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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The Hudson EMS recognized several members of the community with its Great Save Awards Monday night at the Hudson Common Council meeting. Pharmacist Nathan Jacobson was honored for his quick response to a woman experiencing a severe allergic reaction. He administered an EpiPen, providing assistance before first responders arrived.
Thanks to some good luck in a political lottery, Hudson High School junior Harly Lentz attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump this past weekend in Washington, D.C. As a 4-H member for the last eight years, Lentz had the opportunity to apply to be one of 500 youth from all over the country to attend the event through a program by the national 4-H center in Maryland. He got a spot after an interview and lottery process and attended as one of the 31 representatives from Wisconsin. "We were the third biggest delegation," he said.
As a start to the new year, the Hudson Common Council held a special meeting Monday night to review the first two years of its five-year capital project plan, ranging from 2017 to 2021. Finance Officer Brenda Malinowski explained the city bonds for these capital projects every other year, in two-year increments. The proposed bonding total for 2017 and 2018 is $5.2 million. The last capital bonding in 2015 was $4 million, and the city went back to market in 2016 for $3 million.
After months of deliberation on whether to bring five Syrian refugee families to Hudson, the weight of the decision no longer rests with Rev. John Gerritts and St. Patrick Church. The decision came Wednesday after the U.S. State Department transferred the cases from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the potential stewardship of St. Patrick's Church in Hudson to the Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service (LIRS) and its local partner Lutheran Social Services (LSS) in Wisconsin.
Hudson residents Jeremy Lilyquist and Derek Gilbert have raised more than $63,000 during their 30-hour bell ringing marathon for the Salvation Army. The duo has $12,000 left to make their...
Thanks to some new funding, the Hudson Area Backpack Program will now be serving more students than ever. Additional donations from the Hudson Hospital Foundation, North Hudson Man of the...
Better Bites St. Croix is working to put food — and education — on the table. The organization, which started in Hudson in May of 2015, works with local food shelves to provide not only meals to those in need, but cooking, nutrition and foods safety information as well. “Everything has an education piece that we put on it,” said Better Bites Founding Director Karyn English.
Republican candidate Shannon Zimmerman won the State Assembly seat in District 30 with 56 percent of the votes Tuesday night, according to St. Croix County and Pierce County election results. Results from St. Croix County, which makes up the majority of District 30, showed Zimmerman earned 58 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting.
"A river runs up on your wall, it flows and feeds and cools us all. Mammals, insects, birds and more, find these creatures on waves and shore..." A bear, two snakes, a squirrel and chipmunk, a busy bee, several turtles, a tiny deer and many more creatures now adorn the wall of the pediatric surgery recovery room at the Hudson Hospital.
Gregory’s Gift of Hope Animal Shelter in New Richmond will remain quarantined until Dec.1 after an outbreak of Canine Brucellosis. Canine Brucellosis is a reproductive disease that affects dogs, according...