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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Felicity Plansky thinks she knows what stay-at-home mothers like her want. "We want good coffee. Good food. Comfortable seating. We want to know that our children are safe and secure. And it needs to be clean." They want a place where they can meet with their friends for a cup of espresso coffee without having their children pulling at them because they are bored. That's the idea behind the Giggle Factory, an indoor playground and coffee shop at 2007 O'Neil Road that will open on Saturday. It's in the St.
Two young Hudson women spent the first half of 2007 in eastern Africa, living an adventure they'll remember for the rest of their lives and worrying their parents. Janna Fosterling, the daughter of Dan and Rita Fosterling, and Erica Koehler, the daughter of Jim and Medora Koehler, traveled to southern Uganda on Jan.
At its Sept. 17 meeting, the Hudson City Council postponed action on a request to amend the plan for the Red Cedar Canyon residential development to allow construction of an 88-unit senior housing building. The vote was delayed because the Red Cedar Canyon Townhome Association wants the company planning to build the senior housing -- DMW Properties of Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Shawn Schmidtknecht was clearly the top competitor in the St. Patrick Fall Fest 5K race held Saturday morning. The 34-year-old Hudsonite finished a full 48 seconds ahead of the next fastest runner in the 3.1-mile race despite pushing his 4-year-old daughter, Megan, in a stroller the entire way. Schmidtknect's time was 19 minutes, 1 second. Fourteen-year-old Max Hawksford placed second at 19:49, followed by Brad Dixon of Woodbury, Minn., with a time of 19:51, and Steven Wros of River Falls with a time of 19:55.
Leading proponents of the Wisconsin Senate Democrats' plan to provide health insurance coverage for nearly all residents of the state made their case for the "Healthy Wisconsin" program during a visit to Hudson last Thursday night. "This is the absolute most-right thing to do," said State Sen.
The Hudson City Council on Monday night awarded Pember Companies of Menonomie a $257,390 base contract to repair and complete a floodwall project in Lakefront Park. Engineering fees and other expenses, plus money set aside for contingencies, are expected to push the total cost of finishing the project to around $290,000.
Interim Police Chief Eric Atkinson laid out his proposal for a greatly expanded police department in a special meeting of the Hudson City Council on Tuesday evening, Sept.
The team of experienced bankers at Mainstreet Bank's new Hudson Business Center came together because of what they have in common. "We're all service-oriented individuals," says Vance Haesemeyer, president of the local office. "We have been in a community banking environment for years. We measure our success based on the success of our customers. We don't focus on the bottom line or the stock price of the bank ...
Hudson County Market store is celebrating the completion of a more than year-long expansion and remodeling project. The grocery supermarket that customers visited during the grand opening kick-off on Sunday is 14,400 square feet larger than it was when the construction began in July 2006.
The city of Hudson will begin a street improvement project on Crest View Drive starting Monday, Sept. 24. The project involves approximately 750 feet of street improvements. A key component will be the addition of a third left-turn lane at the intersection of Crest View Drive and Carmichael Road. This additional left turn lane will improve traffic flow for motorists traveling eastbound on Crest View Drive, then northbound on Carmichael Road. Construction is expected to last into early November. Detours and traffic delays are expected.