Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism.
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With high-tech equipment and TVs on the ceiling, Scenic Bluffs Dental is designed to be a comfortable atmosphere for all patients, even those who aren't a fan of the dentist, said owner Dr. Jay Feuillerat. He opened the practice, located at 1435 North Acres Road in Prescott, this month. Feuillerat originally planned on studying mechanical engineering in college. That quickly changed. "I pivoted right away into dentistry," he said. During undergrad he worked at a dental lab, making crowns, bridges and other dental appliances.
The Health Action Book club at Willow River Elementary School created "Little Free Farmers Markets" to place inside Little Free Libraries. The markets contains packets of seeds, health food trading cards and a healthy habits game, said book club leader Liz Malanaphy. The group created 21 kits and placed them in Little Free Libraries around Hudson. Members of the group ranged in age from kindergarten through fourth grade. Malanaphy said they all worked well together.
Though the summertime means classes are out for most students, one school is just getting started. Forestville Vines winery has officially opened its doors in the one-room schoolhouse located off Highway 65 that was once Forestville School this month.
The Hudson Common Council continued making steps toward its transition to Lakeview Ambulance service at its meeting on Monday, June 17. Following a closed session, the council approved directing the city administrator to work with the labor attorney on separation agreements for the remaining full time St. Croix EMS staff. The agreement will come back for a final vote at the next council meeting July 8.
A Somerset man has been arrested on suspicion of his eighth OWI offense. John P. Bungum, 60, was charged Thursday, May 16 with felony OWI-eighth offense in St. Croix County Circuit Court. According to the criminal complaint: A St. Croix County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to a home in the 600 block Perch Lake Road in St. Joseph township on Thursday, May 16 at 12:33 a.m. for a vehicle parked at the end of the caller's driveway, revving the engine and shining the residence with its headlamps.
Some come in large groups, five, ten or even more. Others are a solitary addition. Together the pink links accumulate into a bright chain stretching out across the black track. Each link represents a year of survival. Cancer survivors from across St. Croix County added one link for each year since they were diagnosed at the combined St. County Relay for Life event on Friday, June 7. This year was the first time the Hudson and New Richmond events were combined. The event was held at St. Croix Central High School in Hammond.
Many years ago, a farm fire brought the Hudson Fire Department up to the town of St. Joseph. A resident was in the basement, so a group of firefighters prepared themselves and went in together to find him. They brought him out, and in the end, he was fine. That night is one call that Dean Rossing remembers well from his decades of service with the Hudson Fire Department. "Something like that would be the most rewarding, that you did something pretty significant to help someone," Rossing said, though he emphasized it was a team effort.
"Warrior Girl," is emblazoned upon Beverly Marion's shirt, in glittery letters. It's a title people have bestowed upon her since she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. But Marion thinks everyone who has been touched by cancer, those diagnosed as well as those taking family members to appointments, bringing food to neighbors and supporting their friends, has earned the title. "We're all warriors in this," Marion said.
A variety of art forms make up the newest exhibit at the The Phipps Galleries. The exhibit runs through June 16. A mixed media installation by Nicholas Kovatch, of St. Paul, welcomes visitors into the gallery. "I am driven by a curiosity to see how people react when their traditional environment is disrupted, or unfamiliar, prompting viewers to slow down and contextualize their surroundings," Kovatch said in his artist description.
The Hudson Common Council approved renewing 39 liquor licenses at its meeting Monday, May 20 that were due for renewal this year. Those up for renewal expire June 30. No comment was made at a public hearing on the renewals. The approvals included 23 for full class B, six for Class A Liquor, five for Class B Beer, and five for combined Class B Beer and Class C Wine. Dam grant The council also approved a resolution to participate in a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Dam Grant program for the Willow River Dam.