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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.