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The Republican candidate for governor, Congressman Mark Green, visited Hudson and talked with about 30 party backers at Dick's Bar and Grill Monday morning. Green addressed a number of issues regarding taxation, health care, education and big government. He said Democrat Gov.
When President George W. Bush visited Hudson in 2004, it was not the first presidential visit to our community. President Lyndon B. Johnson came to Hudson in March 1972 to attend a banquet at the Hudson House Inn for Hudson High School graduate Jim Bertelsen. The football star had just completed his spectacular career at the University of Texas and had been drafted by the then-Los Angeles Rams. Hudsonite Darrell Youngberg was the driving force behind the banquet, held on March 13, 1972.
Two paintings stolen from Hudson Hospital last summer were recovered in St. Paul Thursday night. The paintings were oils done by local 91-year-old artist James Burnley. They were on display at the hospital as part of the Healing Arts program before being stolen from a wall in the hospital's main corridor by a person on July 14, 2005. The two paintings are valued at $15,000. At a press conference in St. Paul Friday morning, Ramsey County Sheriff Robert Fletcher said the paintings were recovered with the help of a "confident, reliable" informant.
Before Easter last year I wrote the following: "I'm a Christian, but I've never quite figured how the date of Easter is determined. I think it has something to do with a full moon on such and such a date - all I know is that I can look at a calendar and determine on which Sunday Easter falls." Well, I received an education from many readers after that column appeared. Now, a year later, I can tell you exactly how the date of Easter is determined - not sure I fully understand it, but I know the facts! In 325 AD the Council of Nicaea was convened by Emperor Constantine.
Many local awards were presented at the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism banquet Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Hudson Golf Club. Highlights of the evening included the presentation of the following awards: Marie Blakeman Award The honor went to John Knutson from Resco Print Graphics. The award is in honor of the late Marie Blakeman and recognizes an individual who exemplifies Blakeman's generous use of time and resources to benefit others. Blakeman was one of the founders of Nor-Lake Inc.
The event shook the world in 1956 - five American missionaries speared to death by native Indians in Ecuador. Life Magazine devoted 10 pages of copy and photos to the killings.
It's not your traditional Christmas present, but for families with senior citizens who live by themselves, the Lifeline program may be just the right size. Lifeline provides an emergency link to the outside world that can bring both peace of mind and lifesaving services, if necessary, to people in the Hudson, River Falls and Prescott areas. "This is a great program for both the senior citizen and their families," said Lifeline Coordinator Kathy O'Brien.
In a light school board agenda, the Hudson Board of Education addressed only a handful of issues Monday night. Among them was a brief discussion on changes to the public records policy. Spurred by numerous recent requests for school records, the district had legal counsel examine the current policy regarding public records. A revised policy has been developed and is currently being tweaked for potential approval at a future meeting. "Our current policy was never legally reviewed," said Nancy Sweet, director of pupil services.
A wonderful cast and music, beautiful scenery and exceptional special effects make for a great night of entertainment in the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The "Christmas Carol" message is always a good reminder for those of us busy counting our money. Most everyone is familiar with the story line, but the Phipps' presentation made the story jump to life, and the two-plus hours of entertainment flew by.
The Hudson Raider football season came to an end Tuesday, Oct. 25, when the Raiders dropped a 26-19 decision to D.C. Everest in the opening round of the Division 1 WIAA playoffs. The Raiders dominated the rushing portion of the game, time of possession and first downs, but D.C. Everest quarterback Mike Sierakowski had a nearly perfect night at quarterback, connecting on 14 of 15 passes (he had one intercepted). "They had a great performance from their quarterback," said Raider coach Adam Kowles.