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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After a year of researching 4-year-old Kindergarten (4K) and how such a program could support early learners in Hudson, the Board of Education voted at Monday’s meeting to proceed with...
World renowned guitarist Billy Mc-Laughlin ismaking an encore appearance at Bethel Lutheran Church (Highlands campus) along with the vocal/instrumental group SimpleGifts Sunday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.
The 2017 school year in Hudson won’t start next fall but more like late summer. The first day of school is slated for Aug. 17. With major construction projects underway at both Hudson High School and Hudson Middle School, the Board of Education — after discussion with teacher leaders — has approved the 2017-18 school calendar. The early start is the most significant change in the new calendar. The last day of school will be May 22.
The unofficial start of the holiday season in Hudson has always begun with the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tour of Homes. Busloads of visitors from the Twin Cities, travelers from neighboring states, and friends and neighbors will all be in Hudson to tour four private homes and the Octagon House decorated to the max. Tour times this weekend are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
There is a special new addition to the Hudson Area Public Library’s children’s library thanks to Friends of the Library. The group wanted to highlight the library’s summer reading programs and the work of children’s librarian Mary Davis and all of the library staff.
Eric Johnson has been the district attorney for 32 years, 27 as the top prosecutor in St. Croix County. That makes him the longest serving DA in the state of Wisconsin. But all that is about to change. Johnson, 59, will retire at the end of the year. Why now? “It’s just time. You see a lot of dark things in this job and I feel like it is time to do something different,” said the father of three and grandfather of four.
The annual Bethel Lutheran Church Scandanavian Food Fest brought a crowd to the Bethel Highlands campus for homemade Scandanavian specialties, handcrafted items and entertainment. It was food for the soul.
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Kleefisch was at Hudson Middle School last week to meet with 100 girls from grades 6-8 who have an interest in STEM careers. HMS was selected to...
The newly remodeled galleries at The Phipps made their debut with a reception Friday night featuring special exhibitions in celebration of the National Park Service centennial. The exhibit, “National Parks -- Personal Narratives” features more than 100 artists from all over the country including several from the Hudson area.
The weather cooperated for the groundbreaking ceremony at the Hudson Middle School last Tuesday. The school which has been operating over its enrollment capacity for several years is about to...