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The River Falls Brass featuring the UWRF faculty brass quintet will perform the music of Collier Jones, J.S. Bach, Martin Luther, Joseph Horovitz, and recent UWRF composer in residence, Gregory Fritze, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UWRF. River Falls Brass includes, from left: Melissa Morey, horn; Thomas Barnett, trumpet; Gary Bird, tuba; Richard Gaynor, trombone; and Craig Hara; trumpet. The concert is free and open to the public.
20 YEARS AGO, NOV. 18, 1993 Headline of the Week: Abduction foiled as young boy runs away. An abduction of a 12-year-old boy on Main Street last Sunday afternoon by a 20-year-old UW student, possibly drunken and confused, was foiled. The boy said his first thought when the man flashed a badge and identified himself as a federal agent, was to go with him. When the man tried to steer him into a car the boy bolted and ran into College Snyder Drug Store, with the man following and shouting.
The St Croix County Democratic Party will be hosting another "We Can Do Better" rally at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Ready Randy’s in New Richmond. Heidi Herron from WI Voices.org will speak on “Local Control vs Madison Mandates.” A social hour will be held from 6-7 p.m. Ready Randy's is at 1490 131st Street in New Richmond.
Mike McFarland, DDS, purchased candy from Abigail Morning at the recent Halloween candy buyback event. A total of 181 pounds of candy were collected and will be shipped to military troops overseas. The event is a collaboration of River Falls Area Hospital, the River Falls Medical Clinic and Main Street Family Dental.
Editor’s Note: The following story and photo were printed in the Nov. 10, 1983 River Falls Journal: “WRFW to air show called “The Westside Top Five.” WRFW, the University’s 3000-watt FM radio station, can probably claim to have some of the youngest announcers around. A group of sixth graders from Westside School is producing and airing a half-hour weekly show called, “The Westside Top Five” this fall. The show, which is heard at 7 p.m. Thursdays, was the brainchild of Christa Robinson who serves as the program’s coordinator.
State Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) joined four other Assembly lawmakers in sending a letter to Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Joan Ballweg -- authors of Wisconsin bills to limit local control of frac sand mining -- opposing the legislation’s failure to honor the principle of local control. Their letter reads: “As representatives of western Wisconsin, we have seen firsthand the economic benefits created by the nonmetallic mining industry.
As reported in last week’s Journal, the coming year will see a modest drop of 1.5% in the school district portion of your property taxes. That’s the first drop in five years. The main reason is more per-pupil state aid. The main reason for that is River Falls gained 70 students this school year. Half of that gain was from open enrollment — families living outside the school district but choosing to send their sons and daughters to River Falls. Open enrollment works both ways.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 134 youth ages 1–19 years died as a result of an unintentional firearms death in 2010, according to information from Police Chief Eric Ladwig of the Ellsworth Police Department. “As we get our guns out for another deer hunting season, I want to remind all gun owners that you are responsible for making sure your weapon does not fall into the hands of children and others who are unaware how quickly curiosity can result in catastrophe,” the chief said. “Your guns should always be unloaded prior to them being taken into the home,” h
U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy is hosting a Veteran History Project workshop to train volunteers to preserve personal accounts of veterans from 4-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
A professor and author from the UW-River Falls will discuss the discipline of social work on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.