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Before Easter last year I wrote the following: "I'm a Christian, but I've never quite figured how the date of Easter is determined. I think it has something to do with a full moon on such and such a date - all I know is that I can look at a calendar and determine on which Sunday Easter falls." Well, I received an education from many readers after that column appeared. Now, a year later, I can tell you exactly how the date of Easter is determined - not sure I fully understand it, but I know the facts! In 325 AD the Council of Nicaea was convened by Emperor Constantine.
Many local awards were presented at the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism banquet Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Hudson Golf Club. Highlights of the evening included the presentation of the following awards: Marie Blakeman Award The honor went to John Knutson from Resco Print Graphics. The award is in honor of the late Marie Blakeman and recognizes an individual who exemplifies Blakeman's generous use of time and resources to benefit others. Blakeman was one of the founders of Nor-Lake Inc.
The event shook the world in 1956 - five American missionaries speared to death by native Indians in Ecuador. Life Magazine devoted 10 pages of copy and photos to the killings.
It's not your traditional Christmas present, but for families with senior citizens who live by themselves, the Lifeline program may be just the right size. Lifeline provides an emergency link to the outside world that can bring both peace of mind and lifesaving services, if necessary, to people in the Hudson, River Falls and Prescott areas. "This is a great program for both the senior citizen and their families," said Lifeline Coordinator Kathy O'Brien.
In a light school board agenda, the Hudson Board of Education addressed only a handful of issues Monday night. Among them was a brief discussion on changes to the public records policy. Spurred by numerous recent requests for school records, the district had legal counsel examine the current policy regarding public records. A revised policy has been developed and is currently being tweaked for potential approval at a future meeting. "Our current policy was never legally reviewed," said Nancy Sweet, director of pupil services.
A wonderful cast and music, beautiful scenery and exceptional special effects make for a great night of entertainment in the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The "Christmas Carol" message is always a good reminder for those of us busy counting our money. Most everyone is familiar with the story line, but the Phipps' presentation made the story jump to life, and the two-plus hours of entertainment flew by.
The Hudson Raider football season came to an end Tuesday, Oct. 25, when the Raiders dropped a 26-19 decision to D.C. Everest in the opening round of the Division 1 WIAA playoffs. The Raiders dominated the rushing portion of the game, time of possession and first downs, but D.C. Everest quarterback Mike Sierakowski had a nearly perfect night at quarterback, connecting on 14 of 15 passes (he had one intercepted). "They had a great performance from their quarterback," said Raider coach Adam Kowles.
Members of the Hudson School Board heard a plan Tuesday night that would reduce the investment balance fund - often referred to as a budget surplus - by $6 million. Board members gave mixed reactions to the plan, some fearing a reduction would put the district in a position of having to borrow money during the year when the influx of cash from state aid and property taxes may not cover all expenses. Critics have said in the past that Hudson's surplus is too high, reportedly topping $16 million. "There is a public perception that we have $16 million sitting in a shoe box somew
It was 20 years ago when Don Kelley and his dad, Ed Kelley, decided to venture into the art business and open a gallery in downtown Hudson. Don became sole owner in 1990, but the pair still operates the growing business at 512 Second St. (Opera House building). "It's been a great 20 years," said Don Kelley. In addition to Hudson, he now operates stores in Stillwater and Woodbury. He also owns a production center in Roberts where most of the framing and production work is done. He plans to open a small retail space in Roberts next month.
The Hudson Raider football team took a giant step toward qualifying for the WIAA post-season football playoffs with a big 38-21 come-from-behind win over Eau Claire Memorial at Carson Park in Eau Claire Friday night. The Raiders fell behind 21-6 in the second quarter, but did not panic. They not only held Memorial scoreless the rest of the way, but put up 32 unanswered points to post the 17-point win. Hudson (4-3, 3-2) now needs one win in its final two games to become playoff eligible. Thursday (Oct.