Days Gone By
By: Pat Hunter, archivist, River Falls Journal
Ritt Graham and son Jay opened Everlasting Tattoo Studio at 208 S. Main St. in May.
Career women, college students and senior citizens are being tattooed in increasing numbers, according to Ritt.
Summer weightlifting was popular at the high school with 100 or so kids signed up. Girls were interested in the sport too, with 15 registered. Coaches Bill Forster and Adam Kowles were in charge of the program.
In the homes for sale section of the classifieds a well-maintained 4-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2-story home on beautiful landscaped lot with in-ground pool, walking distance to Rocky Branch Elementary School, located at 108 W. Jefferson St., was listed at $168,000.
A fire destroyed a 34x100-foot barn along with about 55,000 bales of hay on the Jerry Williams farm on County Road M, just east of town.
Four fire departments were able to stop the fire before it reached an attached pole barn.
Class A winners of the Ladies Golf Invitational included JoAnn Carpenter, Joan Holtz, Jean Rohrer, Lynn Matz, Elaine Johnson and Rae Farley.
David “Yogi” Wells and Scott Peterson placed first and second in the Firecracker Tourney at the golf course.
Another deluge hit River Falls last Friday causing more flooding of homes and businesses.
Weatherman John Mosher reported a total of 4.81 inches of rain fell from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday. The South Fork and Kinnickinnic rivers overflowed their banks. Gov. Martin Schreiber declared a state of emergency in 15 west central and southern Wisconsin counties including Pierce County.
The Falls Theatre marquee was removed when a driver trying to park a Red Cross truck clipped the sign and almost tore it off the building.
Arnie Gresback won the Master’s Golf Tournament at the River Falls Golf Course.
Odin Barsness was appointed new manager of the Arrow Building Center here.
Property owned by the PCA on North Main, a parcel owned by the Boy Scouts located in Mound Park, and a parcel known as the Hagberg property located east of the Greenwood Cemetery were annexed to the city.
Mrs. Roger Kopp, Mrs. Bernard Drewiske, Mrs. Gerald Arndt, Mrs. Loyd Johnson, and Mrs. Eugene Schommer were the top five winners in the Pierce County Dairy Recipe Contest.
Edith Johnson, owner of Curlys’ Eats on North Main sold the café to Mevina Haley.
Shelby Ludwig won the scholarship presented by River Falls college alumni.
Betty Doolittle was to play the role of Peachblossom in the play, “Under the Gaslight,” to be presented on board a showboat in the Stillwater, Minn., harbor.
Grocery specials included California white potatoes 10 lbs./59 cents; watermelons 79 cents each, picnic hams 45 cents/lb., and Colby cheese, 39 cents/lb.
Mrs. Jesse Symes and Abel Benson went by plane to San Francisco to attend a National Red Cross convention.
Sugar was on special at $8.39 for a 100 pound bag.
The City Council revamped the beer ordinance once again.
At present, there shall be but one tavern for each 500 population or major fraction thereof (which will give River Falls five taverns).
There will be no beer sold in restaurants, eating places, pool rooms or bowling alleys; and all taverns must be closed on Sunday, all day.
L. J. Kay of the Kinnickinnic Ice Co., announced ice prices would be the same — 40 cents per 100 lbs. for residents.
The average temperature for the month of June was 58.9 degrees here.
In the houses for sale column: “Good seven room house and lot on south side near Glen Park, house has city water and electric lights. Price $2,200. Easy terms to responsible party.”
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