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Pepper Fest Royalty Candidates are sophomore girls in the Hudson School District who are interested in becoming members of the North Hudson Pepper Fest Royalty. The young ladies chosen to represent North Hudson Pepper Fest as Queen and Princesses will serve during their junior year in parades and other public appearances as goodwill ambassadors for the North Hudson community. The royalty introduction will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, followed by the queen candidates' introductions and fish bowl questions at 6:15 p.m.
Becker's Hospital Review released its 2017 national list of "62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know." For the fourth consecutive year, Hudson Hospital & Clinic was named to the list as a critical access hospital that has demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities and meeting the needs of their patients. All hospitals featured on the Becker's Hospital Review list have 25 or fewer inpatient beds and an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute care.
The annual Members Show at ArtReach St. Croix opened July 13 with a reception and awards presentation. This year's exhibition celebrates the diversity of art, including work by 58 artists who live or work in the St. Croix Valley.
Immigrants valuable to economy TO THE EDITOR My pastor asked me, "What is the solution for undocumented immigrants in the U.S.?" My answer? "Document them."
Did you know: Pepper Fest began in 1954 as a way to raise funds to build North Hudson Elementary School and has turned into an annual event to assist community organizations throughout the St. Croix Valley? Proceeds from the volunteer-run, non-profit festival are donated to local youth, school, community and service organizations.
The Hudson Lions Club recently presented a $950 check to the Hudson Police Department to support its K-9 Unit. K-9 Officer Robert Larson and his new police dog, Badger, recently completed 12 weeks of training at the St. Paul Police Canine Training Center. Almost $750 of the funds were raised at a meat raffle at Willow River Saloon/Carbone's Pizzeria, with the additional $200 coming from funds raised previously through the club's annual community garage sale and annual calendar raffle.
At 4 p.m. Friday, July 7 a laptop was reported stolen at Bruegger's Bagels on Carmichael Road. The owner was using the computer when she had trouble connecting to the internet and decided to retrieve a notebook from her car instead. She said she may have left the computer on the table or on top of her vehicle, and it could have been stolen from one of those spots. Employees at Brueggers did not find it in the establishment. The laptop is valued at $1,100.
The Octagon House Museum will host the 9th annual Civil War Encampment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22. The encampment is a free, family friendly event that is open to the public and will be held on the Octagon House Museum's south lawn at 1004 Third St. in Hudson.
RiverFest: Party with a Purpose, continues through July 23 with several family friendly activities to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the St. Croix River. The Thursday, July 20 evening concert at 7 p.m. is one of the cornerstone activities for RiverFest. Join the St. Croix Valley Community Band under the direction of Kris Tjornehoj at the Lakefront Park Bandshell for an evening of river themed music. Come early at 6 p.m. for the RiverFest partner displays booths, kids activities and see Scrappy on display, fully re-dressed in his new 2017 trashy outfit.
Sen. Baldwin Town Hall TO THE EDITOR One of the most common issues I hear about when I talk to my friends and neighbors is that people are still struggling because of their healthcare bills. Since 2013 in Wisconsin, Obamacare premiums have gone up 93 percent! The law has been collapsing for years—this isn't a new phenomenon. But what is often forgotten is the fact that Democrats, who passed Obamacare, have not lifted a finger to fix it.