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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.
Letters to the editor present both interesting opportunities and interesting challenges. A recent letter from a Hudson High School student named Anthony Gilbert brought the issue of letters back to the front burner. Letters are a unique part of every newspaper. They give citizens an opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas to a fairly large audience -- this is a good thing. Unfortunately, there is often confusion as to what is a newspaper's responsibility when it comes to running letters. First and foremost, a newspaper has the right to refuse any letter.