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Sirens to sound, but it’s only a test
UPDATE: Radio Road/Hwy. 35 opens while other roads close
'Hero driver' named Wisconsin School Bus Driver of the Year
Harsdorf: Gov. Dayton should accept new tax reciprocity offer
It's official: Tri-Angels playground site named
crime and courts
Sports Roundup Video: Amateur baseball, Fall sports preview, memories of training camp
Noted local family reunites for a special anniversary
Gathering beckons to those in need of shelter
Weekend Happenings: July 25-27
Golden girl's activity a hit at River Falls Public Library
arts and entertainment
Beth C. Ulrich, 65
Richard A. M. Kruger, 70
Carol M. Lindquist, 68
Clyde Gunsallus, 90
Patrick J. Huppert, 60
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/17/14 Cemetery Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/24/14 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/21/14 Planning Commission Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: July & August, 2014 Hydrant Flushing
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/22/14 Council Meeting Agenda
Days Gone By
Arts Minded: Salute to our local heroes
June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 12, 2013
Artists exhibit at River Falls library
The Saffron Collective's exhibit will run through July 6 at the River Falls Public Library. The collective is a group of four sculptural artists, Beth Andrews, Kiki Augustin, Moira Bateman, and Fernanda Sequeiros.
June 12, 2013 - 9:40am
June 10, 2013
Memorial installed, dedicated in honor of three sisters
The River Falls Girl Scouts, with the help of other youth groups, raised money to create a stain-glass memorial for the three Schaffhausen girls,...
June 10, 2013 - 7:56am
Instrumental donation makes gift of music
UW-River Falls student Sara Fuller first traveled to Selma, Ala., for an alternative spring break, not realizing how significantly it would affect her or that she'd be heading up an effort to send them musical instruments. She returned to help a few more times and has stayed "close"...
June 10, 2013 - 7:40am
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
Artsminded: Saying goodbye and wishing you well
Let us first say goodbye to two professional women who have wonderfully served the arts in the River Falls area for several years. Jera Terreng will not actually leave the River Falls area but she will end her job as events coordinator at the River Falls Public Library.
columns / life
June 7, 2013 - 10:25am
May 31, 2013
Park Art Fair, blues event slated for June 7-8
New Richmond's Mary Park will soon transform into the festival known as the 46th annual Park Art Fair and Blues and Brews Fest, which is scheduled for June 7-8 at Mary Park. The celebration, which will play host to dozens of artists, several craft brewers and six musical groups,...
arts and entertainment / celebrations
May 31, 2013 - 10:38am
Judy Clement-Lee named "Sweet Adeline of the Year"
Each year the Vallee de Croix Chorus, honors one chorus member, who, during the past year has devoted their time and talent to the betterment of the chorus. This year, past Vallee de Croix Sweet Adeline of the Year recipients, chose to honor Judy Clement-Lee with the 2013 Sweet Adeline...
May 31, 2013 - 9:01am
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
May 2, 2013
"Oliver!" opens May 30
SPRING VALLEY--The Spring Valley Stagehands' Theater Company is preparing for this spring's musical, "Oliver!" Written by Lionel Bart in 1960, it is based on the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens and tells the tale of an orphan boy who escapes his cruel keepers, only to find...
May 2, 2013 - 10:39am
April 26, 2013
RFHS Jazz band at gala this Saturday
Members of the River Falls High School BASIE Jazz Band practice for the CAB GALA, which will be held from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Riverview Hotel & Suites. The BASIE Jazz band will be the opening act beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shown, from left: Saxophone players Karis Baerenwald,...
April 26, 2013 - 9:59am
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia." And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 23, 2013
CAB gala creates jumpin' jazz joint; don glad rags for WWII-era music, dance
So where in River Falls can a person find unique artwork, WWII-era jazz music and dancing plus "elegant hors d' oeuvres" all in one place? The...
news / events
April 23, 2013 - 8:39am
April 22, 2013
Prom party bubbles up from 'under the sea'
The 2013 River Falls High School Junior Prom churned up a good time for students attending the big end-of-year social event that included a grand march of about 167 couples watched by family and friends then a students-only party themed Under the Sea. The prom goers jumped right...
education / news
April 22, 2013 - 11:44am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am