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The Hudson Raider football team improved to 2-0 behind the arm of quarterback Ben Luehrs by defeating New Richmond 24-21 at New Richmond Friday night. Luehrs completed 10 of 15 passes for 137 yards and completed touchdown passes to Peter Maki and Mike Perucca. The Raiders host Rice Late Friday night (Sept. 8) in the Big Rivers Conference opener. The Warriors are also 2-0 and are coming off a 47-18 win Sparta Friday night. "Rice Lake is a very good team and we'll have to give them some different looks defensively," said Raider Coach Adam Kowles. He said they run an "option" offense.
The recent death of Fred Havenick, owner of the St. Croix Meadows dog track property, brought back a lot of memories regarding the track. I'm sure newcomers look at the vacant facility and wonder why such prime property is sitting vacant. Of course, the story actually starts back in 1988. My involvement, from a newspaper point of view, actually began in 1987.
In one of the most exciting games in recent memory, the Hudson Raiders rallied from a 22-point deficit to defeat Somerset 39-36 on the foot of senior Kirk Krumrei who kicked a 22-yard field goal with just four seconds left in the game. "It was just a great high school football game," said Raider Coach Adam Kowles. "We know the coaches at Somerset and knew they would come in here with a fundamentally sound football team." This is the first year the Raiders have scheduled Somerset.
About a month ago I went to Florida for four days and experienced a boat ride that I'll probably never forget. My wife went to Florida for 10 or 12 days to spend some time with her sister and her husband, Tom and Sandy Wells of New Richmond. I found a cheap air fare and decided to join the group for four days. Tom and Sandy own a home on Fort Myers Beach. People often wonder why we would go to hot and humid Florida in the summer, but it is relaxing and the pace is pretty easy.
Wisconsin Correction's Secretary Matt Frank was in Hudson Wednesday, August 16 and announced that St. Croix County would receive $50,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The money was part of $250,000 allocated to various counties in western Wisconsin in the effort to fight methamphetamine. The St.
It was learned this week that Fred Havenick, owner of Hudson's St. Croix Meadows dog track, died Wednesday, June 21, in Miami. Havenick's corporation still owns the now-vacant dog track property in Hudson. Havenick, 62, suffered from lymphoma. Havenick, owner of Flagler dog tracks in Miami and Bonita Springs (Naples-Fort Myers), Fla., formed Croixland Properties and opened St. Croix Meadows dog track in Hudson in June 1991.
Flushing money down a toilet may sound like a figurative statement, but according to State Rep. Kitty Rhoades, $25.9 million worth of prescription narcotic drugs are flushed down the toilet at nursing homes and hospice care facilities in Wisconsin each year. That's because the U.S.
Despite the objections of a few neighbors (see related story), plans are moving forward for a new family campground near the western edge of Willow River State Park near the Willow River. Park Manager Darrel Richer and other state officials met last week with representatives from Ayres Associates of Eau Claire to begin the process of implementing the $2.83 million campground plan. The core plan has actually existed since the early 1980s. "We identified the need and had a plan devised by 1985," Richer said.
Markell Lanpher lives next to the Willow River State Park and has concerns about a campground in her back yard, and the process used in developing the campground. "I'm concerned as a landowner," Lanpher said. "But I'm more concerned about the science and procedures in the process." Lanpher lives at at a bluff high above the proposed 80-unit campground. She has a number of concerns, and expressed some frustration with the DNR's response to her requests for information.
A fire at about 4:45 Sunday afternoon did an estimated $60,000 damage to a duplex at 602 Sommers St. No. in North Hudson. Fire Chief Jim Frye said the blaze started on a deck behind the home and spread up the wall and into the attic. He said the belongings in the home were saved. The home is owned by Brad Blyton. The unit where the fire started is occupied by Todd and Carrie Blyton. Frye said departments from Lower St. Croix Valley, Roberts (Warren) and St. Joseph assisted at the scene. Departments from River Falls and Bayport provided backup at the Hudson fire station.