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"Love, River Falls Style" is a series of one acts/dessert plays produced by the River Falls Community Theater that will be performed at Friends Bar and Grill, 1107 South Wasson Lane, on Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22. If you are over 18 and interested in auditioning, please attend the try outs on either Saturday, Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. or Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. Experience not necessary. Auditions will be held at the Academy building, second floor, at 211 N.
While the Salvation Army bell ringers in River Falls are gone, the red kettles for donations will remain at the entrances of two local stores: Family Fresh Market downtown and at ShopKo. The annual Red Kettle Christmas campaign is the main fundraiser used by Salvation Army units across the United States. Ed Paulson of River Falls heads up the local campaign. Paulson said fundraising totals in River Falls and Ellsworth are now being tallied. Look for those amounts to be made public in the Jan.
DEC. 5, 1963 A story and photo appeared in the Dec. 5, 1963 River Falls Journal about four River Falls boys who found a different way to celebrate Christmas. “About three years ago the boys decided to fix up some of their old toys to sell to raise some money.
DECEMBER, 1973 Dear Santa, My brother and I have been pretty good this year. Would you please bring me a Close and Play Record Player and a Barbie Doll Head. My brother would like a Putt-Putt train and a See and Say Toy. We will have some cookie and milk for you. —Thank you, Annette and Scott Pechacek Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a New Tender Love, a Fisher Price House, new clothes, a Bike with training wheels!!
I am writing to announce a triple blessing surprise to our community. Lindsey DuBois and husband Herve, parents of Gianni 11, Bella 6, Calais 3, and Mia 2 and daughter to Dave and Janelle DuBois, have recently found out they are expecting triplet girls. Lindsey is a 1999 River Falls High School graduate. She is working as a dialysis nurse in the Twin Cities area. Herve’ works for General Mills. Lindsey has lived in River Falls for the last 30 years and their family recently relocated to Brooklyn Park, Minn., to be closer to work.
Fifteen deserving students were recently recognized by their teachers from each grade level and house at Meyer Middle School during the month of October, due to the outstanding work and social and academic skills displayed in their respective classrooms. Students of the Month include Emily Anderson, Jackson Califf, Elsa Putzier, Cecilia Mangelsen, Emma Marietta, K Cee Engel, Heidi Marg, Abigail Doerre, Nathan Lawrence, Carter Heimer, Nathan Otte, Jake Bergmanis, Nolan Bechtold, Sam Hira, and Ryan Flanigan. Read all about them and what
The Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service wants to improve out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rates by 50 percent over the next five years. One of the keys to reaching this goal is the LUCAS, a computerized device which performs automated CPR. Successful fundraising earlier in the year enabled the service to purchase its first LUCAS; the River Falls Area Hospital Foundation, part of Allina Health, recently presented a $3,500 grant check to help purchase a second device. “In the case of a cardiac emergency, time matters,” said Karen Swenson, manager of the hospital’s emergency d
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be produced by The Phipps Children’s Theater Dec. 12-15 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” by Barbara Robinson, concerns the efforts of Grace Bradley and her husband to put on the annual church Christmas pageant despite having to cast the Herdman kids - “probably the meanest, nastiest, most inventively awful kids in the history of the world!” Director John Nickolaus-Johnson and assistant director Keith Nickolaus-Johnson said they feel “‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ isn’t about the Herdmans.
June 1969 In news from the public schools the following was printed in the River Falls Journal for the week of June 5, 1969 — English Fifth Hour Creates: “Creative thinking is achieved in many ways, as Mrs. MacLeod has demonstrated in her fifth hour class. To meet the end-of-the-year doldrums, the members of the fifth hour freshman English class decided on a radical departure from the routine.