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The Hudson Raiders battled to the end, but dropped a 28-21 decision to Chippewa Falls in Hudson Friday night. The game was conference opener for both squads. The teams exchanged touchdowns in the first half with the Raiders tying the score 14-14 in the final minute of the first half. Raider touchdowns came on a 10-yeard pass from Chase Graskewicz to Zach Line and a one-yard run from Paul Vanden Heuvel. Hudson took a 21-14 lead in the third quarter on a 30-yard pass from Graskewicz to Josh Perron.
Behind the running of Paul Vanden Heuvel, the Hudson Raider football team evened its record at 1-1 Friday night with a 32-6 win over New Richmond in a game played at Newton Field in Hudson. Vanden Heuvel rushed for 147 yards as Hudson dominated much of the game. Friday night the Raiders open Big Rivers Conference play hosting Chippewa Falls in a 7 p.m. contest. "This was a good win for us," said Raider coach Adam Kowles.
The seven-member Wisconsin Supreme Court will be hearing cases in Hudson in the board room at the St. Croix County Government Center Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The two-day visit is part of the Justice on Wheels program. The court generally visits one Wisconsin City each year. Court spokesperson Colleen Flesher said this is the first two-day visit in a number of years. St.
An inexperienced Raider football team discovered that there is no class distinction when it comes to fielding competitive football teams as Division 4 Somerset topped Hudson 22-6 in Somerset in the season opener Friday night. Somerset entered Friday night's contest with plenty of experience on both offense and defense -- something Hudson is lacking this season. But Raider Coach Adam Kowles said there were bright spots for Hudson and he hopes his squad can learn from Friday's contest. The Raiders host New Richmond Friday night at 7 p.m. in the home opener.
A fire did heavy damage to a home at 465 Old County Road E on Friday afternoon. Fire departments from the town of St. Joseph and Somerset were dispatched to the scene around 1 p.m. The Hudson Fire Department was called almost immediately to provide mutual aid. Shortly thereafter, departments from Stillwater, Warren (Roberts) and Lower St. Croix Valley were also sent to the scene. The home is owned by David Purcell. He was there with his son and mother, Sis Johnson, who also lives in the structure.
Citizens State Bank made a historic move last weekend and is now operating out of a new facility at the corner of Carmichael Road and Crest View Drive in the Ban Tara development just west of Hudson Hospital. The door of the new bank opened Monday with a ribbon cutting. "We're very excited about the move," said bank President Gene Haberman.
Newly appointed Hudson School Board member Erika Cherrier said in an interview Friday that she is a recovering alcoholic who has been through treatment and has been sober since July 2003. Cherrier made the remarks following the discovery of 13 case files involving her in the court records from both St. Croix County and Eau Claire. The cases, with the exception of a civil action in connection with her divorce in 2006, all occurred between 2002 and 2004. The most serious were three driving while intoxicated charges, two in Eau Claire and one in St. Croix County.
When Associated Bank purchased the First National Bank of Hudson, everyone knew the transition and merging of systems would provide some challenges. The transition is nearly complete, however, and for the most part things have gone well. "With any conversion of systems, there is going to be some pain for customers and employees," said Ken Heiser, former First National Bank president and now Hudson market president of Associated offices.
Hudsonites are already hearing the term "AED" and, beginning this week, the term "PAD" is being added to the mix. What both monikers refer to are life-saving defibrillation devices and programs in local businesses, public gathering places and high-traffic sites. AEDs (automated external defibrillators) began surfacing in the community a few years back, and they have already saved several lives, including three publicized events at the St. Croix Valley YMCA and one at Fleet Farm. There are currently 24 AED devices in the community. Last year, Hudson Hospital and St.
When Don Linehan released his new book last fall, he hoped it would be interesting to relatives, friends and the Hudson community. The book has met all his expectations. Linehan will be signing copies and reading excerpts from the book, "Off the Farm Into the World: An American Farm Family Grows Up in the Fifties," Saturday, Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m., at Back to Books, 520 Second St.