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First American Bank recently donated $500 to Grace Place to help kick off the Salvation Army's marathon of bell-ringing. Grace Place has been serving the homeless for over 15 years and has recently been serving record numbers of people. Donations have not kept up with the increased organizational needs of their expanded shelter. The mission of Grace Place is to provide safe temporary shelter to homeless individuals and families without discrimination, while giving guidance to promote independence.
Restaurant inspection reports TO THE EDITOR I have often looked in the Star Observer for published reports of local restaurant inspections by municipal governments and have never noticed them. In a phone call to the Star Observer I learned today such restaurant inspection results are printed in the legal publication section of the newspaper. (Editor's note: Restaurant inspection results are not printed anywhere in the Star Observer.)
Michael L. Barthel, 38, Isanti, Minn., was released on $2,500 signature bond Dec. 27 on charges of felony retail theft and resisting an officer. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 23 incident in River Falls. Adam R. Lofquist, 43, Houlton, was ordered to post $500 cash bond Dec. 28 on one count of felony bail jumping. The charge stemmed from a Dec. 27 incident in Hudson. Terry W. Robl, 39, Somerset, was ordered to post $500 cash bond Dec. 28 on two counts of felony bail jumping. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 27 incident in Hudson.
I meant to write this letter years ago when my sons were in hockey, and as tournament director, I was tasked with soliciting donations from businesses in town. The extended community of Hudson would never disappoint and willingly provided water, treats for visiting teams, coffee, discount coupons, etc.
Ahh, a new year! What will we see in this new year? If you think 2017 was a shocker, what might happen in 2018? There's no way to really know.
Emily and Tyler Kerber, River Falls welcomed their daughter Eliana Edith into the world on Jan. 1, 2018 at 7:56 p.m. at Hudson Hospital Birth Center. The New Year's baby arrived weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches.
The 29th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair celebration has been moved one week earlier, to Jan. 26-28, 2018. This fun-filled winter festival and hot air balloon rally changed its date due to the Super Bowl taking place in Minneapolis. With football in mind, the 2018 Hot Air Affair theme is "Touchdown Hudson XXIX" with several football-related activities during the event.
Leadership Hudson students enjoyed a day getting educated on the educational systems available to area residents. Education day with Leadership Hudson offers adult professionals a chance to relive a bit of their past, while also experiencing what the future holds for area learners. Education day started in the Hudson School District offices with a construction presentation by Superintendent Nick Ouelette. He offered building progress updates and the expected outcomes that these improvements would have for area youth.
The January magazines with all their ideas for improving my life are finally on the newsstands. I am always grateful to get to this week of the year for this one big silly reason. After all, who doesn't want to improve their life? It is so easy to thumb through those pages and imagine how much better my life will be if only I do everything the editors advise. But here is the thing: the magazines won't do it for us. You and I need to do it for ourselves. We can't do it all at once. And what I need to do may or may not be what you need to do.
Hudson Hot Air Affair winter festival and hot air balloon rally will be changing their traditional date and picking a familiar theme for the 2018 event. The 29th annual celebration of winter will be Jan. 26-28 — a week earlier than the usual first full weekend in February. "We needed to get off the Super Bowl weekend because it's in Minneapolis," explained long-time committee volunteer Carla Timmerman. "We know people are thinking February, but the 2018 balloon rally will be in January."