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River Falls Journal
Police Beat: Man can’t stop begging, Why can’t I go back to Johnnie’s?
Back to school supply drive
Investigation preceded county official’s resignation
Pranks in the River Falls School District: The sky is no longer the limit
Toddler drowns in rural Prescott
crime and courts
436 compete at Border Crossing race in River Falls
No clubs needed for this golf game
River Falls Legion team stays unbeaten at state, plays Friday night
State title for Legion juniors, beat Beaver Dam for championship
Kids fishing event held July 25 at Lake Mallalieu
Weekend Happenings: July 31 – Aug.2
Shakespeare in the park coming soon
Walkers to honor those who have suffered personal losses
Kids meet 'Local Heroes' at Library
Featured photo: Directions to the moon
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 8/11/15 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/10/15 Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting
Town of Pleasant Valley Monthly Board Meeting Notice - Aug. 11
TOWN OF TROY: 8/13/15 Town Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 8/12/15 Historic Preservation Comm. Meeting
Lorraine E. Swanson, 91
Virginia Marie Madsen, 90
Michael P. Wrase, 60
Barbara M. Avise, 69
Jean Hansen, 91
Days Gone By: Flourishing local brickyard burned in July of 1889
Days Gone By: Battle between ‘wets’ and ‘drys’ raged on and on
Featured guest column: Want to park in my driveway? Bring change
Days Gone By: 1888 saw the rise of temperance groups and the fall of saloons in the city
Letters to Editor
January 7, 2010
Letter: Drop outlandish, strive for credibility
Joshua Shelton-Davies regaled and delighted us with his own biting -- yet to be fair -- entertaining letter last week (10 points to Josh). It's amazing the cunning lengths Mr. Davies went to in making his own opinion letter entertaining, while chastising others for using creative...
January 7, 2010 - 12:53pm
Letter: Don't compare nuclear devastation to global warming
There seems to be a great disconnect with reality for many in America. I can't come to any other conclusion after reading one of the letters recently in the Journal. The statement was made that "we are cooking the planet, and all the models predict far worse destruction on our planet...
January 7, 2010 - 12:51pm
Letter: Nothing to do but pass on local gas
Why are River Falls gas stations always higher than surrounding towns, always first to go up and last to come down? They say there is no collusion in the gas industry, so why do local stations go up and down by the same amounts, at the same time and charge the same prices? Why...
January 7, 2010 - 12:50pm
Letter: Homeowners can't afford school taxes
The River Falls school board has again demonstrated its irresponsibility by increasing the school levy via the property tax by 18.9% Apparently it does not care that we are in the midst of a recession where many people are seeing their incomes diminish. Home ownership is becoming...
opinion / government
January 7, 2010 - 12:24pm
December 11, 2009
Letter: Such kindness!
As an employee at the River Falls Public Library, I was astounded by the kindness of a stranger. Recently, St. Bridget's Elementary School came to the library. I informed the teacher that most of the children had accrued fines. The stranger was impressed by the good behavior displayed...
December 11, 2009 - 1:46am
Letter: Cheers for views of this outdoor columnist
I applaud Dan Wilcox's sane and level-headed column, "Global climate change is not a myth." Mr. Wilcox usefully reminds us not only of the seriousness of the problem of climate change, but also of the validity of the scientific consensus that, until recently, was generally held...
December 11, 2009 - 1:45am
Letter: Without finals, students lose out
As a River Falls High School graduate in 2009, I have come to realize I am at a disadvantage with the people I surround myself with at the UW-La Crosse. Entering the college world the first day of classes I read through each class syllabus. Each professor ended the class by stressing...
December 11, 2009 - 1:45am
Letter: Cartoon offensive to sheriff, law enforcement
Last week's cartoon depicting a conversation between a deputy and the St. Croix County Sheriff was a cheap shot and disrespectful of law enforcement personnel. These professionals put their lives on the line every day, even when off duty, to protect us.
December 11, 2009 - 1:43am
December 10, 2009
Letter: Wait to see the lights
Editor's Note: The Pechacek family's Christmas display was badly damaged in the winter storm that raged through the area earlier this week. They are working on repairs and hope to have the lights and displays ready for viewing by Dec. 18 The holiday season is here with many things...
December 10, 2009 - 9:35am
December 3, 2009
Letter: Global warming: The truth is barely emerging
Newsweek magazine recently published an article that highlighted everyone's favorite global warming prophet, Al Gore. For those people still disillusioned into believing that humans are destroying the planet, the article presented positive findings showing that CO2 emissions are...
December 3, 2009 - 12:30pm
November 27, 2009
Letter: Mammograms: Don't wait!
I am writing in response to the recent announcement by The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) stating that it is changing its guidelines for mammography and no longer recommends routine screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49. This is unsettling to me....
November 27, 2009 - 1:27am
Letter: Many troops will get Christmas trees
The St. Croix-Chequamegon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) thanks River Falls Masonic Lodge 109 for its generous contribution to the Trees From Home program. The Trees From Home program sends Wisconsin servicemen and women a fully decorated 12-inch artificial tree,...
November 27, 2009 - 1:26am
Letter: Great schools? Yes, just visit River Falls
We would like to thank our granddaughters, Emily and Grace Heil, for inviting us to Greenwood Elementary School's Veterans Day concert held at the middle school. It was very enjoyable and had a patriotic theme which Grandpa, a veteran, appreciated. The music teacher, Ms. Lyons,...
November 27, 2009 - 1:23am
November 20, 2009
Letter: Farm group hides corporate socialism
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has started a propaganda campaign called, "Don't CAP Our Future." Its goal is to derail climate-change legislation. It says the climate legislation in Congress would drive food prices so high, only bailed-out Wall Street bankers afford...
opinion / politics
November 20, 2009 - 1:38am
Letter: Much appreciated
Thanks to the River Falls students and staff for all of the work they put into making Veterans Day such a special event. I would also like to thank the public for their attendance at the program which was held at Meyer Middle School. It is so good to see the citizens of this fine...
November 20, 2009 - 1:33am