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 has at least temporarily suspended the practice of allowing nonprofit groups to hang banners over Second Street that advertise events. The controversy sparked by a banner put up by a group supporting the bond issue for a new elementary school is what led to the grounding. The banner was up less than a day prior to the Dec.
The Hudson girls basketball team scored just six points in the second half and fell 53-27 to Eau Claire Memorial in its return to conference play at Eau Claire Friday night. The loss kept the Raiders winless in the Big Rivers Conference with a 0-5 record. They are 3-7 overall. The Raiders played the Old Abes to a 12-12 draw in the first quarter and trailed 28-21 at halftime. "Their defense shut us down in the second half and we couldn't score," Hudson coach Dave Johnson explained. Junior forward Emily Rose was the exception in a Raider line-up that had trouble finding the rim.
It was another difficult week for the Hudson boys basketball team. Friday night, the visiting Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes handed the Raiders a 50-41 defeat. Saturday evening, the Woodbury, Minn., Royals came to town and inflicted a 76-50 loss on the local boys. The loss to Memorial dropped the Raiders to 2-3 in the Big Rivers Conference.
More details of city planner Marc Putman's "vision" for downtown Hudson emerged during a two-hour session with the Plan Commission on Thursday evening, Jan.
A collision between a pickup truck and a semi tanker carrying propane fuel Sunday night on I-94 in Hudson shut down the eastbound lanes of the freeway for about two hours. The collision also provided a disaster response test for local emergency response agencies, which were faced with the possibility of having to evacuate all of the buildings within a half-mile of the 9,000-gallon tanker when it was discovered that a valve was leaking propane. "It could have been a big deal," Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye reported to the Hudson City Council Monday night. Authorities ultimately determined that
The city of Hudson Plan Commission got a preview of the direction a design firm is taking in recommending architectural standards for buildings in the downtown when it met Thursday evening, Jan.
The Hudson girls basketball team traveled to Red Wing, Minn., last Thursday and came away with a 42-35 victory, giving Coach Dave Johnson reason for optimism about the rest of the season. "Hopefully, we're headed in the right direction," he said. "I feel pretty good about our last three games." The non-conference road win improved the Raiders' overall record to 3-8.
The trouble started for the Hudson boys basketball team before the opening tip-off Friday night at Chippewa Falls, and it ended in a 47-38 loss. Sophomore center Seth Stanchik was assessed a technical foul in the pre-game warm-ups for dunking the ball.
It isn't often that a 9-year-old athlete attracts the attention of top coaches in her sport.
Competing with the U.S. Junior Ski Team isn't quite like being a rock star, according to Hudson's Jacob Lund, but there are some similarities. A lot of travel with a group of guys, for one, and the occasional adulation of fans. "It's exciting," Lund said during a brief visit to his hometown over the Christmas holiday. "The living-in-hotels thing gets a little old, but it's a lot of fun.