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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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.
When the 2012-13 school year comes to a close, many familiar faces will be saying farewell. The following teachers, administrators and staff have decided that after many years of service to the district, it is time to hang up the ruler and retire. The nine retirees spoke of their most profound moments and their retirement plans. Mary Babler, Rocky Branch Elementary Head Cook, 22 years The best part of my years with the school district was meeting the children as they entered kindergarten and watching them grow into fine young adults.
Baseball, America's pastime, gets another boost in River Falls with the May 18 opening of Field of Dreams Indoor Sports & Batting Cages, LLC, 125 1/2 N. Main Street. Billed on its website as "an indoor, year-round baseball/softball facility," Field of Dreams' purpose is to "...develop and enrich batting, pitching, fielding and catching skills in baseball and softball enthusiasts of all ages in the St.
A new group, Women's Prosperity Network (WPN), is organizing in River Falls to give support to women in all areas of their lives. Peggy Lee Hanson, founder of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC., will lead the River Falls group. According to Hanson, WPN is a "community for women to share their experiences and to grow professionally and personally." The WPN website, www.WPNglobal.net , says, "WPN provides a community filled with business development tools, self-mastery resources, and is designed to develop trusted connections." Hanson said she became associated with WPN, which started in 2008
After 31 years of ownership, Dick and Carol Rinehart, proprietors of Dick's Fresh Market, 1121 S Main St., and Dick's Hometown Liquor, 1141 S Main St., say "it's time" to move on. The Rineharts' children Doug (son) and Katie Rinehart, and Brian and Lisa (daughter) Weiss, will take over Dick's Fresh Market. Michelle Rinehart (daughter) and her husband Kurt Lake will take over Dick's Hometown Liquor.