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Placing purchased items in cost free plastic bags at retail outlets in St. Croix County may be a thing of the past if a proposal by Buck Malick, District 6 Supervisor, gains headway. Malick’s proposal said, “Effective Jan. 1, 2015, no retailer in St. Croix County shall provide free plastic bags, except for the original packaging for customer purchases.” He referred the proposal to the community development committee at the end of the board’s regular Jan.
If you think overindulgence of children by parents today is prevalent, there just may be something to it. A group of psychologists including Hudsonite David Bredehoft, Ph.D., and colleges Jean Illsley Clark, Ph.D., and Connie Dawson, Ph,D,, have published an updated second edition of “How Much is Enough.” The new book is titled “How Much is Too Much.” The subtitle suggests it will help, “raising likeable, responsible, respectful children, from toddlers to teens, in an age of overindulgence.” “The first edition came out in 2004.
The late Booker Noe is most certainly turning over in his grave. For the uninformed, Booker Noe (Fredrick Booker Noe II, 1929-2004) was the master distiller at Jim Beam Distillery for more than 40 years.
The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses. According to the Security Operations Center of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the emails are instructing recipients to report to a hearing on a specified day and time. The emails also instruct recipients to review an attached document for detailed case information. When the attachments or links in the email are opened, a malicious program is launched that infects the recipient's computer.
Mike Yurk’s latest book is off the press and available in downtown Hudson. “More Notes from the Dockside,” is a collection of stories from his award-winning outdoor column from the Star-Observer and a following up of sorts to his first volume of columns, “Notes from the Dockside.” “The next in the series will be “Volume 3, Notes from the Dockside,” said Yurk, 64, during a comfortable conversation in his town of Hudson home last week with his ever present cup of hot coffee. But before that one goes to press, he has several more in lined up.
The St. Croix County Veterans’ Service Office was scheduled for special recognition by the board of supervisors at its November meeting Tuesday (Nov. 5). Merlin Blaisdell, veteran’s service officer, had helped a World War II veteran get the medical care needed at the end of his life. Patricia Palmer, of Woodbury, Minn., daughter-in-law of World War II Army veteran Howard Palmer wrote a letter to the board on Sept.
St. Croix County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a body floating in the Apple River near the Apple River Campground, and just downstream from Village Park in Somerset on Sunday. The body of Charles R. Geiger, 47, of Somerset, was discovered by a group of kayakers at about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to St. Croix County Chief Deputy Scott Knudson. He was fully clothed when found, but didn’t appear to have been fishing, and there weren’t any outward signs of trauma, Knudson said.
Two World War II vets and residents of Wintergreen Apartments in Hudson took the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, and enjoyed the trip even with some monuments closed because of the government shutdown. John Angleson, 93, and Roger Jewett, 94, weren’t barred from some of the scheduled monuments on the Mall. The World War II Memorial was opened to the veterans of the global conflict. “We were able to visit the World War II Memorial, the Air Force Memorial and we came in the back door to the Iwo Jima Monument,” said Angleson.
A Hudson man was sent to prison Friday in the death of an elderly woman from a distracted driving incident near Roberts last year. Robert Charles Boles, 38, was sentenced to three years in prison and five years extended supervision for one count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle. Lucille M. Hanson, 84, was killed when she was struck by a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by Boles while walking on County TT near her home in Roberts. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. Sept 19, 2012.
A domestic incident between roommates that escalated through the day and initiated a neighborhood lockdown in the town of Hudson ended without serious incident Monday afternoon. Some 20 St. Croix County deputies, including the SWAT team, with assistance from Wisconsin State Patrol, DNR wardens and Washington County, Minn., peace officers were involved in the incident at 735 Wilfred Road, as unseasonably warm temperatures hit the mid-90s, said Chief Deputy Scott Knutson. Sheriff John Shilts said Brian Joseph Quinn, 29, was arrested about 3:18 p.m.