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In 2011, Preco Inc. purchased the 20,000-square-foot former Eagle Packaging facility in St. Croix Business Park. The firm chose Hudson after visiting over 20 sites just in the Twin Cities market and more than 30 regionally.
The crowd clapped vigorously for a long time. It wasn't a large crowd, 170 perhaps. The venue was not a typical performing arts center, gymnasium or school auditorium. It was a long, cylindrical climate-controlled tube with, at times, spectacular views. We the "audience" were not in a position to exit the venue quickly but enthusiastically lauded the "performers." We were the passengers on a flight from Atlanta to Pensacola.
The Hudson High School graduating class of 1932 has been doing a lot of traveling within Hudson. The formal portrait of the class once graced the wall of Hudson High School. When Applebee's first arrived in Hudson, store personnel approached the school for photos and artifacts to include in the décor. The HHS principal at the time "loaned" the restaurant a huge framed collection of individual portraits of each class member.
Life changed last week for a number of students who were traveling in two cars. One car was driven by a drunk driver heading to prom with his date and another couple. The other contained four girls driving to prom to see the grand march. In a moment, life changed for all eight of them. Two of them died, six of them received various injuries and one was arrested and later found guilty of two deaths. Of course it was a mock crash, but everything about it was real - with the Hudson Fire Department, Hudson Police Department, St.
Over 250 couples participated in the prom's grand march at Hudson High School Saturday night, April 21. The event, which is open to the public, started at 8:30 p.m. The coronation of the junior prom court followed immediately after. The King is Tucker Millett and the Queen is Meghan Eisenmann. Also crowned were Second Prince Joe Kelly, First Prince Karl Wertheimer,First Princess Emily Meyer and Second Princess Zoe Vnak.
In March, two Hudson High School choirs traveled to Italy for a ten day performance tour which included stops in five cities. The 86 student members of the Chamber Choir and Chanteuse and 24 adults traveled back several centuries as they traversed from Venice to Rome on two coaches. A trip like this requires more than the average amount of planning. The choirs performed in Venice, Livorno, Florence, Assisi and Rome. Unlike the previous trips, this time students were singing, on three occasions as part of a Mass at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, St.
Those who know Hudson resident Gordy Anderson know he is soft spoken and inclined not to smile for photos, instead approaching life with a quiet solemnity. On the other hand when asked about his volunteer work, family or his woodworking hobby a gentle joy is present. "It has been a lifelong hobby, ever since I was a kid on the farm," said Gordy Anderson, about woodworking. "My favorite subject was shop class. My dad was a farmer but a carpenter too so I guess I got my interest in it from him." From an early age, woodworking was a part of Anderson's life.
The need in the community was great for Peggy Gagnon, one of the founders of BRIDGE For Youth With Disabilities in 2004. This year BRIDGE is taking another step by adding employment services for their consumers and working with local employers to develop community-based jobs. In late 2004, BRIDGE began as a community-based learning site which operated in conjunction with the school year. Four years later it expanded to offer year-round services, meaningful daily activities and family care in St. Croix County.
As one drives throughout Hudson, signs can be seen on open lots, buildings and retail strips advertising space or land that is available for development. Both downtown and "on the hill" opportunities abound for interested clients. "It's a market consideration," said Denny Darnold, City of Hudson Community Development Director. "Up until 2007 it was wide open." "We are seeing some interest and movement in these buildings that have been sitting empty," said Darnold.
Sprint by ASW is a preferred Sprint retailer. Manager Chris Ryan, originally from Peoria, Ill., is a Hudson resident. Sprint offers wireless service, home phone service and phone air cards. "The vision for Sprint is to have a seamless network," said Ryan. "It is to have the largest network. We have more towers than anyone else and our biggest feature is that we offer unlimited data." The Hudson store not only offers a wide selection of phones and accessories, they are an authorized service and repair center.