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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Satisfied Wisconsin is pointed in the right direction, Rep. Dean Knudson said the time has come for someone else to take his seat in the Legislature. The Hudson resident, first elected to the Assembly in 2010, announced that he is not seeking re-election in fall 2016.
Firefighters from throughout the St. Croix Valley gathered with family and friends at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church to say farewell to fellow fireman Randy St. Ores who died last week at the age of 61. St. Ores lived in North Hudson most of his life, graduated from Hudson High School and married another local, Brenda Richie. The couple had two children, BreAnn and Patrick and four grandchildren.
Hudson High School students were among 50,000 recognized across the country for their academic achievements.
A small group of HHS alumni showed up for the first advanced placement breakfast last week. The students, who now attend colleges and universities across the country, shared their first semester experiences as freshman. All said the rigor of their advanced placement courses at HHS better prepared them for college study. They cited better study habits, the chance to get into their major classes earlier and better time management skills including not putting off a paper until the night before it is due.
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:
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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.