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If everything moves forward smoothly, construction of a new St. Croix River crossing near Houlton and Stillwater could begin as early as 2010. Those were the words of Brent Pickard, Wisconsin District 6 (Eau Claire) communications director.
Hudson businessman Craig Tarr said, "We have the technology to fix global warming," but warned that the time to act is now. His comments came at the weekly meeting of the Thursday Noon Rotary Club. Tarr's company, Energy Concepts, 2312-D Crest View Drive in Hudson, focuses on renewable energy systems. Last summer he was one of 1,000 people selected nationwide to attend a global warming training session led by former Vice President Al Gore. "I'm not here to promote a political agenda," said Tarr, a mechanical engineer by trade.
It is interesting that in recent years there is always an attempt to disprove Christianity, and this year is no different as we approach the Christian holiday of Easter. In a new Discovery Channel TV documentary, producer James Cameron ("The Titanic") and Jewish director Simcha Jacobovici attempt to prove that Jesus' burial cave and body were discovered near Jerusalem.
Kaisersatt and Crimmins re-elected to School Board City of Hudson voters re-elected incumbent alderperson Randy Morrissette II in District 1 and newcomer Alan Burchill in District 6. Morrissette was an easy 106-65 winner over former alderperson Mike Laatsch in District 1. Burchill defeated Jeff Tersteeg 135-110 in District 6, replacing Carah Koch who did not run for re-election. "I appreciate the support," Morrissette said.
Incumbent District 1 Council member Randy Morrissette is running against former council member Mike Laatsch, but at the candidate forum Monday you'd think his opponent was Scot O'Malley, the District 5 council member who is running unopposed. O'Malley, on at least three occasions, openly criticized Morrissette and made it clear that Laatsch was his choice for the post in Tuesday's election.
Christian Community Home of Hudson has been chosen the preferred service provider as the St. Croix County Board looks to sell or rent out the county-owned facility in New Richmond. County Administrator Chuck Whiting announced Tuesday morning that the proposal review committee made the decision Monday and "is initiating exclusive negotiations" with CCH. The Wisconsin law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens will represent the county in negotiations. The CCH Board, and administrator Dan Goodier, led a drive to privatize the county home. CCH, a non-profit home in Hudson, sent a letter dated Sept.
Lorrie Heinemann, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, visited Hudson Thursday (March 15), promoting the budget of Democratic Gov.
At last week's meeting of the Thursday Noon Hudson Rotary Club, Chippewa Valley Technical College River Falls Campus Manager Leslie Bleskachek gave a presentation and offered some interesting information. The nearest CVTC campus, by the way, is located in River Falls and that is where Bleskachek works from. As for the statistics: If you take 100 ninth-graders in the state of Wisconsin, only 82 graduate from high school.
The talk of a new theater in Hudson brings back memories of my youth when I spent an occasional Friday night at the old Hudson Theater at 205 Locust St. Going into the theater was a magical adventure -- suddenly I wasn't in Hudson anymore! I was in New York, London, Los Angeles or the middle of Kansas, wherever the screen location of the current movie brought me! Many Hudsonites don't know that Hudson was without a theater for about five years.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Annette Ziegler brought her campaign to Hudson Tuesday and said her experience is what makes her the best candidate for the job. "The fundamental issue is qualifications because the Supreme Court is a 10-year term," said Ziegler, a Washington County judge for the past 10 years, including six as presiding judge. Ziegler, West Bend, is running for Supreme Court against Linda Clifford, a civil law attorney for a Madison law firm.