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Memorial Day 2018 will be observed in Hudson on Monday, May 28 with the initial ceremony prior to Memorial Day Mass at Saint Patrick's Cemetery on O'Keefe Road in Hudson at 9 a.m.
Carrie Steger, owner of Fancy's Salon in Baldwin and Nick Raehsler of KLASS, a Hudson-based cosmetics and skincare company, visited the year-end celebration of the Young Parent group at Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley on May 3. They presented a donation of products to the organization through the KLASS ACT Foundation Giveback program. Items will be offered to participants in the Young Parent and Home Visiting programs.
Faith Community Church honored children and leaders at the annual Awana Clubs Awards Night on April 25. More than 300 children participated in the four Awana Clubs offered during the school year at FCC: Puggles (3-year-olds), Cubbies (4-5 year olds who are pre-kindergarten), Sparks (kindergarteners to second-graders) and Truth and Training (T&T, third- to sixth-graders). More than 150 adult leaders and leaders-in-training (middle school and high school students) were also recognized.
Citizens For the St. Croix Valley see few limits when proselytizing for their anti-Muslim position. This extremism has landed them on the Southern Poverty Law Center's national hate map. Around since 1971, the SPLC "monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the U.S. and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public." This includes all those in the following categories: Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi, White Nationalists, Racist Skinheads, Anti-LGBT, Anti-Muslim, Neo-Confederates, Black Separatists, and a few other ideological categories.
Many months ago, at the intersection of County Road E and V a change occurred that still has me saying, "What a simply great idea!" I call it the lollipop, because of what someone did at the 4-way stop. The signs indicating there will be a 4-way stop ahead now have reflective tape on the poles below the signs; yellow reflective tape on the indicator signs and red reflective tape on the stop sign poles.
The Hudson Home and Garden Club recently honored four recipients of grants awarded for projects that support interest in gardening, aid in the conservation of natural resources, and encourage beautification of the home and garden through programs, community service and special projects. The grants, up to $250 each, support projects submitted by local residents, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and educational projects with preference given to projects that benefit children and youth.
The Hudson Area Backpack Program made their last distribution for this school year to children in early childhood, elementary and middle schools. Throughout the year, backpacks were distributed 17 times to over 160 students providing child-friendly, nonperishable food for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends. Included in the backpacks are vouchers for milk, bread, eggs and cheese.
An incorrect biography for Hudson Noon Rotary Club April Student of the Month Alexa Tennant was published in the April 26 edition of the Star-Observer. Below is the correct biography. The Star-Observer apologizes for and regrets the error. Alexa Tennant
A few sensible gun laws TO THE EDITOR Meredith Berg in her Viewpoint article last week, " Banning guns is NOT the answer ," misses the point. The whole crux of her article was about the fear of the banning of all guns in this country.