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Administrative news and views from Hudson School Superintendent Mary Bowen Eggebraaten
The Sharing Tree of Hudson, a program that provides school supplies to Hudson school district students in need, will be accepting new school supply donations from Saturday, July 20 through Saturday, Aug.
The annual Love Hudson event will be held on Saturday, July 27, at the downtown Hudson Lakefront Band Shell from 4-8:30 p.m. Love Hudson is featuring the rock band, Hyland, as well as Jesse Abraham from the Real Love band. Come and enjoy great music, powerful testimonies, family friendly activities and free food. Music starts at 4 p.m.
Singer/songwriter Tim Frantzich will perform at an outdoor worship service on Sunday, July 21, at 10:15 a.m.
Hudson United Methodist Church is hosting summer picnic including a silent auction, brat fry and ice cream social. The St. Croix Valley Polka Band will also perform. The event is Saturday, July 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. on the church lawn, 1401 Laurel Ave. For more information call the church office at (715) 396-3921.
The gloomy overcast weather didn’t darken the bright outlook as the Hudson Royalty, from left, Princess Emily Holman, Princess Chelsea Bates and Queen Bethany Klanderman spent some time connecting with children representing Halos from Hudson including Sophia Nourse, Honesty Norquist, Jazlyn Nourse, Angel Norquist, and Luis Norquist, as they get ready for the New Richmond Fun fest on Saturday, July 13. The queen and her princesses also participated in the River Falls Days parade on Friday, July 12.
Wisconsin Talk and Inferno discussed by Dave Wood, past vice-president of the National Book Critics Circle and former book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune
I grew up not knowing much about Wendell Willkie, for I was only four in 1940 when he ran against Franklin Roosevelt for the presidency. I knew that because of his rural Indiana background, wags called him “the barefoot boy from Wall Street.” I also knew that my father had voted for him, as he also did for Thomas E. Dewey, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon. He only voted for a Democrat once. “I voted for Jimmy Carter,” said my dad.
The O’Briens, popular local men’s ensemble, will present a garden concert at the Christian Community Home Tuesday, July 16.
Hennepin Strip kingpin: Those were the days The buzz had been pretty incredible for a local book, so I waited and waited to be sent a review copy of “Augie’s Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and The King of the Hennepin Strip,” by Neal Karlen (Minnesota Historical Society Press, $24.95). It never came so for the first time in my career I had to check out a copy from the public library. Why was I so anxious to read the book?