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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Today’s popular construction trend is returning older buildings to their original state. That’s exactly what building owners Dan and Pat Nistler are doing at 127 N. Main St. The Nistlers said the remodel, started in mid-December, includes removing the brick and opening up the original windows, new store front, new flooring and wall coverings. They think renovation will be finished by mid-February and that at least one retail space will be available March 1. The building that sits on the corner of Main and West Maple streets was built in 1948 by Harry Moody.
A message from River Falls School District Superintendent Jamie Benson on Monday, informed parents that public and private schools within the River Falls School District will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 28, due to extreme weather conditions. This closure marks the fifth time that schools have been closed in January. After school activity and program cancellations will be determined sometime later in the day Tuesday.
Public and private school within the River Falls School District are closed Monday, Jan. 27, due to extreme wind chills. The cancellation includes both before and after school activities. The message sent by RFSD Superintendent Jamie Benson, on Sunday morning, said that the cold wind chills are expected to last into Tuesday and that a school cancellation for Tuesday, Jan. 28, will be determined at a later time. Monday’s closing marks the fourth time, this school year that River Falls’ schools have been cancelled.
A phone call from the River Falls School District on Monday late afternoon, stated that classes within the River Falls School District, both public and private, have been canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 7. With rising temps in the afternoon, after school activities can go on as scheduled. The district advises patents or students to contact their coaches to verify if sports activities will be held as opposing teams may choose to cancel games.
An email sent out to parents at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, stated that classes and afterschool activites within the River Falls School District, both public and private, have been canceled for Monday, Jan. 6. The closure is due to the extreme wind chills forecasted for that day.
After being in business since Nov. 2012, That Yarn Shop in River Falls, 104 N Main St., will be closing its doors on Friday, Feb. 28. Store owner Emily Higgins said, in an email to customers, “We've run all the numbers every which way and even did the best case scenario with a space we found with cheaper overhead. Unfortunately, the best case scenario still didn't make any financial sense. I love this place and will miss it greatly, especially all of you who have helped me make this endeavor possible.
This week former River Falls Chamber of Commerce Event and Program Coordinator Nick Carstens surprised his wife, Katie, with a makeover, on the KSTP Channel 5 TV show, Twin Cities Live. According to the email Nick sent to the show, Katie deserved the makeover because she not only allowed a 1970’s themed wedding, but she also allowed her husband to name their first born son, Karsten Carstens.
While many teenagers are worried about makeup, text messaging and boys, three River Falls girls are focused on baking, blankets and giving to others. In 2012 Kylee Strehlau, 13, Hannah Plummer, 13, and Kaytlynn Plummer, 14, decided to take their desire to help others and created their own organization called Scones of Love. Kaytlynn said that she’s always liked to bake and help people.
As a member of the school safety patrol, fifth grade students are trained to help those in need. Never was the need so real as on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct.
Westside Elementary third grade teacher Lori Rosenow suffered a medical emergency yesterday before the end of the school day on Thursday, Oct. 31. According to River Falls School District Superintendent Jamie Benson, Rosenow was taken by ambulance from her Westside classroom to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Benson said that as of Thursday evening she was conscious and receiving excellent medical care. He said that her husband and family have asked for privacy at this time.