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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On Thursday afternoon, the carnival and food tents were being set-up in the area of Second and Locust streets and Second and Spring streets for the annual River Falls Days celebration.
Below is a partial listing of events for River Falls Days, held July 11-14. A complete schedule of events and registration forms can be found at the chamber website, www.rfchamber.com , click on "River Falls Days." Printed event schedules will be available in the upcoming Buyer's Guide and next week's Journal. For more information about River Falls Days -- July 11-14 -- call the chamber office at 715-425-2533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, July 11 --The crowning of the 2013 River Falls Royal Ambassadors at 7 p.m. at the River Falls High School.
When River Falls Days kicks at the end of the week, an army of volunteers will descend to make the event run smoothly. Heading up all those volunteers will be the Linehan family, Steve and Patsy, along with their adult children, Tina, Alan and his wife Amanda, and Tony, all of whom live in the River Falls area. Patsy and Steve said that they first started volunteering for River Falls Days in the downtown area in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Time to gather the blankets and lawn chairs and stake out your place for the annual River Falls Days parade as part of the River Falls Days, Homegrown Life on the Kinni, festivities held Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14.
River Falls residents have spoken and the best burger in town title goes to...Lazy River Bar and Grill, 115 W Walnut St. The burger battle, which benefited the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pierce County/River Falls, featured eight competing restaurants: Bo's 'N Mine, Coach's Bar and Grill, Copper Kettle of River Falls, Junior's Bar and Restaurant, Lazy River Bar and Grill, Mainstreeter Bar and Grill, South Fork Café and West Wind Supper Club.
After 40 years educating the next generation, River Falls High School principal, Elaine Baumann, is set to retire June 30. Baumann said she's seen it become increasingly harder to do things she wants to do and keep up with the demands of work. RFHS Principal for the last 11 years (2002-2013), Baumann said that she's thought about retirement for a while and found herself wishing she could do "this and that." Baumann said that she did not want to wait to retire until her health was poor and she couldn't do the things she wanted to do. The 62-year old River Falls native started her teaching c
The journalism bug came early for the new River Falls Journal and Hudson Star-Observer intern, Rebecca Rudolph. As a child, Rudolph started a family newspaper. Rudolph said that she would write stories about her family, mom, Julie; dad, Wade; and 20-year old little brother, Patrick, who is a Criminal Justice major at UW-Eau Claire.
Summer has arrived and the Glen Park pool has been filled with water, waiting for the first swimmers to dip their toes in. City of River Falls Parks and Recreation Coordinator Cindi Danke said the pool will officially open to the public at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 -- school groups will use the pool on June 6,7 and 10. She went on to say that the 76-year old pool is filled before the start of the season to make sure that everything is working properly. Though, Danke did comment, "They built things to last back then." The pool will open full-time on Tuesday, June 11.
With their long flowing manes and tails and their tall dark physique, Friesian horses cast a striking presence. With their powerful structure, Friesians make the perfect horse to drive a carriage -- which happens to be one of the many services that Oak Hill Stables, N10962 840th Avenue, offers. Co-owner Shannon Hansell says that the carriage rides, which were offered at West Wind Supper Club and Junior's Bar and Grill on Mother's Day, are great for weddings and corporate and community events. Hansell said she loves doing things within the neighborhood (River Falls) and hopes to do more carr
After opening her business in October 2011 Lewann Babler recently moved Necessary Therapeutics Massage & Bodyworks to a new location, 214 N.