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Services were to be held Friday, April 3 in Superior for David Piggott, who served as executive director of the St. Croix County Economic Development Corp. for several years in the mid-1990's. Piggott died Saturday at University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was 49. Piggott had most recently been working as director of a county-wide private development group in Faribault County for the past seven months. Piggott lived at Stillwater, Minn. and commuted to Blue Earth regularly.
Richard Schiltgen, age 82 of Stillwater, died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Comforts Of Home in Hudson. Mass Of Christian Burial 11: a.m. Thursday, April 2 at St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church in Lake St. Croix Beach. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeland. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson and one hour prior to the mass at church on Thursday.
I'm proud and happy to work for newspaper organizations who still believe it's important to publish news about books and the folks who write them. In the past few years I've gotten the impression that other newspapers consider books as little more than competition for their own readers' attention. Twenty years ago when I edited the Minneapolis Star Tribune book review section, most metropolitan dailies had respectable books pages that usually appeared on Sunday and were staffed with local editors who coordinated reviews by freelance writers from around the world.
Dorothy Darlene "Dee" Chevalier, age 61 of Woodbury, died suddenly on Jan. 28, 2009. A memorial service, with a visitation for one hour prior, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, 715-386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com
The 20th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair is coming to Hudson Feb. 6-8. The "Roaring 20's" is the theme for this year's event, said balloon coordinator Carla Timmerman. M&I Bank--Hudson is again the major sponsor of the annual balloon rally and winter event and commissioned the commercial balloon banners for the occasion. The M&I balloon is owned and piloted by Dale Dommer, Ottumwa, Iowa, and the large blue and white M&I banners can be seen from both sides of the 110,000-cubic-foot Cameron envelope.
Firefighters from more than 25 departments from western Wisconsin and Minnesota worked through the night to contain a blaze at a North Hudson warehouse. Destroyed in the fire was a 50,000-square-foot building operated by St. Croix Storage and Transfer Co. Three semi trucks also burned. Dan Barber of North Hudson is the general manager and president of St. Croix Storage. Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye said Friday morning that the building, located at 239 Monroe St. N., was filled with cardboard. It is located on the site of the historic North Hudson railroad shops. Information on file with St.
Here's a trio of new autobiographies that cover lots of time and lots of ground. There aren't many literary figures who have had more stories written about them than the 18th century poet and lexicographer, Dr. Samuel Johnson, himself an accomplished biographer.
Dianne Lynn Heins, age 57, of Stillwater, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends after a very courageous battle with cancer on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. She and her husband, Dennis, operate Heins Nursery in Woodbury. A funeral service for Dianne will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 490 Fourth St. N., Bayport. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. that morning. Interment will follow in Cottage Grove, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic for cancer research.
Police believe the 19-year-old woman found dead in a car in the parking lot of the St. Croix County Government Center Saturday night was killed there, allegedly by a former boyfriend. Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen gave reporters some of the details of the investigation his department is handling at a press conference Monday afternoon. According to Jensen, Kelly Dahm was found dead from multiple gunshots in a car registered to Christopher Ledesma, the Woodbury, Minn. man with whom she had an "on and off-again" relationship with for the past two years.
Jesse M. Duntley, age 25, of Woodbury, formerly of Hudson, died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, September 12, 2008. Beloved son of John and Jodie Duntley and brother of Janey. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 18 at the United Methodist Church in Hudson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church and Wednesday, September 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, 715-386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com