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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Ruth Misenko has a successful art gallery because she decided to take her own advice. As a guidance counselor at suburban Hopkins High School, she would tell students to get in touch with their passions in deciding on a career path to follow. She and her husband, Bob, have long enjoyed collecting artwork and giving it as gifs. And the role of a high school guidance counselor was changing to the point that the job wasn't as enjoyable for Misenko anymore. "I had always thought it would be fun to have a gallery," she says.
Boy, was it entertaining. I took in Hudson High School's production of "Crazy for You" the opening weekend -- and once more came away impressed with the quality of the school's music and arts program. I've attended most of the school's fall musicals since arriving in town.
Coach Dave Johnson says he'll consider the 2006-07 season a success if his girls basketball team can turn around its win-loss record from last season. He's aiming for a 14-7 overall record instead of the previous 7-14 finish. Perhaps even more disappointing for Johnson was the 1-11, last-place finish in the Big Rivers Conference last season. There was a stretch from 1995 to 2000 when the Hudson girls won six straight Big Rivers titles. Teams coached by Johnson have earned nine conference championships in his 21 seasons at the helm of the girls basketball program.
What started as a hobby for Jamie Schulz has become an occupation. And she is so good at it that Better Homes and Gardens is paying her to give advice to amateurs. Schultz, a North Hudson resident, has enjoyed taking photographs since she was a high school student back in South Sioux City, Neb.
The construction of a picnic pavilion and rest rooms at the end of the dike road has been delayed again. This time, bids that came in higher than expected, plus a decision to extend water and sewer service to the pavilion, have postponed the project until city officials find the money to fund it. At the Nov.
The School District of Hudson has petitioned the city to annex the 42-acre site of a proposed elementary school. The Hudson City Council accepted the petition at its Nov. 8 meeting and referred it to the Plan Commission.
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.
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 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.
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.