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I'm not sure what sort of excitement the World Series will generate amongst the casual baseball fans in the Midwest, but I'm happy to see the Rangers and Giants in the fall classic. Of course, we all wanted to see the Twins get there, but we again discovered that they have a mental block when it comes to the Yankees. After the Yanks swept the Twins in three straight -- then they came back from a five-run deficit to defeat Texas in the first game of the ALDS -- I decided the Yankees were probably the greatest team in baseball. Then Texas rebounded and changed my opinion.
County administrator resigns post St. Croix County Administrative Coordinator Chuck Whiting submitted his resignation Tuesday. Whiting said he has been hired to serve as City Administrator for the city of Faribault, Minn. He starts his new job Jan. 1. Whiting was hired in St. Croix County in February 2000 after the resignation of John Krizek. He, his wife Heidi and family, live near Roberts. "It has been great being with the County these past 10 years and I sincerely wish everyone the best going forward," Whiting said. St.
Third Congressional Republican candidate Dan Kapanke, 63, said the time has come to stop the spending in Washington D.C. Kapanke, La Crosse, will be challenging incumbent 3rd District Democrat Congressman Ron Kind, La Crosse, in the Nov. 2 general election. Also in the race is independent candidate Mike Krsiean, Houlton. "The national debt is now in the neighborhood of $13.6 trillion," Kapanke said.
Casey Swetlik, director of the St. Croix County Emergency Support Services Department, talked at the village of North Hudson Board meeting Tuesday, Oct.
The 57th annual Rotary Halloween parade is scheduled Sunday, Oct. 31, at Newton Field. The parade is billed as the longest, continuing community event in Hudson. Having grown up in Hudson I believe that statement to be true. That puts the first parade at 1953 and I can't think of an event that started earlier than that -- or if it did, the event didn't continue each and every year. Some things that might come close for longevity include the North Hudson Pepper Festival which started in 1954 -- but the Pepper Fest took about a 10-year hiatus in the 1960s.
No action was taken Tuesday, Oct. 5, but a library request for more money from the village of North Hudson made for a lively village board meeting. Library Board President Roy Sjoberg made the appeal to boost the village's funding to $90,110.84, which would be a 6.43 percent increase from 2010 funding, or a $5,380.84 increase over last year. Sjoberg has been meeting with the four municipalities that are part of the Hudson Area Joint Library (city of Hudson, village of North Hudson, town of St.
Republican Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen visited Hudson last week with a two-prong mission. Van Hollen was the guest speaker at a fundraiser for Dean Knudson, Republican candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly.
Library Board President Roy Sjoberg is disappointed that the city of Hudson rejected a request for a $17,566 increase in city funding for the Hudson Area Library in 2011. He's hoping the council might change its mind. "We are operating below the basic levels when compared to other libraries," Sjoberg said. "I have so much pride in this community. We have a beautiful building -- I want to see us offer services at least equal to a basic level. "The city was good to us in acquiring the building, but it's sort of like getting the gift of a jet plane, but not enough fuel to make it operate.
For the second consecutive year the Village of North Hudson will have a bow hunting event in an effort to thin the deer herd within the village limits. The hunt begins Sept. 18 and continues until Jan. 1, 2011 - coinciding with the Wisconsin deer bow-hunting season. The village board approved a contract with RiverValley Deer Management at the Sept. 7 village board meeting. The cost is $1,850, although at least half of that will be paid for by a DNR grant. RiverValley Deer Management is made up of six Hudson residents with decades of archery experience.
Last week the Star-Observer printed a letter from Larry Dittloff, a 1966 Hudson high School grad who now lives in Olympia, Wash.