This week in River Falls: Friday: Falcon Center groundbreaking: The largest building project in the 140-year history of UW-River Falls moves one step closer to reality this week with a groundbreaking ceremony for the $63.5 million Falcon Center. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m., outside Hunt Arena.
This year’s Saturday, April 26, Great Greenwood Giveaway drew a record turnout of nearly 900, with 600 people coming through the school doors during the first hour alone, according to Principal Nate Schurman. Schurman said this was the highest turnout in the four years Greenwood has had held this school garage “sale.” All items offered to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. were free and collected by students and staff. “Many staff and students worked very hard to do this for the people of our community,” Schurman said.
The UW-River Falls women’s hockey team made history last Saturday when it defeated the University of St. Thomas, 5-3, in the third place game at the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament at Stafford Ice Arena in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The third place national finish is the best ever for a Falcon team and marked the first time UWRF has won a game at Division III’s “Frozen Four.” “This was an awesome experience -- it always is,” Falcon coach Joe Cranston said after UWRF’s third trip to the national semifinals.
The American Legion Post #121 held its first ever Awards & Recognition banquet March 15 at Legion Hall. Awards for distinguished service to their community went to the following, from left: Meyer Middle School Principal Mark Chapin, Ed Miller Award; police officer Ryan Miller; EMS volunteer Gary Eloranta; National Guardsman Tim Jennings; and firefighter Pauline Williams. Standing to their right is local American Legion Commander Jim Miller.
This week in River Falls: Friday: UWRF women’s hockey game : At 2:05 p.m. versus St. Scholastica at W.H. Hunt Arena on the UWRF campus . Falls Theatre : Frozen at 7 p.m.