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BRIDGE's largest fundraiser, Bowl-A-Rama, was held March 31. New and familiar faces came from all over the state for this special event bringing individuals with disabilities together with family, friends, caregivers and the western Wisconsin community for a fun day of bowling, dancing and comradery all in support of BRIDGE. The Hudson Knights of Columbus, along with several area businesses provided sponsorship. Knights of Columbus member John Knutson served as the spirited auctioneer and Hudson Bowling Center owners Dan and Michelle Klatt donated the bowling center for the event.
What does the St. Croix Emergency Medical Service cost? And who pays for it? I had no idea until I joined the EMS ad hoc Advisory Committee — five Hudson residents who volunteered to search for a way to make the SCEMS sustainable. You may recall the controversy last summer, when the City Council considered a proposal to sell the SCEMS to Hudson/Lakeview Hospital. Many objected, including me, but few knew the details of how the service is currently supported. The SCEMS 2018 budget for operations, maintenance, and capital outlay is $1,510,933. The
Pauline Goerdt of Somerset in a recent letter rightly called attention to the important issue of excess chemicals being used by homeowners on lawns. It's everyone's responsibility, urban and rural, to stop runoff from reaching our river. That was the thrust of the March 17 St. Croix Valley Master Gardener Garden University event in Hudson.
Leadership Hudson students continued their journey of community awareness with a day spent exploring Hudson area arts and culture. Students started Leadership Hudson's Art and Culture Day at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Executive Director John Potter and Visual Arts Director Anastasia Shartin offered a tour of studios, stages and galleries. Peppered with a bit of Hudson history and data sharing of the economic impact of art in the community, students gained an understanding of how the arts are so much more to the local economy than entertainment.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region said in a news release the start of the final construction phase of the St. Croix Crossing Project in the Town of St. Joseph, St. Croix County will begin when weather permits.
Stock your bookshelves for a summer of reading at the Friends of the Hudson Library four-day book sale, starting Monday, April 23, at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First St. The sale will be staffed by Friends volunteers during library hours. Funds raised at the sale support library projects and programs.
Free poetry reading event "Two River Poets," a free poetry reading event featuring John Graber and Lee Kisling, will be held on Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Both are inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, through which the St. Croix River was one of the first to receive protection.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined a political faction of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin for failing to properly report $120,000 in expenditures supporting Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold in the 2016 election. Wisconsin Planned Parenthood filed a report in October 2016 claiming it spent more than
A special meeting of the Western Wisconsin Photography Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Mike Shaw on time-lapse photography. Shaw is a night and nature photography book author, workshop leader and freelance photographer/filmmaker based in St. Paul. Before his photography career took off, he was a physics and astronomy professor for over 15 years. He also worked as an applied physics research scientist for over 10 years. Yes, he is a rocket scientist!