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A Hudson resident has released his latest volume in the popular and highly acclaimed "Hikes with Tykes" book series: "Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities." Culled from the experiences of "Hikes with Tykes" author Rob Bignell and fellow outdoor-minded parents, "Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities" is the most comprehensive collection of diversions available, with something for every age group and childhood interest.
It was a discovery. There is heavy competition from a domestic invasive species in our area streams. Two local entrepreneurs are hoping to help solve the problem. Both avid outdoorsmen, Joshua Alters and Mason Golden, have started M&J Crayfish. Alters, a family friend of Mason's parents, has watched the young man grow up and gain a love of nature and the outdoors. "He is my business partner," said Alters, who hopes the business will grow and perhaps provide Mason with a start on college money along with an outdoor job during summer breaks.
Health Partners Hudson Hospital and Clinics is planning a $10 million dollar expansion. As soon as they receive the necessary permits from the City of Hudson construction will begin. Plans include a new 41,000 square foot Medical Office Building, creating a new entrance to the campus, installation of two new parking lots and removal some of the existing parking areas. "Health Partners is building the building," said Marian Furlong, president of the Board of Directors.
A natural born buyer, Val Aune knew when she found out La Rue Marche was for sale, it was a chance to pursue her passion. Aune, a native of Wrightstown, near Green Bay, moved to western Wisconsin to attend UW-Stout, where she met her husband. The couple has lived in Hudson for fifteen years. "I was a client of Lisa's," said Aune. "I discovered on her Facebook page that she was considering selling. I think I was destined to be a buyer." Lisa Shortridge opened LaRue Marche, located at 513 Second St. in Dania Hall, in 2003 at the time she also had a shop on Grand Avenue in St.
For Gabby Joseph it was a transition that was bound to happen. She has started her own floral design business, Moss River Floral Studio. The Hudson High School graduate worked at Vine Street Florist, with Anita Penman for 25 years. "I started when I was 16, as a delivery girl, after school and on Saturdays," said Joseph. "Then I started to greet the customers and eventually I learned how to put a rose in a vase." "I worked for both Jim Stewart and Anita," continued Joseph. "Neither of them was formally trained. We all were sort of self-taught.
I wrote a column, actually more than one, in which I attempted to respond to my colleague's rant against me. However, like the letter you write in haste, set aside and read again, that will for the time remain set aside. This is a perfect week to take a breath and remember the real reason we celebrate July 4. This little booklet was amongst my dad's papers on his desk. As near as I can tell it is 87 years old. It includes a copy of the Declaration of Independence and biographies of the signers, with a lithograph portrait of each. The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge, 27.
Eleven candidates vied to be on the Hudson Court this year. Emcee for the evening was Cheri Buelow. Candidate Jordan Stewart sold the most tickets for the evening, earning her a gift basket. The evening began with a group dance by the candidates. They returned to the stage in the evening gowns, were introduced and shared their favorite quote, including ones from Mark Twain, Walt Disney and Winston Churchill before answering their candidate question. Selected to be on the 2012 court were princesses Hannah Van Sickle, Amanda Heinecke and Katie Barber.
The new Hudson T-Mobile store, 1920 Crest View Drive (Southside Center), was burglarized early Tuesday morning (June 26). Mobile telephones, electronic tablets and other equipment were missing. Also burglarized in the early morning hours of June 21 was the Radio Shack Store in Plaza 94. T-Mobile Hudson Police Department Patrol Officer James Wildman was waiting at the door when employees arrived. They called manager Yasir Mansour who arrived shortly after. "I was physically shaking," said Mansour. "It was such a shock." A security tape showed that at 4:03 a.m.
inBloom is a mother and wellness resource center, founded by Emily Janisch, E-MOT (which stand for experienced-mother of three). "I felt there was a need in the community," said Janisch. "I have three children of my own and much of what I offer is based on my own experiences." Doula services may be offered in the future. "It is hard the first couple of weeks after birth," said Janisch.
It was a soft opening on June 21. The doors to Hudson's Walgreen's store opened in the early hours of the morning. For residents who have watched the construction start, linger and start again, it gave them a new retail store to explore. For Travis Yates, the manager of the store, it was practically a dream come true. Yates moved to the area from outside Madison to attend UW-River Falls. "It was the only school in the state that offered a degree in bio-technology," said Yates, who began his career with Walgreen's ten years ago while attending UW-RF.