Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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We had one in April, another in May and we are set for one more in June, and that's all -- before the big one in November -- elections are everywhere. With all these elections comes the barrage of political ads -- some claiming that their candidate is the best choice for a handful of reasons. Others pointing out all the reasons not to vote for their opponent. Trying to make sense of all the political ads and claims may seem overwhelming, but there's help. The River Falls Public Library is hosting a Fact Check 101 workshop at p.m.
Dozens of residents and college students took to Main Street on Thursday, April 26 for Take Back the Night 2012. Their message was clear - sexual violence is not okay. Typically a crime of silence, with 97% of rapists, never being prosecuted, Take Back the Night is a way to say "You are not alone and we, as a community, don't accept this violence." Ralliers were encouraged to make t-shirts and signs. During the night there was live music, speeches and food donated by local restaurants.
After a successful first play in September 2011, The WayWord Company Players are set to premier their second show - a musical on April 27, 28 and 29 at Meyer Middle School Their new production, named "CELLebration," is about the lengths one would go for religious faith. According to one of the founding members Dan Vesta, the story is about two unlikely best friends - one, a pastor's daughter, and one who is not interested in church.
Math is one of those subjects that challenges many of us.
With spring upon us, it's time for the annual ritual of spring cleaning.
Bikini season is just around the corner and most of us are looking upon it with dread.
Since 2008 parishioners of the First Covenant Church in River Falls have made trips to the Cayambe district of Ecuador. The 12-member group returned to the "not on a map" area for a fourth time March 12-22.
No matter what the state of the economy, financial literacy is an important skill to have --from budgeting your incoming money to seeking employment and balancing a checkbook. A Westside Elementary School program strives to teach students in 4th and 5th grade about business and economics. BizTown, a volunteer-run Junior Achievement (JA) capstone program, consists of 19 lessons that culminate in a field trip to Maplewood, Minn., to run a "town." Westside Principal Rita Humbert brought the idea of the program with her from her previous school when she was hired in River Falls two years ago.
Beginning in Fall 2012, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will serve as the lead institution for an 'Experience China' semester study abroad academic program open to students throughout the University of Wisconsin - System and beyond. The program is based on the UWRF led 'Wisconsin in Scotland' program in which a group of students resides as an international learning community, in a manor house in Dalkeith, Scotland.
Modern design, green building and an 1890s grandfather clock -- all features of City Hall. Many customers have noticed the antique and have asked about its story. "It's become a real topic of conversation," said Angie Bond, River Falls Municipal Utilities customer service representative. "People ask how old it is, who C.F. Winter is and comment on how beautiful it is. "People say, 'It looks like it is meant to be where it is.'" First built in the 1890s, the seven-foot clock is believed to have been bought by C.F. Winter, who owned a jewelry store on South Main Street.