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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It was November 2013 when 22-year-old son Corey Blaedorn died by suicide in his River Falls apartment. According to his parents, Terry and Wanda Blaedorn of Spring Valley, Corey loved to fish, hunt, exercise, and play basketball. He did everything a normal 22-year-old boy would do.
The Lake Mallalieu Association and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have reached an agreement that gave the green light to the drawdown at the Little Falls Dam in Willow River State Park. The drawdown was on hold as a result of an injunction filed by property owners concerned about the effect the process would have on water quality and quantity in Lake Mallalieu.
Besides being artists, Genie Castro and Heidi Sime have something else in common that has led to friendship and mutual admiration for more than 20 years. It seems fitting then that the two should share an exhibit in The Phipps Center’s main gallery. Castro creates large, colorful monotype prints. Sime is a sculptor working in steel and other materials. Both are mothers, each with four children around the same age.
A memory café is like any other café in a lot of respects. It is a place to go when getting out of the house sounds like a good idea. It is a place to meet friends and make new ones and it’s a place with a menu of lots of things to choose. That’s how Nancy Abrahamson, St. Croix County’s Dementia Care Specialist, describes a memory café.
The loss of life by suicide has become all too familiar a story in Hudson and across St. Croix County. In 2011 statewide, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 792 suicide deaths, 18 of which occurred in St. Croix County. Currently, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and the fourth leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 65.
It had all the excitement of big time premier as people waited to see Hudson on the nation’s longest running travel show “Discover Wisconsin.” After a year of shooting attractions in all the seasons in the Hudson area, the show will begin airing its Hudson feature this weekend. Many of those featured in the film and involved in the tourism industry in Hudson were on hand Monday night at The Phipps Center to get a sneak peek. The show has a very special local connection.
Superintendents from six area districts held a rare joint news conference Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 24) to raise the alarm about what Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget will do to education...
Superintendents from six area districts held a rare joint news conference in Hudson to raise the alarm about what Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget will do to education in the...
Saturday, Jan. 24, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office raided a cockfight about seven miles north of Glenwood City. Deputies found about 20 spectators at the scene. No proof of gambling was found but it is illegal in Wisconsin to be present at a cockfight. Cockfighting is illegal in all states and a felony in 39, including Wisconsin, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
Dan Barber, Hudson High School graduate, businessman, former Pepper Fest president and former Pepper Fest king, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the sexual assault of seven prepubescent...