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The Hudson Hot Air Affair will take to the sky this weekend for the 24th annual hot air balloon rally and winter festival Feb. 1-3.
Dozens of Wisconsin schools were closed Wednesday, as a major snowstorm swept into the Badger state Wednesday morning. Marshfield schools announced their closure Tuesday evening ahead of a forecast of 5- to 9 inches of snow. Similar accumulations are expected in a path from southwest Wisconsin to Madison, and northward to central and northeast Wisconsin.
MADISON -- Ten of Wisconsin's 132 legislators each claimed over $10,000 in expense reimbursements for the time they spent in Madison last year.
MADISON -- The state government surplus has grown to $485 million for the current budget period but the growth in state revenues in the following two years will be smaller than expected. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau said Thursday that state tax revenues have grown faster than what was projected last November. Experts credit a healthier growth in the economy. As a result, the surplus for the current budget which ends in June is $137 million higher than what was last projected. Republican Gov.
The Phipps Children's Theater will produce the area premier of Disney's "The Little Mermaid, Jr.," featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and the book by Doug Wright, which is based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney film, Feb. 8-24 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The story of the little mermaid who wanted to be human has delighted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen in the second edition of his short stories collection "Fairy Tales, Told for Children." Director John H.
The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Hudson United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel Ave. Sunday, Jan. 27, to hear music performed by the Alzen Family from Roberts. The Alzen Family are winners of the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association 2006 Family Area Talent Contest. The Alzen Family plays gospel bluegrass music which the whole family can enjoy. Following the service visitors are welcome to stay for the all-church birthday party. For more information call the church at (715) 386-3921.
I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains.
Auditions for "The O'Conner Girls," by Katie Forgette, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater of The Phipps Center for the Arts. The O'Conner girls, Liz and Martha, help their mother, Sarah, excavate their recently deceased father's mountain of personal effects over the Christmas holiday in a small town in northern Minnesota, 1997. Clues to the quiet patriarch's life are discovered, prompting the usual heated arguments and some unusual revelations.
It's all about the balloons! And a new balloon is coming to Hudson for the first time for the 24th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair Feb. 1-3. The winter festival is presented by WESTconsin Credit Union--Hudson and features about 30 commercial, regular and special-shaped hot air balloons. The newest special-shape balloon to participate at this year's event is Gus T.
MADISON -- A state Senate Democrat proposes an alternative mining bill, as lawmakers get ready to hear 12 hours of testimony Wednesday on a GOP package which tries to make it easier to open a new mine in northern Wisconsin. A joint Senate and Assembly hearing was to begin at 9 a.m. on a package that seeks to lure Gogebic Taconite back, after it scrapped plans to build an iron ore mine last spring. As expected, Senate Democrat Tim Cullen of Janesville introduced an alternative mining bill Tuesday.