Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism.
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Hudson local Grace Sacher has put life back into health care with her new exhibit Illustrating Medicine at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. The exhibit will be in place from Nov. 14 through Nov. 29. A fourth year at UWRF, Sacher said the exhibition looks at medicine and health care through the perspective of people. (Scroll through the slider at the top of the page for examples of Sacher's work)
Walks, runs and races in the City of Hudson may soon face more regulation as the public safety committee develops an ordinance on the events. Police Chief Marty Jensen is working on the ordinance which will appear at subsequent meetings as it develops. The ordinance could include a permit system that will require a fee for races to be held. Jensen said the city has never required organizations to pay before now.
The City of Hudson Common Council appointed Pat Nolan to the public utilities commission and Paul Berning to the library board Monday night at a regular meeting of the council. Both appointments came upon recommendation from Mayor Rich O’Connor. O’Connor said Nolan was well-versed in public utilities and Berning has a passion for the library, making them great candidates for the open positions. Each opening saw two or three other people express interest in the position.
The Hudson and St. Croix communities honored Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11 with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the county courthouse. The ceremony was led by John Helgeson of the Hudson VFW with performances from the Hudson High School band and Hudson Prairie Elementary students.
Hudson-based Coco’s Heart Animal Rescue will be moving to a new building this year but will keep its Hudson roots. The foster-based rescue will move from its location on Locust Street to 126 Second St., across from Angel’s Pet World. “We really enjoy being a part of the Hudson community and are glad we found a place where we are able to stay in it,” Coco’s Event and Program Coordinator Jennifer Jensen said.
Rev. John Gerritts and St. Patrick’s Church received a call from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for the parish to assist with the resettlement of five Syrian refugee...
River Crest Elementary School hosted a Veterans Appreciation Service Friday afternoon to honor those who have served ahead of Veterans’ Day on Nov. 11. The service included a ceremony and...
Hudson High School will present its fall musical “Urinetown” on opening night at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Other performances will run Friday through Sunday, Nov. 12, 13 18, 19 and 20. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., and Sunday performances at 2 p.m.
Better Bites St. Croix is working to put food — and education — on the table. The organization, which started in Hudson in May of 2015, works with local food shelves to provide not only meals to those in need, but cooking, nutrition and foods safety information as well. “Everything has an education piece that we put on it,” said Better Bites Founding Director Karyn English.
This Tuesday will mark the second time I’ve been able to vote in a general presidential election. Though I’m as exhausted as anyone over this election cycle, I’m still genuinely...