Days Gone By (Nov. 24)
By: Pat Hunter, Archivist, River Falls Journal
Local author and River Falls Journal columnist since 1998, Dave Wood was to read from and sign his latest book, “The Anderson Chronicles,” as well as five other books he has written at the Bookpress on Main Street and Downtown Books in Hudson.
Still unbeaten: The UW Falcon men’s hockey team celebrated an eighth straight win this season.
Because of an essay submitted by her daughter Katie, Theresa Pease was chosen as “Cool Woman” in St. Paul for her determination to get through college and earn a master’s degree while raising seven children as a single parent. Romance Classics cable TV network was searching for women across the nation making “outstanding contributions to society” and Pease’s work with students with emotional and behavior disorders made her a standout nominee.
Grocery specials included sirloin steak $2.69/lb., whole mushrooms 99 cents/8 oz., celery 69 cents/each, cranberry sauce 69 cents/16 oz., and Folgers coffee $.99/39 oz.
Average teacher’s salary in River Falls was $87.29 a day. Substitute teachers’ pay was raised from $30 to $40 per day.
The newest lawyer admitted to Wisconsin’s State Bar was Gregory Timmerman of Roberts.
A Pierce County couple were each found guilty on two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after permitting a beer party in their Maiden Rock home by their 17-year-old son. Maximum penalties of $10,000 fine and nine months in jail were to be decided in the future.
Grocery specials included red snapper at $1.39/lb., cranberries 39 cents/16 oz., Coke, Tab, Sunkist and Fresca $1.09 plus deposit/8 16-oz. bottles, grapefruit 6/89 cents, celery 49 cents/stalk.
Shortening by the half-ton was being shipped out of River Falls this week. Stu McGillis and John Malmer of the Red & White Store meat department were shipping it to the Tenderkrust Bakery in Eau Claire as a sideline. They also sold their own shortening in the store.
The first deer checked in at the police station Saturday morning was one shot by Warren Shella near the Claude Pace farm on the Fargo Road. Hunting with him were Jimmy and LeRoy Larson. The deer was shot 15 minutes into the season.
The Lions Club began work at the Mound with the goal being a new River Falls park. The long popular old quarry area is used as a hiking spot and will have picnic facilities, parking lot and a two-lane road following an old wagon trail.
Pat Hunter can be reached at email@example.com