Every day at Hudson Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic, members of the community donate their time to make hospitals a little more welcoming and a little less worrying for patients and their families. The volunteer roles are varied. Some volunteers work as greeters and gift shop attendants; others work with the Hospital Elder Life Program, meeting with patients to help prevent the onset of delirium. Some volunteers even team up with their dogs — through the pet therapy program — to brighten the day for patients, visitors and colleagues.
An employee at a business on Coulee Road made a complaint of threats on Friday, April 6 after two separate incidents with the same customer. The first time the customer was upset that a lottery machine was not working and threatened the employee. The second time the customer felt the employee's customer service was bad, and the customer said if he was treated like that again he would take the employee out back and assault him. The employee asked for the incidents to be documented and said he would speak to his manager about having the customer trespassed from the property.
Gerrard Corporation has officially broken ground on a new mixed-use development called "The Maxwell," located at 2000 Maxwell Drive. Project highlights include 36 senior housing units and more than 3,000 square feet of commercial space. The Maxwell is phase one of a multi-phase 17-acre housing community. The building offers easy access to a walking and biking trail and is located off Carmichael Drive within walking distance of several shops and services.
The Hudson Home and Garden Club is offering grants up to $250 to support endeavors of local residents, community-based organizations, non-profits and educational school projects contributing to the enrichment of the Hudson community and projects promoting Hudson Home and Garden Club purposes. Preference will be given to projects benefiting children and youth. Projects are to be within the boundaries of the Hudson School District.
A tow dolly was reported stolen from the Penske Truck Rental on Crest View drive at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. The manager stated the dolly could have been taken as long ago as Nov. 30, 2017. Other stores have been checked but the dolly was not located. It's valued at $1,896. Arrests
On Friday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m., a burglary was reported at Mcsorley Insurance Agency on Second Street. Employees said when they arrived to work the door was locked and they didn't notice anything suspicious. They then noticed cash was missing. They estimated about $150 was missing. No damage was found to the front door. There is a camera by the front door but none inside the business. Damage or no damage?
At 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 an officer on routine patrol noticed a disabled vehicle on the side of southbound Carmichael Road with its flashers activated. The officer pulled over to assist the vehicle.
At 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 Jamie Ostendorf was arrested for a probation violation at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m., Kristin Jarppi was arrested for a probation hold. An officer took her into custody at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road. At 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 James Chute was arrested for a probation hold at Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road. Want bouncer apology
The Hudson Rotary Clubs will host Rock the River on Saturday, Feb. 10 at The Phipps. Featuring classic rock group Abracadabra of Minneapolis, the event starts at 6 p.m., with the band taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Members of the band have performed with well-known artists like Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, Prince, Stevie Nicks, John Mayer and more. The event will feature a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants including The Nova, Bricks Neapolitan Pizza, Pedro del Este and Lolo's American Kitchen.