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Folks call the Korean Conflict “the forgotten war.” One person who hasn't forgotten is author Catherine Madison, former editor of the Utne Reader, who has just written and published “ The War Came Home With Him " (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95). Not that Madison was ever in the war. The “him” in her title was her father, Alexander “Doc” Boysen, an M.D.
The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting announced that Hudsonite Steve Weekes is among this year’s inductees to its Founders Hall. The Founders Hall, 2640 E. Seventh Ave. in North St. Paul, is a permanent exhibit that recognizes the extraordinary contributions of special volunteers and others who have played a pivotal role in the ongoing work of Scouting. Weekes was one of several members from the region recognized Saturday, Nov. 14.
In Hudson the Christmas season kicks off this weekend with the annual Tour of Homes. The event gets thousands of people out and about and we think it is a good time to remind people that it makes good sense to shop locally. Before the big box stores came into existence (Walmart, Target, Menards, etc.) local newspapers around the country always wrote editorials reminding people to shop locally and to support local merchants.
The Hudson Heritage Quilters Guild held its 12th Patchwork Harvest Quilt Show, Nov. 7-8, at the River Crest Elementary School. Over 200 quilted items were on display including guild-sponsored projects such as challenge and charity quilts. This year’s show also featured special guest lectures by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and Ingrid Barlow, Modern Traditionalist. The guild-sponsored raffle quilt, “Autumn Star,” raised over $1,330 which will be divided among food shelves in Hudson, River Falls and Roberts.
These aerial photos show just how little water is left in the Little Falls Lake at the Willow River State Park. The water was first lowered by opening the gates...
Representatives from the Hudson Home & Garden Club presented Cynthia Landers, a teacher at Hudson High School, with a check for $500. Landers will use the money to purchase additional gardening/composting tools for her classroom. During the presentation Landers educated the group about the introductory horticulture and home gardening class she teaches. Class activities take place in the school greenhouse, outdoor garden beds and specially designed classroom. The course is designed to prepare students to produce, process, and market vegetables crops and decorative plants.
The houses for the 30th annual Christmas Tour of Homes are ready. Four Hudson homeowners, the Octagon House, Chamber Member businesses, the Tour of Homes committee and a team of volunteers have been working their magic to make this special event another amazing experience for ticketholders. Event coordinator Andrea Jorgensen of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau describes the months long preparations this way. “The tour takes a village of coordinated creativity including the beautifully decorated downtown by the city of H
The Octagon House Museum will debut its 2015 holiday theme “Comfort and Joy” during the Hudson Tour of Homes opening on Nov. 21 and 22. This year the museum is decorated with festive sights, sounds and smells that evoke the special feelings of the holiday season. The museum’s annual Victorian Christmas Night is set for Friday, Dec. 4, from 6-8:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to see the museum in its holiday splendor by the glow of lamplight.
Judge Michael Waterman announced his candidacy for election for a full term to Branch 4 of the St. Croix County Circuit Court. Waterman has held the position since May 2015. He was appointed judge by Gov. Scott Walker to fill a vacancy caused by the retirement of Judge Howard Cameron. “I accepted Governor Walker’s appointment to fulfill a commitment to public service,” Waterman said. “Since becoming judge, I have worked hard, decided cases impartially, and remained faithful to the Constitution and rule of law. “I hope I have earned the confidence of my fellow citizens.
The 10th annual H.O.M.E. Thanksgiving meal is Thursday, Nov. 19, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St. from 5-6:30 p.m. The meal is provided by the Foster family who own and operate Barkers and San Pedro restaurants in downtown Hudson. The meal will be served by members of the Gherty law firm. There will be homemade pies for dessert and entertainment. The meal is open to the public and free.