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Two Hudson High School students will join the ranks of local Eagle Scouts in a ceremony this weekend. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be achieved in the Boy Scouts of America organization and is awarded to experienced Boy Scouts with distinguished records and after the completion of a service project and a review by the Eagle Board.
The Hudson School District released the results of a community survey on the district's final three options for expanding and upgrading its secondary school space and, as they say, the...
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced on Nov. 25 the preliminary October 2015 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.9 percent. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for September was 3 percent and August’s final rate was 3.1 percent. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 3.5 percent.
The Hudson Area Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library are sending an appeal letter to community members to raise funds for the library. This year’s goal is $100,000.
Performances of the 2015 Home for the Holidays Concert are on Sunday, Dec. 13, and Monday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance at 5 p.m. is sold out. The concert, "Peace, Hope and Joy," is the 10th anniversary concert featuring 375 high school singers, youth choir, bells and the River City Symphony Orchestra.
Santa and his reindeer will make their annual visit to Hudson this Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5, at River City Center. The popular Reindeer By The Park event is from noon to 4 p.m. at the Riverfront Athletic Club and Angel’s Pet World. The reindeer, ice carving and wagon rides will be set up in the southern portion of the center’s parking lot.
Jac Kaasa and Kenzie Prater, both from Hudson and seniors at Hill-Murray Prep School in Maplewood, made commitments to play Division 1 hockey on National Signing Day Wednesday, Nov. 11. Kaasa signed her letter of intent to play at Bemidji State University while Prater signed to play at Quinnipiac University in Hamden Conn. Kaasa and Prater have helped Hill-Murray’s girls hockey team win back-to-back Class 2AA Minnesota state championships in 2014 and 2015.
The St. Croix County Historical Society presents the annual Victorian Christmas Night on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m. This year the tour will spotlight three beautiful historic homes. Guided tours will be given of the Octagon House, the Phipps Inn and the John Lee House. Admission is $9 for adults, $3 for students ages 13-19, and $2 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the Octagon House (No advance sales).
The Phipps Festival Chorus will perform a variety of music from across the ages that will ring in the holiday season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at The Phipps Center. Music director Thomas Dahle has selected familiar carols, new arrangements of old carols, and new music of the season to make up the 90-minute program. A variety of instruments, including string quartet, chimes, bells, and other percussion, will add to the festive sounds of the 45-voice chorus. Heather Tank is the piano accompanist.
Hudson Physicians announced that Dr. Kristin Severson was honored recently by the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) for excellence in the practice of internal medicine. The honorary degree of Fellow in the ACOI (FACOI) was conferred upon Severson in a ceremony in Tampa, Fla., in October.