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 proposed development guidelines for downtown Hudson that were presented to the public Tuesday night include incentives for both property owners and the city. "These policies and guides constitute the terms of a quid pro quo: Terms of actions that will achieve benefits for city government, property owners and visitors," declares the introduction to the guidelines. Putman Planning & Design drafted the proposed rules contained in a 56-page booklet titled "Hudson, Wisconsin, Downtown Visioning: Guidelines for Policy & Design Quality." The Hudson firm headed by Marc Putman worked closely with
Greg and Judy Nelson of Hudson had more than a passing interest in last weekend's National Football League draft. For the Nelsons, the outcome determined where their middle daughter, Annie, will spend the next years of her life. Annie, a soon-to-be University of Wisconsin graduate, is the fiancée of Joe Thomas, the celebrated Badger left tackle selected third in the draft by the Cleveland Browns. Thomas made news by foregoing a trip to New York City to be on hand when his name was called.
Home construction in the city of Hudson didn't show any sign of rebounding during the first quarter of 2007. Building permits for just nine single-family homes were issued during the three-month period, according to a report from the assessor/building inspector's office that was presented to the City Council. Over the same three months in 2006, the city issued permits for 18 new single-family homes and two twin-home units. The city experienced a dramatic decline in home construction in 2006 as a whole compared to 2005. Permits were issued for a total of 94 housing units in 2006.
It took a coin toss for the Hudson City Council to decide who its new president would be after members deadlocked 3-3 between aldermen Lee Wyland and Paul Radermacher at their April 17 organizational meeting. Wyland, the District 4 alderman, was declared the president after the coin flipped by Mayor Jack Breault came up heads. He will replace Scot O'Malley as council president, a post O'Malley held for five years. O'Malley nominated Wyland to serve as president for the coming year.
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The set of proposed guidelines for downtown development that the city of Hudson will unveil next week contains a plethora of ideas for making buildings attractive -- and incentives for builders that use them. Included in the 56-page booklet produced by Putman Planning & Design are suggestions on building colors, setbacks, height, roofs, architectural variety, fa?ade openings, windows, entries, materials, lighting, signs and more. But instead of listing hard-and-fast rules that builders would have to follow, the city is offering to let them choose design elements suitable for their situations
Lakefront Park and the downtown area will see a greater police presence this summer as a result of a plan worked out by the City Council's Public Safety Committee and Police Chief Andrew Smith. School liaison officer Mark Crimmins will be patrolling the downtown and park when classes aren't in session. Casual call officers will be brought in to conduct the patrols when Crimmins isn't available, the committee decided at its April 4 meeting. Smith reported that the police department is working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and St.
Negotiations are under way to bring Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television programming to the town of Hudson, according to leaders of the cable access station. Judy Kelly, chairperson of the Community Access board, said recently that the board is trying to broker a deal between Comcast and Baldwin Telecom that would allow town residents to view the local community access Channel 15 and education Channel 6. Comcast provides funding for the channels under its franchise agreements with the city of Hudson and the village of North Hudson. Baldwin Telecom provides the cable television se
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.