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Betty Brandt Passick is an Iowa native who relocated to the Twin Cities in the 1980s, long after endless black loamy corn fields, waves of prairie grasses and glorious sunrises had left their indelible imprint. The result: her books are infused with earthy soul, faith-isms and Midwestern values. "Gangster in Our Midst" (2017) is her third book. Passick will hold a meet and greet noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Chapter 2 Books, 226 Locust St., Hudson
Cold weather is here, and so are the Basics for Local Kids coat events. BLK offers gently used and new coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and gloves to kids in need. Over 3,000 western Wisconsin kids have been served since 2010. Winter-wear is made possible through donations by community members, churches, businesses and organizations.
Girl Scout Ambassador Piper Dutton, a 2018 graduate of Hudson High School who is pursuing a degree at Hamline University, recently completed her Gold Award project.
The annual Hilltop Pumpkin Party, organized by the I-94 Business Alliance of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YMCA Camp DayCroix (532 County Road F) on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The Hilltop Pumpkin Party is a free event for area children and their families.The day features a petting zoo, inflatable rides, horse drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, family friendly music, story times, games and trick-or-treating organized by Hudson Area Chamber members, and a
Town of Troy Public Hearing & Special Board Meeting The Town of Troy Town Board will conduct a public hearing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at the Troy Town Hall (954 Glover Road) regarding amendments being proposed to the text of Chapter 170, the Town's Zoning Code. The draft amendments can be viewed on the Town's website. Copies are also available at the Town Hall Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A special town board meeting will be held immediately following the Public Hearing on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018 at the Troy Town Hall.
We are quickly approaching the 2018 midterm elections. While there is some disagreement about the extent of voter turnout and whether or not it is declining, the reality remains that even in good turnout years, many of our eligible voters simply neglect to vote. There are many empirically-derived reasons for this fact, but those reasons, in my opinion, pale before the reasons we all should take the time to vote on Nov. 6. Here are some of them: First, and most of all, this is YOUR country, a constitutional republic that can only work as intended if you register and vote.
The St. Patrick School seventh and eighth grade boys' cross country team took first place at the Catholic Athletic Association conference tournament this weekend and all seven placed in the top ten times. Pictured are, from left, Connor Faust, Luc Douglas, Brady Miller, Charlie Loch, Harvey Holmstadt, Charlie Boomsma, and Jonah Honerman. Submitted photo
Willie Gorham was recently awarded a first place award in journalism by the North Central Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) for their year-end "Best of the Best" Competition. N4C is an organization with over 40 camera clubs in the north central United States. Gorham's winning image, "Come with Me" competed for the honor that included 665 images. Gorham is a resident of Hudson and is a member of the Western Wisconsin Photography Club.
As we head into October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it seems like as good a time as ever to talk about the effects of our local justice system on domestic abuse within our community. The Center of Disease Control released a report in 2017 which concluded that domestic
"Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona," adapted for the stage by Thomas W. Olson, based on the books by dePaola, with music composed and orchestrated by Roberta Carlson, with additional orchestrations by Thomas Charles Speltz, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater Oct. 5-14 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m.