A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
NEW PLATEAUS The Elders Among Us
Speak to the elders in your life.
Last week I wrote about two conversations I had with each of my Granddads. Both men live vivid and classic lives exemplifying American/Minnesotan culture. It was awe... Posted on 11/23/11 at 9:50 AM
THE NEW FORTY We owe...
Today is a day of remembrance and reflection for America. It is difficult to believe that the attack that refocused our view of vulnerability was eight years ago now. Eight long years ago or should t... Posted on 9/11/09 at 5:22 AM
Local 95-year-old Roberta Saulsbury said she feels honored to receive a national award for her paper-cutting art from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), even more meaningful to Saulsbury since she helped establish the local branch in 1976, called the St. Croix-Chequamegon chapter.
With the 2003 Iraq invasion beginning the war was hitting home. The River Falls Journal was putting together a special on area soldiers, beginning with local flyer U.S. Navy Lt. David “Raz” Rasmussen, a 1990 River Falls High School graduate, serving aboard the USS Kitty Hawk flying a FA-18 hornet over Iraq. Thanks to modern technology, the interview with editor Phil Pfuehler was done via email between flights.
AAUW member Helen Stoltz-Wood will discuss the “how to” of her family history book “From Denmark to Wisconsin: One Family-Two Ships 1641-2011” on Tuesday, April 9, at the River Falls Public Library at 7:30 p.m. at the River Falls Branch of AAUW’s monthly meeting.
March 14, 1963: Cold feet, aching limbs end result for hikers: A weary group of eight was the remainder of a party of ten who began an eight-mile hike down the Kinnickinnic river to check out the possibility of building another dam to generate more power for the city. Jim Young, Wes Johnson, Mayor Spike Hoffman, Dick Fox, Dr. R.A. Pennington, Bruce Pennington, Lyle Zastrow and Stan Hofstedt, utilities department manager, completed the journey.
In 1973 River Falls High School varsity basketball cheerleaders included, front row, left to right: Roxanne Obermueller, Karen Benson and Shelly Haskins; back: Sue Page, Sheila Stafford and Alison Haskins.
In downtown business news, former UW all-American “Woody” Fangmeier opened Innate Chiropractic at 650 S. Main St.; Scott Reuter’s “No Job Too Small” STR Construction got its start, Jerae and husband Pete Hanson were bringing the bar business back to the old Corner Saloon spot at 126-128 N. Main St., most recently housing “The Booth” a youth center now to be called “The Hoosegow;” St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity received a $6,000 grant from Edina Realty Foundation; and Cellular One at 209 N. Main Street offered 3,600 minutes a month for $24.99 plus a free Nokia 5165 cell phone with a one or two year contract. The plan also included 600 anytime minutes, free unlimited mobile-to-mobile, and free nationwide long distance.
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