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On Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14 Westside students, staff and parents will present musical selections from “The Lion King.” The 23rd annual musical will be held at 7 p.m., in the River Falls High School Auditorium. The production under the direction of Westside music teacher Peggy Krasin will feature performances by Colleen Raye, Mark Smith, Superintendent Jamie Benson, a xylophone and African drumming ensemble and many Westside students, staff and parents.
The next Cookies with the Council will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at South Fork Café, 116 S. Main St. Share a cookie with the River Falls City Council and learn a little more about your city.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls RADD Jazz Series presents the Jazz Club Cabaret on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Falcon’s Nest in the University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include refreshments, a cash bar and feature a chocolate fountain.
EAU CLAIRE – Area motorists and residents will notice crews beginning to mobilize construction equipment to the new St. Croix Crossing Wisconsin bridge approach work site within the next two weeks. The current construction plan includes clearing and excavating on the west side of Hwy.
An art exhibit, "About Space--Contemporary Abstraction," opens Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Minnesota artists Betsy Byers, Karen Gustafson and Zoë Shulman will exhibit their contemporary artwork at this event.
MADISON -- State Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) announced he will hold two listening sessions in the 30th Assembly District. A member of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, Rep. Knudson looks forward to hearing his constituents’ concerns and ideas regarding the many important issues facing our state. Listening sessions have all been scheduled for Monday, March 10. The times and locations are below: Town of St.
Since wrestling became a Middle Border competitive sport in 1961, Ellsworth won the title eight times and New Richmond five times, while the rest of the conference was on the outside looking in. This year (1974) the Wildcats cracked the domination by those two schools with 122 ½ points, and came home with the top trophy following day long action at Mondovi Saturday which had well over 200 local fans braving snow and icy roads to travel in support of the Wildcat matmen.
Rose Rude, who’s chaired organized efforts for the last handful of Easter Egg Hunts, believes most of us are dreaming of spring. With the winter we’ve had, that’s a pretty fair assumption. We can only hope spring, unlike last year, isn’t delayed until early May, when yet another snowstorm pelted River Falls. Rude is not only dreaming of spring 2014, but preparing for it by helping organize what will now be called the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival. So parents and kids, mark your calendars and start dreaming.
Last summer while working on her Master of Library Science degree at the River Falls Public Library, Heather Johnson created and promoted “Book Clubs in the Bars” for those over the age of 21. The informal group met once a month in the evening at a downtown bar for relaxed discussions on various books read through the summer. Group members could also eat and drink as they chatted about each month’s book selection. Wisconsin Public Television sent a reporter and camera operator to interview
Area health leaders have developed a plan to improve the health of Pierce County, but they still need more help. Throughout 2013, Pierce County Public Health and River Falls Area Hospital, part of Allina Health completed a health needs assessment for Pierce County. The process engaged a wide range of citizens to identify and prioritize local health needs. Physical activity and healthy foods were identified as the top priorities for Pierce County. When developing a three-year plan to address these priorities, the focus was kept on nat