Cub Scouts Pack 148 of Hudson held its annual pinewood derby on Jan. 20, at YMCA Camp St. Croix. A total of 37 children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, took part in the event with approximately 120 attending the event, including races, families, friends and community supporters.
Four students from Hudson School District — including sixth grader Benjamin Weaver, Hudson Prairie fifth grader George Cook and high schoolers Ainsley Kennedy and Julia Ginsbach — attended the Future Problem Solving International Conference at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst from June 6-9.
More than 100 people turned out on Dementia Friendly Sunday for the second annual Music by Heart community sing along in Lakefront Park June 9. The event featured the debut performance of the Lifelong Singers, the first dementia friendly choir in the St. Croix Valley. The day also featured a performance by the Voices of the Valley Choir and The Geezers. The day featured songs everyone in attendance seemed to remember.
Thrivent Financial of Hudson will host the eighth annual Corbin's Cup Golf Tournament at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson on Thursday, July 18. This event brings golfers, sponsors and supporters from the community together in support of BRIDGE For Community Life. Over the years this tournament has raised a net total of over $105,000 in support of ongoing BRIDGE programs that allow youth and adults with disabilities to receive year-round services.
Taylor Manemann, daughter of Diane and Robert Manneman of Hudson, has joined a group of conservation and water quality educators at Iowa State University to travel the state delivering environmental content, participating in research projects and helping farmers learn about the latest in land and soil management practices. As an ISU water resources intern, Manemann is a part of the award-winning Water Rocks! youth conservation education program and Iowa Learning Farms, a leading source of conservation and water quality resources and education in Iowa.
William "Bill" Kessler, manager of the Hudson SpeedyLoan office, announced that the downtown Hudson office has moved across Second Street and can be found in the 206 building that shares a parking lot with the Holiday (formerly Freedom) Station. SpeedyLoan is a Watertown, Wisconsin-based signature loan company with locations throughout Wisconsin. The Hudson location draws customers from western Wisconsin and the Metro. Photo courtesy of Hudson SpeedyLoan
Adoray Home Health and Hospice will have a Pop-Up Treasures from Heart Store in Hudson from June 26-29. This unique sale will offer gently used clothing, furniture and household items that are normally offered at our treasures stores in Baldwin, River Falls and Osceola. Adoray is looking for donations of gently used clothing, household items, sporting goods, and furniture. All donations must be clean and in resalable condition. Donations will be accepted two weeks prior to the sale at the Hudson Golf Club in Hudson. Donation drop-off hours:
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo brings top notch RAM Rodeo to the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, June 14-15, at 7:30 p.m. each day. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and performances will take place rain or shine. No rodeo would be complete without Rodeo Royalty and this year's St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo Queen is Kylee Burdick from Barron. Burdick, a graduate of Rice Lake High School, will be attending Chippewa Valley Tech for animal science with an emphasis on nutrition. Burdick has been active at the local, state and national levels in FFA and 4-H.
Once again it is time to take a musical walk down memory lane by being part of the second annual Music by Heart at 1 p.m. June 9, in Lakefront Park in Hudson. The event is open to the public as part of Dementia Friendly Sunday, organized by the Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition and sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Foundation and the ADRC of St. Croix County along with other community supporters.
A rainbow-colored Buddy Bench was recently delivered to the Willow River Elementary playground to replace a deteriorated bench on the Hudson School District grounds. The idea of Buddy Benches began in the spring of 2013 when a young boy named Christian noticed a bench at a school he was going to be attending after his family moved; he liked what he saw. He knew some kids felt lonely at recess and thought this would put an end to that! He asked his principal if his school could get a bench and the idea of Buddy Benches was born; they can be found all over the country.