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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Hudson city workers have been busy cleaning up after the two wind and rain storms on June 21 that toppled many trees in the area, Public Works and Parks Director Tom Zeuli reported to the City Council on July 1. Zeuli indicated that removing damaged limbs from trees on street boulevards and other city property is a top priority for the city crew because of the danger they present the public. The concern is that the branches could eventually fall on someone or something. He said workers had been out with a bucket truck taking down broken tree limbs.
The Hudson River Rats picked up a pair of St. Croix Valley Baseball League victories over the weekend, beating St. Croix Falls, 4-2, Saturday and Spring Valley, 6-1 Sunday, to move into a second place tie in the SCVBL standings.
The annual Booster Days hot dog eating contest had two repeat winners. Ross Seiffert of Oakdale, Minn., wolfed down 11 and a quarter dogs in 10 minutes to win the adult contest Saturday afternoon in Lakefront Park. Seiffert, originally from Hudson, said he had participated in another eating contest a couple of day earlier, and that affected his performance. Last year, he downed 13 hot dogs in winning the Booster Days championship. Seiffert was razzed by contest announcer Joel Foust for boasting on Facebook that he would eat 16 hot dogs this year.
The Milwaukee Brewers will face Homer Bailey Monday night as the Cincinnati right-hander comes off a no-hitter last Tuesday against San Francisco. The Brewers will open a three-game home series...
What Bernard and Michele Drevnick ended up with is a two-level, 3,500-square-foot home that blends into its setting. The house's contemporary form allows river views from most of the living areas. And the double, slanted roofs provide space for south-facing clerestory windows that bathe the interior in daylight. Four-inch-thick foam insulation on the exterior walls, LED lighting, rooftop solar photovoltaic and thermal panels, high-performance windows, vaulted ceilings that accommodate passive heating and cooling, and a carefully integrated mechanical system make the home extremely energy efficient.
The swarm of honeybees that closed the dike road to pedestrians on Tuesday, July 2, have been removed to the countryside some five miles away from Hudson. “They are probably...
Two Wisconsin American Legion baseball teams made history when they played the final scheduled baseball games at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Viroqua and Sturgeon Bay split a double-header under the...
Dennis Lee is the type of person who has kept the Hudson Boosters youth sports organization going for 61 years. When his three boys were young, he coached their baseball...
Hudson’s dike road was closed at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, after the city’s lead parks supervisor, J.J. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or...
The growing use of heroin in Hudson and the tragic consequences that go along with that will be the subject of a public forum on Thursday, July 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m.