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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A Wisconsin Department of Transportation plan to subdivide and sell part of the state Visitor Information Center property between Crest View Drive and Interstate 94 drew a chilly response from the Hudson Plan Commission Thursday night of last week. The DOT sent James "Louie" Filkins of Ogden Engineering to the Plan Commission meeting with its plan to carve five acres off the east end of the 16-acre parcel.
Hudson has its Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and Baptists - and then there are the Boosters. The youth sports organization might not be a religious denomination, but some of its members show as much devotion to it as a deacon does to his church. And the service tends to run in families. Troy Timm, 2004 Hudson Boosters president, is a prime example.
The Hudson City Council approved a revised plan for the future commercial development at the northeast corner of Vine Street (County UU) and Carmichael Road Monday night. When SSG Corp. first approached the city about annexing the former Robert and Marcia Hansen property at the corner, its proposal was to build a 26,000-square-foot office building and two retail buildings (17,230 square feet and 7,000 square feet in size) on the site.
On a 4-2 vote, the Hudson Plan Commission recommended last week that the city annex 12.3 acres of former highway right of way on the south side of Interstate 94 at Old Hwy. 35. The owners' new plan for the property is to subdivide it into 16 commercial lots that would be sold to yet-to-be-named businesses. In February, the Hudson City Council unanimously rejected DaMe Properties' proposal to have the land brought into the city for development as a hospitality complex.
Telephone technicians who work in the Hudson area joined in the four-day strike against SBC Communications Inc. Members of the Communications Workers of America Local 4641 walked off the job Friday and picketed the Hudson SBC on Second Street through Monday. Shortly after the planned four-day strike came to an end Tuesday morning, union and company officials announced tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract. Union leaders said the deal would improve wages and strengthen job security for SBC workers in 13 states. Steve Leistiko, who was walking the picket l
The Hudson City Council plans to take steps to improve traffic flow at the busy Vine Street (County UU) and Carmichael Road intersection. The question is, how elaborate will the project be? The proposed 2004 capital projects council members approved at their May 17 meeting included $50,000 for the addition of a northbound right-turn lane on Carmichael.
The Hudson City Council approved plans for two new residential developments Monday night. Comforts of Home Assisted Living received the approvals it needed to proceed with construction of a 41-unit senior assisted living residence on the west side of Heggen Street at Hosford Street. Earlier this month, council members delayed approving a conditional use permit and final development plans for the facility, saying the developer hadn't resolved half a dozen issues identified by the city's engineering firm, BRA & Associates. Council President Scot O'Malley, who raised concerns
The Hudson City Council approved more than $2.1 million worth of capital projects in 2004 when it met Monday evening. The good news is that for the second year in a row, the city won't have to issue general obligation bonds to pay for the street projects, utility improvements, equipment and building repairs.
Jerry Panning doesn't care to think about what would have happened if he had chosen to go jogging outside the morning of May 3. In all likelihood, he wouldn't be here to tell his story. As it happened, the 62-year-old North Hudson resident went to St.
A new bond schedule for violations of a city ordinance that prohibits tobacco sales to minors was approved by the Hudson City Council at its May 3 meeting. Municipal Judge Susan Gherty, who set the forfeiture amounts, presented them to the council for its approval. Gherty explained that a bond schedule wasn't attached to City Code Section 225-11 when the council adopted it in 2003. Under state law, the municipal judge establishes the bond schedule, but it is subject to council approval. Section 225-11 applies to retailers.