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Hudson School District annual meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 9

The Hudson School District will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Hudson High School Auditorium. The meeting is state mandated and provides all ...

Jeremy Cook wins Pepper Fest 10K by more than 9 minutes

Dr. Jeremy Cook of Hudson was cheered on to victory in the 2014 Pepper Fest 10K by his family. With him are his wife, Katy (Cari), right, and parents Bill and Annette Cook, left. Annette is holding grandson Charlie, 1½. William, 4, and George, 6, are in front of their grandfather. Jeremy, a Woodbury dermatologist, finished the hilly 6.2-mile course in 34 minutes, 58.2 seconds - more than nine minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.1 / 9
Displaying their race awards are, from left, Todd Miller, Rochester, Minn. (10K males 60-69); Chris Anderson, River Falls (5K overall winner); Jennifer Pinski, River Falls (10K females 30-34); Katie Alberg, Hudson (10K females 34-39); Sue Dahm, Hudson (10K females 50-59); Eric Wickstrom, Hudson (10K males 34-39); Matthew Schutz, Glenwood City (10K males 40-49); and Randy Penkwitz, Hudson (10K males 50-59).2 / 9
Jill Hatch of Hudson was the fastest woman, and placed second overall, in the 10K.3 / 9
The fastest male and female in the 5K were Chris Anderson of River Falls, left, and Miranda Miller of Hudson, center. Simon Shepherd of Pomfret, Vt., a River Falls native, placed second overall.4 / 9
Runners begin the Pepper Fest 5- and 10-kilometer footraces early Saturday morning. A total of 224 registered for the races, with 175 choosing to run the shorter 3.1-mile route. The races began and ended on Seventh Street N. next to the North Hudson Village Hall. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)5 / 9
Nathan Amann, left, and Bennitt Sparling came in first and second, respectively, in the one-mile kids race. Both are from North Hudson.6 / 9
Going on a different type of fire run are, from left, Dan Clark and Tony DeRose of the St. Joseph Fire Department, and Jon Coty of the Hudson Fire Department. Tyler Williquett of the St. Joseph department is hidden behind Coty. “Just for fun,” Coty replied when asked why they ran the 5K in their turnout gear.7 / 9
Mary Gergerson ran her first 5K race in memory of her father, Wally Gregerson, who passed away Feb. 22, 2014, at the age of 84. Wally was the North Hudson village president from 1977 to 1991 and a longtime Pepper Festival volunteer. 8 / 9
Former St. Croix County Clerk of Court Lori Meyer finishes the Pepper Fest 5K. Meyer is now the court administrator for Anoka County, Minn., but remains a Hudson resident. 9 / 9
This is a corrected version of a report posted earlier and published in the Aug. 21 print edition of the Hudson Star-Observer. Dr.
Randy Hanson

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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State Wrestling: Hatch moves on to Day 2

Hudson sophomore Peter Hansen gets an escape against Cooper Schlosser of West Bend East in a first round match at 160 pounds at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Thursday, Feb. 21, in Madison.
Hudson senior Logan Hatch won his first match at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Thursday, Feb. 21 before losing in the quarterfinals while sophomore Peter Hanson was eliminated with a ...
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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Wisconsin roundup: Speaker Vos says decriminalization blunts likelihood of larger pot proposal; more state news stories

One chance in 10 — that is the likelihood Gov. Tony Evers' plan to legalize medical marijuana will pass the Wisconsin Assembly, according to Speaker Robin Vos. The Republican says ...

Hudson meeting notice: Ad Hoc Committee for Critical Care Emergency Ambulance Services

Agenda for the Ad Hoc Committee for Critical Care Emergency Ambulance Services Monday, February 25, 2019 at4 p.m. Council Chambers of Hudson City Hall, 505 Third Street 1. Call to ...

Support Don Jordan

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I am supporting Don Jordan as Chair of Hudson Township. Don is experienced as he has already served two years as Town Chair in 1990s, six years...

Girls Hockey: Raiders top Fusion in sectional semifinal

Hudson and St. Croix Valley players, including Hudson’s Sydney Hendricks (19) and St. Croix Valley goalie Sydney Seeley look for the referee’s signal after Hendricks poked the puck underneath Seeley for the go ahead goal in the Raider’s 5-3 victory over the Fusion in a Sectional 1 semifinal game Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Gornick Arena. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia
The Hudson girls’ hockey team picked a good time to get its first win this season against the St. Croix Valley Fusion. The Raiders battled back from a 2-0 deficit ...
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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Boys Hockey: Raiders, Spartans set for showdown

Hudson senior Ethan Sporn celebrates his third period goal that extended the Raider’s lead to 4-0 in Hudson’s WIAA sectional semifinal against Baldwin-Woodville Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Gornick Arena. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia
For the third straight season Hudson and Superior will square off in the Sectional 1 championship game for a berth in the WIAA State Boys Hockey Tournament. Hudson took care ...
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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Wisconsin roundup: Evers confirms intent to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana; more state news stories

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has confirmed his intention to include decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use in his budget. He also wants to legalize medical marijuana. ...

Area school closings for Feb. 20, 2019

The following area schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, due to snow.

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