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 Hudson Community Foundation will hold Hudson Healing Together, a vigil to remember those lost to heroin and other drugs on Thursday, May 15 at the Lakefront Park bandshell beginning at 7 p.m. Among those who will be remembered at the vigil are Tyler Hole, HHS Class of 2007, Jacob Young, HHS Class of 2007, Alex Solberg, HHS Class of 2009, Alysa Ivy, HHS Class of 2010, and Ellie Berg, HHS Class of 2010 as well as several others over the past several years. The program will include remarks from friends and family of some of those
The date of the Hudson Community Foundation’s vigil to remember those lost to heroin and other drugs has been changed to Thursday, May 15. There have been more than a dozen Hudson area deaths including at least six Hudson High School graduates over the past several years. The event, entitled Hudson Healing Together, will be held at the Lakefront Park bandshell beginning at 7 p.m. The program will include remarks from friends and family of some of those who have died, a prayer of remembrance by retired pastor Dr.
The news reached Hudson earlier this week that former Hudson High School band director Aaron Hilden died at his St. Paul home on Sunday, Oct. 26, from complications associated with Type 1 diabetes. He was 37 years old. Hilden came to HHS in 2001 and taught for 10 years before leaving Hudson to teach electronic music at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minn.
Lock your car - especially if it is parked in your driveway with a garage door opener inside. That’s the advice from Hudson and North Hudson police following a rash of brazen home burglaries over the past several days. According to Hudson detectives Geoff Willems and Pete Schultz, the thefts in Hudson occurred after midnight on Saturday, July 27 while the residents were at home asleep. The six homes reporting thefts are located in three different neighborhoods on the hill, north of I94.
Public forum scheduled for July 18 The growing use of heroin in Hudson and the tragic consequences that go along with that will be the subject of a public forum on Thursday, July 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. According to the Hudson Police Department, there have been close to a dozen deaths from heroin and other drug overdoses in the Hudson area and across the county in the last two years.
It took a jury a little over three hours to reach a verdict in the case of Aaron Schaffhausen, the father who admitted he killed his three young daughters but said he was insane at the time. 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.
While the inclination may be to literally "hit the ground running," when it comes to making healthy choices, experts seem to agree that small changes are the best way to get lasting results. Hudson Hospital registered dietician Jean Weiler has her top suggestions for making changes that can have a healthy and lifelong impact. First up -- eat more fruits and vegetables. "This is harder than it sounds. It seems simple but most of us don't eat enough of either despite the fact that these days we have a wide variety of choices available throughout the year," said Weiler.
Hudson Police are looking for the person who threw a rock through a window at the Verizon store, 1027 Pearson Drive, stealing an undetermined amount of inventory. The incident happened around 5 a.m. Wednesday. HPD Chief Marty Jensen said the canine unit officer was in the Menard's parking lot where he was filling out paperwork from an earlier call and reached the store within minutes. Jensen said the police dog with his handler, along with other officers, searched the area but did not find the suspect. "We suspect that they had a vehicle waiting.
The father accused of killing his three young daughters in their River Falls home sat stone-faced and perfectly still at a two-hour hearing in St. Croix County Court on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Judge Howard Cameron heard a variety of motions filed by both the prosecution and the defense in the triple homicide and arson case against Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen, 35, is charged with three counts of first degree homicide and one count of attempted arson in the deaths of girls in the home they shared with their mother on July 10.
Representatives from five of the St. Croix Valley's education centers met Monday, April 25 to sign an agreement creating the St.