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Morrissette appointed to Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee

City of Hudson District 1 Alderman Randy Morrissette II was recently appointed as a citizen member to the State of Wisconsin Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee.


FreeStyle Yogurt opens downtown Friday

FreeStyle Yogurt is coming to downtown Hudson this Friday, Oct. 26. Owner Dave Brandner says it will feature 14 flavors of frozen yogurt and 50 toppings.


Incumbent Sean Duffy campaigns for three days in Hudson

Congressman Sean Duffy is new to the Hudson area because of redistricting after the 2010 census. Hudson was formerly in the third district, represented by Ron Kind (D-La Crosse).


Saturday afternoon fire damages duplex in Hudson

A fire damaged a duplex at 327 Division St. in Hudson Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. The occupants of the structure were not home.


Hudson resident releases new hiking book

A Hudson resident has released his latest volume in the popular and highly acclaimed “Hikes with Tykes” book series: “Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities.”


Doug's Diggings: World of contrast - Yellowstone and Vegas

Within the past five or six weeks I have taken two trips and they couldn’t have been more different.


Path to appraisal service anything but ‘routine’

Hudson native Fred Nagel will be turning 90 this fall, but he’s just now getting around to retiring from his longtime business in Hudson, Nagel Appraisal Services.


North Hudson Board takes action on many items at July 3rd meeting

In a relatively short meeting, the North Hudson Village Board approved a number of resolutions and actions at its monthly meeting, Tuesday, July 3. Among the items were:


Minor fire cause smoke damage in Hudson early Thursday

A minor fire at 3:24 a.m. Thursday caused smoke damage in an apartment building at 627 13th St. So. in Hudson.

Tuesday morning fire causes smoke damage to North Hudson duplex

The Hudson Fire Department was called to a house fire in North Hudson at about 12:45 am. Tuesday morning. Little damage was done, but the portion of the duplex at 518 8th St. No. was filled with smoke.

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Doug's Diggings: No problem having a white Christmas this year

When I was a kid, the winter we are experiencing this year would have been ideal. I remember some years just hoping against hope that we would get a “big snowstorm.” I remember some years when it was going to be challenge to even have a white Christmas. That’s not a problem this year!


Hudson has role in new Marty Crowe book

An author in Menasha, Adrian Martin, has written a book titled “Marty: The Man Who Refused To Punt.” If you are either a longtime Wisconsin high school sports fan or someone who graduated from Hudson High School in the 1940s, you might recognize that the book is about Marty Crowe.


Doug's Diggings: Christmas came early this year

Christmas came early for my wife and me last week. We traveled to Fort Myers, Fla., and spent a week in beautiful sunny, mid-80s weather.


Doug's Diggings: World Series brings back plenty of memories

I’m not sure what sort of excitement the World Series will generate amongst the casual baseball fans in the Midwest, but I’m happy to see the Rangers and Giants in the fall classic.


Doug's Diggings: Rotary parade has been around a long time

The 57th annual Rotary Halloween parade is scheduled Sunday, Oct. 31, at Newton Field. The parade is billed as the longest, continuing community event in Hudson.


Doug's Diggings: Hudson “Raiders” nickname appears to be safe

Last week the Star-Observer printed a letter from Larry Dittloff, a 1966 Hudson high School grad who now lives in Olympia, Wash. His concern was that Hudson may have to change the current nickname of “Raiders” because it shows up on a list of “inappropriate” nicknames for schools.


Doug's Diggings: Trip to Florida; all-time grid records

In keeping with my style of traveling to various places at odd times of the year, we went to Florida recently to enjoy the heat and humidity in the Fort Myers area. Some may recall that we went to Duluth during the winter — now Florida in the summer. There is something a bit odd about our timing!


Doug's Diggings: Bumpy flight, Zion hike highlighted trip

A recent trip to the Southwest included stops in Las Vegas and Zion National Park, but the most exciting part of the trip was probably the flight home from Denver to Minneapolis.

Doug's Diggings: Area code changes are relatively painless

Some may have read the story in last week’s Star-Observer about the new telephone area codes for northern Wisconsin. It caught my attention because the whole process is taking place without much fanfare.


Doug's Diggings: Burton Field has special spot in my memory bank

I drove past Burton Field on the corner of Ninth and St. Croix streets one night last week and the field was empty. It brought back memories of my childhood when Burton Field was about the only real baseball diamond in town.