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The Raiders dropped a 21-14 decision to Superior Thursday night on a cold and snowy Newton Field and with the loss went the possibility of Hudson advancing to the WIAA playoff. Hudson finishes its season tonight (Thursday, Oct. 19) with a 7 p.m. game at Chippewa Falls. Hudson (2-4, 4-4) never got untracked against the Spartans (2-4, 3-5) in a game that most expected Hudson to win.
Citizens State Bank, 2212 Crest View Drive, will have a new home next year at this time. Bank President Gene Haberman announced last week that construction on a new 24,000-square-foot facility will begin about Nov.
A couple of weeks back, my cohort Randy Hanson used his column (Randy's Ramblings) to take a peek at Rep. Kitty Rhoades' record in the State Assembly. I always respect Randy's opinion, but I thought it might be worth looking at Kitty's side of Randy's writings. For those who may not know it, Kitty Rhoades is a Hudson woman. She graduated from Hudson High School in 1969 and is the daughter of Joan and the late George Richie. She has six brothers and is a strong-willed woman who I believe has represented district residents well in Madison.
Two nuns from Campbellsport were killed in a Friday afternoon crash on I-94 just east of the Carmichael Road exit near Hudson. Two other nuns were injured in the accident, which occurred just before 1 p.m. Killed were Sister Rita Gaul, 86, the driver, and passenger, Sister Lucia Bayerl, 91, both of Campbellsport, a small town located about 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
The Hudson Board of Education Tuesday night selected a site for a proposed 588-student elementary school and selected the date of Dec. 12 to bring a referendum vote to the electorate. The board must still adopt initial and referendum resolutions - that approval is expected at an Oct. 26 special meeting. The site selected is on Coulee Trail near County Road F, south of I-94. The construction costs are estimated to be over $15.4 million if the city of Hudson and the town of Troy agree to have the land annexed to the city and city sewer and water are extended to the property.
The closing of the downtown Hudson Econofoods City Market marks the end of the grocery store era in downtown Hudson. "Old" Hudson, which boasted nine grocery stores in 1957, now finds itself with none. City Market, originally part of the Erickson family grocery empire, was the longest standing grocery business in downtown Hudson. The Erickson family came to Hudson in 1938 when Hazel and Herman (1895-1985) Erickson bought the Birkmose Dry Goods Store.
The Hudson Raider football team faces a tough challenge when it plays Eau Claire Memorial Friday night at 7 p.m. at Newton Field in the Raiders' 2006 Homecoming game. "We have our job to do," said Raider coach Adam Kowles. "Sometimes Homecoming weeks can be a distraction, but that's true with a number of things every week. Our guys know this is a big game." Hudson (4-2, 2-2) has three games remaining on the schedule and must win two in order to qualify for the WIAA playoffs. Left on the Raider schedule are home games against Memorial (Friday), Superior (Thursday, Oct. 12: 6 p.m.
Grand marshals for Friday's Homecoming parade are longtime "chain gang" members Tom Evenson and Ken Larson. In this case, chain gang is not a prison work team -- the men are volunteers who work the downs markers on the sidelines of Hudson High School home football games. In fact, Evenson has been performing the community service since 1968 and Larson since 1970.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources last week announced that the Willow River State Park campground expansion project has been temporarily stopped. DNR Regional Land Program Supervisor Craig Thompson said the agency is responding to concerns raised both internally and externally regarding plans to construct a new campground on the western edge of the park near the Willow River. When plans for a new campground were announced, a number of neighbors living along the park boundary objected to the project.
When I got into the newspaper business it was understood that I was dealing with a printed product. A newspaper was profoundly different from radio and television. In recent years, however, the difference between print and broadcast journalism has become blurred by the Internet. A newspaper like the Star-Observer is no longer just a "weekly" publication. We are now a "daily" or, more accurately, an "hourly" publication.