Despite opposition from some residents, the North Hudson Village Board voted to appoint Curt Weese to the Hudson Library Board of Trustees.
At the Star-Observer, we generally don’t use the word suicide unless the person dies in a very public place, is a person in the public eye or if the circumstances surrounding the suicide endanger the public. But maybe that should change.
The jurors said that while they believed Schaffhausen, 35, suffers from mental illness, he knew what he was doing when he murdered his daughters by cutting their throats in their River Falls home in July 2012.RELATED CONTENT
North Hudson police came upon a familiar face recently when they stopped a driver for speeding in the 500 block of Sixth St. N.
Heroin is becoming a primary drug of choice in the Hudson area based on the clients they are seeing at Programs for Change, the drug treatment program for Hudson Hospital and Clinic.RELATED CONTENT
When baby boomers think about heroin and who uses it, it is unlikely that young adults in Hudson come to mind. But that’s exactly who is using the drug these days according to Hudson police.RELATED CONTENT
Turningpoint, the domestic abuse shelter that serves St. Croix and Pierce counties, may be physically located in River Falls but support for the work they do extends much farther.RELATED CONTENT
After three years leading HHS, Principal Laura Love has resigned to take a position with the Middleton-Cross Plains School District. She says an imbalance of negative public criticism played a part in her decision to leave Hudson.RELATED CONTENT
If the weather and the slow arrival of spring has dampened spirits this year, the Hudson High School play just may be an antidote. “Rumors,” by award-winning playwright Neil Simon, gives a talented cast of 10 plenty to work with.RELATED CONTENT
What a difference a year can make. When I turned 60 last April, it was hard on me. I usually don’t mind birthdays but that one made me think about what it would be like to be young -- well at least younger.
What’s that old phrase – “paranoia runs deep in the heartland?” It appears to be running in the pages of this newspaper as well -- at least in this space.RELATED CONTENT
I know it is only the end of September but I won’t be sad to see the end of 2011. What was it Queen Elizabeth called it when Charles and Diana very publically spiraled into a couple off Jerry Springer -- her “annus horribilis.”RELATED CONTENT
You’ve read some interesting things in this space over the summer. By some accounts our district has been invaded by everything from illegal migrant workers to union organizers to out-of-state liberals and conservatives of the most rabid kind.RELATED CONTENT
First off, I don’t think I’d want to be 18 again. The first time around wasn’t that great. I was just out of all-girls boarding school and didn’t know if I wanted to be Barbara Walters or a nun.RELATED CONTENT
In a world awash with weird labels, I have found a new favorite —“geriatric pregnancy.” A young friend, better than 20 years my junior, recently told me about a tour she took of a prominent hospital where they were escorted through the geriatric pregnancy department.
As I write this my seven weeks of radiation treatment for breast cancer is coming to an end and I am glad. It isn’t over by any means.RELATED CONTENT
With my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, firmly implanted on my hips and elsewhere, it is time to move on to the happy and hectic end of the year festivities and already I have fallen short.RELATED CONTENT
For some people around here the end of summer is signaled by Pepper Fest. For others it is the state fair over there, and for the half-empty crowd, everything just speeds by to the start of school following Booster Days. I think it starts when the first tomatoes show up at the farmers’ market and flies come inside.RELATED CONTENT
I am in pain as I write this so I can’t be held entirely responsible for what follows. I threw my back out on Sunday and if I could have thrown the rest of my body after it I would have.RELATED CONTENT
The opening of the new Hudson library just goes to show ya’ — just when you think nothing ever happens in this town — something does, something really good.