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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Anna Johnson does not fit the stereotype of what a depressed person looks and acts like. Her upbeat personality is obvious before she even speaks. She has an open nature and a smile the kind they write about it in songs. But she has struggled with anxiety and eventually depression since middle school.
Elisa Martin has a lot going for her and a lot of what she does helps others along the way. The 2014 Hudson High School graduate is studying to be an occupational therapist at UW-La Crosse. She became interested in the field after hearing the inspiring story of a runner who was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing. She said she would like to work with those who have lost limbs, maybe with veterans.
It will be a little bittersweet this year as the Pepper Fest grand marshals take their place at the head of the parade Saturday. This year’s grand marshals are part of one of North Hudson’s first families – the Zezzas. The plan was to have Jack and Bobby Zezza, along with their aunt, Barb Zezza Smrdel serve as the parade leaders. Unfortunately both Bobby and Barb passed away just recently. But Jack and Bobby’s grandson, Dan Zezza, will be here to represent.
What began with a Hudson Community Foundation forum about the threat of heroin and addiction in Hudson in 2013 and a 2014 vigil to remember those lost to addiction have...
Lifelong Hudson residents, siblings Carter and Elaina Johnson were selected to participate in the ELCA's Young Adults in Global Mission Program from mid-August 2016 until July 2017. The organization, “YAGM” sends young adults abroad for one year to serve in an international context. Operating under the premise of accompaniment, YAGM encourages its volunteers to walk alongside global companions in a manner that practices mutuality, interdependence and solidarity.
The Hudson Board of Education got down to basics with the construction managers hired to complete the $93.9 million combined building projects at Hudson High School and Hudson Middle School...
Tyler Beinlich’s career path has brought him full circle. The Hudson High School graduate, Class of 2005, is a pediatric dentist and recently joined St. Croix Kidds Pediatric Dentistry. Beinlich said he first considered a career in sports journalism after his success as a high school and college athlete but eventually settled on dental school. He received his degree in dentistry from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 2013.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation has come a long way since it began with a meeting in the basement of a bank in Somerset in 1996. Today the foundation has 10 affiliates on both sides of the St. Croix River. Its value has grown from the initial $400,000 to collective assets that total close to $50 million in funds. Since it began 20 years ago. Some $65.5 million in grants have supported a wide variety of initiatives, programs and nonprofits in the valley. The idea was to create a vehicle for people to leave a legacy in the communities they cared about.
The Hudson School District is in pretty good shape according to the people in charge, so much so that the Board of Education enthusiastically renewed new Superintendent Nick Ouellette’s contract...
Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold was at Hudson Bagel Tuesday as part of his “Listening to You in all 72” campaign. There was standing room only in the popular coffee...