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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Little legs pumped with all their might Sunday afternoon during the annual Booster Days Pedal Tractor Pull held in the Lakefront Park bathhouse parking lot. Around 100 youngsters competed in the event, with trophies awarded to the top three competitors in five age divisions: 4 and under, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. The winners earned the right to compete in the state pedal pull that will be held at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis in early August. Everyone who competed in Sunday's contest received praise from announcer Terry Rowan, along with encouragement from parents and applause from
The Hudson Boosters will pay tribute to their former vice president and raise money for her children's education during this year's Booster Days. Carrie Domino died unexpectedly last March at the age of 32, leaving behind three school-age children and a husband, Todd. She had been an active member of the Boosters since joining the youth sports organization five years earlier. President Jim Londo said Domino ran the Booster Days concessions, solicited door prizes for the Boosters' annual golf tournament and was working to find donated land for another Booster ball field when she died. "With
This weekend's Booster Days is more than a community celebration. It's the one and only fund-raiser of the year for the Hudson Boosters, a volunteer youth sports organization that is providing 1,150 local youth with the opportunity to play baseball and softball this summer. Most of the proceeds from the Booster Days bingo tent, beer garden and food stands will be used to offset the expense of running the leagues, which keeps participation fees affordable for families of young ballplayers. Some of the money will be set aside to improve and acquire facilities. Booster President Jim Londo sai
Energy Concepts Inc., a mechanical engineering and design-consulting firm, has relocated to a suite in the WESTconsin Credit Union building at the corner of Carmichael and Hanely roads. The firm will be holding an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Guests are invited to tour the office, meet the staff, enjoy tasty Caribbean-style treats and have a look at a photovoltaic power trailer provided by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. The solar trailer is an educational tool and a fully functioning power source that can provide quiet, clean, renewable power to any site.
A project to increase the flow of traffic through the busy Crest View Drive and Carmichael Road intersection that was first approve by the City Council three years ago may be completed this summer. A a recent meeting the council approved engineering plans to add a third left-turn lane to eastbound Crest View for traffic turning north onto Carmichael Road. The council also approved plans to add a turn lane to southbound 11th Street at Coulee Road and to install a larger storm sewer beneath Aldrich Avenue from Nye Street to 17th Street.
Keller Williams Integrity Realty has gained prominence in the Hudson real estate market in a short period of time. Formed just over a year ago, the agency now has one of the premier locations in town. Its office -- or market center in Keller Williams parlance -- is located in the new Monetary Centre at the corner of Carmichael and Hanley roads. The building came about, actually, because the group of local real estate agents who started the new Keller Williams franchise needed a place to put it.
The Hudson City Council and Hudson Town Board are headed for a showdown over the future of the Stageline Road and Old Hwy.
John Herink is the kind of Hudson Booster who has kept the volunteer youth sports organization going for 53 years, according to Boosters President Jim Londo. "We've got core people in our organization. John's one of those core people," Londo says. That's why the Boosters voted to make the 23-year veteran of the organization grand marshal of the 2007 Booster Days Parade set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30. This will be the first Boosters Parade that Herink has had the opportunity to see.
A grand opening for the impressive Monetary Centre building at Carmichael and Hanley roads is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. The owners didn't envision a facility quite as grand as the three-level brick, stucco and glass building that graces the southwest corner of the busy intersection when they began their planning.
Saturday was the last day of business for the True Vine Christian Store, ending four and a half years of service to Hudson. Partners Steve and Pam Sautbine and Lloyd and Marion Duffey opened the business as Heaven Bound bookstore in December 2002 in the Plaza 94 shopping center. The Sautbines acquired full ownership of the store in the fall of 2004 and renamed it True Vine Christian Store.