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A giant map dominates the wall in Jon Chiglo's office at the recently opened St. Croix Crossing headquarters in Stillwater, Minn. The map shows the details of a huge excavation and construction project that will transform the local landscape over the next four years. After decades of planning and political challenges, this summer marks the beginning of the actual work on the approaches and new bridge between Houlton and Oak Park Heights, Minn.
The River Falls Chamber of Commerce ambassadors welcomed Boots ‘N Spurs, 1025 South Main Street Suite 450 as new business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. … Archive Material - Subscription...
On Tuesday, June 11, members of the FORWARD Foundation presented 10 grants, totaling $10,000, to teachers within the River Falls School District. The following grants were awarded: --Jenny Hannack and Kim Quayle: $1,500 to design and build solar cars with their fifth grade students to provide hands on learning on solar energy --Chuck Easton: $1,500 to help with the Farm to School initiative to bring fresh, local foods into the school cafeterias.
The River Falls High School varsity volleyball team is looking for girls entering grades K-6 in the fall to serve as ball girls next season at Wildcat home matches. Ball girls will be participating in every home match by working the sidelines throughout each game and sitting in a special cheering section.
On Sunday, June 30, the River Falls Youth Hockey Association is hosting a variety show at the River Falls High School Auditorium at 3 p.m. The show will include the magic of Charles and the Lady, Dancing Gauchos, circus acts, clowns, musical revues and more. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Tickets will be on sale at the gate one hour before the show. Proceeds will benefit the youth hockey association. River Falls High School is located at 818 Cemetery Rd.
The 2013 "Homegrown - Life on the Kinni" themed button for River Falls Days is available for purchase for $3 at area banks, Family Fresh Market, Dick's Fresh Market, the Chamber office and other local businesses. The buttons will allow a $2 discount into each of the street dances: --Thursday: Bad Habits Brass start playing at 8 p.m., --Friday: Junk FM at 9 p.m., and --Saturday: Tommy Bentz Band at 6:30 p.m. and the Lost Highway at 9 p.m. All street dances take place at Second and Locust. There is also a $2 discount on entrance fees to the River Falls Days truck and tractor pull.
After hearing from the three finalists for the at-large council position vacated by David Cronk earlier this spring, the City Council selected Dan Gulick to fill the seat Tuesday night. Gulick, who works at Minnesota Rubber & Plastics in River Falls and studied engineering at West Point, said this community is unique to any he has ever seen. He cited the excellent education system as one reason he and his wife, who is originally from here, moved their four kids to River Falls. Gulick served for seven years in the Army, with tours in Bosnia and Iraq.
Members of the Spring Valley Wisconsin Royalty visited the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 331 Memorial Helicopter on display at the Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Chapter 331 provided Spring Valley residents an opportunity to witness first-hand, a piece of history flown by local pilots in combat.
In a series of long-ago June brides, another couple -- Rita Hauth and Keith Bennett, exchanged their vows on June 15, 1963, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church. The River Falls Journal write-up at the time included: "In a double ring ceremony at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Miss Rita Hauth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hauth of River Falls, became the bride of Keith Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Bennett of River Falls, on June 15, at 10:30 a.m., before an altar decorated with white gladiolus and blue painted daisies. Rev. Joseph Higgins officiated, the organist was Mrs.
The River Falls Youth Boys Basketball Association is hosting its Third Annual Golf Outing Monday June 24, at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club. Money raised from this event will go, in part, towards providing tournament entry fees for youth players, new uniforms for the traveling program, basketballs and t-shirts for the youth program, summer skills program, high school camps and leagues, and a scholarship program. Cost is $75 per player and includes 18-holes of golf with cart in a 4-person scramble format, range balls, lunch and dinner. The cost for dinner alone at 6 p.m.