Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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Kaiden Juaire is 10 years old. Three years ago he was diagnosed with autism, anxiety, low adaptive functions and limited coping skills according to his mother, Hudson police officer and St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office jailer Dana Juaire.
A dog who allegedly was going after some chickens in a backyard on Girard Street was wounded Sunday after being shot by the homeowner. According to Hudson Police Chief Marty...
There are approximately 1,200 people who are living with the symptoms of dementia in St. Croix County. It is believed there are many more who have been not been diagnosed or who have not sought help. And of those people who have dementia in one form or another, there are an likely more than twice that number of caregivers struggling to help them navigate their altered lives.
The news is all good from Hudson High School’s Department of Agriculture and the school’s recently organized Future Farmers of America chapter. Under the guidance of agriculture science teacher Cindy Landers, all of the classes she now teaches qualify for science credits earned toward graduation. Those classes include horticulture, veterinary science, conservation, environmental issues and animal science as well as independent studies. Next year horticulture students can qualify for transcripted college credit through Chippewa Valley Technology College and UW- River Falls.
One moment you are surrounded by everything you own in a place you have called home for almost 10 years. But within minutes it is all gone and only the memories of it remain. That is the new reality for the Duncan family whose home was totally destroyed by a fire late on the afternoon of Leap Day, Feb. 29. Despite the loss, the family believes they still have their most valuable asset - the love and support of family, friends and incredible neighbors.
Like most people, Emily Janisch had never heard of trigeminal neuralgia when it struck her life with a vengeance last fall. The active mother of mother of four children under the age of 10 said the nerve illness came on suddenly in September 2015. She did not know what was causing the extreme pain on the left side of her face and only on the left side. “It was horrible pain. It felt like my jaw had been crushed, like there was a blow torch aimed at my face and something sharp poking me in the eye, all happening at once.”
Hudson Middle School science teacher and high school varsity softball coach Jim Revoir loves scuba diving and he loves kids. Over the past six years, he found a way to...
The name Carla Timmerman has been synonymous with hospitality in Hudson for more than 30 years. She has been the Hudson House director of sales since 1985 but retired officially on Leap Day. She is also well known throughout the community for her involvement in a variety of organizations and events, most notably the Hot Air Affair where she has been a key figure since it began 27 years ago and has been a champion for tourism in Hudson throughout her career.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hudson will kick-off the 2016 event on Thursday, March 10 at Mt. Zion Church, 505 13th St. S. at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public, the kick-off explains how to join the campaign with a team and brings past participants up to date on this year’s event.
The Hudson School District’s 2016 Women in STEM Night was a success by any standard. More than 400 students from 35 regional schools from throughout the St. Croix Valley and...