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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After signaling that it intended to change an ordinance allowing only restaurants to hold Class "B" beer licenses, the Hudson City Council has returned to its original position on the issue. On Nov. 20, the council on a 4-2 vote directed City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick to stop her work on an amendment to the Municipal Code that would have extended the right to sell beer consumed on the premises to recreational businesses. Two weeks earlier, the council had instructed Munkittrick to do just that after hearing an appeal from Mark Christoffersen, owner of All Seasons Golf Links.
The Hudson girls basketball team opened the 2006-7 season with a 49-47 overtime defeat of Superior Friday evening, then fell 64-56 to Holy Angels Academy of Minneapolis in Saturday's Raider Thanksgiving Classic action. "It was a good one to win," coach Dave Johnson said of the non-conference season-opener. "I thought we had a good team effort ...
Being the head coach of a high school boys basketball team has been a longtime goal for Jason Swavely. That his opportunity should come at the school where he was the starting point guard in the early 1990s is icing on the cake. "I certainly have a sense of pride in my hometown and my school," said the 1992 Hudson High School graduate.
Removing the stop signs on Vine Street at Diamond Drive is one of the recommendations to come out of a Vine Street corridor study commissioned by the Hudson City Council after a girl was struck by a car at the intersection earlier this year. Following an outcry from neighborhood residents, the council directed the Vine and Diamond intersection to be made a four-way stop, but also hired its consulting engineering firm to look at traffic control along the entire Vine Street corridor between Second Street and Carmichael Road. Sheldon Johnson, a traffic engineer for Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik a
The vocal music department at Hudson High School is rehearsing for what promises to be a memorable evening Monday, Dec.
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.
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.
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.