JIMMY JABBER There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class
Video games are the reason for students struggles in school as much as food is to blame for peoples weight issues.
College often is a persons first taste of freedom (loads of free time) from parental ... Posted on 12/27/11 at 1:00 AM
The River Falls School District’s Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP) was piloted at Rocky Branch Elementary School in fall 2011 with 15 volunteer participants. Now the popular program has spread to all the schools, including Montessori and Renaissance, and has 28 participants.
Journal readers last week noticed the front-page story detailing the March 1 two-car crash involving retired teacher and council member Dave Cronk on Hwy. 35N and Radio Road. Cronk was crossing the highway from Radio Road when he collided with a River Falls woman driving south on the highway.
Cronk was cited for failing to yield, but the crash is another reminder that Hwy. 35 is undergoing a much-needed transformation toward freeway status. What that means is, eventually, direct access to the highway from roads with stop signs — like Radio — will be history.
The City Council made it official last month: A procedure is being put in place for exhibiting works of art at City Hall. The procedure includes having a standing committee to select from submitted works of art for display.
Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Eric Johnson, St. Croix County district attorney since 1989. Johnson, a graduate of Luther College and Hamline University School of Law, was also district attorney in Pierce County from 1984-89. He served as president of the Wisconsin District Attorney’s Association in 1990 and 1995. Since 1984 Johnson has been elected to district attorney positions as a Republican.
It’s time. It’s time to enact and support meaningful and effective gun control and registration.
One volunteer who supervised the Feb. 8 Community Education-sponsored Daddy Daughter Dance summed it up by saying: “If you need a reminder that technology hasn’t consumed good parenting, this was proof. It was hard to tell who was having the most fun — the daddies or the daughters!”
After learning of and being saddened by River Falls School Superintendent Tom Westerhaus’s impending retirement, a local resident who’s served and worked with Westerhaus expressed her deeply held admiration:
I found him to be a strong leader, inquisitive when he wanted to better understand, compassionate when it related to matters of the human spirit, and humble when it came it came to taking credit.
It started in the 1990s in a small, vacated Pizza Hut building on North Main Street. By last year, the Chippewa Valley Technical College, with its own 20,000- square foot facility at 500 S. Wasson Lane, had nearly 1,200 full- and part-time students with programs at 100% capacity in administrative professional; business management; human resources; marketing management; nursing; nursing assistant; criminal justice; building construction; and liberal arts.
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