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Pierce County Sheriff's blotter: Long hair caused bad driving; Money taken from bar till
Wisconsin roundup: Military embellisher resigns; golf cart death; bomb threat; more state news stories
Man convicted in St. Croix County of eighth OWI
Connected in a big way: Hastings grad leads UW-River Falls student body
Pursuit suspect charged in Deer Park burglary
crime and courts
WIAA Girls Soccer: Wildcats fall in state semifinal
RF Days Bench Press July 15
Girls Soccer: Wildcats earn their overnighter
Eisinger to compete at rodeo nationals
WIAA Soccer: Wildcats earn trip to state
Local American Legion Post sets membership record
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids- 2018 Heritage Park & Trail Paving
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/18/18 Board of Education Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/18/18 Finance & Facilities Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 6/18/18 Utility Advisory Board Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 6/20/18 Plan Commission Meeting
RF grad finds success in self-employment
When Community is Family
Small Business Development Center receives statewide honor
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home thanks River Falls American Legion Post 121
Counselor offers healing and support for addiction
Place a Business Announcement
Nicholas James Karolides
Philip Jon Foster
Keith A. Voiles
Alexis Van Nurden
Rich O'Connor- April 3rd
Letters to the editor: Stop the hatred; Please skip the circus!
Viewpoint: Borne in a crossfire hurricane
Letters to the editor: Legion Auxiliary thanks you; Scenic, yes. Natural? No
From this Perch column: Blue plus red = purple
Out in Leftfield column: Community counsel
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June 2, 2018
Woodworking column: Swimmin' holes make my flesh crawl
Oh! The old swimmin' hole! When I last saw the place, the scene had all changed, like the change in my face.—James Whitcomb Riley The summer is upon us and such balderdash by Riley will no doubt stir memories in the souls of many former kids. Not me. Talks about old swimming...
June 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 19, 2018
Woodworking column: Salary inequities seem endless
Call me snoopy but I can't resist finding out how much people earn for what they do. Back in the Dark Ages, my college roommates and I waited for the Wisconsin employees state salary findings, which were published in the college newspaper every year. We didn't care how much Gov....
May 19, 2018 - 9:48am
May 13, 2018
Woodworking column: Bacon in all of its forms
"BACON MAKES BETTER LOVERS"—seen on a seed corn cap in River Falls That's right. Not Sir Francis, the renowned 17th century essayist thought by some to have written the works of Shakespeare, but just plain bacon, the pork product striated with fat and lean, sliced thin or extra...
May 13, 2018 - 11:00am
May 6, 2018
Woodworking column: A few gripes to air, starting with snow
Gentle reader, I'm writing this story two weeks from the appearance of this column. I'm up to my armpits in snow and have lots of gripes to unload. First, I'm disappointed that Mother Nature has finessed me once again. My B.W. and I spent big bucks to stay in Florida through all...
May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
April 29, 2018
Woodworking column: A rose, or college, by any other name
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," said Romeo Montague in William Shakespeare's immortal play. "A rose by any other name WOULDN'T NECESSARILY smell as sweet," says I, the Bard of Walnut. Think about it. If the name Spangler Arlington Brugh would smell as sweet as Robert...
April 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 22, 2018
Woodworking column: Long live the 4th Estate!
I recently returned from two months in Sarasota, where I spent most of my time at the swimming pool, chatting with other oldtimers, most of whom know that I'm a retired journalist. To hear them tell it journalism as we know it is heading for a final crisis and within a week or so...
April 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
April 14, 2018
Woodworking column: Missed my first deadline
Half a century ago, I worked as a bartender in the elegant old Hotel Eau Claire. Business was slow late at night and so I looked forward to having John, the assistant night manager, drop by to talk about life. He was elderly, stooped and had worked for the Boss Chain, an Iowa corporation,...
April 14, 2018 - 5:43pm
March 31, 2018
Woodworking column: A tale of two courses
"It was the worst of times; it was the best of times" to paraphrase Charles Dickens. The last story I'll write this year about Sarasota began when my Beautiful Wife, the well-dressed Doyen of Walnut Street, decided she needed a few golf lessons, so she could impress her brother when...
March 31, 2018 - 11:53am
March 25, 2018
Woodworking column: Why we choose Sarasota
Folks often ask us, "Why do you go to the same town every time you take a winter trip? Why is it always Sarasota?" First off it's because familiarity does not breed contempt. That's especially true if you're heading into your ninth decade on the planet—when you're done with...
March 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 18, 2018
Woodworking column: Caveat Emptor
"Caveat Emptor" is a saying from old Rome. It's a clever old saw that means "Let the buyer beware!" I've always liked the line because it's so cool, but I've never paid any attention to it. But it's another lesson that Florida is teaching us.
March 18, 2018 - 1:55pm
March 10, 2018
Woodworking column: How best to serve corned beef?
It's time here in Sarasota to celebrate St. Paddy's Day. We're not Irish, so we now feel perfectly safe serving our guests corned beef. Formerly we felt guilty because we thought we were faking our Irishness by serving it on the 17th. Then we learned (by wasting hours of time watching...
March 10, 2018 - 1:34pm
March 4, 2018
Woodworking column: Tips for traveling
What my Beautiful Wife and I learned on our 1,800-mile trip to Village des Pins, a resort in Florida: We learned that my grandma was right when she repeatedly averred that "All fools aren't dead." We figured that out on our seemingly endless journey through the Land of Lincoln, the...
March 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
February 24, 2018
Woodworking column: Farmers have good reason to whine
I've already written about my father's favorite farmer stories, about the three dogs who met in Whitehall every Wednesday. At noon they got hungry. One dog, just out of Waupun State Prison suggested that they steal a steak from Carl Schaefer's Butcher Shop. The farm dog said, "Nah,...
February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
February 17, 2018
Woodworking column: Talk of the Town: 93 years of the New Yorker
Magazines come and go as tastes and demographics change. My great-grandmother subscribed to Scribner's, a muckraking magazine from the bad old days, her son Jim took Scientific American, which bore no resemblance to today's ultra-scientific version. When I was a kid, our family read...
February 17, 2018 - 11:11am
February 10, 2018
Woodworking column: Living happily, or unhappily, ever after
Next week is Valentine's Day, so it seems fitting to call up some love affairs that bear remembering. Years back, my boss sent me to a small town in southeastern Minnesota, so insignificant that the State Farm insurance agent told me "this town is so small, if 'Gone with the Wind'...
February 10, 2018 - 12:00pm