St. Croix County Historical Society will host its annual Vintage & Variety Yard Sale Fundraiser Sept. 20-22 on the lawn of the Octagon House Museum at 1004 Third St., Hudson. The sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This unique sale features an eclectic collection of vintage pieces, antiques, furniture, home and garden items and much more.
The Hudson Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau announced last week that Mary Claire Olson Potter has accepted the position of chamber president. Potter brings 17 years of chamber experience to the Hudson Chamber of Commerce including the Rochester Area Chamber, Saint Paul Area Chamber, and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. Potter also was President of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce for seven years.
On Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 Rev. Laurie Skow-Anderson was installed as bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin at Bethel Lutheran Church, Highlands Campus, in Hudson. Attending the event was Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton who preached and led the rite of installation. Over 450 friends and family came to celebrate and support the new bishop, including over 100 rostered ministers.
"A Nice Family Gathering," a poignant comedy by Phil Olson, will be performed Sept. 7-23 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Director Gorden Hedahl has written "A Nice Family Christmas" and a series of "Don't Hug Me" musicals, including "Don't Hug Me," "Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol," "Don't Hug Me County Fair," and "Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant." Among his award-winning plays, seven take place in small towns in Minnesota. One of these is the current Phipps production.
I spent much of Saturday watching clips from the memorials for Sen. John McCain. As I wiped away tears, one question kept sounding in my mind: Who will be the next John McCain?
A special thank you to three/four beautiful ladies who came to my aid when I fell flat on my face while entering Target in Hudson on Aug. 11. I no sooner hit the pavement and they were there to help me. They asked if I was hurt and then said, "We will get you up!" I said, "I'm heavy, you need a big strong man!" They repeated, "We will get you up!" AND 1-2-3 and I was on my feet. So befuddled, that I didn't get their names, but they are my angels. I hope you read this gals. God bless you!
The Hudson Hometown Music Fest offers a day's worth of local and area talent at the fourth annual festival Sept. 8. The free family-friendly day of music will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County Road UU, east of Hudson. The event will showcase talented musicians in the Hudson area with bands including Boondoggle, The Buck Tucker Band, Laura & the Lagerheads, Trandy Blue, Dog of Roq Denny Cooper, Truth & Rumors and Boondoggle Unplugged. The music schedule includes country, blues, folk, classic and current rock and roll.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss the roadway improvement project on State Highway 35 in the City of Hudson and the Village of North Hudson.
There are only a handful of foods that are just too delicious to resist, and bacon is one of them! With this in mind, the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau presents the sixth annual Bacon Bash, the nation's largest free bacon festival, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
In last week's "Letters to the Editor," Elizabeth Nelson posed the question, Are you better off now than you were two years ago?" Mrs. Nelson's train of thought was focused on employment and the economy as she offered her opinion that we are better off.