US-127 battle against cancer

October 27, 2010 —

By Amanda Boyd and Brittney Luma

The Hudson Powderpuff Football Team won 6-0 in overtime last Wednesday night at Thompson Field in a game held to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The battle was tougher than both teams had anticipated, as Hudson had only had a few practices to prepare to meet Addison’s Powderpuff Team. Addison’s team, members of a local league, had been undefeated until last Wednesday’s game where the ball passed back and forth with no score until overtime was called.

The game and other activities helped raise over $2500 and dozens of volunteers pulled together to organize and support the game.

The game was the brainchild of Meiko McDaniel and James Williams, who created the idea with the help of teacher Cathy Schoonover. The idea was to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness week by raising money for the American Cancer Society.

In addition to the game, students from both schools planned and carried out a number of other activiteis, inc included a coin war seeking spare change, a cross-country run between Addison and Thompson Field, raffling off the football from Friday night’s game along with selling record numbers of T-shirts sponsored by local communities.

In addition, cheerleaders from both teams even showed up to volunteer at the spaghetti dinner benefit held for Beth Gibson held before Friday night’s football game.

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October 27, 2010
Three vie for council seats

In next week’s election, there will be three candidates running for two seats on the Hudson City Council.

Incumbents Lee Daugherty and Dennis Smoke are running to return to their four year seats on the council. They are facing one newcomer, retired mailman George Minton.

Daugherty has served on Council for 21 years, and says that his experience on council makes him right for the job. “We have a solid, working council and I would like to maintain that.”

Daugherty said that his top priority will be bringing jobs to Hudson and making life easier for businesses to encourage job growth.

Daugherty is currently serving as mayor and has held the appointed-by-council position several times over the years.

Smoke, who has also served as Mayor in the past, says he is running for re-election because he feels that in order to be part of the community, you have to contribute to it. He feels that bringing more business to the community and street improvements are among his goals if returned to council.

“We need to do our best to get things done while keeping costs under control,” he said.

The challenger for the post is retired mailman George Minton, who says he wants to bring a fresh persepective to City Council. Among his goals are to do away with the city income tax, which he feels is a barrier to attracting people to Hudson.

“Though the city is fixing up things around town, there’s more to be done,” Minton said.