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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SMART goals have been the buzz among Hudson administrators and teachers for the past several years and their work appears to be paying off for Hudson students. SMART stands for goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, results-based and time bound.
Thursday night, Sept. 6, the Hudson School District makes the case the voters have already decided -- that the dog track would be a good place for a new high school. We all know it didn't make a very good gambling venture - timing is everything. And I've always believed that people in Wisconsin just don't like betting on their pets, whether they are horses or dogs. What we do believe is a good bet is a top notch education for our kids. Turning the white elephant that is St.
The late George G. Thompson, Class of 1936, and Nancy Gartmann Hawkinson Class of 1957, are the 2012 Hudson High School Distinguished Alumni . They will be inducted into the school's Wall of Fame at a ceremony and dinner next Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of the homecoming week festivities. George Grinde Thompson Class of 1936 George Thompson grew up in Hudson, a childhood friend and classmate of native son and town historian, the late Willis Miller. It was Miller who first nominated Thompson for the alumni award.
For the fifth consecutive year, Hudson High School students taking the ACT college entrance examination scored well above the state average in all tested areas and in their overall score. The scores were: --English, Hudson 22.6, statewide, 21.5 --Math, Hudson 24.1, statewide, 22. --Reading, Hudson, 24, statewide, 22.1 --Science, 22.9, statewide, 22.1 --Composite score, Hudson, 23.5, statewide, 22.1 The national composite score was 21.1. According to information gathered by ACT from postsecondary institutions nationwide, HHS scores say students are ready for college, with more than 50 p
A 22-year-old Hudson man received 19 traffic citations along with a head injury as a result of a high speed chase just after midnight Tuesday. Anthony F. Saraceno, 1078 Hunter Ridge, was taken to Regions Hospital around 2 a.m. on Tuesday after he crashed his car on Division Street in Lakeland, Minn. The incident began just before 1 a.m. when Hudson Police Officer Mark Crimmins observed Saraceno's vehicle apparently speeding on Coulee Road near 19th Street. Crimmins activated his lights after he clocked the vehicle traveling 49 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.
Despite an optimistic start, greyhound dog racing in Wisconsin proved to be an ill-fated venture and reinventing them for other commercial use is proving difficult. The Hudson School District included information on the other four former dog tracks as part of their report to the Hudson City Council and plan commission. The report compared each of the facilities with the Hudson dog track to provide "additional perspective on the potential of St. Croix Meadows being redeveloped with commercial or industrial uses." St. Croix Meadows closed in 2001 after 10 years of operation.
An open cell phone call to 911 led North Hudson police to a stabbing victim on North End Road Sunday night. It was around 7:15 p.m. when police tracked the call to a residence at 612 North End Road. They found the victim, a 45-year-old male, lying on the floor of the kitchen with a knife stuck in his abdomen. Police are not releasing the name of the man at this point in their investigation. The victim was transported by Hudson EMS to Regions Hospital in stable condition.
The Hudson School District says the best place for a new secondary school is the former St. Croix Meadows dog track. That's the conclusion contained in a 63-page report to the City of Hudson Plan Commission delivered last week. The report addresses a series of questions the commission had back in April about the district's request to rezone the dog track from commercial to public use. They also asked the district to compare the dog track to other properties for the school that the school board had previously dismissed as suitable, primarily based on size and location.
The city of Hudson Plan Commission will discuss the feasibility and cost of extending utilities to the three sites they have asked the school district to consider as secondary school sites at its meeting Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The district has requested that the city rezone the former St. Croix Meadows dog track from commercial to public use. The purchase of the property was approved by voters in a referendum in April. The purchase agreement contains the rezoning as a contingency of the sale.
Five citizens took the opportunity to voice their opinions on the pending city decision to rezone the former St. Croix Meadows dog track as a school site at last week's school board meeting. The "Citizens Request to Speak" is a regular agenda item at board meetings but it was reserved specifically for comments about the dog track at the Aug. 14 meeting. That prompted the first speaker, Sharon Norton-Bauman of Hudson, to question the appropriateness of the comment section.