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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Steve King considers himself a lucky guy. It was by chance that a friend went overseas to visit his sister who was a teacher in a school for children of U.S. military members. King was in his first year of teaching at a Catholic girls’ high school in Pasadena, Calif., when the friend returned and told him: “You’ve got to think about this. You can teach, travel, and the schools are real nice.” He did think about it.
Xcel Energy is among the first Wisconsin electric utilities to bring the economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits of high-efficiency LED streetlights to its communities. A massive project to upgrade thousands of streetlights across Xcel Energy’s Wisconsin service area began Oct.
The Hudson City Council will soon be back to full strength after operating with one of six aldermanic seats vacant for close to five months. A special election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, to fill the District 2 position that has been empty since former alderperson Mary Yacoub-Ra’ad resigned on May 21 because she was moving out of the city. District 2 is south of Interstate 94 and east of O’Neil Road.
The new outdoor deck and patio at the Smilin’ Moose Lodge Bar & Grill opened in time for the people who flocked to downtown Hudson the last weekend of September for the St.
A driver reaching to get a bottle of water from his lunch box led to a three-car crash on Sixth Street N. that delayed commuter traffic Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department. The northbound Mazda car driven by Dale M. Lohnes, 55, of North Hudson, crossed the centerline and struck a southbound Kia Soul driven by Diana Bechel, 45, of North Hudson, the sheriff’s department reported. A third car, a southbound Toyota Camry driven Megan M.
The news out of Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 1 couldn’t have been any more horrible. A hate-filled young man entered a building at Umpqua Community College with pistols and a...
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, to mark the start of construction of a multi-use building at YMCA Camp St. Croix. When it is completed next June, the RCU Discovery Center will provide a place for Camp DayCroix activities and shelter campers in stormy weather. The year-round facility also will be offered to the community as a place for events, meetings and retreats.
The Hudson City Council on Monday night accepted a letter of understanding from the Animal Humane Society of Woodbury detailing the services the society will provide the city in 2016, and the prices for the services. The letter from Director of Animal Services Graham Brayshaw also reveals that the society started a new program a year ago that returns stray cats to the place they were found after they have been sterilized. The “Community Cats” program involves stray cats that aren’t candidates for adoption.
Hudson is expected to have all LED streetlights within a month or two. On Monday, crews from J&L Electrical Services began replacing the old vapor lights on Stageline Road with the new LED fixtures. The City Council last spring authorized spending up to $263,000 to convert the city-owned lights on major thoroughfares and in the downtown to LED. The new General Electric fixtures are being placed on existing poles and are expected to produce $47,000 in annual energy savings for the city. Meanwhile, Xcel Energy started Tuesday to convert its lights on wooden poles along residential streets to
The Hudson City Council went into a closed session Monday night to talk about the possibility of lifting the covenant preventing the former Hudson Golf Club property from being developed until 2020. The meeting agenda indicated that the council also would discuss negotiations to purchase public properties. The doors to the council chamber were closed for 45 minutes while Mayor Alan Burchill, City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick and alderpersons Tom McCormick, Randy Morrissette II, John Hoggatt and Joyce Hall conversed. Alderperson Jim Webber was absent.