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With a limited number of exceptions, our justice system is open to the public such that the administration of justice occurs in the light and not in secret. Presumably, our founding fathers
In light of the horrendous school shootings/murders in the last few months, we have seen an increase of fear among our children that is just heartbreaking, but truly justified. And everyone is looking at answers to stop the slaughter. Unfortunately, I believe our well-intentioned schools/students are looking in the wrong places.
I'm sure I'm not the only person in the area who hopes we have seen the last snowfall for the season! This has been a long winter with quite a few big storms particularly in April.
BRIDGE's largest fundraiser, Bowl-A-Rama, was held March 31. New and familiar faces came from all over the state for this special event bringing individuals with disabilities together with family, friends, caregivers and the western Wisconsin community for a fun day of bowling, dancing and comradery all in support of BRIDGE. The Hudson Knights of Columbus, along with several area businesses provided sponsorship. Knights of Columbus member John Knutson served as the spirited auctioneer and Hudson Bowling Center owners Dan and Michelle Klatt donated the bowling center for the event.
What does the St. Croix Emergency Medical Service cost? And who pays for it? I had no idea until I joined the EMS ad hoc Advisory Committee — five Hudson residents who volunteered to search for a way to make the SCEMS sustainable. You may recall the controversy last summer, when the City Council considered a proposal to sell the SCEMS to Hudson/Lakeview Hospital. Many objected, including me, but few knew the details of how the service is currently supported. The SCEMS 2018 budget for operations, maintenance, and capital outlay is $1,510,933. The
Pauline Goerdt of Somerset in a recent letter rightly called attention to the important issue of excess chemicals being used by homeowners on lawns. It's everyone's responsibility, urban and rural, to stop runoff from reaching our river. That was the thrust of the March 17 St. Croix Valley Master Gardener Garden University event in Hudson.
Leadership Hudson students continued their journey of community awareness with a day spent exploring Hudson area arts and culture. Students started Leadership Hudson's Art and Culture Day at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Executive Director John Potter and Visual Arts Director Anastasia Shartin offered a tour of studios, stages and galleries. Peppered with a bit of Hudson history and data sharing of the economic impact of art in the community, students gained an understanding of how the arts are so much more to the local economy than entertainment.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region said in a news release the start of the final construction phase of the St. Croix Crossing Project in the Town of St. Joseph, St. Croix County will begin when weather permits.
Stock your bookshelves for a summer of reading at the Friends of the Hudson Library four-day book sale, starting Monday, April 23, at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First St. The sale will be staffed by Friends volunteers during library hours. Funds raised at the sale support library projects and programs.
Free poetry reading event "Two River Poets," a free poetry reading event featuring John Graber and Lee Kisling, will be held on Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Both are inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, through which the St. Croix River was one of the first to receive protection.