Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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The annual Hot Air Affair parade lit the way down Vine Street Friday night with participating balloon crews bringing their own flare to the event. See more coverage on the annual Hudson Hot Air Affair here .
A half-day forum focusing on making the St. Croix County area dementia friendly will be held from 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. This forum is designed for elected officials, city administrators, and leaders within the business, education, health care, and faith sectors.
The Hudson Community Foundation in cooperation with the Hudson School District is sponsoring a community forum entitled “Safety in the Virtual Playground,” May 16 at Hudson Middle School beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is focused on the use and misuse of social media and digital technology by students and adults. It is aimed at secondary-age students and their parents and designed to be a starting point for continued discussion about how to safely manage and monitor these pervasive resources.
United Way St. Croix Valley has announced that Ann Searles has joined the staff as executive director. “We are absolutely delighted to have Ann on board given her extensive leadership experience,” said United Way Board President Dan Draxler. “She will be a wonderful addition to the staff.”
April is Autism Awareness Month and on April 30 there will be a special screening of the documentary “Programming Hope: Employing the Abilities of Autism” at The Phipps Center Black Box Theater.
Vandalism has been an ongoing problem at the long abandoned St. Croix Meadows dog track on Carmichael Road. But a recent incident is the worst so far with damages being estimated between $50,000 and $75,000. According to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen, the security guard at the facility reported the vandalism overnight March 28-29. With assistance from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, police converged on the 126-acre property in search of the culprits.
Heidi Cruz and her daughters made a stop in Hudson Friday morning at the campaign office of her husband, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
There are approximately 1,200 people who are living with the symptoms of dementia in St. Croix County. It is believed there are many more who have been not been diagnosed or who have not sought help. And of those people who have dementia in one form or another, there are an likely more than twice that number of caregivers struggling to help them navigate their altered lives.
It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day story that’s been a long while in the making. After years of living the single life, Wayne Hanson found that someone special halfway around the world and married her. Wayne, raised on a farm just outside of Hudson, had pen pals from the time he was a boy from all over the world. He not only liked the communication but enjoyed collecting the stamps that came with their letters.
It will be no surprise to people who knew Kaila Fouks that she would do all in her power to protect an animal. Fouks, of Hudson, was killed in a car accident early Saturday morning after she swerved to avoid hitting a deer on Highway 35/61 in South Lancaster Township -- a community about 16 miles outside Platteville in southwestern Wisconsin.