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October 24, 2012
Dine on lutefisk Oct. 25
October 24, 2012 - 9:12am
October 19, 2012
A meeting about homelessness and hunger in River Falls confirms that some people survive by eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in their car or a tent.
Give them shelter, sustenance, support; homelessness, hunger persist
October 19, 2012 - 9:06am
October 17, 2012
Knights of Columbus invite funding applications
October 17, 2012 - 11:49am
October 5, 2012
Letter: Bless our hearts
October 5, 2012 - 10:42am
September 24, 2012
River Falls United Methodist Pastor Steven Kaehr (pronounced Car) succeeded Janet Ellinger in July. Kaehr, who had youthful ambitions to be a serious musician, stands by the church altar with one of his Native American flutes, this one is hand carved out of cocobolo, a tropical hardwood. Kaehr, 52, plays the flute during memorial church settings, prayer litanies, and for hospital and hospice visits.
Ministry's call became unmistakably clear to this new pastor
<i>Phil Pfuehler photo</i>
Ministry's call became unmistakably clear to this new pastor
September 24, 2012 - 9:09am
September 21, 2012
Luther Memorial Church takes on a 31-week book study of "The Story." The collection includes books for different age groups. Pictured, from left in the top row, are the books: "The Story for Little Ones," preschool age; "The Story for Children," 1st-3rd graders; and "The Story for Kids," 4th-6th graders. In the bottom row, from left: "The Story: Teen Edition," 7th-12th graders; "The Story" on CD; and "The Story."
<i>Jillian Dexheimer photos</i>
Church uses new book for Bible guidance
September 21, 2012 - 9:50am
September 17, 2012
Judith Permann, center, is the accompanist for the Gospellers, a group of singers from United Church of Christ congregations from across Wisconsin.
They sing it like they mean it
September 17, 2012 - 9:14am
September 5, 2012
From left, Laura Anderson, Cliff Johnson, Jeff Rodewald, Karen Rodewald and Elissa Zoerb prepare for the rally. <i>Submitted photo</i>
New school year begins with rally
September 5, 2012 - 10:55am
August 24, 2012
Amundsen observed several instances of contrast between old-world and new-world Moldova -- this scene of modern and historic modes of transportation is punctuated by a defunct Soviet checkpoint in the background.
Local woman follows mission call to Moldova
August 24, 2012 - 8:36am
August 21, 2012
Gail and Randy Baar have lived through tough, debilitating times during their 38-year marriage, including Randy's ongoing struggle with depression, which leaves him susceptible to mood swings. Randy, with Gail's help, is embarking on a new ministry designed to emphasize easing the effects of mental illness.
<i>Phil Pfuehler photo</i>
How do you handle life's thorns? New ministry offers hope and resolve
August 21, 2012 - 9:10am
August 20, 2012
The scholarships average about $1,000 depending on whether the student is a college freshman or upperclassman, and how involved they are with the church. 
Left to right in front are Kari Wolf, Masy Engel, Tara Frey, Lindsie Freeborn, Meghan Kincaid, Margaret Brion and Ruthie Anderson-Benge. Left to right in back are Riley Larson, Lance Westberg, Ben Helmrick, Jacob Vorwald, Vince Rudesill, Joe Gresback, Salvador Bastian, Jacob Helmrick and Kevin Caldwell. Missing from the photo are Trent Frey, James Doo...
Church helps with big back-to-school need
August 20, 2012 - 10:52am
Methodists host "Brunch for Believers" Thursday
August 20, 2012 - 10:34am
August 17, 2012
Pastor Wayne Bredahl of the Righteous Riders stands with the director of Our Neighbors' Place, Mary Jo Sutton. He helped organize a fundraising motorcycle ride that will benefit ONP. 
<i>Submitted photo</i>
Group ministers with motorcycles
August 17, 2012 - 11:27am
July 30, 2012
A group of 15 people from the First Congregational United Church of Christ in River Falls attended the church's National Youth event on the campus of Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind. July 10-14. Church Pastor Chris Myers said it was a "great conference with incredible speakers." Thousands of teens from across the country went to workshops, helped with service projects and worshipped. The young locals listened to a talk by JR Martinez of Dancing with the Stars, heard gospel music played by Vy Higgense...
National conference inspires church youth
July 30, 2012 - 10:24am
A cleanup crew of Kinnickinnic Historical Association volunteers stands in front of the memorial garden while preparing the old church for next month's ice cream social. Shown are, in back: Amy Thurston, Dick Tresselt and Ellen Rider; middle: Mary Murphy and Shirley Tresselt; front: Laura Bond.  
<i>Phil Pfuehler photos</i>
Back to the future: Historic church still beckons
July 30, 2012 - 10:21am