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The Carmelite nuns, based at the Carmel of the Sacred Heart, 430 Laurel Ave. in Hudson, will be observing the group’s 50th anniversary of arriving in Hudson during ceremonies at...
Rick Reams, owner of RJ's Fresh Meats in Hudson, traveled to Germany in early May hoping to enter some of his award-winning sausage and meat into international competition. His plan hit a snag -- custom officials in Germany wouldn't let him take his meat across the border. The good news is, Reams and his other traveling companions had a great time at the IFFA meat industry trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. And they managed to get some sightseeing into the trip. IFFA is the leading international trade fair for processing, packaging and sales in the meat industry.
A historical montage featuring Hudson and North Hudson buildings, parks, businesses, schools, landmarks and historic people and landmarks people goes on sale in Hudson this week. The ink drawing will sell for $20 at Kelley gallery and the Historical Societies' Carriage House Gift Shop at the Octagon House. Proceeds from the sale will go to both the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and the St. Croix County Historical Society.
Father James Dabruzzi will observe 60 years of ministry with a reception Thursday, May 30. In fact, May 30 will mark exactly 60 years to the day that he was ordained at Josephinum Chapel in Worthington, Ohio. Dabruzzi, 85, was born Sept. 4, 1927, in the family house on Monroe Street in North Hudson. The son of Sam and Lizzie Dabruzzi, James attended St. Patrick School in Hudson. "I attended through the eighth grade and then left for Ohio," Dabruzzi said. "For the next 12 years I complete high school, college and the seminary." His first assignment came shortly after the 1953 ordination.
Ten Hudson runners are listed as having participated in the Boston Marathon and all runners and their families are okay, but several were near the bomb blasts that rocked the event Monday. The explosions of at least two bombs killed three people and injured over 140 at the annual event. Lisa Wasson, wife of Hudson runner Dewain Wasson, said he was in a shower-type area near the finish line when the explosion occurred. "He heard the blasts, but it took a few minutes to figure out what was happening," Lisa said.
By the time you read this column, baseball season will have begun. Spring is always an exciting time for baseball fans because hope springs eternal as teams enter spring training and get ready for opening day. I was able to make it to Fort Myers again this spring and attended a couple of Twins baseball games. To be honest with you, however, I'm not sure I see a lot of hope for the Twins as they enter the 2013 season. Unlike other pro sports, there is little chance for a team to make a quick turnaround.
Mark Van de Sande, an EMT with St. Croix EMS, has been named 2013 recipient of the Dan O'Connell Outstanding Performer Award. The honor, in memory of the late Dan O'Connell, is bestowed annually by the Hudson Thursday Noon Rotary Club to a member of the local ambulance and rescue service selected by his or her peers. "Mark is an outstanding EMT," St. Croix EMS Chief Kim Eby said of Van de Sande in presenting the award at last Thursday's meeting of the Rotary Club. "In fact he has many of the same characteristics of Dan O'Connell.
The spring election is scheduled Tuesday, April 2, with the race for school board attracting the most local attention. The ballot will also feature races in the towns surrounding Hudson. Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in all municipalities and close at 8 p.m. Four candidates are vying for two seats on the board of education. The four candidates are Bruce Hanson, Jamie Johnson, Jeanette Kunz and James Schrock. The top two vote-getters will be elected. In municipalities, the town of St. Joseph has the most activity with three races -- one for chair and two for supervisor posts.
The Rev. Stephanie Anthony, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, calls Easter the biggest celebration in the Christian church year. "Christmas gets all the 'press,' but we wouldn't be celebrating Christmas if it were not for the resurrection at Easter," Anthony said.
The Hudson Police Department has determined that the incident at the Hudson Golf Course Friday, that resulted in the injury of a 35-year-old man, was an accident. Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen reported Saturday that through the course of the investigation it has been determined that Chad Wang of Spring Valley was injured due to an accidental explosion. "It appears Mr. Wang was opening a 55-gallon drum that was sealed," Jensen said. "Inside this drum was a small amount of oil. It looks like Mr. Wang was using an acetylene torch to open the top of this drum.