Blatantly unfair TO THE EDITOR This week the Wisconsin legislature met in an extraordinary special session designed explicitly to hamstring the newly elected Governor and Attorney General. The Republicans who are in control of the Senate and Assembly are afraid of what Tony Evers and Josh Caul—both Democrats—might do after they are inaugurated.
BALDWIN — Selena Freimark has joined UW Cooperative Extension in St. Croix County as its new Health and Well Being educator. Freimark will work out of the Extension office in the Baldwin Agricultural Service and Education Center, and provide programming related to health promotion for families and community throughout the county.
The Octagon House Museum will begin the holiday tour season with walk-in tours in December on the weekends. Tour hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours start on the hour with the last tour starting at 3 p.m.
The seventh annual Cookie Walk at St. Paul's Episcopal Church will be Saturday, Dec. 8 at the church. Shopping is from 9 a.m. until noon with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Thousands of Christmas goodies will be on display and shoppers can fill boxes with cookies, bars, candy, breads and gluten-free treats. Come walk around the tables and fill your box with delicious sweets. Boxes are provided and
Second grade students at North Hudson Elementary are collecting winter gear for children in need throughout Hudson. Pictured are Korben Bakken, Justin Olchefski, Andy Schmidt, Elsa Haslund, Katelyn Wahus. Photo courtesy of Kelli Hedlund
North Hudson Elementary School third graders in Mrs. Beer's class went to the Octagon House on Friday, Nov. 30. This field trip experience was the culmination activity to the Hudson community researchers unit. Photo courtesy of Kelli Hedlund
Auditions are open to area students in grades 10-12 for The Phipps Children's Theater production of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Jr." Auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, from 4-7 p.m. each day, with callbacks on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1-4 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The holidays are all about helping out and spending time with friends and family. This past weekend, the Hudson Ambassadors stayed close to home and helped out in their hometown community. Friday, Nov. 30, they were at Lakefront Park for the Candlelight Stroll setting up luminary bags and assisting with horse drawn carriage rides. Saturday, Dec. 1 brought them back downtown to the River City Center for Santa and His Critters. The Ambassadors spent the afternoon welcoming children and their families and handing out tickets to meet Santa.
We have wonderful schools throughout Wisconsin. Research shows that Wisconsin school systems serve 118,000 students with disabilities statewide. These students can be our future leaders of today and tomorrow.
Hudson Ambassadors joined North Hudson Pepperfest as Hallway Helpers at the Grand Fête on Friday, Nov. 23 for face painting and crafts for kids, including making reindeer food and Christmas tree ornaments prior to the arrival of Santa downtown Hudson. The Ambassadors were asked to carry the State Farm banner down Second Street that led Santa on his fire truck to Light Up the Night with Christmas lights. Although a little bit of rain was falling during the event, it did not dampen any of the holiday spirit!