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Some of the businesses and their Washington Birthday specials printed in the River Falls Journal this month in 1964 included: --Cherry red, pink, white or yellow roses 79 cents per dozen at Tom Alton’s Gamble Store; --Brownie Starmite 2 cameras $9.95 at Gene Brown and Carl Wichman’s Gene’s Candid Studio at 214 S. Main St.; --Men’s topcoats $50 and under at Kulstad’s, 102 S. Main St.; --Butter 49 cents/lb., at Larson’s Super Valu; --Tape changers that thread, play and rewind available at Arnie & Bob’s TV, 224 S.
Earlier this month a town of Clifton letter writer to the Journal expressed dismay and disgust at having to step over a heap of puke to enter a downtown store. A postal carrier told her such sights are common. The store owner said not only vomit, but “urine and worse” is often found in entryways and flowerbeds. Our letter writer said this ugliness mars our city’s fine image. She wondered if one solution might be to have those who are arrested for intoxication clean up these messes, especially on weekends, when they mostly occur. This practical, real-world solution caught our eye.
UW-River Falls will host the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering’s Camp Badger Exploring Engineering July 6-12 on its campus. Students with an interest in math and science who will enter eighth grade in the fall are invited to apply by March 10. The weeklong summer camp provides an introduction to what engineers do. It is designed to interest young students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines (STEM).
1984 River Falls High School junior varsity gymnasts finished their season with a 20-0 record. Members included, front row, from left: Jenny Prochnow, Martie James and Kristin Greaser; second row: Bridget DesLauriers, Stacy Vezina, Melissa Matteson and Kim Larson. (1984 River Falls Journal file photo)
Mary-Alice Muraski has been named director at large on the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Board. She previously served eight years on the Girls Scout Council of St. Croix Valley board — two of those as secretary.
Julie Hove has been named River Falls branch manager at Royal Credit Union, 1150 N. Main St. Hove will be responsible for the branch’s overall operations. This includes supervision of personnel and promoting RCU and its services within the community. Hove has worked in the financial industry in River Falls since 1990. She was part of the acquisition of Anchor Bank in 2010.
Richard (Dick) Fox, who for more than 40 years owned and operated Fox Ace Hardware on North Main Street, died on Feb. 18. Fox was 97. He was living at Kinnic Health and Rehab nursing home in River Falls. Memorial burial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Fox will be buried at St. Bridget Cemetery in River Falls. Fox was also a landlord in River Falls, owning many local rental properties. He celebrated a 41st anniversary running his hardware store (now the site of Dollar General, 320 N.
NOTE: The free assistance preparing tax returns session for Thursday, Feb. 20, at WESTconsin Credit Union has been cancelled due to the snow coming in. The next session is Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Westconsin Credit Union is at 1207 N Main St., River Falls.
”Pinkalicious the Musical” will be presented by the Old Gem Young Performers Ensemble at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond. Performance times are Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. and weekdays until March 20. The tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, is about Pinkalicious who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her family. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe.
A 21-year-old River Falls man was arrested for possessing marijuana with intent to deliver last Wednesday, Feb. 12. where he lives at 234 S.