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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It has taken some time, but the Hudson Police Department is back to a structure and level of staffing that Chief Marty Jensen is happy about. In approving the department’s...
The city of Hudson has closed on the purchase of two maintenance buildings and 4.8 acres of the former Hudson Golf Club property. The Star-Observer learned about the late December closing from Jeffrey Redmon, attorney for Hanson Bros. XII, LLC, at a meeting of the Hudson Plan Commission last Thursday. Hanson Bros. XII is the limited liability company formed by the Christian Hanson family of Hammond when it purchased the 18-hole Hudson golf course in April 2010.
Parents of Hudson High School students were informed by email Thursday night, Feb. 4, that no explosives were discovered in a search of the school. "We wanted to let you...
Due to unsafe road conditions in portions of the school district, Hudson Schools will be 2 hours delayed today. School age care will be open as usual. There will be no AM Early Childhood program. The city of Hudson has declared a snowplowing event that began at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. That means vehicles must be off all public streets so city plows can clear them of snow. The parking ban remains in effect until streets have been plowed from curb to curb. Vehicles left on the street will be ticketed and/or towed.
The Hudson School District has announced that school will be dismissed early today (Tuesday, Feb. 2) because of what is expected to be a dangerous winter storm moving into our area this afternoon. High school and middle school students will be released at noon, and elementary students at 1 p.m., according to the district’s website, www.hudson.k12.wi.us . There will be no after-school or evening activities. The afternoon School Age Care is also canceled.
The Hudson City Council on Monday night approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the composting of yard waste and certain types of kitchen waste in some residential areas. “This has been a long time coming,” said Alderperson Randy Morrissette II, the chair of Public Safety Committee that guiding the drafting of the ordinance.
The city of Hudson is contemplating selling a small piece of park property on Coulee Road to the owners of The Nova Wine Bar and Casanova Liquor so they can increase the amount of off-street parking for the businesses. The City Council on Monday night signaled its willingness to consider the sale by forwarding the request to the Plan Commission for its review. Community Development Director Dennis Darnold said the Park Board has already reviewed the request and recommended proceeding with the sale.
I don’t look forward to the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau’s annual meeting and awards banquet with the same eager anticipation as my wife. She’s a past chamber member and chamber ambassador of the year. She truly gets excited about all things having to do with the organization that promotes the interests of the local business community. I tend to view the banquet as another weeknight obligation, and since I was taking the photos of the award winners for this week’s Star-Observer, there was some pressure involved.
This is a revised version of an article containing several errors that appeared in the Jan. 28 print edition of the Star-Observer. The HAF Group architecture, development and construction company of Stillwater, Minn., is the developer of the project, not Michael Leverty of Hudson, as was stated in the newspaper article. The Star-Observer apologizes for the error.
All eyes will be focused on the mat in Hudson Thursday night when the top-ranked Raider wrestling team takes on 11th-ranked River Falls with the Big Rivers Conference championship on the line. Both teams enter the final dual meet of the season undefeated in the BRC after picking up wins last week. River Falls defeated Eau Claire North, 36-29, to stay perfect while the Raiders handled Chippewa Falls, 69-6. The conference championship match begins at 7 p.m. in the high school’s east gym.