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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McKenna Selissen, HHS Class of 2014, now a sophomore at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, was one of 30 members of the Augsburg choir who performed with Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Barry Manilow on April 7 when he stopped at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on his farewell “One Last Time!” tour.
Despite my penchant for vacation disasters, our recent trip to Boston to see our son and his wife and dogsit the precious Penny, their 10-year-old Old English bulldog, went pretty well. Of course, we did have our rental car towed and weathered some gale force winds on Cape Cod, but we got there and returned home safe and sound.
April is Autism Awareness Month and on April 30 there will be a special screening of the documentary “Programming Hope: Employing the Abilities of Autism” at The Phipps Center Black Box Theater.
Kristen McGregor-Linehan says she is pretty healthy -- except for the cancer she lives with every day. That kind of sums up the overall positive attitude this wife, mother and Hudson native has about the new normal in her life.
Kaiden McWilliams’ mission to raise enough money to buy a service dog to help him deal with autism is going well. The 10-year-old needs to raise $15,000 to purchase the dog through 4 Paws for Ability. The organization trains a dog specifically for Kaiden’s needs. He was diagnosed three years ago 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.
Gloria Adrian had a very successful woodworking business but her creative side wanted something different. Woodworking sounds pretty creative to the average person, but Adrian said the design of her products were a relatively small part of her small wholesale furniture business. She found herself spending most of her time in the manufacturing side of things and managing the business. She made decision to follow a different path.
Vandalism has been an ongoing problem at the long abandoned St. Croix Meadows dog track on Carmichael Road. But a recent incident is the worst so far with damages being estimated between $50,000 and $75,000. According to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen, the security guard at the facility reported the vandalism overnight March 28-29. With assistance from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, police converged on the 126-acre property in search of the culprits.
The city of Hudson, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, will coordinate a prescription drug take back initiative on Saturday, April 30, at Family Fresh, 2351 Coulee Road...
Heidi Cruz and her daughters made a stop in Hudson Friday morning at the campaign office of her husband, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
The Hudson High School production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman opens tomorrow night and the cast is ready. The show set in the living room of a well-to-do family that ends up playing host to the larger than life Sheridan Whiteside, the world’s most insufferable houseguest. Director Kari Heisler said that she and her husband Rico, who is co-director, were looking for a show with a large cast and one that had great characters for the student to play.