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 School District of Hudson is willing to pay for a study of traffic issues involved with the proposed construction of a new elementary school on Coulee Trail, school board member Dick Muenich told the city's Plan Commission last Thursday. Muenich and school district Finance Director Tim Erickson attended the meeting to support the district's petition for the city to annex the 42-acre school site currently in the town of Troy. City Development Director Dennis Darnold said the Plan Commission needed to identify issues for the city staff to look into regarding the requested annexation. Darn
Monica Jensen said she was overwhelmed by the number of friends and family members who attended a benefit in her honor on Saturday. "It's very humbling," the young wife and mother of three girls said of the 250 or more people who attended the event, hosted by her neighbors, Brian and Lynne Peterson. Paul Jensen, Monica's husband, echoed his wife's sentiments. "We're thankful for so many things, but when you see this many friends and family (members), it is humbling. It's great ...
The Finance Committee of the Hudson City Council on Monday night recommended a 2007 capital projects budget that doesn't include funding for sewer service to the planned picnic pavilion and restrooms at the end of the dike road. The decision followed a spirited discussion in which Park Board Chairman Donald Gilbert and Alderman Paul Radermacher argued for extending sewer and water service to the pavilion, while Mayor Jack Breault and Council President Scot O'Malley said they don't believe city residents think it is a wise use of tax dollars. Alderman Dennis O'Connell, also a member of the Fi
The Hudson boys basketball team opened conference play with a 52-41 victory over River Falls at home Dec. 5. The Raiders weren't able to savor the win for long, however.
The Hudson City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to hire Putman Planning & Design of Hudson to assist the city in preparing architectural standards for new buildings in the downtown. The work is expected to cost $46,120.
Don Linehan has made good on a promise. Over the years since graduating from Hudson High School in 1960 and playing basketball for the Minnesota Gophers -- while enjoying a career with 3M Co. that took him to Europe and beyond -- his siblings would tell him he needed to write a book about their days together on the 200-acre family farm on County U outside of Hudson. "Through the years, they always said: 'Don, you've got to write this. Remember this story when you write your book. Put this story in.' It just went on for years, putting the pressure on me to do this," he says.
Hudson's hometown business people would like you to consider shopping locally this Christmas season. The reasons for keeping your dollars at home are many, they say. Not only will you spare yourself the frustration of fighting mall traffic and crowds, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that much of the money you spend will remain in Hudson, making it an even better community in which to live. Add to that the joy of visiting shops in a charmingly decorated downtown, where the clerks just might know you by name, and the hometown advantage is all the greater. In 2005, many of Hudson's lo
The Hudson and New Richmond boys basketball teams were locked in a tight battle for almost the entire length of their season-opening game at Hudson Friday night. But the Raiders scored the seven straight points in the final minute and a half and pulled away to a 54-43 victory. "The guys came out and got it done when they needed to. I was impressed with that," said Hudson coach Jason Swavely, grateful for the Raiders' first victory under his leadership. "It's always good to get the first win of the season.
Hudson's girls basketball team had trouble scoring through the middle of the game Friday night at River Falls and lost the Big River Conference opener 48-37. The Raiders played the Wildcats evenly in the first and fourth quarters, but were outscored 26-14 in the middle periods, resulting in the loss. "We play hard," Hudson coach Dave Johnson said. "We've just got to handle the pressure a little bit better and we've got to be able to score. Eleven baskets just doesn't quite get it done." Johnson was referring to the 11 two-point field goals the Raiders sank, compared to the Wildcats' 14.
The Hudson City Council on Nov.