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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Voters in the Hudson School District approved a tax levy of more than $29 million for 2012-13 at the annual meeting Tuesday night. The 2012-13 school budget is $49,840,642, up from $48,873,754 last year. The total amount of the tax levy is $29,188,175 which includes $24,587,450 for the general operating fund and $4,600,725 for debt service. Voters present at the meeting approved the new levy 48 to 8. That represents an increase of 2.87 percent over last year's levy of $28,373,543 or a mill rate of $9.53 per $1,000 of property valuation.
After growing up in Hudson and spending almost 12 years on the Hudson Police Force, colleagues become friends and that is how it was at a going away party held last Friday for Lt. Eric Atkinson at the department. Atkinson has been a member of the HPD for 12 years and was named second in command to Chief Marty Jensen in January. He previously served as a patrol officer, field training officer, firearms instructor, investigator and detective sergeant He also served seven months as the interim chief of police in 2007-08.
Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Hundreds have pre-registered at two Hudson sites but walk-in participants are welcome. To enroll individuals can go to either Hudson Hospital on Sept. 11 from 2-5:30 p.m. or the community room on the lower level of the St. Croix County Government Center on Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tonight 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.
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.