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The Wildcat Band Boosters will be sponsoring the annual Swing Dance from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the River Falls High School commons. There will be performances by the RFHS Jazz Ensembles and special guests the After Hours Big Band. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, with a $15 family maximum. Pie, coffee and pop available for purchase at the concession stand.
At a recent meeting of the Hudson Heritage Quilters, a total donation of $1380.64 was made to local food pantries. This amount reflected the total proceeds from the Quilt Raffle at HHQ’s biennial quilt show held last November. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Kathy Graham, President of HHQ; Roene Frederick from Roberts Food Pantry; Candice Rapley from River Falls Food Pantry; Nancy Briske from Hudson Food Pantry; and Carol Morgen, Chair of HHQ’s 2013 Quilt Show. Each food pantry received a check in the amount of $460.21.
1984: Local firemen receive awards. River Falls fire department fire chief Butch Kahut, fourth from left, a member of the department for 23 years, was named “1983 Fireman of the Year.” He is pictured with Mike Moody of Moody’s Inc., holding the individual and meeting room trophies. Moody’s Inc., provide the two trophies. Also pictured are former “Firemen of the Year” recipients from left, Don Foley, Dan Reis, Jerry Wilkens, Ted Nicholson, Loyd Ostness and Bernie Purfeerst. (1984 River Falls Journal file photo)
At first Patti Miller had to rub her eyes. The social services director at Kinnic Heath and Rehab on East Division Street had walked outside last week in single-digit cold. She was greeted by the sight of fluffed-up, chirping robins lining the branches of two trees next to nursing home. “At first I thought, ‘What are all those birds?’” she said. “Then I saw the red breast and knew. Then I thought, ‘Oh, you poor things. You’ve made a terrible mistake.’” The ‘poor things’ clung to the trees for a couple of days.
Due to changes in the Vaccine For Children’s program, Pierce County Health Department can only vaccinate certain groups of children. These are children through 18 years of age who are: Medicaid eligible, uninsured, American Indian or Alaska Native, or have insurance that does not cover vaccinations. Some adult vaccinations are available for a fee.
Auditions for “The Fox on the Fairway,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m., with callbacks, if necessary, on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. “The Fox on the Fairway” is a tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and ‘40s. It takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which begins at the Quail Valley Country Club as it prepares to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament.
New singers for the choir of The River City Chorale are now being accepted. The group is open to all students in fourth through seventh grades from throughout the St. Croix River Valley. The children’s choir will be under the direction of the chorale’s artistic staff of Andrew Haase and Jodell Krause. Rehearsals will be held weekly on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St. in Hudson. The first rehearsal is Thursday, March 6.
Mary Hegre, long-time resident from River Falls, recently received two awards from Schneiderman’s Furniture at an awards ceremony. She received an award for second in over-all company sales and first place for Protection First sales. Hegre has worked at Schneiderman’s for 19 years in the Woodbury store and has received numerous awards in sales and customer service. The Woodbury story is closed for a complete remodel that includes a second story addition.
Brooke Dusk has joined WESTconsin Credit Union, 1207 N. Main St., as a business loan officer. Dusk comes from Anchor Bank of Minnesota where she was assistant vice president of business banking. Dusk, who grew up in River Falls, also worked as on-air talent for WEAU-TV in Eau Claire. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in meteorology from Iowa State University. Dusk still lives in the River Falls area with her husband Dave. She is active with the River Falls Chamber of Commerce.
Whole Earth Grocery announces that Madalyn Krizek-Score and Anna Zalusky have been hired as co-general managers. They began their new jobs Monday, Jan. 20. Krizek-Score became a regular shopper at Whole Earth Grocery in 2004 as a student in the UW-River Falls English program. She has volunteered at Whole Earth Grocery in various capacities since 2005.