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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Tom Bednarowski became a teacher because of a summer job he once had. As a high school student in Menasha, he worked for the city's recreation department coaching baseball and supervising parks. "That got me working with kids and liking kids," he says. "That's where I decided to go to college and become a teacher." After 33 years in the profession (32 of them in Hudson), the popular eighth-grade U.S. history teacher will call it a career at the end of the school year. "I like teaching. I still like teaching," the 55-year-old says.
The Hudson City Council on Monday night gave final approval to a policy that allows only government entities to display advertising banners over Second Street at Locust Street. Council members approved the measure 6-0 in a roll call vote. City Council President Scot O'Malley reiterated his disappointment about having to exclude nonprofit organizations from displaying banners over the street.
The Hudson Plan Commission and the City Council are far enough along on drafting a set of guidelines, policies and regulations controlling development in the downtown that they have scheduled a public forum to present the proposal. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the River Room of The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St. Marc Putman of Putman Planning and Design has been guiding the Plan Commission -- and lately the City Council -- through the process of developing the proposed standards. A proposal last fall by GCI Builders of St.
The way Dave Johnson's career as the head girls basketball coach at Hudson High School came to an end left him with wounded feelings. The way he tells it, Principal Ed Lucas called him at home at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, and wanted to meet with him before that afternoon's team practice. Johnson found Lucas and District Personnel Director Jennifer Ninneman waiting for him at the high school when he arrived half an hour before the 3 p.m.
After languishing for more than three years, the on-again, off-again dike shelter project was finally put to rest by the City Council Monday night. After a two-and-a-half hour public forum in which arguments for and against the project were heard, the council voted 4-3 to reject a $259,600 bid on construction of the shelter and restrooms, effectively killing the $459,000 project. Alderpersons Paul Radermacher, Randy Morrissette II and Carah Koch voted to award the contract to Ross & Associates of River Falls, while alderpersons Scot O'Malley, Dennis O'Connell and Lee Wyland opposed the actio
The Rev. Mike Roeder couldn't have guessed how big the event would become when he suggested that his church sponsor an indoor Easter egg hunt for the community nine years ago. He was the new pastor of Christ Center Assembly of God and saw the event as a way to serve the community, and at the same time, introduce people to the church, located off County UU at Northview Drive east of Hudson. The parking lots at Hudson Middle School were filled when this year's egg hunt began at 9 a.m. Saturday.
It's a timeworn analogy - but apropos of the current attempt by telecommunication companies to re-write Wisconsin's cable TV franchising law. The foxes have a plan to make life better for the residents of the henhouse. All they need to do is get Farmer Jones to go along with it. You know what happens if he does.
It took a last-minute decision by District 3 Alderman Paul Radermacher for the city of Hudson to agree to annex the 42-acre site of a future elementary school. Suspense gripped the City Council chambers Wednesday night, April 4, when Mayor Jack Breault asked for a show of hands on the question. Alderpersons Randy Morrissette II, Lee Wyland and Carah Koch quickly raised theirs in support of annexing the property from the town of Troy.
The City Council on Wednesday night, April 4, was scheduled to consider final approval of a new policy regulating the hanging of banners over Second Street in downtown Hudson. If adopted, the policy will make the wire over Second at Locust Street available to "governmental entities in the Hudson area (St.
Jim Eulberg's letter of resignation doesn't reveal much about his reasons for leaving the job of director of parks and public works for the city of Hudson. "It is with much regret that I must submit my resignation for personal reasons," he said in a short March 23 letter addressed to Hudson Mayor Jack Breault. "I would propose my last day being April 2, 2007, as this will give me time to wrap up loose ends and get my personal things cleared out," Eulberg continued.