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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.
Marilyn Park was looking forward to some stress relief last weekend. The 62-year-old Milwaukee native retired from 29 years of service to St. Croix County including the last 24 in the district attorney's office. "I want to stand up Saturday morning and watch the stress drip off me," she said on her final day on the job last Friday. Her other early priority was to catch up on sleep.
Opening day of archery deer season could have an added extra for Boudy Vier. The 29-year-old Hudsonite and his hunting partner, Larry Boggess of Prescott, are among the top 20 teams vying for the 10 final spots in Battle of the B.O.W., which will document their season on film for a show on the Sportsman cable channel. "It's a new challenge. I'm both excited and nervous," said Vier about the prospects of making the final cut and then appearing on TV. The top 10 teams of two hunters will be chosen following video interviews of each on Aug. 28.
A more than year-long dispute between a homeowner's trampoline location and a homeowner's association in the town of Troy has been settled without a trial. Judge Edward F. Vlack dismissed the case at the request of both parties Aug. 9, court records said.
The Nina and Pinta, two replicas of ships that sailed with Christopher Columbus when he crossed the ocean blue in 1492 and ultimately found the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola and the West Indies, moored on the dike road docks in Hudson last week. They were available for public viewing from Aug. 6 through Aug. 15, then set out for the next stop early Monday. The Nina made a trip to Hudson in 2005 and I went aboard to do a story then.
Two-thirds of the original Christopher Columbus fleet that set out for the New World in 1492, in replica, moored at the Walnut Street docks in Hudson last week. The Nina and Pinta steamed in rather than sailed and pulled up alongside the Grand Duchess. When the ships were secured, the crew made ready to accept visitors through Aug. 15. It's the second trip to Hudson for the Nina. She appeared at the same dock in August 2005.