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 Hudson boys basketball team stayed atop the Big Rivers Conference standings with victories last week over Rice Lake and Menomonie. Neither came easily. Sophomore Michael Zuehl's three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Raiders to a 66-63 win at Rice Lake Thursday night. Saturday night's contest at Hudson also was deadlocked until the fourth quarter, when the Raiders rallied to defeat Menomonie 64-52. The week ended with Hudson and River Falls still tied for first place in the conference standings, each with 9-1 records.
Dr. Anthony Sanchez believes he has a better way of delivering basic dental care to people. While some dentists are increasingly specialized and hard to schedule an appointment with, the mission of his new Sm:)e dental clinic is to make it easy and affordable for people to get their teeth clean, healthy and white. Sanchez began seeing patients in his new clinic at 596 Outpost Circle A earlier this month.
A Taylors Falls, Minn., businessman who was denied a liquor license for a restaurant and music club that he hopes to open in downtown Hudson says he will challenge the decision. In a telephone call to the Star-Observer on Thursday of last week, Endre Govrik said he views the Jan.
Edina, Minn., police on Monday arrested two 18-year-old men suspected of snatching purses from First Baptist Church of Hudson the previous day. Apprehended at the Southdale shopping mall after trying to pass stolen and forged checks were Matthew Zajic and Dylan Steeves, both of whom were said to live at the same Eagan, Minn., address. Molly Anderson, the public information officer for the Edina Police Department, said Zajic tried passing a check at an Ulta Cosmetics store, and Steeves attempted to make a purchase with a stolen check at an Apple Computer store. Store employ
After an encouraging 46-32 non-conference win at Shakopee, Minn., on Tuesday of last week, the Hudson girls basketball team was dealt a disappointing 61-33 loss at home against Chippewa Falls on Friday. The loss to the league-leading Cardinals (6-0) dropped the Raiders (4-2, 7-6) into third place in the Big Rivers Conference. "They're undefeated for a reason," said Hudson coach Dave Johnson of the Chippewa Falls squad. "They have a very good team. (They have) good size.
The Hudson boys basketball team defended their home court well last week, sending a pair of opponents away with bruised egos. Tuesday night, the Raiders walloped Eau Claire Memorial 61-27. They followed up that lopsided win with a 72-43 non-conference victory over New Richmond. "I liked our mindset going into both of those games," said Hudson coach Tim Scharfenberg. "Our guys are giving an outstanding effort on the defensive end.
A planned 25,000-square-foot auto body repair facility in St. Croix Business Park will double the amount of space in Hudson available for body work, according to the entrepreneur behind the project. "We've done good market study and there's a tremendous amount of repair work that is being forced over to the Minnesota side (of the St. Croix River)," said Dennis Kennealy, a Hudson resident with 20 years of experience in auto body repair.
Former Raider and current Wisconsin Badger Annie Nelson is having a breakout year, according to the women's basketball team Web site. After playing in just 20 games (91 career minutes) in her first two seasons with the team, Nelson has played in every game this season -- and started the past nine games. She is the team's leading rebounder, averaging 7.5 per game, and ranks fourth in the Big Ten Conference for offensive rebounds with 2.8 per game. Her most productive games on offense so far this season have come at Iowa State, where she scored 13 points, and at home against UW
The Hudson girls defeated Milwaukee Vincent 53-43 in their opening game of the AAU Holiday Basketball Classic at UW-Stout last week, then fell to Minneapolis North by a score of 42-28 the following day. Junior center Katie Layman made nine of 12 shots from the floor and two of three free throws for a team-high 20 points against Vincent.
The Hudson Plan Commission on a 3-2 vote recommended against revising the city's sign ordinance to allow Hudson High School to erect an electronic message sign on Vine Street. Opposing the school district's request to allow message signs in residential districts were Plan Commission chairman Jack Breault and commissioners Don Mailloux and Bob Bieraugel. Commissioners Don Gilbert and Carah Koch favored amending the ordinance to allow message signs in residential districts upon approval of a conditional use permit for the sign.