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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With the closing of the YMCA, people have been scrambling to find a place to work out. River Falls has numerous options, but many lack childcare. Fitness Influence, owned by Heather Flock of Beldenville, hopes her program can fill the gap. Operating in Ellsworth at 2703 Morse St. since 2010, Fitness Influence has just recently made the move to River Falls. Three weeks ago Flock started offering multiple fitness classes at Victory Wrestling School, 125 ½ N Main St., owned by Kevin Black. Flock, a mother of two, started Fitness Influence out of her home in 2004.
Bob Berning Ministries will be holding a Dunamis Healing Conference on May 18 and 19. The conference will feature the founder and president of Expected End Ministries, Katie Souza. According to Berning, Souza, an ex-felon, was visited by the Lord while incarcerated. With God's help, she was able to overcome adversity. Souza used her time in prison to let the Lord into her life and started to write a book about her experience.
The River Falls Garden Club held its annual plant sale Saturday at the Armory, selling a mix of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. There were also patio pots and hanging planters of various annuals. Many of the plants came from the UW River Falls Floriculture Production and Management Course.
Teenage angst, teenage rebellion -- just a few of the phrases used when describing those turbulent teen years.
Students at Rocky Branch Elementary School took to the playground on the afternoon of Friday, May 11, and broke out into a flash mob dance. As part of the character education initiative, students have been practicing all year long for their big show to celebrate all they have learned.
LA CROSSE -- With over 70 submissions, 2011 River Falls High School graduate Michael Wolff had the odds stacked against him.
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.