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My parents always said that time flies. Of course, I didn't believe them when I was young because it seemed that it took forever to get to the next year, the next holiday or the next important event in my life. Now I realize what they were talking about. The years tumble by like a few minutes out of a short day. That point was driven home when I happened to tune into a television show Sunday night. The program was about the John F. Kennedy assassination. I realized that it will be 40 years since the event occurred on Nov.
Superintendent Ron Bernth and members of the board of education acknowledged the overwhelming defeat of the recent eight-nine school referendum and pledged to go forward with a "clean slate" and a change in the process of evaluating future needs. The remarks came at the Tuesday, Nov.
Hudson's football season ended Saturday with a tough 28-21 second-round playoff loss to the Marshfield Tigers in Marshfield. Statistically, Hudson outperformed the two-time defending Division 1 state champs, but the Raiders came up short on the scoreboard. Hudson had more rushing yards, more total yards, more first downs, and the Raider defense played superbly.
With the $25 million eight-nine school referendum scheduled Nov. 4, Superintendent Ron Bernth said the school's record speaks for itself. "I've been here 16 years and we've had 16 years of growth and planning. We've stayed ahead of the curve," Bernth said.
The Hudson Raider football team eased past Chippewa Falls 27-13 last Friday night and faces two critical tests in the next six days. Thursday (Oct. 23) Hudson travels to Rice Lake in a battle of two 5-1 (BRC) squads. The winner will likely win outright possession of second place, with an outside chance of tying for the league title if Menomonie were to stumble in its season finale at Superior. Tuesday night the Raiders open the first round of the WIAA playoffs. The site and opponent, however, will not be determined until after Thursday night's game.
Relatives of residents or former residents at Hudson's Christian Community Home claim the nursing home is dragging its feet in recognizing an advocacy group to oversee the rights of CCH residents. CCH Executive Director Dan Goodier, however, says there are some issues with the group.
Hudson's Christian Community Home, 1320 Wisconsin St., recently began a $2.4 million construction and remodeling project. When completed next year, the facility will have almost three times as many private rooms, expanded service area, a new entrance and completely remodeled facilities in the existing portion of the nursing home. "CCH will be a better place," said Executive Director Dan Goodier. "It's all about quality of life. We're taking a nice facility and making it better." Former CCH Board President Roger Roenfanz is the construction manager for the project.
The general public will get its first look at the new hospital/clinic facility during a grand opening today (Thursday), 2-8 p.m. Hudson Mayor Jack Breault will perform a ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m.
A reminder to our readers that no letters criticizing the state Senate recall candidates, Sheila Harsdorf and Shelly Moore, will be accepted in next week's Star-Observer, the last print issue before the Aug. 9 primary election. Letters supporting Senate candidates are acceptable.
A letter to the editor penned by Laura Sutton and published in last week's Star-Observer contained incorrect information. The writer suggested that Mark Pribonic and two others were somehow involved in the school board candidacy of Patricia German and implemented tactics to help her advance in the February primary.