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There may not be many more chances to hear about the volatile and sometimes violent civil rights movement of the 1960s from someone who was actually there – someone who was not afraid to stand up to the KKK in Greensboro, N.C., in a county that at the time advertised itself as “Klan Country.” According to the press release, “The Grand Dragon shook her (Julie Coates Daves) and threatened to get her.” After that, she required police protection. River Falls resident, Draves, a veteran of the rallies and marches of that decade, will be at the River Falls Public Library on Wednesday, Feb.
This week's featured photo shows the community's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast, held Monday, Jan. 19, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. The photo was taken by Cheryl Maplethorpe. See more on the MLK Jr. breakfast here . You could see your photo featured on the River Falls Journal website.
Visitors to the River Falls Chamber of Commerce's Annual Award Dinner will come to the UW-River Falls University Center Ballroom dressed to the nines in big hats or bow ties from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. At the dinner, the chamber will recognize individuals and businesses who have gone above and beyond during 2014. They were nominated by their peers because of their contributions to the community. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 23. For more information, visit www.rfchamber.com , or call 715-425-2533.
Anyone in the community can learn to save a life at a free community suicide prevention training tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 21. Hosted by the River Falls American Legion Post 121, 701 N. Main St., anyone interested can attend the training led by the Suicide Prevention Task Force of St. Croix County. St.
The harmony and chorus singing groups, Croix Chordsmen and Vallee de Croix Sweet Adelines, will be dispatching its members on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, to deliver singing Valentines to sweethearts throughout western Wisconsin and the St. Croix Valley. For $40, the quartets travel to the office, classroom, restaurant, home, retirement center or party to perform a serenade and present the honored person with a rose, box of candy, personalized card and photo of the event.
Parents who wish to choose the public school district their children will attend next school year (2015-16) face an important application window of Feb. 2 to April 30. State law...
Wisconsin and Minnesota teenagers with an interest in math and science can explore engineering when they attend a weeklong summer camp on the UW-River Falls campus.
HUDSON -- Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applicants for appointment to the St. Croix County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace St. Croix County Judge Howard W. Cameron, who is resigning effective March 4. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2016. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a resume not exceeding two pages, a list of three or four references and two writing samples. Judicial application forms are on the website: www.walker.wi.gov .
As part of the River Falls Public Library’s NASA program, UW-River Falls Physics Professor Eileen Korenic will be speaking on how America went to the moon and beyond. Korenic will recount the fascinating story of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Cold War success in beating the Russians to the moon, the ensuing partnership to build the Space Station, and the next steps for mankind as NASA sets it sights on Mars. Korenic’s talk is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the library’s lower level community room. The event is free and open to the public.
To share your River Falls area events with the Journal, please email reporters Gretta Stark at email@example.com or Deb Eliason at firstname.lastname@example.org . This week in River Falls: Friday: Falls Theatre: American Sniper at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com . Library lower level: NASA EXHIBIT: VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY will run through Feb. 1, 2015.