It was just a year ago when members of the Hanson family purchased the Hudson Golf Club. Over their first season of ownership they learned and watched how the club, building and grounds functioned. When the club closed for the season they had a vision for the future in place, based on their observations. "We decided to make the changes that would help the club be a success," said Jon Hanson, president and general manager. Demolition began in November and the new reality was unveiled in April. The basement was gutted completely.
The Carpenter St. Croix Nature Center reached out to over 1,410 people during its Owl and Other Masters of the Sky event. Over half were school-age children. This is the third year the center has been able to offer this educational show by the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Mo., with the help of the following sponsors: Hastings Lions Club, 3M, CF Industries and two anonymous donors, one from the Hastings VFW.