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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It was 20 years ago this week that a Hudson High School girls basketball team won a trip to the state tournament in Madison for the first time in school history. The 1988 Raiders were led by Martha Richards, who went on to have an outstanding career with the Stanford University women's team and now is the women's head golf coach at the University of Texas. Cindy Singerhouse, Michelle Alberg, Tina Rieger, Tania Peterson, Donalee Johnson and Carolyn Kinney were other key members of the '88 squad coached by Dave Johnson. The Raiders made it to Madison by defeating Stevens Point 60-51 in a Clas
Corrie Briggs of Hudson was appointed by Gov.
Stevens Engineers has moved into a larger office at 1680 Livingstone Road to accommodate its growing staff. Last week, the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the expansion. The new 4,800-square-foot office is just two doors down from the office in the Livingstone Road building that Stevens Engineers formerly occupied. Since acquiring the firm from former owner Jim DeBenedet a year ago, principals Angela Popenhagen and Scott Ward have brought on board planner Dan Sitz and registered land surveyor Joe Granberg. Granberg formerly ope
Brothers Nate and Matt Miller have made a name for themselves in Fox Valley basketball circles since leaving Hudson High School. Nate, a 1999 Hudson grad, just completed his first season as head coach of the high school boys team at Omro, a community just outside of Oshkosh. Nate had an outstanding career at point guard for the UW-Oshkosh men's basketball team. He lettered each of his four seasons with the Titans and helped them get into the NCAA Division III tournament his junior and senior years. He's had to deal with far more losses than he's used to over the past season.
The Hudson City Council agreed Monday night not to change the wording of an advisory referendum question that it initially approved in a special meeting on Feb. 14. Council members did appear receptive to amending an explanatory statement that would include the total cost of operating the Hudson Area Joint Library if it is moved into the Nuclear Management Co. building.
Bonestroo's belated offer not to increase its fees for engineering work done for the city of Hudson in 2008 has ended the City Council's quest for proposals from other firms. The council decided at its Jan. 21 to request proposals from other engineering firms after receiving news from Bonestroo that it would be increasing its fees an average of nearly 3.5 percent this year. Alderman Scot O'Malley asked the council to reconsider the decision at its Feb.
A benefit will be held Sunday, March 9, from 2:30 to 8 p.m.
A Wisconsin Department of Transportation official dashed the Hudson City Council's hopes of re-opening an I-94 off-ramp leading to Dominion Drive when he appeared before the council Monday night. But Thomas Beekman of WisDOT's Northwest Region office at Eau Claire did raise the possibility of state and federal funding for a new freeway overpass that might reduce congestion at the busy Carmichael Road and Crest View Drive intersection. Alderman Alan Burchill has suggested re-opening of the former Exit 2 off-ramp since he joined the council nearly a year ago. Beekman attended Monday's meeting
The Hudson girls basketball team took an early exit from the WIAA tournament, bowing 53-40 to Eau Claire North in a Feb. 26 opening-round game at Eau Claire. The Raider girls went down fighting, however, and earned compliments from their opponents in the post-game interviews. Hudson was a tough opponent, North's Hannah Quilling told WQOW-TV from Eau Claire. Quilling, the Huskies' star senior guard, was pretty rugged herself. She scored a game-high 21 points. The Huskies outscored the Raiders by five points in each of the first two quarters for a 30-20 lead at halftime.
Mayoral candidate Todd Erskine announced that he has dropped from the city of Hudson mayoral race and said he will support his opponent Dean Knudson. Erskine said he filed as candidate for the mayor's office before he knew Knudson's positions on the issues and was afraid he might be an anti-development candidate. He said that since then he's learned more about Knudson's views and has had a couple of conversations with him. "And I've got to tell you, I think he and I have the same ideas on what's right for Hudson," Erskine said. "And he's a very nice guy.