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's now Luther Hudson Chevrolet, Pontiac and GMC. The Luther Automotive Group that operates the local Chevrolet dealership recently purchased the Pontiac and GMC franchise on the other side of I-94 from Twin Cities car dealer Denny Hecker. The result is an abundance of new vehicles and excitement at the Luther dealership at 1220 Crest View Drive. "In my opinion, we're very fortunate," said General Manager Jim Frampton.
The developers of a 32-acre commercial development on Stageline Road east of Hwy. 35 are asking the city of Hudson to assume responsibility for the main road into the site. The request was presented to the city's Plan Commission on Oct.
Congressman Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, was anticipating re-election for a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives when he visited with educators at Hudson Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 1. As a member of the House's Education Committee, he was expecting to have something to say about the No Child Left Behind Act when it comes up for reauthorization next year. Of course, that was all predicated on him defeating Republican challenger Paul Nelson of Woodville in the Nov.
The Hudson City Council has imposed a 120-day moratorium on the redevelopment of property in the downtown business district. The council cited a need to update the city's zoning ordinances before further development occurs in voting 4-0 to impose the moratorium in a special meeting Friday morning, Nov. 3. Alderpersons Scot O'Malley, the council president, Lee Wyland, Paul Radermacher and Randy Morrissette II approved the measure, which the Plan Commission had recommended at an Oct. 26 meeting. Alderpersons Dennis O'Connell and Carah Koch didn't attend the special City Council meeting.
Spc. Jim Worley and Sgt. Ben Tracey are back on American soil after having completed their second yearlong tours of duty in Iraq. Worley returned Sept.
A garage door accident that cost a cat its tail was the inspiration for a Hudson man's invention that could well save the fingers of countless children. The cat was inside the garage, with its tail poking through a hole in the garage door track, when someone pushed a button to raise the door.
Hudson's former Pontiac, Oldsmobile and GMC dealership is now one of the biggest used vehicle businesses in western Wisconsin, according to its managers. Minnesota car dealer Denny Hecker recently sold the new car franchise to the Luther automotive group, but kept the property at 1621 Coulee Road as a place to sell trade-ins from his many Twin Cities area dealerships.
The Hudson Plan Commission in a split decision Thursday, Oct. 26, recommended postponing a decision on whether the city should sell First Street right of way that a developer says he needs to redevelop the River City Center property. Then in an unexpected move, the commission recommended that the City Council impose a 90-day moratorium on applications for development in the downtown business district. The purpose of the moratorium, commissioners said, would be to give the city time to draft design standards for new buildings in the downtown.
I'm sensing a shift in the political wind concerning health care. The Hudson City Council isn't the first group that comes to my mind when people talk about progressive coalitions, but there it was in the Sept. 29 online version of The Capital Times: Hudson is part of a progressive grassroots movement asking the state Legislature to make health care insurance accessible and affordable. The City Council passed a resolution at its Sept.