Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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Hudson Outreach Meals for Everyone served its annual Thanksgiving feast Thursday evening, Nov.
The Hudson School District has released the results of a community survey on the district's final three options for expanding and upgrading its secondary school space. The district received 1,731...
St. Croix Emergency Medical Services is the top candidate to move into one of the former Hudson Golf Club maintenance buildings if the sale of the buildings to the city of Hudson goes through. “We’ve talked with various departments, and EMS, I think, is probably primary,” Mayor Alan Burchill said in a phone call from the Star-Observer last week asking him about possible uses for the buildings. On Nov.
Two Hudson girls have roles in St. Croix Ballet's performances of "The Nutcracker" this weekend in the Stillwater Area High School auditorium. Elizabeth Kleiber, a Hudson High School freshman, has the lead role of Clara in the traditional Christmas ballet with music by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Kleiber is the daughter of Cathy and Brian Kleiber. She has been dancing with St. Croix Ballet since an early age. This is her ninth year of performing in "The Nutcracker." Skylar Klund, a sixth-grader at Hudson Middle School, also has a dancing role in the ballet.
Hudson’s next city clerk is coming from the village of Lake Hallie in Chippewa County. The City Council on Monday night approved an offer of employment to LeAnne Addy, currently the clerk/treasurer for the village located between Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire. Mayor Alan Burchill reported that the council’s Finance Committee interviewed four candidates before deciding to offer the position to Addy. Burchill said Addy will start in Hudson on Nov. 30, giving her a week to work with Clerk Nancy Korson before Korson’s retirement on Dec.
The city of Hudson has seen a healthy rebound in construction activity this year. Projects with a construction value of just over $62 million have been started, according to Building Inspector David Gray. That’s already the second-highest annual total in the city’s history, but it probably won’t surpass the record activity of nearly $66.3 million in 2004, Gray said.
There was no disagreement over what Hudson’s tax rate for 2016 should be when the City Council met Monday night. But the alderpersons did differ over funding for the Hudson Area Joint Library. In the end, the council voted 4-2 to approve a $10,866,791 general fund budget that includes $40,081 more for the library than was in the initial proposal. The motion by District 4 Alderperson Jim Webber to adopt a budget with the added library spending designated that the funds will be used to open the library on Mondays, from 10 a.m.
If you’re riding through Lakefront Park and decide that your bicycle seat needs to be raised or that your tires are underinflated, you’re in luck. A cycle aid station was...
Red Cedar Canyon Assisted Living hosted a flag-folding ceremony on Veterans Day in tribute to its residents who served in the military. Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Lyle Fridlund and Bernie McSorley, a veteran of the Navy, performed the 13 folds while Karol Strey, an Army veteran, read the American Legion’s explanation of what each fold means. Fridlund and McSorley are members of Hudson American Legion Post 50. Fridlund served 34-and-a-half years in the U.S. Army, a fact that impressed at least one of the Red Cedar residents.
A unified Hudson City Council voted Monday night to purchase two Hudson Golf Club maintenance buildings for a net price of $600,000. The agreement with Hanson Brothers XII also lifts a covenant that has been preventing the owners of the golf course from selling it for residential and commercial development. The council met behind closed doors for about 20 minutes before returning to open session and voting unanimously to approve the purchase agreement. Hanson Brothers also will be required to construct an extension of Ward Avenue to Carmichael Road as part of the agreement. The pur