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The Hudson Fire Department was called to a house fire in North Hudson at about 12:45 am. Tuesday morning. Little damage was done, but the portion of the duplex at 518 8th St. No. was filled with smoke. Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye said the fire started near a clothes dryer in the basement. A resident was awakened and called 911. Frye said the fire was extinguished quickly, but the department was on the scene for just under two hours clearing smoke out of the structure. He said the department cleared the scene at about 2:30 a.m. Lower St.
The North Hudson Village Board spent much of its May 31 meeting (moved up because of the June 5 election) talking about an opportunity to refinance some existing debt, but did not take action on the matter. A decision could come in July. Brian Reilly of Ehlers & Associates of Roseville, Minn., said the village could combine existing debt service involving bonds and the state trust fund totaling just over $2 million and save in the neighborhood of $127,000 over the next nine years. The savings would come from mostly lower interest rates.
Westbound I-94 east of Hudson was closed for six hours on Thursday, June 7, in the wake of a five-vehicle crash involving two semi tractor-trailers. Just one person, Mary A.
Tony Zappa knows a lot about North Hudson. Zappa, who will be 86 next month, has lived in North Hudson his entire life. In fact, he was born in his parents' home in the village in 1926. As the village celebrates its centennial Sunday, who better than Zappa to recall some of the early days in the village? Tony is the son of the late Maria and Antonio Zappa. "My dad took three trips from Italy to America before he could afford to get the whole family here," Tony said.
The village of North Hudson will host an old-fashioned centennial celebration Sunday, June 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Pepper Fest Park, next to the Village Hall, 400 7th St. North. Visitors can stroll through a vintage car show on 7th Street North or take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the former Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad Historic Car Shop District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Old-time music will fill the afternoon.
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has survived the recall challenge, defeated challenger Tom Barrett, a Democrat. As of late Tuesday night, Walker had been declared the winner by all major news outlets and held a commanding lead over Barrett.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other national media outlets have declared Gov. Scott Walker to be the winner in Tuesday's recall election. With 37 percent of state precincts reporting, Walker has 59 percent of the votes, to Tom Barrett's 40 percent. Barrett leads in only seven of Wisconsin's 72 counties. As of 9:15 p.m., Walker had 467,293 to Barrett's 319,456.
With 32 of 41 St. Croix County precincts reporting, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has a large lead over recall challenger Democrat Tom Barrett. Walker has a 14,733-9,240 lead over Barrett. Walker has won all 32 reporting precinct within the county. Watch for municipal totals later.
In early state returns, Incumbent Gov. Scott Walker has upped his lead over recall election challenger, Democrat Thomas Barrett. With 21 percent of precinct reporting statewide (734 of 3424), Walker holds the early lead (262,508-169,037). Most exit polls, however, are predicting a close race.
A large crowd of people gathered at Willow River Cemetery on a sunny Monday morning for the annual Memorial Day observance sponsored by American Legion Post 50 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Hudson Memorial Post 2115. Former Mayor and Hudson insurance agent John Schommer gave the address. Other participants in the ceremony included American Legion Post 50 Commander Gordon Knudson and VFW Post 2115 Chaplain Dave Kvarnes.