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Two River Falls High School graduates are among seven members of the UW-River Falls football team selected to All-WIAC teams for the 2013 season. Sophomore defensive back Nick Zimmerman was named to the All-WIAC second team while sophomore quarterback Ryan Kusilek earned a spot on the All-Sportsmanship team. Zimmerman and senior defensive end Alex Hohenstein were both named to the second team.
PRESCOTT—It wasn’t just family tradition attracting Todd Reis to a career in law enforcement, but he did find inspiration there. “My brother is in law enforcement and works for St. Croix County. I always looked up to him,” said Reis, a 2011 Prescott High School graduate. His brother Mike is a courtroom officer. Now Reis is about to join him on the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer. Reis just received his certification to work as a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin when he graduated from the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Law Enforcement Academy on Nov.
Three members of the Wildcat football team have been named to 2013 All-Big Rivers Conference teams in voting by the conference coaches. Senior Sebastian Larson was named to the All-BRC First Team at inside linebacker while senior Colton Jones earned honorable mention on the defensive line and junior Gregg Matheson received honorable mention at outside linebacker. Conference champion Hudson had the most players selected to All-BRC teams with 12.
10 YEARS AGO, NOV. 20, 2003 Headline of the Week: “Deer, oh dear” Collisions between deer and autos were on the rise as human and animal populations increase. River Falls police sergeant John Stapleton said there are between eight and 18 deer accidents within the city limits each year, with Hwy.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts, Dave and LaVonne Middleton will present “Birds of Argentina.” Lifelong birders and members of the St. Croix Valley Bird Club, the Middletons will share their birding experiences in Argentina, a country which extends 2,300 miles north to south, most of it along the Atlantic coast.
A team of students from UW-River Falls took first place in the Holstein class of the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Invitational Dairy Judging Contest Nov. 10 in Louisville, Ky.
The 50th anniversary this month of President John F.
Stephen Smith, president of the River Falls Community Food Pantry (right), presents a certificate of appreciation to Mel Germanson (left) and Jerry Carter. The award was given at the Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County Volunteer Appreciation Lunch in Ellsworth Friday, Nov. 15, where the county's food pantries recognize those who help make a difference in the fight against hunger. Germanson and Carter will conduct their annual food drive in downtown River Falls Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3.
The first Regional Regeneration Symposium co-hosted between the UWRF Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center and the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute Master Program will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the University Center Ballroom. The event will focus on stem cell and regenerative medicine research at both the TCIC and the SCI.
Phillip Phillips is performing tonight (Nov. 15) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The concert will begin with an opening act at 8 p.m., followed by Phillips at 9 p.m. in Knowles Center.