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River Falls Journal
Her Main Street studio is a childhood dream come true
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
Hoberg: He served country and kept on and on serving
Major construction shows commitment
Family of 4 pays estimated $25K for health care; UW 'jobs for life' back under fire; voting laws to stand in August; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Klimpke breaks 49 year-old long jump mark
Wild Side: It's hard to be a bee in Wisconsin
Kayaking the Kinnickinnic
Fly Fishing Clinic set for June 4
Walk with a doc, Dr. Miller that is, and improve your health
Legion's resurgence: Come out for Memorial Day in River Falls
Weekend Happenings: May 27-29
'Going for the Gold at the Pierce County Fair' this year’s theme
St. Croix Valley Foundation Leaders Forum: building dementia-friendly communities
Featured photo: Baby birds
arts and entertainment
Janet Elizabeth (Thomas) Quinn, 75
Harry T. Mark, 88
John Howard, Sr., 89
Michael D. Mohs, 78
Jerome A. Donatell, 72
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Featured column: As I See It: Connect the dots: Go green, go sidewalks
Featured column: Superintendent's Corner: Educator shortage is a growing concern and impossible to ignore
Real Estate Showcase
May 22, 2013
Legion honors veterans on behalf of grateful nation
An honor celebration held May 15 at Kinnic Health and Rehab spotlighted the service of seven veterans living there. Each received a certificate...
health / events
May 22, 2013 - 11:37am
May 20, 2013
Veteran volunteer advocates troop support
River Falls resident and 21-year military veteran Bret VanBlaircom visited the April 23 City Council meeting to offer thanks to the city for...
May 20, 2013 - 10:04am
May 16, 2013
Lawmakers vote to forgive fallen soldiers' taxes
The Wisconsin Senate and Assembly have both voted unanimously to forgive state income taxes for military troops killed in combat. The approval came after the father of a Dodge County soldier killed in Afghanistan said he was shocked that the state would not forgive his son's taxes...
May 16, 2013 - 11:38am
May 14, 2013
Lowered flag honors fallen peace officers
The President of the United States and the Governor of Wisconsin have proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 12-18 as Police...
May 14, 2013 - 8:56am
April 12, 2013
Honoring the fallen: Blood, sweat and tears
Anyone knows that running a marathon is grueling, but imagine going up a mountain, through a sand pit in full Army combat gear, all while hauling...
sports / News
April 12, 2013 - 9:00am
March 1, 2013
Movie shows Honor Flight for Wisconsin vets
Honor Flight is a documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime....
March 1, 2013 - 12:46pm
February 27, 2013
New Legion commander advocates humble service, continued traditions
As the community mourned its late local American Legion commander, Ed Miller, many wondered or asked: Who next will lead the local Fletcher-Pechacek...
February 27, 2013 - 11:36am
January 28, 2013
Rest in peace, Ed Miller
Several sources, including River Falls' American Legion Fletcher Pechacek Post 121, confirm that Ed Miller died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. The Legion...
January 28, 2013 - 9:44am
January 18, 2013
Chippewa veterans' home opens
Wisconsin's third state-run nursing home for veterans was dedicated the afternoon of Jan. 17 in Chippewa Falls. Governor Scott Walker and state Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos appeared at the the ceremony. It took a year-and-a-half to build the $20 million facility, which...
health / business / government
January 18, 2013 - 10:02am
January 14, 2013
War stories wanted; local, national efforts run on parallel track
A small news tip to the Journal led to a discovery: The American Legion wants veterans' war stories. Legion Commander Ed Miller and member...
January 14, 2013 - 10:16am
December 28, 2012
Bond set for husband accused of murdering wife
A $1 million cash bond was set the afternoon of Dec. 27 for Benjamin Sebena, the Iraq War veteran accused of killing his wife, Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena. The 30-year-old Benjamin, of Menomonee Falls, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide. He's due back...
December 28, 2012 - 10:18am
December 21, 2012
WWII POW left for dead, then rescued; he survived, married, moved to River Falls
By autumn 1944, German leader Adolf Hitler's options were numbered. The Allies continued their march east toward Berlin. Hitler needed to try...
December 21, 2012 - 9:48am
December 20, 2012
Business decorates military family's home
Bridget Relander cried when she got the phone call from Melissa "Missy" Crayford of Christmas Décor telling Relander that her family had been...
December 20, 2012 - 9:42am
December 14, 2012
Lowered flag honors fire chief
Governor Scott Walker issued an executive order for American flags at state facilities to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday,...
December 14, 2012 - 2:51pm
December 7, 2012
State budget to include more veterans-home nurses
Governor Scott Walker said Thursday, Dec. 6, that his next state budget package will include 25 more full-time nurses at the state Veterans Home in Waupaca County, as well as 58 certified nursing assistants. The Veterans' Affairs Department asked for the additional staffers, after...
government / health
December 7, 2012 - 12:15pm