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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Next week at this time the streets of River Falls will be taken over by hordes of children dressed-up in costumes, seeking sugary treats. Before Halloween, two local churches will sponsor new events aimed at young families. Starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 545 Apollo Rd., will be hosting a Fall Festival which will be open to the community. The event ends at 7 p.m. Rev.
Customers may have noticed a wide variety of construction work going on at their favorite place to get a Big Mac or a Happy Meal. But while McDonald’s at 1505 Paulson Road on the north end of town may look closed, it continues to be open for business. According to General Manager Elizabeth Van Someren, there may be times that the drive-thru lane is closed, but she says that will only be intermittent. As of last week, construction crews worked on the main entryway, restrooms, back eating area and poured footings for the new 16-foot addition that will extend towards Paulson Road. “We
Passersby may have noticed the multitude of colors and scaffolding along the corner of Main and Maple streets. All of this is leading up to the completion of a wall mural by local artist David Markson. He approached building owner Kent Forsland earlier this year with an idea to add a mural to the wall facing Subway and to continue along Riverwalk. Markson said he knew about money set aside for a mural project through the Business Improvement District (BID) Board.
When one thinks of raising chickens, producing maple syrup, scythe mowing or worm composting, one generally thinks of one word -- difficult. A new Green Skills event being held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, hopes to change that perception. A variety of green classes will be held at the high school, 818 Cemetery Road.
Six-time consecutive state title holder's the River Falls High School Marching Wildcats, will host an at-home field show competition on Sunday, Oct.
Six-year old Riley Bonikowske, a Westside Elementary first grader, visited with the school bus driver, Steve Linehan, who, a day earlier, quickly evacuated students during a school bus fire. Click here for details on the River Falls School District bus fire, Thursday Sept. 19, 2013. See next week's Journal for more on the bus fire.
Forty children were safely evacuated from a River Falls School District bus Thursday morning after the snub-nosed coach caught fire while traveling Falcon Drive, just a few blocks from its destination of Greenwood Elementary School. School officials said driver Steve Linehan stopped his bus on Falcon Drive between Morgan Road and Ninth Street about 8:30 a.m. when he smelled smoke. Students were quickly evacuated as flames erupted and spread.
With long summer days ahead, the Redmond girls, Grace, 12; Ava, 9; and Olivia, 9, were looking for something to keep them busy. With thoughts of others, the girls decided to each complete a leg of a triathlon -- swimming, biking, running -- and raise money for the River Falls Community Food Pantry. Mom, Shelly, said both Ava and Olivia became familiar with the food pantry after doing food drives at Westside Elementary, where they are now fourth graders.
Bacon lovers descended onto downtown River Falls for Sunday’s River Falls Bacon Bash. The event featured a variety of bacon inspired dishes, micro-craft beer, cooking competitions, a pet parade, pig calling competition, pig wing eating competition, kids’ activities, swine “flew” competition and more. See more photos in the Sept. 12 edition of the Journal.
As Homer Simpson says, "Mmm ... bacon," and that's exactly what River Falls Bacon Bash festival goers will be saying this Sunday, Sept. 8. The event that is sure to get the taste buds going will be held in conjunction with the last Car Cruze-In of the season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Elm Street between Main and Second streets. River Falls Chamber of Commerce Marketing Manager Judy Berg says the event will feature a wide variety of pig-inspired activities.