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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The city of Hudson will continue a grant program for community events and activities, but without funding it for now. The issue came before the City Council Monday night, with four of the five alderpersons present voting to continue the program. Alderperson Randy Morrissette II voted no. Alderperson John Hoggatt was absent. The small program has been funded with room tax dollars.
The saga of the sailboat dinghies will continue until at least the next meeting of the Hudson City Council. Monday night, a motion to suspend council rules to allow reconsideration of a ban on the small boats being stored on the dike road failed on a 3-2 vote. A two-thirds majority was needed to suspend the rules, City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick advised. Alderperson Lori Bernard moved for the suspension of the rules. She wanted to reconsider the resolution prohibiting dinghies on the dike that was approved last September.
If you have heart disease, you're fortunate to live in the Hudson area. Nine years ago, St. Croix Emergency Medical Services became an Advanced Life Support service, allowing its personnel to diagnose heart attacks in the field and administer front-line medications and procedures to keep patients alive. The ability to diagnose eliminates a trip to the local hospital and allows the ambulance to take patients directly to an operating room at Regions or United hospitals in St. Paul. There, a catheter is inserted into the patient's artery and used to remove the blockage in the heart.
Michael Huebsch, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, came to Hudson Tuesday afternoon to promote Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-15 budget proposal. The governor's proposal would spend a little less than $68 billion over the next two years, including $30.5 of state tax dollars. State spending would increase 3 percent in the first year, and 2.1 percent in the second year. The theme of 1,093-page budget, Huebsch said, is "greater prosperity, better performance and true independence" for Wisconsin's residents. It is built around five priorities, he said: 1. creating jobs, 2.
Randy Morrissette II now owns the liquor store in Plaza 94 that he has managed since 2004. Setter's Liquor is the new name for the store tucked in between Maurice's and Hudson Optical in the shopping center on Ward Avenue. Morrissette purchased the former Northland Liquors store from SGG Corp. and opened under the new name at the end of February. Setter's, he explained, is an old nickname of his. It also represents his father's partnership in the business. Randy Morrissette I is a retired Hudson police officer, and like his son, a life-long resident of Hudson. "It's a local liquor store.
Permission to refill two soon-to-be vacant positions was granted by the Hudson City Council on Feb. 25. Jennifer Hintze-Olson has resigned from her job as a full-time paramedic with St. Croix Emergency Medical Services. Miranda Kustrich is leaving her part-time position as the records/account clerk for the Hudson Fire Department. Some years ago, the City Council adopted a policy that departments must justify refilling any vacant positions, and receive the council's approval. St.
The city of Hudson's Board of Canvass hand-counted ballots from aldermanic districts 1 and 5 on Monday night to correct a tallying problem that occurred during the Feb.
Randy Morrissette II is the new owner of the Northland Liquors store in the Plaza 94 shopping center that he has managed for the past 11 years. The Hudson City Council on Monday night approved Morrissette's application for fermented malt beverage and liquor licenses for the business, which will be renamed Setter's Liquor. Morrissette, the District 1 alderperson on the council, recused himself from the brief discussion of the application and the vote. City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick explained that SSG Corp., the previous owner of the business, would surrender its licenses and Mo
The Hudson City Council voted 4-2 Monday night to accept the Park Board's recommendation for no increase in Grandview Park ball field fees for 2013. At its previous meeting, the council had asked Public Works and Parks Director Tom Zeuli to investigate the per-game cost of operating the park's softball and baseball fields to help determine if an increase in fees was justified. "They are paying pretty close to what they are using," Zeuli reported to the council Monday night, speaking of the Hudson Softball Association and other organizations that use the fields. The adult organizations that
Edward Lotterman didn't have much encouragement to offer in his address in Hudson last week on the economic outlook. The economist, newspaper columnist and college professor was the speaker at a breakfast forum sponsored by First American Bank of Hudson. "I'm normally a very optimistic person.