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A vandal or vandals damaged the Jesus statue in front of Hudson's Carmelite Monastery, 430 Laurel Ave., late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, July 28 or 29. The most severe damage was the broken right arm of the metal statue. Vandals also pushed the statue over, breaking the cement base that holds the statue in place. "We're very disappointed," said Carmelite nun Sister Lucia. "We felt very hurt.
Officials at Hudson Hospital and Hudson Physicians are enthusiastically thrilled with the first year of operation at the new hospital/clinic complex at 405 Stageline Road. "It's been an amazing year," said Hudson Hospital President and CEO Marian Furlong. Agreeing with that analysis was Steve Muellerleile, CEO of Western Wisconsin Medical Associates, which is the parent organization of Hudson Physicians. "We're ecstatic and very pleased," Muellerleile said. Both agree that the year has gone by very quickly. "I think back to when 8,000 people went through our build
It's a good thing weddings are happy occasions because my wife and I have been invited to eight so far this summer. If you throw in a couple of graduation open houses, we have been invited to at least one happy occasion each weekend beginning Saturday, May 29, and continuing each weekend through July 31. In case you're counting, that's 10 weekends! There are many summers when we are not invited to a single wedding. There have been summers where we have been invited to one or two.
A bizarre theft attempt at Dave Holt Ford at noon Thursday (June 10) ended with a man and a woman both crashing vehicles and eventually getting arrested by Minnesota authorities. When the dust settled, a Ford Explorer from Dave Holt was totaled and a stolen motorcycle was damaged. Hudson Police Department Sgt. Marty Jensen said the tale began when a couple rode a motorcycle into the Hudson dealership. A woman riding on the motorcycle, later identified as Christine C. Claus, 32, said she wanted to test drive a 1999 Ford Explorer.
My wife and I flew to Las Vegas for a few days last week, but the highlight of the trip was a drive to the Grand Canyon. We did some hiking on a beautiful summer-like day. Unfortunately, we witnessed the death of a man who had collapsed along the trail. The day started with a long drive. We left Las Vegas early in the morning to make the four-and-a-half-hour drive to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The first thing of interest was the crossing of Hoover Dam. The dam, of course, is a man-made monument that is over 726 feet high and took five years to build beginning in 1931.
Town of Hudson District 25 County Supervisor Clarence Malick was re-elected chair of the board Tuesday at the County Board's monthly meeting. Malick was one of two supervisors nominated from the floor for the post and won the election among supervisors, 18-12. Also nominated was Stan Krueger of Somerset. Art Jacobson was re-elected as vice chair. He was the only supervisor nominated for the post and earned a unanimous vote. The county also has four elected committees. All incumbents were re-elected to the Finance Committee.
St. Croix County and the Hudson area will continue to see tremendous population growth, according to figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and St. Croix Economic Development Corp. Director Bill Rubin. In fact, St. Croix County is expected to experience the fastest rate of growth in the state of Wisconsin, at 67.9 percent, during the period extending through 2030. In numbers, the county is expected to increase from the 2000 population of 63,155 to 100,806 by the year 2030. The U.S. Census Bureau has tabbed St.
It may have been owned by John Arkell, but the home that burned last Saturday will always be known as the Ward home to long-time Hudsonites. The home marked a time in history when it represented all that was good about business in the upper Midwest and life in Hudson in the 1950s. Built by multimillionaire and ex-con Charlie Ward between 1948 and 1952, the home reflected the rich and colorful lifestyle of the Ward family. Ward was president of Brown & Bigelow in St. Paul.
A few weeks back I made a trip to Florida and spent much of my time at the Twins spring training camp. Anybody that's a baseball fan would be thrilled with the experience. We arrived in Fort Myers and got settled on Saturday, Feb. 21, and the first trip to the Lee County Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium was Monday morning. We were actually in Florida when pitchers and catchers reported; position players were not asked to report until the following Saturday, Feb.
Saturday, Feb. 28, looked like it was going to be a nice day, so 76-year-old Jim Shetka of St. Paul thought it would be a good time to try out his new canoe. Later that morning he found himself in the 32-degree waters of the St. Croix River near the end of the dike road and became the subject of a successful rescue operation. "There's no fool like an old fool," Shetka joked. "There were two main reasons that I survived.