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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Feb. 4. Objects to be seen in the telescopes include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars. The first stargazing (waxing crescent moon) session on Tuesday, Feb.
Even in the midst of another polar blast, they turned down their thermostats to 60 to conserve scarce natural gas. Marti Piepgras of St. Croix Gas said those local efforts were appreciated and worked. “Their voluntary conservation benefited residents on Xcel’s pipelines in western Wisconsin and northern Minnesota on a very cold and windy day and night,” Piepgras said. “We estimate that our customers reduced gas demand by 5%.
While extreme cold temperatures continue in the River Falls area, officials are telling residents that all city offices and operations continue to be open for business. This includes the public library (open until 8 p.m.), which can be used as an area to get warm should you need some immediate temporary shelter from the cold. There were reports asking for reasonable conservation of propane and natural gas. While these are accurate, the River Falls Municipal Utility operations are functioning normally and el
Each year the Old Gem Theater, 116 South Knowles Ave., New Richmond, celebrates the last weekend in January with the production of a cock-eyed classic folk tale. This year’s presentation is the audience participation musical “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” It will be performed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for children.
The Vintage Snowmobile Show will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 9 a.m. at the Rush River Clubhouse, N4775 450th St. Family friendly event with door prizes, meat raffles, refreshments, barbecued pork chops, rides for kids 10 a.m.- noon, short guided trail tours throughout the morning, 10-mile trail ride starts at 1:30 P.M. depending on snow conditions, euchre tourney starts at 5 p.m. (register by 4 p.m.) No entry fees, judging at 1 p.m.
Carloads of strange looking men all dressed up will be spotted in the St. Croix Valley on Feb. 14. The annual Valentine’s Day Singing Valentine project is again provided by the members of the Croix Chordsmen Chorus. Singing Valentine quartets will travel all over the eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin area to serenade lucky recipients on Valentine’s Day. They will sing two songs, and present a rose, box of candy and provide a photo of the event, for a $40 fee.
Honored at Troop 121 1964’s Cub Scout Court of Honor were: from left to right, Steve Cudd, Joe Creapo Jr., Cecil Harck, Tom Morrow, Paul Sharp, Gary Sumner, George Baumgartner. Middle row: Dennis Hanvelt, Gary Larrabee, Gary Enloe, Terry Malmer and Larry Rollison. Back row: David Barker, Robert Karras, Doug Wall, Terry Harck, Ron Sumner and Greg Hanvelt. (1964 River Falls Journal file photo)
Discover Wisconsin “America’s Dairyland--Curds and Whey” starring Wisconsin’s most beloved appetizer, premieres this Saturday and Sunday “Curds and Whey,” produced in partnership with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) and Discover Wisconsin, airs locally this Saturday at 10 a.m. on FSN North. This episode also airs this Sunday at 5 p.m.
River Falls police issued a $313 citation Monday, Jan. 21, to a 63-year-old Hudson woman who is the licensee and part of the company that owns Coach’s Bar & Grill, 127 S. Main St. The citation stems from a Jan.
The Cedar Valley Brass Quintet will be performing a concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at First Congregational-UCC Church in River Falls. The program will include Canzona Bergamasca arranged by Conrad de Jong, and six more selections. First Congregational is located at 110 North Third St.