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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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.
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.
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.
The Hudson City Council and Hudson Town Board are headed for a showdown over the future of the Stageline Road and Old Hwy.
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.
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.
Three Hudson establishments have had their licenses to serve alcoholic beverages renewed for the coming year following a delay by the City Council in granting the approvals. The council at its June 4 meeting renewed Class B liquor and beer licenses for the Green Mill restaurant and the Sports Club.
Hudson native Nate Miller has been named the head boys basketball coach at Omro High School in eastern Wisconsin. Miller, the son of Jim and Candy Miller of Hudson, was an outstanding point guard for Hudson High School, helping his Raider teams reach the state tournament in Madison in 1998 and 1999. He then went on to have an excellent career with the UW-Oshkosh men's team, which made the NCAA Division III tournament his junior and senior years of eligibility (2002 and 2003). Miller's younger brother, Matt, has played two seasons at UW-Oshkosh and is expected to be the Titan's starting poin
Beth Graskewicz was introduced last week as Hudson High School's new head girls basketball coach. The former high school and college player is getting her first crack at leading a high school team after serving as an assistant for six years at Pickerington North High School, home of one of the best girls programs in Ohio. "I love working with kids. I have a passion for the game of basketball.