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Summer gets off to cold start; Mom suspected of trying to asphyxiate four kids; Woman accuses John Menard of extortion, demanding sex; more state news

June 18, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Wisconsin News
Most of Wisconsin was in the 40′s and 50′s this morning, but a couple spots in the north cooled down to the 30′s after a boisterous cold front went through. A $200,000 cash bond was set Monday for a northern Wisconsin woman suspected of trying to kill four of her six children by asphyxiation. A former business partner claims Eau Claire billionaire John Menard pressured her for sex and later retaliated by firing her husband. Plus more state news.
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Thunderstorms predicted for today; 700 state Guard members will lose 11 days of pay; Proposed budget goes to full Legislature; More state news

June 17, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Wisconsin News
More showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Wisconsin today as another cold front pushes through. About 700 Wisconsin National Guard members will lose 11 days of work and pay due to the federal budget sequester. Plus more briefs.

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Afton’s Strawberry Fest June 22-23

June 15, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

The Afton Strawberry fest will be held from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in downtown historic Afton, Minn. The family-friendly event includes food, music, art, vendors and a European-style flea market. Continue Reading

Drum camps offered this summer

June 14, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Rhythms of the African Diaspora Percussion Camps will be offered by Babatunde Lea Monday-Friday, July 22-26, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. No previous percussion experience is necessary. Continue Reading

Bill and Marie Loughney mark 60th

June 14, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Marie and Bill Loughney of Hudson are celebrating their 60th anniversary. They were married at St. Patrick Church on June 20, 1953. Their children are Mark and wife Debby, Kathy and husband Jerry, John and wife Colleen, Anne and husband Dick, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Organization take people fishing on the St. Croix who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance

June 14, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Guests are seniors, persons with physical or developmental disabilities, military members and families of servicemembers who are deployed, veterans and intergenerational youth groups.
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Dave Fehringer, the ‘Middle School Math Man’ retires after 29 years of equations

June 14, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Fehringer helped launch the district’s first computer classes. “I think math-wise, we teach a mile wide and only an inch thick,” he says. “We should go deeper.” Continue Reading

Claudia Kell: kids are her passion

June 14, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Claudia Kell may be retiring this month but she isn’t leaving education and probably never will. “I am just choosing to change the atmosphere a little.” Continue Reading

Thieves take mai; police chief issues warning

June 13, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Mail was stolen from a mailbox in the 1500 block of Laurel Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 13, the Hudson Police Department reports. Police Chief Marty Jensen is cautioning people not to use their personal mailboxes to send sensitive mail. Continue Reading

Hudson High School Rod and Gun Club shoots to state competition

June 13, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

The 36-member club started last year when Rick Persinger, president of the Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club, noticed his son’s and his son’s friends’ growing interests in shooting.
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