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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After languishing for more than three years, the on-again, off-again dike shelter project was finally put to rest by the City Council Monday night. After a two-and-a-half hour public forum in which arguments for and against the project were heard, the council voted 4-3 to reject a $259,600 bid on construction of the shelter and restrooms, effectively killing the $459,000 project. Alderpersons Paul Radermacher, Randy Morrissette II and Carah Koch voted to award the contract to Ross & Associates of River Falls, while alderpersons Scot O'Malley, Dennis O'Connell and Lee Wyland opposed the actio
The Rev. Mike Roeder couldn't have guessed how big the event would become when he suggested that his church sponsor an indoor Easter egg hunt for the community nine years ago. He was the new pastor of Christ Center Assembly of God and saw the event as a way to serve the community, and at the same time, introduce people to the church, located off County UU at Northview Drive east of Hudson. The parking lots at Hudson Middle School were filled when this year's egg hunt began at 9 a.m. Saturday.
It's a timeworn analogy - but apropos of the current attempt by telecommunication companies to re-write Wisconsin's cable TV franchising law. The foxes have a plan to make life better for the residents of the henhouse. All they need to do is get Farmer Jones to go along with it. You know what happens if he does.
It took a last-minute decision by District 3 Alderman Paul Radermacher for the city of Hudson to agree to annex the 42-acre site of a future elementary school. Suspense gripped the City Council chambers Wednesday night, April 4, when Mayor Jack Breault asked for a show of hands on the question. Alderpersons Randy Morrissette II, Lee Wyland and Carah Koch quickly raised theirs in support of annexing the property from the town of Troy.
The City Council on Wednesday night, April 4, was scheduled to consider final approval of a new policy regulating the hanging of banners over Second Street in downtown Hudson. If adopted, the policy will make the wire over Second at Locust Street available to "governmental entities in the Hudson area (St.
Jim Eulberg's letter of resignation doesn't reveal much about his reasons for leaving the job of director of parks and public works for the city of Hudson. "It is with much regret that I must submit my resignation for personal reasons," he said in a short March 23 letter addressed to Hudson Mayor Jack Breault. "I would propose my last day being April 2, 2007, as this will give me time to wrap up loose ends and get my personal things cleared out," Eulberg continued.
Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television has made great strides in the quality and quantity of its programming in recent years, its leaders say.
Dave "Swanee" Swanson was as pleased as the prom queen's boyfriend when TV viewers chose Laura Osnes to play Sandy in the Broadway revival of "Grease." The North Hudson resident and 1950s buff met Osnes last October when his classic red Chevy convertible was used in the publicity for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's production of the musical. "I'm glad she got it. It means a little more to me, of course, because I've chatted with her.
The Hudson City Council voted 4-1 to annex the site of a future elementary school site on Wednesday night, April 4. High drama accompanied the decision as District 3 Alderman Paul Radermacher changed his mind at the last minute to provide the two-thirds majority needed for approval of the annexation. Radermacher joined alderpersons Randy Morrissette II, Lee Wyland and Carah Koch in authorizing the city to annex the 42-acre site previously in the town of Troy. Council President Scot O'Malley of District 5 opposed the annexation. District 2 Alderman Dennis O'Connell was absent.
The School District of Hudson will pay an estimated $807,044 for water, sewer and road improvements if the city annexes the 42-acre site of a planned elementary school. That's according to the draft of a development agreement the City Council will ask school officials to sign if it approves the annexation at its Wednesday, April 4, meeting. The council's first April meeting has been pushed back two days because the council chamber will be set up as a polling place Monday night.