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River Falls connection is making a difference for hundreds of Haitian children

October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

On that upcoming February evening when he stands before hundreds of people at a fund-raising concert in the Ezekiel Lutheran Church sanctuary, Curt Larson wants contributors to know he’s telling the truth.
Last year’s concert netted more than $9,000…continue reading on riverfallsjournal.com

Relay for Life chair Charles Huntley survived colon cancer

June 13, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

In 2005, Charles Huntley went to the doctor because “something just didn’t feel right.” He got a call a day later telling him he had cancer. “I was scared,” Huntley said, “because I didn’t know the extent of it.” Continue Reading

St. Croix Animal Friends begin push to build shelter

June 13, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

St. Croix Animal Friends Inc. is ready for action, the leaders say.
Seven years after the nonprofit corporation formed to establish a shelter for dogs and cats, it is preparing to embark on a major capital campaign in the fall. Continue Reading

Bethel Lutheran bids Pastor Bredeson a fond farewell

June 13, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

The Rev. Van V. Bredeson will give his final sermon as a member of the staff at Bethel Lutheran Church on Sunday. After 22 years as the church’s education, family and youth pastor, Bredeson is looking for his next call.
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Day by Day: Head in the clouds takes some getting used to

June 13, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

OpinionI had thought the day when I found myself in a cloud, I would be dead, resting in peace somewhere. Instead here I am working in one every day — just wishing I was Continue Reading

Business and community leader George Hoel dies at 89

June 6, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

George Hoel was active in many community organizations and fundraising campaigns over his more than 40 years in Hudson. In 2003, he received the Marie Blakeman Award, presented by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading

County board postpones SCI resolution; will revisit the measure in August

June 6, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

A resolution to privatize St. Croix Industries stalled on the floor and was postponed until August following a wave of citizen response at the county board of supervisors meeting Tuesday night. Continue Reading

Reams enjoys time spent at German trade fair

June 5, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Rick Reams, owner of RJ’s Fresh Meats in Hudson, traveled to Germany in early May hoping to enter some of his award-winning sausage and meat into international competition. His plan hit a snag — custom officials in Germany wouldn’t let him take his meat across the border. Continue Reading

Update: Driver rams into corrections office, starts fire with incendiary bomb

June 3, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

Early Monday morning an unidentified person drove their vehicle into the front of the Wisconsin Community Corrections office and then lobbed a device into the office to start a fire. Police need the public’s help. Continue Reading

Council adds $2 million for land purchase to five-year financial plan

May 29, 2013 in Hudson Star-Observer

The five-year financial plan for Hudson’s public safety departments includes $2 million for the purchase of a site for a new public safety building in 2015. Continue Reading