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Like so many times this season, Hudson played another tough opponent very well in the first half, but stumbled in the second half. The result was a season-ending 28-14 loss to Chippewa Falls Thursday night in Chippewa (6-1, 7-2). Already out of playoff contention entering the game, Raider Coach Adam Kowles was proud of his team's performance. "The kids played hard -- they left it all on the field," Kowles said. Hudson (2-5, 4-5) battled the Cardinals to a 14-14 draw at the half.
A 15-year-old Woodville girl was killed and two other girls injured in an accident just south of Roberts Tuesday night. Sheriff Dennis Hillstead identified the dead girl as Amy L. Rademaker of Woodville. She was the front-seat passenger in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 17-year old Megan Ungar-Kerns of Spring Valley. Also injured was Natasha Elizabeth Weigel, 18, of Albert Lea, Minn. The accident happened on County Road N and Skyline Dr., just east of Highway 65.
We live in a different world when it comes to religion -- especially Christianity. Years ago, Christians in the United States were treated with reverence and respect. Today they are often the target of open hostilities. In a small way, that battle has crept into the pages of the Star-Observer. For years, the Star-Observer has printed an advice column by Dr. James Dobson, head of a non-profit Christian organization known as Focus on the Family.
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.