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Casey Fall is one Hudson High School member of the class of 2012 who has a full-ride scholarship to college and a guaranteed job upon graduation. If everything falls into place as she planned it, Casey will graduate as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and earn a job as a helicopter pilot. She is enthusiastic about the future. "I'm excited more than scared," Casey said during a discussion at her Hudson home after track practice last week.
When you hear Taps played during Memorial Day ceremonies at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson and several others in the area, the bugler will be carrying on a local family tradition. Art Feyereisen, a veteran of the Korean War and member of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars who serves on the color guard, has enlisted his son and grandsons into playing Taps for the ceremony over the past 25 years. "It's a dramatic thing, to hear Taps," said Feyereisen during a recent conversation in his comfortable town of Troy home built on the land he once farmed not far away from w
A former Somerset man was sentenced to jail and probation in a conviction on one felony count of possession of child pornography Tuesday, May 22. Richard Lewis Tereau, 42, St. Paul, avoided prison if he never returns to Judge Howard W. Cameron's court on a criminal charge. Judge Cameron sentenced Tereau to 10 months in St. Croix Count Jail and seven years probation.
Turning a hobby into a successful business is the dream of most every entrepreneur. A young couple is pursuing that dream while creating a new beer and brewing it in Hudson. Greg and Molly Harris are in the process of developing American Sky Beer at 1510 Swasey St. with their sights on producing the first batch of their signature ale for tasting in late June. "Molly's late step-father was a home brewer and I learned from him.
St. Croix County continues a search to fill two staff positions. Administrator Pat Thompson told the board of supervisors Tuesday, May 1, he is in the process of recruiting a new finance director and a new planning and zoning director to fill vacancies. "At this point, I'm not ready to recommend a candidate (for finance director)," he said. "I want to take time and do this right.
The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) serves a number of counties in northwestern Wisconsin on six campuses. St. Croix County is not only the southernmost of the 11 counties in the WITC district, but also the largest in population. As head of the board in the most populous county, Daryl Standafer also chairs the WITC District Board Appointment Committee that selects the school's trustees. The county's taxpayers contribute the most to the WITC budget. In fiscal year 2011 the tax levy in St.
A man who scammed hundreds of thousands of dollars as manager of a Hudson liquor store has been sentenced to prison. Nathan Michael Dusek, 39, Knapp, will serve two years, six months in prison and five years extended supervision following his sentencing hearing Friday, May 4 on conviction of felony theft in a business setting. Dusek was convicted of stealing $381,284.75 while employed at Chicone's Liquor Mart over a 10-year period. The criminal complaint said between Aug. 25, 2002 and Nov.
Adam and Megan Greeson have developed a love of the earth and for growing things. It has led to a start-up agri-business on rented land in the town of Troy to establish a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project called Sweet Top Farm. CSAs involve members who pay for a regular delivery of produce to their homes throughout the growing season. The Greesons have constructed a greenhouse on the property about six miles from their home in Hudson and have about two and one-half acres of field to coax the crops to maturity. "Our goal is to have 25 members this year," said Megan.
St. Croix County residents now have a means to report minor crimes online. Sheriff John Shilts said the department's new web reporting system uses Coplogic Inc. software as an alternative to filing a police report in person. The system improves the use of staff time and ensures all stolen property is accurately reported and tracked, according to the sheriff. It went into effect Thursday, April 19. "With economic cuts everywhere, we were looking for a way to allow more time for officers to be out on patrol instead of tied up with reports," said Shilts.
It is that time of year when some taxpayers look forward to refund checks from state and federal governments. But some Wisconsin tax return checks may be lighter than expected because St. Croix County deducted unpaid fines from the total. Clerk of Court Lori Meyer said her office started collecting tax intercept payments through the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in 2003.