For some people the recent release of the movie "Big Miracle" brings back a wealth of memories. For Hudson resident Jason Davis, former area wild life artist Rick Kelley and Rick Skluzacek, the son of Lakeland business man Bill Skluzacek, who flew to Alaska with the deicing units that ultimately saved the whales, it is an event that remains engraved in their minds. Each played a unique role in the true story behind the movie. It was October of 1988.
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.