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Geralyn Karl, St. Croix Public Health preparedness planner, said the best plan for potential disasters starts at home. "What we learned from Hurricane Katrina is that the federal government will not be here to help us," Karl said. "We better take care of our own business in our own back yard." Karl made her remarks at the Thursday Noon Rotary Club meeting about disaster preparedness (natural or terrorism) and the possibility of a pandemic involving avian flu. "Preparing for a 'disaster' can be overwhelming," Karl said.
Samuel A. Matuga, 10, is in critical condition at Gillette Children's Hospital after being accidently shot in the eye with a BB gun. The accident happened Tuesday afternoon at the family's home just north of Burkhardt. The boy is the son of Amy and Mark Matuga. He was taken by his mother to Hudson Hospital and immediately transferred to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Gillette Children's Hospital is located at Regions. Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said the mother was driving the boy to Hudson Hospital after the accident when she flagged down a deputy in the Burkhardt area.
The North Hudson Village Board approved spending $2,875 for phase one of planning a 3,000-square-foot addition to the village hall, 400 7th St. No. The action came at a board meeting Tuesday, June 6. The money will be used to contract Elliot Architects to make schematic designs and drawings for the potential project. Under village rules, no capital project over $150,000 can be completed with voter approval. Trustees are hopeful that a referendum for the addition will be on the November ballot.
It's strange how things sometimes fall into place. I'll often go months without wandering more than 50 miles from home -- then I recently traveled to Spokane and Milwaukee in the course of a week! My oldest son, Donovan, and his wife, Michele, live in Spokane. In fact, Donovan moved there over a year ago and I had never been to Spokane. I decided going there a few days before Mother's Day would be a good plan for my wife, Jackie, and me. We boarded a plane in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, May 10, and flew to Spokane.
Jon Anderson knew he liked the Hudson area when he graduated from UW-River Falls in the early 1970s, and when he landed his first job here, he stayed for the next 35 years. Anderson will retire as a high school math teacher at the end of this year. Although he grew up in Spring Valley and still lives in that community, he has a soft spot for Hudson. "I lived in Hudson for a year in the late 1950s," Anderson said.
There are several retirements this spring that deserve some acknowledgement. People sometimes wonder why we highlight stories about people retiring from school or government jobs. The answer is quite simple. These people are paid by you and me. When they retire we deserve to know about their careers. One of those retiring this spring is Hudson Police Chief Richard Trende.
Back in 1985 a group of several Hudson adults saw an interesting concept across the river in Stillwater, Woodbury and some other high schools. Adults in those communities were staging "all-night" parties after high school graduation, and the results were considered to be very successful. A group was organized in Hudson in 1985 and the wheels began turning for Hudson's first all-night graduation party in the spring of 1986. From what I can see from old records and newspaper articles, the co-chairs of the first senior party were Winkie Coyne (Mrs. William Coyne) and Linda Larson (Mrs.
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.