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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As we approach another Hudson High School graduation I decided to take a peek at a couple of back issues of the Hudson Star-Observer – May 26 and June 2, 1966. That happens to be the year I graduated from Hudson High School. Before I have a flashback to 1966, however, I would like to congratulate the members of the class of 2015. I’m always amazed at the accomplishments of Hudson High School graduates.
Memorial Day observance at Willow River Cemetery Monday drew a large crowd despite the threat of rain that morning. The rain, however, held off and the observance went off without a hitch. The local presentation was coordinated by American Legion Post 50, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2115, the St. Croix County Veterans Service Office and veteran John Helgeson. The speaker at Willow River Cemetery was retired Army veteran John Helgeson of North Hudson. He served in Korea and is currently a member of Hudson VFW Post 2115.
Two educators were presented Star Excellence Awards from the Education Foundation of Hudson during the 2015 Senior Scholarship and Awards ceremony at Hudson High School Thursday, May 14. The winners...
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John A. Scocos was in Hudson last week and spoke to members of the Hudson Thursday Noon Rotary Club. As the secretary he is the chief advocate for the nearly 400,000 veterans of Wisconsin. In this capacity he is responsible for the leadership and management of the department to include strategic and long-range planning initiatives aligning with the department’s vision. Scocos was twice deployed to Iraq, but was also the center of controversy in 2009.
The North Hudson Village Board approved an electronic use policy at its monthly meeting, Tuesday, May 5. At the April meeting the board approved the purchase of seven iPad Air electronic tablets for village trustees, thus eliminating the need for paper documents at meetings. At that meeting the board unanimously approved an amount not to exceed $2,500 for the iPads. Under the approved policy last week, each trustee will receive an iPad, but the village will retain ownership.
Hudson native, and now town of Troy resident, Jill Anderson has started her own business (Empowering You 360) and is now also a radio show host hoping help others reach their potential in both business and life. Anderson grew up in Hudson as Jill Luepke, daughter of Faye and Roger Luepke.
By Doug Stohlberg email@example.com The Hudson Golf Course has been the subject of many news articles in recent years. The facility, of course, is no longer operating and owner/developer Hanson Bros. is attempting to get the property rezoned for residential and commercial uses. Looking back at the history of the golf course shows that it opened for business in 1956. This golf course, however, was not Hudson’s first. A nine-hole affair was carved out of a cow pasture in 1927.
As I was looking through Star-Observer records last week, looking for background info on the Hudson golf course (see Pictures from the Past feature), I found a couple of other interesting sports items. The first that caught my eye was a photo of a coach and the name under the picture was “Johnny Wooden.” My first thought was, how interesting, somebody has the same name as UCLA legend basketball coach John Wooden. Then I read the headline which read: Seventh annual coaching clinic slated June 14, 15 and 16 at River Falls College (now UW-River Falls).
The Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club had its 65th annual Youth Day at the club grounds in North Hudson Saturday. The three main events were archery, .22 rifle and shotgun. The club provided archery equipment, firearms, ammunition and safety equipment. There were groups of 9- and 10-year-olds, 11- and 12-year-olds, and 13- and 14-year-olds. Trophies were awarded for high scorers in each of the three events/age groups.
After hearing from a few residents, the North Hudson Village Board approved going forward with a street and utility improvement project affecting home and lots on Pine Street North and Lakeview Drive North. Assessments involving the project also will impact a few residents on St. Croix Street North, Riverside Drive North and Seventh Street North. Nearly 20 residents attended the public hearing. Speaking to the board, or asking questions, were James Dahlin, James Loeffler and Elizabeth Groth.