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TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/21/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
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TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/21/17 Planning Commission Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/21/17 Regular Board Meeting
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March 24, 2011
Letter: Special interests back Harsdorf, not other way around
I recently received a robocall from an organization called "The American Federation for Children." The recording informed me that special interest groups are trying to recall Sheila Harsdorf because she thinks that public workers should contribute to their pensions, and that I should...
March 24, 2011 - 8:39am
March 18, 2011
Letter: Town chair has unfair advantage
Kinnickinnic residents received a mailing last week that appears to function as a campaign flyer for our current town chair, Roger VanBeek.
March 18, 2011 - 9:33am
March 11, 2011
Letter: Don't dismantle our great school system
I look to the future under Gov. Walker and I see a great dumbing-down of Wisconsin and the loss of our distinct competitive advantage -- the quality of our schools. I am scared to see the result of Walker's divisive, ineffective leadership and the absence of the investment in quality...
March 11, 2011 - 1:43pm
Letter: Public workers have warped view of their plight
I found it hard to grasp the depth of angst being expressed by budget repair bill protestors until I read Lesley Williams' letter in last week's Journal. She related how her feet got cold as she watched Lincoln Day Dinner attendees arrive at Kilkarney. She saw a Lincoln Navigator...
March 11, 2011 - 12:30pm
February 10, 2011
Letter: Roads, taxes all handled wrong
On Nov. 9, Kinnickinnic citizens defeated the Town Board 's resolution to increase the tax levy by 46.7%. Taxes would have increased from $383,143 to $529,835. $320,000 of the 2010 budget was for roads, which is 84% of our town's tax levy. This was also 25% to 300% greater than...
February 10, 2011 - 5:57am
Letter: Not extravagant but well reasoned
Before making a decision about the April River Falls School District referendum, we encourage you to take time to learn about it. Many community members spent long hours reviewing the needs of our district and coming up with only those items most in need of addressing, from serious...
February 10, 2011 - 5:00am
February 7, 2011
Town chairman cleared of ethical violations
Kinnickinnic's Town attorny Bob Loberg found that accusations of ethical lapses by Town Board Chairman Roger VanBeek were unfounded. The issue was discussed at the Town Board's Feb. 1 meeting. Board members say the matter is now closed. The accusations against VanBeek were made by...
February 7, 2011 - 9:50am
January 27, 2011
Letter: School referendum will pay off
Many of you have heard of the April 5 Vote for Solutions for Schools Referendum. You can learn more and attend one of the five informational forums planned in the weeks ahead. Having attended an early forum meeting, I believe you will find what the referendum includes is all practical...
January 27, 2011 - 8:56am
January 20, 2011
Letter: Don't sidetrack this investigation
It was disappointing to read that Kinnickinnic Town Chair Roger VanBeek suggested investigating his political opponent. It is VanBeek, not Gordon Awsumb, who participated in the conduct now under scrutiny: VanBeek working for a company that has been awarded town road contracts, contracts...
January 20, 2011 - 9:32am
January 10, 2011
Town chair accused of ethical lapses by his political opponent
In a letter to the Kinnickinnic Town Board and its attorney, town resident Gordon Awsumb outlined what he views as ethical violations by Town Chairman Roger VanBeek. Adding to the drama: Awsumb is now a candidate who will run for VanBeek's chair position in the spring election. The...
January 10, 2011 - 10:27am
December 30, 2010
Letter: Caring, sharing people
Many thanks to the people of the River Falls area for their generous donations to the Christmas Gift Shop for Hospitalized Veterans at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center. Also, many thanks to Freeman Drug for the use of the window and all its help. The response...
December 30, 2010 - 9:18am
December 29, 2010
Census offers look at RF area, state population
Census data released Dec. 21 confirms that Wisconsin will keep all its congressional seats in the U.S. House and that its population has grown...
December 29, 2010 - 9:53am
December 2, 2010
You can register now as a local candidate
Voting again may seem like a long way off, but registration is underway for the spring elections held in April. There is already one confirmed new candidate running for two available seats on the school board. Should you choose to become a school board candidate, stop in at the district's...
December 2, 2010 - 1:34pm
November 19, 2010
Letter: Generous giving
Recently the Knights of Columbus purchased movie tickets to be given to the kids that are involved as altar servers at St. Bridget Parish. The Knights would like to thank the Falls Theatre for these tickets, and its past support of KC youth activities. The Falls Theatre showed generosity...
November 19, 2010 - 8:40am
Letter: Says his town board is 'out of touch'
Kinnickinnic voters at the special town meeting Nov. 7 demonstrated to the Town Board how out of touch with reality was the board's proposition to raise taxes. The 181-4 vote denied raising the tax levy by 46.7% to support a 151% increase in the budget. After the resounding defeat...
November 19, 2010 - 8:36am