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Another old sports colleague who became part of the Green Bay Packer legend died last week. Vernon J. Biever, 87, died at his home in Port Washington Oct. 13.
A longtime interest in Civil War history combined with a family bonding experience was a unique moment for North Hudson's Daryl Standafer. Standafer, his son Greg, 43, and grandson Jackson, a seventh-grader, of Whitehall, made a late August trip to Civil War battle sites mostly in Tennessee. They visited places with such historic names as Shiloh, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga and Fort Donelson on a one-week whirlwind journey. "Greg and I always had interest in the Civil War," said Standafer during a conversation last week.
With only one amendment and not a lot of discussion, the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to institute what was termed a "soft" hiring freeze Tuesday morning. The resolution calls for reviewing the need to fill current and future vacant positions that may not be essential to the county to determine if they should be filled. "It is a 'soft' freeze. We knew there would be positions within the county that would need to be filled," said Supervisor Sharon Norton-Bauman.
A bet against John Shilts becoming the new sheriff of St. Croix County is a bad idea ...
(Editor's note: The renovation of the former Bank of Hudson building was featured in the Sept. 9 edition of the Star-Observer. The story chronicled the history of the building as a bank and later law office. For a time in between it housed a business machine store, and more history on that era has come to light.) Workmen renovating the former Gwin Law Firm building at Oak and Second streets in downtown Hudson uncovered a stained glass window of the Bank of Hudson revealing an artifact from Hudson in the late 19th century. Hugh H.
You can pronounce it mission accomplished for Judi Klingsick and Rich Claybaker. Their goal to live within 10-minute walking distance of their favorite downtown Hudson restaurant in a healthy house with aging-in-place needs has been realized. The couple moved into their new home June 1.
If your impression of a straw house is one of a sod hut on the open prairie, guess again. The modern versions include everything a contemporary house enjoys with more environmentally friendly materials and an apparent big plus in the insulation department. Jason Haverly, with the help of some experts in the field, is building his home out of straw bales and recycled materials on Perch Lake Road in the town of St.
A predicted $1 million shortfall in St. Croix County's proposed budget is suddenly faced with a dramatic increase. A significant hike in health care costs pushed the current deficit upwards by nearly 60 percent by the most recent estimate. Late in the regular county board meeting Sept. 7, Sharon Norton-Bauman, administration committee chair, said significant ground had been covered. She said that when all the budget reports were first submitted, there was a $3.8 million deficit against revenues but after three days of session (Sept.
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Workers renovating the old Gwin Law Firm building at the southeast corner of Walnut and Second streets in downtown Hudson are blue-collar archeologists of a sort. They uncovered a very well preserved stained glass window in an ornate wood frame at the front of the structure that carried the name of a former business - Bank of Hudson. In the Hudson Historical Society book, "Historic Hudson Revisited, An Architectural Tour", the building at 426-430 Second St., constructed 1867-1869 is called the Goss-Boyden Block.