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St. Patrick School fourth-graders recently participated in Immigrants' Day, where they dressed as immigrants from European countries trying to enter the United States around the late 1800s. They arrived via steamship, saw the Statue of Liberty, and were ferried to Ellis Island where they may or may not pass all inspections to reach America. Parents, teachers Mrs. Dumont and Mrs. Willson, Principal Bell, and even Pastor Fr. John posed as medical examiners, mental health examiners, passport inspectors and ticket takers.
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Bridge camper Officers responded to suspicious activity on Saturday, May 13 around midnight for bags located under the I-94 bridge. A man was found sleeping in a hammock in the area, and was informed he couldn't camp on city property. Offers returned to the area a few hours later to ensure the man was gone. Hit and run
Well-known Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler will read and answer questions during an appearance at the Hudson Area Public Library Thursday, June 1. His latest novel, "The Hearts of Men," has earned rave reviews from many publications, including the New York Times, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. The book has also been short-listed for two of France's top literary awards (France's prestigious PAGE Prix America and France's FNAC Prix).
On Friday, April 21, five fifth grade North Hudson students loaded a bus at 7 a.m. and headed to the Math Masters of Minnesota Competition in Hammond. Math Masters challenges students to use critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in mathematics, while recognizing academic effort and achievement. The North Hudson team consisted of Graham Close, Aaron Sparling, Sarah Davis, Charlie Rode and Nathan Prestrud. Over the past four months, these five students were coached twice a week and spent numerous hours problem solving and practicing fact drills.
With a Hollywood Glamour theme, ProAct Life Opportunities in Hudson, a program serving people with disabilities, held its annual dance event for participants and their families Wednesday, May 10 Backed by live music from Ken Wanovich, partygoers dressed the part. The ladies wore black, gold and red dresses with numerous accessories. Many received hair and makeup artistry services donated by Fantastic Sams in Hudson. Submitted by Aaron Hustedde
St. Croix EMS joined national organizations in marking EMS Week May 21-27. The week is designed to celebrate EMS practitioners and honor their lifesaving services, according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. In Hudson, St. Croix EMS is encouraging the community to visit the station to meet the staff, see the trucks and ask questions about the service. "We would like to see the community get involved and educated about life-threatening emergencies and for them to be welcomed to come and visit us," EMT Bradley Pettee said.
Houlton Elementary School did an all-school inquiry on bees this spring. Students researched what bees need to survive, things that might contribute to their disappearance, and ways the students could help. The culminating event was having Plantables visit Houlton and students making "bee bombs" — wildflower seeds rolled up with organic compost. Each student was able to bring a bee bomb home and several were given to the school to plant in the prairie.
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." — Mark Twain. Donald Trump was at least honest about a couple of points. In his book, about himself, he describes himself as a great illusionist. Saying he sells people the illusion they want to believe. Also he was truthful when he said he could shoot someone and his supporters would still vote for him.
HUDSON, Wis. — Eating better and moving more was the name of the game at PowerUp Week May 5-13. Communities across the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin were inspired to take part in PowerUp festivities ranging from a Cinco de Mayo family triathlon and veggie giveaways to geocaching and celebrations to mark the fourth birthday of Chomp, the larger-than-life PowerUp superhero carrot.