Leadership Hudson students celebrated success on the beautiful St. Croix River. Students completed the program with a graduation cruise, shared a few a-ha moments and last laughs as well. Presenter Leanne Van Allen, a graduate of the 2018 Leadership Hudson program, reflected on the year and shared the overall sentiment of her class as she reminisced on the growth and development of her peers.
The ProAct Hudson's annual prom presented a Hawaiian theme for participants, staff, family and friends. Local businesses made the room come alive with decorations from Maurice's Clothing Store, music by Ken Wanovich, and hair and makeup from Fantastic Sam's.
RiverFest: A Party with a Purpose will be held July 17-22 to celebrate the St. Croix River and to encourage people to get out and enjoy the river while recognizing the need to preserve and protect the river. This six-day community event is made possible through the collaboration of many partner organizations and individuals who unite to provide a wide assortment of activities to appeal people of all ages and different levels of interest.
Counterfeit A counterfeit $5 bill was reported from County Market on Crest View Drive on Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. A staff member said a customer attempted to use the counterfeit bill at the self checkout lane, which would not accept it. The customer then exchanged the bill for another one at the register and paid for his merchandise in the self checkout. The bill was later discovered and suspected to be counterfeit. It did not have a water mark and printing was blurry. Citations
Ultimissi-Mutt dog wash raises money for dog park
A trailer and golf cart valuing $8,000 total were reported stolen at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 4 from a parking lot on O'Keefe Road. The owner said he chained the trailer to the fence in the parking lot at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. When he returned the next morning the trailer and the golf cart it held were gone, and the chain and lock were missing. Security cameras from the nearby business do not cover that area of the parking lot. Items taken from purse
The Hudson YMCA is offering 250 free memberships for students entering grades 9-12. The offer is part of the Y's Teen Thrive program to help provide opportunities for teens in the St. Croix Valley. This "Get Summer" program helps provide a safe environment for students and inspires them to be well-rounded individuals by engaging social and emotional skills and developing character and leadership skills. Registration can be made at the Hudson Y starting Friday, June 1 and lasting through Friday, June 15.
Calls regarding a nude man with a gun in the backyard of a North Hudson residence brought both North Hudson and Hudson officers to an address on Sixth Street. The man's roommate called to report the man was under the influence of alcohol and carrying his gun around the backyard. At the time Hudson officers arrived the man was dressed and no longer in possession of any weapons. The man said he had a handgun that he carried under a concealed carry permit. He was unsure where it was now located. The man asked officers to retrieve his cigarettes from a pair of pants on the nearby ground, and officers found a small metal container with marijuana and a smoking pipe.The man was detained until the missing firearm was located. He was then given a courtesy ride to his brother's residence.
St. Croix Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 8, electing a new board and directors. Jill Gorres of JA Counter in New Richmond was elected to a one-year term as board president. She has served on the board since 2013. Gorres replaces Rob O'Keefe of OEM Fabricators in Woodville who completed his term as president. O'Keefe remains on the board and will continue to serve on the executive committee in his new role as past president. Brian Elwood of Xcel Energy in Hudson was elected first vice president.
The Hudson Police Department will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 21 to June 3.