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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.
St. Croix County Republican Party Chair Jesse Garza said Thursday that Gov. Scott Walker will be in Hudson the afternoon of Saturday, May 26. The time, however, has changed from the original announced time. Garza said Walker is now scheduled to be at the Hudson Victory Center, 213 Second St., at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, an hour earier than originally scheduled. "We'd like people to be there at about 1 p.m. so things are in place when the Governor arrives," Garza said. The Republican Party has also scheduled a rally at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 at Hudson's Lakefront Park.
The Memorial Day celebration this weekend got me wondering about the history of the event itself. I remember attending ceremonies for most of my life, but I wondered when things got started. I remember my grandparents talking about Decoration Day, while my parents called it Memorial Day. As it turns out, the observance was known as Decoration Day for many years. As a youngster, Memorial Day essentially meant the end of school. As I began to get a little older, however, I realized there was something special about the day.
Three educators were presented Star Excellence Awards from the Education Foundation of Hudson during the 2012 Senior Scholarship Night at Hudson High School Wednesday, May 16. The winners were John Amann, Nichole Benson and David Gorman. Amann and Benson are teachers at Hudson High School and Gorman is a school psychologist serving Hudson Middle School and Hudson Prairie Elementary. The Education Foundation is a community-based, private organization that provides financial support for innovative educational programs in both public and private schools in Hudson.
Mark Neumann, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl, visited Hudson last week to tell his message to area voters. Neumann, a former Congressman, will be squaring off against seven other Republican candidates in an August primary. Probably the most notable among the other candidates is former Wisconsin Gov.