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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The staff of Hudson Physicians were in the holiday spirit as they collected items for the Hudson Backpack Program. These items will be distributed to students in the Hudson School District by the Backpack volunteers.
Youth Action Hudson held their annual Empty Bowls event last month at First Presbyterian Church to raise awareness of poverty, hunger and homelessness in the Hudson area. YAH partnered with the Youth Resource Committee, whose mission is to inspire the community to embrace the strengths of youth by providing resources and guidance to homeless and at-risk youth.
The Hudson School District earned an overall score that “exceeded the expectations” of the Department of Public Instruction on the 2015-16 statewide school report card. All of Hudson schools met or exceeded the expectations. River Crest and Houlton schools “significantly exceeded” expectations. The district’s overall score in the five categories measured was 79.5. The district finished significantly above the state average in all four of the priority area measured by the DPI. Those areas include:
There is still time to make donations to this year's campaign or volunteer to be a bellringer. For more information go to www.sagraceplace.org.
I have to admit that the election kind of left me in a funk and it seemed like it might just last through the holidays, but I have decided that there is still a lot to enjoy about this season in our little corner of the world. I haven’t covered the annual Light Up Night in many years, but I had the chance to do it this year. Second Street was lined with people 10-deep and spilling off the sidewalk. It was mostly parents with their kids and grandparents and the excitement was contagious.
The Hudson Raiders marching band was among only a few high school bands that were part of the ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
There was some surprising news at Monday’s school board meeting. Superintendent Nick Ouellette told the board that the $88 million addition and renovation at Hudson High School is projected to be completed by fall 2018, a whole year earlier than planned. The earlier completion date is made possible in part by the school board's adjustment to the district calendar that extends summer vacation in 2018. “And it’s a good a thing for the kids,” said Ouellette.
With winter finally making itself felt in Hudson, the closet full of warm outerwear at E.P. Rock Elementary School is ready to deliver. Alissa Van Boxel is the Hudson School...
Being an employee of a Family Friendly Workplace offers employees just what it says — a place to work that understands that family comes first to employees and does all it can to support that while doing business. Hudson Physicians is the most recent Hudson area business to participate in the program that is coordinated by United Way St. Croix Valley. Lara Otsuka is the program specialist for the program and she assists businesses in becoming certified and at what level.