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 group attempting to restore passenger rail service to Hudson and western Wisconsin met here Aug. 16 to encourage local officials to get on board the campaign. Members of the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition also updated Hudson officials and business leaders on their progress in a morning gathering at Hudson City Hall. They are working to return passenger service to a rail line that connects Hudson, Menomonie and Eau Claire to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and beyond. The city of Hudson and village of North Hudson could advance the effort, said E.
It's back to Plan A for the intersection of Vine Street and Diamond Drive. Temporarily at least. On June 19, the Hudson City Council voted unanimously to make the intersection a four-way stop. The action followed an accident in which a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car as she crossed Vine Street on her way home from St.
The Rev. Daniel Bruch, a former senior pastor at Hudson's Trinity Lutheran Church, used the time reserved for citizen comments at the beginning of the Hudson City Council's Aug. 7 meeting to ask the council to consider adopting resolutions calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Bruch had asked his alderman, Lee Wyland, and Mayor Jack Breault to include a discussion of the resolutions on the meeting agenda, but neither supported the idea. Bruch, a co-chairman of the St.
A petition to annex 12.3 acres of a planned commercial development into the city of Hudson has been rejected for a third time. On Aug.
The Hudson City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance at its Aug.
After 20 years of involvement in orthotics and prosthetics manufacturing, Bill Wilcox is offering what he learned to other companies. "I got so good that I decided, why not give my expertise to the rest of the manufacturing world?" he said, explaining his decision to start Custom Fit Manufacturing Advisors. The 54-year-old lifelong Hudson resident hopes to share what he knows about lean manufacturing, work center efficiency, inventory control, eliminating backlogs and improving product quality and the need for rework with manufacturing firms in the St.
Tim Hart says he's got the perfect job for reducing mid-life waistline spread. The new city of Hudson parking monitor walks between four and five miles each workday, checking to see if vehicles are legally parked in the downtown. "It's good exercise.
Seventeen-year-old logroller Tyler Fischer demonstrated his sport in front of a national audience last Thursday morning, Aug.
Continuing vandalism to the Lakefront Park bath house has members of the Hudson Park Board considering a new exterior for the facility. "You can't believe how much time park employees spend rebuilding things," Public Works and Parks Director Jim Eulberg said in a phone call Friday. "It makes you nuts, because you try and have something nice to provide good facilities and...," he said, failing to complete the sentence. Eulberg said it appears that vandals have even used wrenches to pull apart the plumbing in the restrooms.
The reactions vary when two young men in white short-sleeve shirts and ties ring the doorbells of Hudson-area residences. "Earlier today, we had somebody invite us in and give us a glass of water and talk to us," said Elder Troutner, a 20-year-old from Provo, Utah. "Other people..." "Slam the door in our face," said Elder Pingree, completing the sentence for his partner. "That's OK," Troutner continued cheerfully. "We don't really mind what happens -- what people say.