The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson installed new officers for the 2018 — 2019 year beginning Oct. 1, 2018. In his remarks to the club, President Dick Hagen talked about all of the service projects the club does, and that in the upcoming year, the club would seek out prospective members with new ideas for more service projects while serving the children of the community and world.
New to the area? Recently married? Turned 18? Recently moved? Whatever your situation, have you updated your voter registration since those changes in your life? Or made certain your voter registration matches your name or current address? Depending on the extent of those life changes, some people need to re-register to vote, but every voter should confirm their voter registration before every election.
More unites us than divides us TO THE EDITOR In response to last week's column, Views from the Right: Much of what she writes are values held of people in general, with no partisan group having a monopoly on them. As for the sex to which she attributes abortion and STDs, she uses a straw man fallacy (presents a ridiculous weakened portrayal of a position of her opponent) and then kicks it down as if some champion of argument.
Arrr ye ready for some pirate fun? Then join Hudson Hot Air Affair to observe "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" at a special event promoting the 2019 Hot Air Affair theme: Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean. The pirate party fundraiser will be held 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Hop & Barrel Brewing Company, 310 Second St. in downtown Hudson. This free admission event is open to the public.
Hudson Community Education has completed a new selection of fall and winter classes posted on the Community Education page on the school district's website. Upcoming classes and events include:
On Sept. 4, a small but prominent group of Evangelical leaders published The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel, which is available at StatementOnSocialJustice.com. The statement offers a dissenting view to the theologically incorrect and congregationally divisive social justice movement that is now ubiquitous among many heretofore orthodox denominations and churches across America.
St. Croix County Public Health and Community Development have learned of a manure spill reported in the Town of Rush River on Sept. 11, 2018. The reported spill occurred at 2061 30th Ave., Baldwin, which is a half mile from the Rush River. The area is sparsely populated and there are no wells within a short distance of the spill location. However, this area has several sinkholes that could be a conduit to groundwater. Residents who are concerned should consider testing their well water for bacteria.
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) along with city leaders toured the multifamily development The Maxwell on Friday, Aug. 31. Construction of the Maxwell by Gerrard Corporation is nearly complete and will create 36 units of affordable rental housing at 2000 Maxwell Drive off Carmichael Road. WHEDA awarded $352,875 in Federal Housing Tax Credits in 2017 to help advance the development.
Hudson Prairie Elementary has a tradition of gathering at the flagpole on Sept.11 to honor and recognize the everyday heroes that make our country a great one. Before the flag was raised, Master Sgt.(ret.) Retired DeLong spoke about the flag and its symbols. The color red on the flag signifies hardiness and valor—working hard for what you believe in. White signifies purity and innocence—Doing the right thing. Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice—not giving up.
"Heart of the River: Celebrating the First 50 Years of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway" will open on Friday, Sept. 14, from 6-9 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. This event, which is free and open to the public, will include screenings of "The Wild and Scenic St. Croix," introduced by Deb Ryun, executive director, St.