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Missing Dunn County man found dead in Glen Lake
Pride needed to transform school ‘eyesore’
No interest home repair loans available
Police Beat: Saturday evening, erratic driver claims he was looking for teachers
crime and courts
Hudson boys, River Falls girls win BRC track titles
Wildside: Catching crafty crappies
DNR Secretary’s Award goes to conservation leader ‘Buck’ Malick
Wildside: It's finally spring again
City and school pitch in for Arbor Day
Featured photos: Orioles
682 receive degrees during UWRF ceremonies
Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days are June 6, 7
St. Croix Valley Shrine Club presents check to hospital
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/21/15 Food Service Advisory Council Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 5/27/15 Public Hearing - Master Parks Plan
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 5/28/15 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2014 Annual Water Quality Report Available
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 5/26/15 Council Meeting Agenda
Marilyn A. Motl, 85
Florence Soares, 97
Virginia Rodli, 101
Louellyn Wilma Reiss Nestingen
David L. Boles, 65
Day's Gone By: Bucket Brigades
Days Gone By: Glen Park and a request from a reader
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March 18, 2010
Pinewood Derby set March 27
Local River Falls Cub Scouts will take part in an annual Pinewood Derby Care Race at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, in the Westside Elementary School gym. Scouts will arrive at 10 a.m. for an official weigh-in of their hand-made wooden cars, then compete in the race with friends and...
events / life
March 18, 2010 - 11:40am
December 30, 2009
Editorial: Westside School project a model for U.S. foreign policy
As President Obama and Congress prepare to send 30,000 more American troops to fight Al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan,...
opinion / editorials
December 30, 2009 - 7:58am
September 4, 2009
Joy to her world
She may be a few years older -- well, OK, 40 years older -- but secretary Joyce Walen says the thrill of Day One at school is the same as when Westside Elementary opened in September 1970. "What started as a job has become a passion," she says with her usual exuberance. The 61-year-old...
September 4, 2009 - 10:55am
February 5, 2009
Did Westside sprout a Nobel Prize?
A Nobel Peace Prize for Greg Mortenson? Jerene Mortenson, Westside Elementary principal (1986-98), brushed aside the notion. She put her son's...
news / education
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
November 24, 2008
Little kids on a big mission
Seven thousand five hundred dollars is a lot of money for a group of children to raise. But that formidable amount isn't stopping 25 enthusiastic Westside Elementary School children from trying. For the last few weeks, the school's kindergarten through fifth-grade special needs...
November 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 8, 2008
Add her to the list of Sen. Kohl's 'fellows'
"It was really touching and I was very appreciative of it," says Westside Elementary School teacher Jayne Hoffman about how she felt when reading some surprising news last fall. Hoffman, who teaches a mixed class of second- and third-graders, learned by mail she had been nominated...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Westside Elementary School fourth-grader Kelly Hirsch performs a one-handed cartwheel during a visit to UW-River Falls' Knowles Center as part of the Movin' and Munchin' Program Friday afternoon. UW-RF health and human performance professor and track and field coach Martha Brennan,...
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am