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RiverTown Multimedia employees Steve Gall and Anne Jacobson wrote in their Aug. 17, 2017 op ed column that "It truly is your newspaper. Please don't stop critiquing us." Well, if you mean what you say, here goes.
Hudson School District welcomed new staff members Wednesday, Aug. 9 with a luncheon before school started Thursday, Aug. 17. The Star-Observer asked them to fill out a questionnaire, in order to introduce them to the community.
The area's premier show band, Les Izmoore will be performing Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Lakefront Park Bandshell in Hudson as the featured act in the "Concerts in the Park" series. This free event invites music lovers of all ages to come out for what promises to be a rocking evening of great tunes.
President Trump promised to be the "greatest jobs producing president in history." With NAFTA negotiations starting Aug. 16, it's time he puts his money where his mouth is.
At the Hudson Area Public Library, we want you to explore all of your digital reading options. While print books will always hold a special place in our hearts, digital books have some advantages too.
Pepper Fest began in 1954 as a way to raise funds to build North Hudson Elementary School and has turned into an annual event to assist community organizations throughout the St. Croix Valley. Proceeds from the volunteer-run, nonprofit festival are donated to local youth, school, community and service organizations. This year's Pepper Fest is Aug. 18-20. Events include:
Have you ever tried to teach your dog to lie down on command? How about come when called while playing with his favorite toy? Now try it from 500 yards away. Sheep herding with dogs is an ancient art and the pinnacle of dog intelligence. Come see some of the best shepherds and sheepdogs in the country compete at the Wisconsin Working Sheep Dog Association's Sheepdog Trials Sept. 1—4 at Badlands Sno-Park in Hudson. Calvin Jones, from Wales and 2015 judge called the location, "One of the most spectacular courses he has ever seen in the USA or the UK."
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau invites you to learn from the experts. Register to attend Good Morning Hudson focused on strategizing your social media marketing plan from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Woodland Hill Presbyterian Homes & Services. Marketing professor, Dr. Kevin McDonald, of University of Wisconsin-Stout has developed successful marketing communication strategies for companies that he has owned and operated, as well as, for small and mid-size organizations in a broad- base of industries.
This summer, 27 Hudson High School students, accompanied by HHS German teachers Beth Buckmaster-Dulon and Charles Bublitz, participated in a three-week German American Partnership Program exchange to Hösbach, Germany. This was the third time that the German department has led a GAPP trip to Hösbach — a program jointly funded by the United States and German governments. "I am grateful that I learned/experienced the different culture because it influenced the way I look at everyday life," senior Skyler Seviola said.
Today's hot real estate market is far different than the downward spiral and crash that started in 2008 and impacted 2009 values and beyond, according to annual reports from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Equalized values are the foundation to support local taxes levied by towns, villages, cities, school districts and counties. Collectively, properties in St. Croix County lost $1.807 billion (with a "B") from 2009-2012. 2010 was the most painful year when $616 million came off the books.