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A proposal by Hudson's Christian Community Home could open the door to changing the county-owned nursing home in New Richmond from a government facility to a private facility. CCH, a non-profit home under the direction of Hudsonite Dan Goodier, sent a Sept.
The downtown Econofoods City Market, 109 Second St., will close its doors Saturday, Oct. 7. The closing of the store appears to be tied to a potential major development in the downtown area. An advertisement in this week's Star-Observer pronounced that the store had lost its lease. The grocery store was originally part of the Erickson's grocery store chain. The Erickson family sold the grocery chain to Nash Finch in the spring of 1999.
In a contest that has been marked by close games over the years, Hudson applied pressure early and won going away in a 35-13 win over rival River Falls. The game at Newton Field Friday night allowed Hudson to keep possession of the Little Brown Jug. "This is such a rivalry and the games are usually close," said Raider coach Adam Kowles. "It was a nice game to win." Hudson, a team that often throws the football, stayed on the ground much of the game against the Wildcats, throwing only nine passes, completing six for 65 yards.
Hudsonite Joanie Davenport is undertaking a unique project, attempting to collect memories and recollections of where people were when they heard of the attack on 9/11. This week has seen all sorts of media devoted to the attack five years ago. Most of it, of course, has a non-local flavor. Joanie asked me if I had any memories of that day. My first reaction was "nothing interesting." But, as I began to reflect on Sept. 11, 2001, I realized it was a crazy day. In the newspaper business, we always say, "Everyone has a story to tell." So Joanie, here's my story about Sept.
The Hudson Raider football team gave the Rice Lake Warriors all they wanted, but in the end, Rice Lake owned a 31-17 win over Hudson. This Friday, Hudson (0-1, 2-1) hosts River Falls (0-1, 0-3) in a 7 p.m. game at Newton Field. The winner of the contest lays claim to the Little Brown Jug, which Hudson currently holds. "This will be a tough game," said Raider Coach Adam Kowles. "River Falls is better than their 0-3 record. Regardless of records, this is always a tough game.
Armed with ideas and good intentions, members of St. Croix Animal Friends hope to have a new animal shelter built in St.
The Hudson Raider football team improved to 2-0 behind the arm of quarterback Ben Luehrs by defeating New Richmond 24-21 at New Richmond Friday night. Luehrs completed 10 of 15 passes for 137 yards and completed touchdown passes to Peter Maki and Mike Perucca. The Raiders host Rice Late Friday night (Sept. 8) in the Big Rivers Conference opener. The Warriors are also 2-0 and are coming off a 47-18 win Sparta Friday night. "Rice Lake is a very good team and we'll have to give them some different looks defensively," said Raider Coach Adam Kowles. He said they run an "option" offense.
The recent death of Fred Havenick, owner of the St. Croix Meadows dog track property, brought back a lot of memories regarding the track. I'm sure newcomers look at the vacant facility and wonder why such prime property is sitting vacant. Of course, the story actually starts back in 1988. My involvement, from a newspaper point of view, actually began in 1987.
In one of the most exciting games in recent memory, the Hudson Raiders rallied from a 22-point deficit to defeat Somerset 39-36 on the foot of senior Kirk Krumrei who kicked a 22-yard field goal with just four seconds left in the game. "It was just a great high school football game," said Raider Coach Adam Kowles. "We know the coaches at Somerset and knew they would come in here with a fundamentally sound football team." This is the first year the Raiders have scheduled Somerset.
About a month ago I went to Florida for four days and experienced a boat ride that I'll probably never forget. My wife went to Florida for 10 or 12 days to spend some time with her sister and her husband, Tom and Sandy Wells of New Richmond. I found a cheap air fare and decided to join the group for four days. Tom and Sandy own a home on Fort Myers Beach. People often wonder why we would go to hot and humid Florida in the summer, but it is relaxing and the pace is pretty easy.