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After River Falls High School junior Tim Ballard received his Eagle Scout Award on March 5, all six of the Ballard boys have now earned their Eagle Scout Award, something that their parents require them to do to get their driver’s license. From left: Tim, Ike, Mikhail, Jake, Wayne, David, and father Evan Ballard. (Submitted photo)

All in the family: Six Ballard brothers attain Scout’s highest rank

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Every family has its traditions, from where they spend holidays to the coming-of-age customs they have for their children.

For the Ballard family of River Falls, earning the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award is a family tradition that all six Ballard brothers achieved.


As of March 5, the youngest son of Evan and Pam Ballard earned his Eagle Scout Award at the Hudson-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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