m new to the court and felt it is important for people to know who I am,” Waterman said.
Hudson resident Stewart Erickson and city of Hudson employee JJ Barnes rescued a swarm of honeybees off the dike road Wednesday, July 29. “The city received a call from a citizen and JJ called me,” Erickson said. “The two of us had the nest down in about 10 minutes. Special thanks to JJ, it’s a lot easier with two people.” Erickson moved the bees to back of his pickup truck and transported them to beekeeper’s hive. “They have a hotel all set up,” Erickson quipped.
The shocking news of a plane crash killed four Hudson area men Monday evening hit the village of North Hudson hard with the death of the plane’s pilot Dan Ortner, 44. “Dan was a huge part of the village community,” said North Hudson Village President Stan Wekkin. “He was a village trustee at one time and very active with the Pepper Fest and was still active on the Pepper Fest Board. He was a former Pepper King.” Ortner served as king on the 2008 Pepper Fest Court. Ortner served one term as a trustee on the village board (2011-2013).