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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The series Mental Health in the St. Croix Valley presented by Bethel Lutheran Church concluded last week with a panel discussion of professionals who work with Hudson’s secondary students every day. The moderator for the panel was psychologist Dr. Christopher Babbitt, who also serves on the St. Croix County Board. Joining him in the discussion was HHS school counselor Sarah Jamieson, Hudson Middle School counselor Angela Goebel and school police liaison officer, Det. James Wildman.
Alison Feigh of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center said she gets her best insight about internet and online safety from her usual audience — kids. Feigh was a classmate of...
Grace and John Guldan of Hudson have been all about helping feed families in Hudson for more than 30 years. What began out of the trunk of their car in 1985 has become the Hudson Food Shelf that serves an average of 156 adults, 114 children, 38 seniors and distributes more than 16,000 pounds of food every month.
Caregiving is a complicated and life-altering job. That was made clear by three caregivers who ranged in age from the mid-20s to middle age to a senior citizen. They told their personal stories at the Hudson Community Foundation forum “For Better or Worse: Dementia, Memory Loss and Caregiving” last week.
… a presidential campaign like this one. I could go on, but it’s just too much. Instead I want to echo poet Joyce Kilmer’s sentiment about the loveliness of trees...
In recognition of Arbor Day, members of the City of Hudson staff and Urban Forestry Board along with community volunteers planted the first trees grown from seedlings in the city’s first gravel bed nursery system. Some 120 trees were planted last year and only one was lost over the winter. The trees are now ready for transplanting and that began over the weekend with trees being planted at Weitkamp Park, Lakefront Park and at several other locations around the city.
The Relay For Life of Hudson has partnered with participating downtown Hudson retailers for the seventh year to support all cancers during the month of October. New this year is a “Bras For A Cause” bra decorating contest. The creations are being displayed at the following businesses: — a’la mode salonspas — CocoBello Interiors (displayed in window of Property Executives) — Dashing Girls Next Door
The weather was beautiful for the first Helping Hands through HIBA event held last weekend in Lakefront Park. The event was geared toward families and provided activities for kids, live music and entertainment, food and a chance to get to learn about nonprofits in the area that offer a variety of resources throughout the community.
On Oct. 25, Hudson Middle School students and their parents can hear Alison Feigh, program director at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, talk about how to play it safe online...
Surrounded by supporters, District 7 Congressional Democratic candidate Mary Hoeft was in Hudson Tuesday to ask her opponent, incumbent Sean Duffy, to withdraw his support of Donald Trump as his party’s presidential candidate. Hoeft has repeatedly made the request since the release last weekend of Trump’s 2005 taped conversation in which he boasts about his lewd behavior toward women. “Why do you continue to stand in support of a man who abuses women?” Hoeft said.