After almost 36 years of service to the Town of Hudson, Dave Ostby has resigned his seat as Supervisor on the Hudson Town Board. At the June 5, 2018 meeting Ostby announced that he and his wife Connie, who both retired from 3M Company in 2015, have sold their home and moved out of the Town. In a statement to the town board, Ostby said that he and Connie wanted to travel and spend more time with children and grandchildren. He also thanked the town residents for the opportunity and support given him over the years.
Cut down on robocalls TO THE EDITOR There is a way to significantly cut down on robocalls that was not mentioned in Steve Gardiner's recent article. The process is simple: go to nomorobo.com on your computer. There you will be asked to identify your internet carrier and list your email address. In return you will get instructions for stopping these calls on your landline or cell phone. There is no charge for landlines; $1.98/month for cell phones.
The Sharing Tree will be accepting new school supply donations Wednesday Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 11 at Chapter2Books, County Market, Hudson Hospital, The Purple Tree, WESTconsin Credit Union and the YMCA. Oliphant Brewing in Somerset is hosting a collection bin.
High-flying, fast paced dirt bike and ATV racing will be featured as the preview show for the Pierce County Fair! The Supercross Racing event will start at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27 at the Fairgrounds Grandstand in Ellsworth. You will see racers jump 70-foot triples, navigate bermed corners and pound through the whoops. Local racers are invited to sign up for the races — as young as 4 years old and as old as 50. Pit gate and sign up will open at 3 p.m., practice will start at 6 p.m. (for race entrants only), and the racing will start at 7 p.m.
Do you dance, sing, or play an instrument? If so, you'll want to enter the Pierce County Fair Talent Show at the fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. The fair is seeking amateur entertainers. All types of talent are encouraged including vocal, instrumental, dramatic readings, skits and dance. We welcome St. Croix County residents to compete in our talent show as well.
Registration for upcoming Hudson Community Education summer classes is open at hudsonraiders.org under the Community tab or the FeePay shopping cart. Explore Southern Minnesota
It's time we talk about mental health TO THE EDITOR This letter was written by my 24-year-old granddaughter. I have her permission to share it with the community in hopes that others might be inspired by it. She posted this on Facebook. It's time we talk about mental health. "I'm not usually one for long personal posts or pictures of my face that aren't carefully planned to make it look as skinny as possible, but after two high profile celebrity deaths by suicide, I want to break some of my rules.
Auditions for "Sister Act," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and the book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 6—9 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 4, 3-4 p.m., with callbacks on Aug. 4 beginning at 4 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The Octagon House Museum will host the 10th annual Civil War Encampment 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22. The encampment is a free event and open to the public. It will be held on the south lawn of the Octagon House Museum at 1004 Third St. in Hudson.
Not too long ago, now 14-year-old Kayla Jarppi of Hudson was struggling with depression and anxiety. As part of her therapy, her counselor encouraged her to write. The thoughts she put down on paper eventually turned into a novel about a young girl dealing with mental illness and struggles of her own that has since been published as "Heaven's Note." Jarppi will launch the book at Chapter2Books in Hudson at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21.