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It was truly a labor of love when Brian Rosenberger decided an icon from his childhood needed a facelift. Rosenberger's dad Richard helped construct and install the geographic marker noting the 45th parallel north location. Recently, he, with the help of his friends, completely restored the historic sign which was installed in 1989. "I remember when I was in second grade at North Hudson School and we all came down to see the sign," said Rosenberger who noticed the sign was faded.
The year was 1979. The peace accord between Israel and Egypt had been signed in March. There was a heady feeling of relief. A few short months later, in November of the same year, the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taken over by 300 to 500 Iranian students. The terms "Great Satan" for the United States and "Little Satan" for Israel were coined by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The latter would spell a change forever, perhaps longer lasting than the peace accord. It was a lifetime ago, but I remember it well.
Sewing has been a lifetime pursuit for Linda McDougal, who at the age of five was already learning the craft. "I have sewed all my life," said McDougal. "My mother taught us everything she knew." All you have to do is stop in the Sew Little Time Quilt Shop on 212 Walnut Street to see the results of her lifetime passion. McDougal and her husband Jerry opened their first shop in Baldwin in 1990. At the same time they became vendors on a national level. Later, they moved their shop to Out Post Circle and in May of this year they made the leap to downtown Hudson.
Work has begun on the Hudson Hospital & Clinics campus to prepare for the new Medical Office Building. The first phase of the process is parking lot construction which includes the removal of a significant number of trees on the northeast corner and along the island areas of the campus entrance. Hospital officials said tree removal is necessary for excavation purposes and to make the appropriate utilities available for the parking lot relocation to accommodate the new Medical Office Building.
Light rain did not deter participants for Hudson High School's annual homecoming parade. Although spectator turnout was a bit lighter than normal, those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Be prepared is more than a Boy Scout motto, it is what Ray Morris, St. Croix Medical Reserve Corps coordinator wants us to be. Morris is also St. Croix County's Emergency Preparedness program specialist. The Medical Reserve Corps program is sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General in cooperation with the White House's USA Freedom Corps and the Department of Homeland Security's Citizen Corps. "The program has been around since shortly after the anthrax attack," said Morris. It was founded in 2002 and is celebrating its 10 anniversary this year. St.
No stranger to coffee and creating the many wonderful variations of it, Harriet Ryan is thrilled to be serving customers again. She has worked at the very same kiosk three different times as well as other coffee shops in the Hudson area. Over the years she has honed her skills as a barista. Ryan and her business partner Steve Bowers purchased the coffee kiosk. After upgrading the equipment and giving it a fresh new look they opened for customers on Aug. 25. "It felt like a good fit," said Ryan, who loves greeting regular customers.
Katherine Fossler, who opened Lady Katherine Women's Fitness with a touch of Sass in March of 2009, is featured as one of over 35 inspiring entrepreneurs in a new book, "Succeeding In Spite of Everything." For Fossler, aka Lady Katherine, her life changed dramatically, when she lost her job as a church administrator in the fall of 2008. Sensing her mom's need for a pick-me-up her daughter took her to a new type of fitness class to lift her spirits. It was a pole dancing class.
They walked, rode the bus and were dropped off by eager parents. Students reported to E. P. Rock Elementary School and seven other buildings in the Hudson School District on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the first day of the 2012-2013 school year.
Derek Gilbert, a 1997 Hudson High School graduate, started his career in the insurance industry in 2007. In 2008 he started his own life and health agency which evolved into Anchor Insurance. "In 2010 I put everything together and opened Anchor Insurance," said Gilbert. "My big thing is to be able to build long-term relationships with my clients and to make sure they have the right insurance in place before they need it." Anchor Insurance agents have a combined 55 years of experience.