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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The issue of police department staffing continues to dog the Hudson City Council. At Monday night's council meeting, four residents used the period set aside for public comments at the start of the meeting to continue to press for the hiring of more patrol officers. All were from the neighborhood north of Coulee Road on the hill, which they said has seen an increase in crime in recent years. It was the second visit to a council meeting for Summer Street resident David Selissen, who noted that there had been an armed robbery at the Hudson Bowling Center in the Plaza 94 shopping center since
The Hudson boys basketball team sits atop the Big Rivers Conference standings at 3-0 following a 67-61 victory over Rice Lake at home Friday night. Rice Lake and Eau Claire North were picked to battle for the conference title when the season began. Instead, the loss to Hudson kept the Warriors winless in league play at 0-3. And Chippewa Falls dispatched North 32-28 Friday night, putting the Huskies at 1-1 in the Big Rivers.
It was a good weekend for Hudson at the 2007 USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships in Kansas City, Kansas. Bjorn Selander, the 19-year-old son of Dag and Heidi Selander, came from behind to win the Men's Under 23 race in dramatic fashion, and 18-year-old David Hackworthy, a near novice to the sport, placed seventh. Hackworthy is the son of C.R. and Cynthia Hackworthy and a senior at Hudson High School. Selander, a member of the U.S.
The Raider girls basketball team got its first win of the season on Tuesday of last week, defeating Shakopee, Minn., 46-21 in a non-conference game at Hudson. Raider coach Beth Graskewicz said she was glad that the girls' hard work in practices had finally paid off in a victory. "They come in every day and work their tails off," Graskewicz said. "...We try to tell the players not to concentrate on wins and losses, but that's kind of how they relate to things. It (the win) kind of got the monkey off our backs." The victory temporarily gave the Raiders a 1-4 overall record.
Before the choir at First Baptist Church of Hudson sang its annual Christmas cantata in morning and evening services last Sunday, the Rev.
A group of Hudson-area businesspeople gathers at Hudson Golf Club every Tuesday at 7 a.m. to trade tips on potential customers. So far this year, the members have done a total of $800,000 worth of business referred to them by other members of the group. The Business Network International chapter was organized in 2006 by Dr.
The Nuclear Management Co. headquarters on First Street in Hudson was evacuated for a few minutes Wednesday afternoon, Dec.
The Hudson City Council's Public Safety Committee came close to recommending the removal of the stop signs on Vine Street at Third Street when it met Dec.
Maybe the O'Brien brothers should have listened to their mother earlier. Elizabeth O'Brien would often tell her seven sons that they should sing seriously after they had broken into harmony at some family gathering. Having inherited their mother's musical gene, the O'Brien boys liked singing in elementary school and all joined a choir after moving on to Hudson High.
Statistics that interim Hudson Police Chief Eric Atkinson shared with the City Council's Public Safety Committee last Wednesday show that the city's patrol officers are the busiest they've been in recent years. Atkinson presented numbers on patrol officers' calls to service to counter statistics previously highlighted by Alderman Scot O'Malley that showed that some crime rates (incidences per 1,000 residents) had decreased. According to the police department records, Hudson's patrol officers have been involved in an average of 14.4 activities or incidents during an eight-hour shift through t