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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Hudson Police Chief Richard Trende is reminding city residents that there are rules where they can place political campaign signs - and how many they can have. The regulations are spelled out in Chapter 202 of the Hudson Municipal Code.
Area muscians are donating their talents to help a member of First Baptist Church who is in need of a fourth kidney transplant. A concert, dinner and silent auction to benefit Lisa Brandt and her husband, Keith, is planned for Sunday, Feb. 26, at the church at the corner of Third and Vine streets. The musical line-up planned for the event includes a UW-River Falls sax quartet (noon-12:40 p.m.); vocalist Colleen Raye and her son Trey Zehr Grimm (12:40-1:20 p.m.); the St.
A Hudson native is a prominent figure in a new book about television personality and lifestyle virtuoso Martha Stewart. Author Lloyd Allen begins "Being Martha: The Inside Story of Martha Stewart and Her Amazing Life" by recreating one of Stewart's first visits to Beverly Bronfeld's antique shop in Westport, Conn. Beverly, a 1956 graduate of Hudson High School, is the daughter of the late Albert P.J.
The Hudson boys basketball team got roughed up in games with two of Minnesota's best high school teams last week. Tuesday night at Hudson, Cretin-Derham Hall defeated the Raiders 70-53. The win improved the visitors' record to 18-1 on the season. Cretin-Derham Hall is ranked as the sixth-best Class 4A boys team in Minnesota. No. 1-ranked Hopkins overpowered the visiting Raiders 90-55 Friday night.
A lack of offense in the early-going resulted in two losses for the Hudson girls basketball team last week. Each was dealt by a leading team in the Big Rivers Conference. Hudson made a game of it in the second half Tuesday night at Eau Claire North before falling 51-46. Chippewa Falls, the No.
A recently completed study found little evidence to suggest that parking in downtown Hudson has become more difficult. Ninety-six percent of visitors to the downtown interviewed over three days last August reported being satisfied with how close their parking spot was to their destination, David Trechter, head of the Survey Research Center at UW-River Falls, told the City Council Monday night. The council commissioned the research center to conduct the study as a follow-up to a 2001 study.
The Hudson girls basketball team got its first win of the season in Big Rivers Conference play Friday night, defeating the visitors from Rice Lake 49-41. The Raiders used a productive second quarter to take a 26-14 lead at halftime and were able to protect it the rest of the way. They outscored the Warriors 18-5 in the second period. "We played a pretty darned good game. It was a big win for us," said coach Dave Johnson.
Students returned to Hudson Middle School Tuesday morning after an unexpected five-day break resulting from a fire last week in a science lab. Classes for the school's 1,107 students were cancelled Thursday and Friday of last week, and again on Monday, to allow crews from a professional restoration company to clean up after the Wednesday night fire. A school custodian discovered the fire at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, after smelling smoke coming from a science lab in the Camelot House complex of classrooms.
Travis Gustafson returned from a weeklong rebuilding mission to a suburb of New Orleans with a new appreciation for what he has. Every day in a house with four walls, a roof and dry floor is a good day, he says. The 28-year-old Hudson resident spent the first week of 2006 in Kenner, La., helping repair two houses and remove fallen trees at three other residences. He traveled there with a group from Woodland Wesleyan Church - his boyhood church in the tiny northern Wisconsin village of Dairyland, located on Hwy.
The First Presbyterian congregation has moved to higher ground. Two Sundays ago, members began their worship service in the 134-year-old, Gothic-like sanctuary at the corner of Third and Orange streets. They sang hymns, listened to the Rev. David Liddle's sermon titled "A Moveable Feast" and participated in a short liturgy to formally leave the building. Church members then got in their cars and traveled in a caravan led by a city police car up the hill to their new building at 1901 Vine St.