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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
Governor’s political ploy derided by some Republicans
Are Gov. Scott Walker’s national political ambitions the key to his plea to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools? In a one paragraph statement in July, the governor said he wanted the next Legislature to repeal the standards in place in 45 states and create...
opinion / columns
33 min 33 sec ago
July 19, 2014
UW-RF expert: Awareness, fast response helped contain deadly horse virus
An outbreak of the potentially deadly Equine Herpes Virus threw a scare into the local horse community early this year but was contained by quick action on well-established response protocols, according to a UW-River Falls expert. “It’s one of those things where you have to...
news / region
July 19, 2014 - 6:00am
July 14, 2014
Appeals court affirms verdict for female teacher who had sex with teen
WAUSAU -- In an early July decision, a Wisconsin appeals court upheld a Pierce County jury’s decision that a boy and his father would receive no compensation from the teacher who sexually assaulted the teen. The 10-page District III Court of Appeals decision says that instead...
news / crime and courts
July 14, 2014 - 6:00am
July 10, 2014
School supplies collected for the needy
WESTconsin Credit Union, in conjunction with the Tuesday Banquet Club, is serving as a community collection site for school supply donations...
news / business
July 10, 2014 - 1:03pm
June 20, 2014
Heartland Montessori adds natural playground
The Outdoor Learning Environment Committee of Heartland Montessori School, whose members included parents, staff and Heartland students, recently...
news / education
June 20, 2014 - 12:53pm
June 18, 2014
School’s new principal has local ties
St. Bridget Parish School has a new principal: Sean Slaikeu has taken the position starting July 1. “We are glad to have Sean Slaikeu with us,” said St. Bridget Catholic Church’s the Rev. Gerald Harris. “He brings a lot of dedication and enthusiasm. “Our search committee...
news / education
June 18, 2014 - 11:03am
June 16, 2014
'Pathways to Success' earns college credits for Hudson, River Falls students
In April 2011 leaders from five of West Central Wisconsin’s largest educational institutions created a collaborative organization, the St. Croix Valley Educational Collaborative (SCVEC), that four years later is creating beneficial educational pathways for students. The...
news / education
June 16, 2014 - 9:59am
June 5, 2014
RFHS class of 2014 ready for the next chapter of life
The River Falls High School class of 2014 graduated Sunday afternoon with many friends, family and teachers gathered for the ceremony. All were welcomed and lead in the pledge of allegiance by student Sahand Eftekari. Student speakers Alex Haskins and Emily Gjerde encouraged the...
life / events
June 5, 2014 - 8:39am
June 4, 2014
Seniors shift gears for future
River Falls High School seniors celebrated their last day of school Friday, May 30, with the traditional drive around town, honking and cheering. Relatives and friends lined up on Main Street to take pictures of the excited seniors as they drove by. Several vehicles full of seniors...
life / events
June 4, 2014 - 11:57am
Featured photo: High school graduation
This week's featured photo was taken by Deb Toftness at the River Falls High School's graduation ceremony Sunday, June 1. In the photo, according to Toftness: "Those graduating included Hannah Tulgren (in the glasses). Hannah is River Falls' Grand Royal Ambassador." You...
life / arts and entertainment
June 4, 2014 - 11:06am