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River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

10 YEARS AGO, MARCH 5, 1998

A "hero's welcome" was set for Olympic winner Karyn Bye for her first place hockey win and another was due Wildcat senior Kevin Black for a first four-time state wrestling championship in Division 1 history. His four-year match record was 158-0.

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Because road salt, grass clippings, metal fibers, anti-freeze, pesticides were all making their way into the Kinnickinnic River through the city's storm sewers, the City Council was working out a storm water law to protect the sewer system and the Kinni.

Grocery specials included fresh broccoli 59 cents/lb., cherry tomatoes 99 cents/pint, pork loins $1.99/lb., and Doral or GPC cigarettes $15.07/carton.

20 YEARS AGO, MARCH 10, 1988

A petition with 709 signatures was presented to the City Council opposing attempts to enact a law to regulate obscene materials. City Attorney Goff said it was the council's position to wait and see what kind of action the state takes on a pornography bill currently before it.

Cory Zignego was playing Inspector Clouseau and Becky Fuller was Paula Dreyfus in the high school play, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again."

The city was advertising for a body man/welder to do municipal bodywork and vehicle maintenance. Salary range was $9-$10 per hour.

30 YEARS AGO, MARCH 9, 1978

Francis Johnson was named director of Equity Co-op.

Area folks completing the 55K Birkebeiner included Brian Alton, Jim Beix, John DeWall, Pat Jacoby, Dennis Johnson, John Shepherd, Chuck Stewart, John Widdifield, and Dick Worman.

The wives of Robert Moody, Oliver Younggren, William Bale, Loren Tousley and Al Piepgras formed an auxiliary with the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club here.

40 YEARS AGO, MARCH 7, 1968

A Pepin County candidate for county judge was refused permission to have his name on the ballot because he failed to submit a sworn declaration that if elected he would qualify for office.

Fire officials warned that the grass and brush fire danger was high due to lack of snow and moisture.

A three-bedroom rambler in the Grotenhuis Addition was selling for $19,750.

50 YEARS AGO, MARCH 6, 1958

Parents and friends of Girl Scouting were invited to listen to Tenderfoot Barbara Hoffman and her leader, Mrs. LeRoy Morrow, as they presented a skit on radio station WAVN, "What the Promise and Laws Mean to Me."

Mick Lauber really found the range as he poured in 30 points for the hustling River Falls Falcons as they beat rivals Eau Claire Blugolds.

Grocery specials included pineapple juice 29 cents/46-oz. can, grapefruit 10/39 cents, bananas 10 cents/lb., fresh asparagus 29 cents/lb. and fryer parts $2.99/5-lb. box.

Submitted photos are always welcome for this column. Black and white or color photographs will be scanned and returned in original condition with photo credit given.

Call Pat Hunter, 425-1561, for more information or e-mail your photos to phunter@rivertowns.net.

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