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Often first at the scene of a crisis, police officers don’t always have the skills necessary to deal with mentally ill people. That’s the premise behind a series of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) sessions being prepared for law enforcement personnel in Pierce County. The county’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (PCCJCC), in cooperation with the St.
The Hudson Heritage Quilters’ Guild is hosting its 11th biennial quilt show, Patchwork Harvest, on Nov. 9-10 at the Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Road. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. This year’s guild-sponsored raffle quilt, “Sapphire Bouquet,” will help raise money for local area food shelves. Raffle tickets are available for $1 and can be purchased before and during the show. The raffle drawing will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. Over 200 quilts will be on display ranging from large bed quilts, miniatures and quilted clothing.
River Falls police arrested a 34-year-old rural River Falls man for allegedly punching and choking his girlfriend. At one point he blamed the fight on the woman because it was ‘her time of the month.’ The incident occurred after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 321 Lewis St. The alleged victim was heard screaming for help by neighbors and may have been dragged into the house. Inside, she was found crying hysterically and bleeding from the nose and mouth. The first officer on the scene drew his gun.
"Celebrate Recovery," a Christ-centered recovery program for ALL hurts, habits and hang-ups, presents inspirational speaker J. Arthur Teresi, of Minneapolis, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Abundant Life Church, 896 State Rd, 65, just east of Shopko and across from Hove auto Body. All are welcomed to attend and hear J. Arthur Teresi share his story of gratitude and joy and discuss how to live a more fulfilled, Christ-centered life. For more information contact Earl Carl, 651-329-2350.
Once Upon A Mattress, a spin on the fairy tale “Princess and the Pea,” will be held at 7 p.m. Nov.
Willow River Players, the New Richmond area community theater organization, will be holding a sale this Saturday at their storage unit on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m.-noon at 230 North Fifth Street in New Richmond. Turn west at the Super America store and follow the signs. The group, founded in 1996, has done over 25 productions and is downsizing their overstock of costumes and props. “We store our set pieces, costumes and props and decorations,” noted WRP President Chad Leonard.
Kathleen Neils Conzen Kathleen Neils Conzen, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor Emerita of American History at The University of Chicago, will speak at UW-River Falls on Thursday, Oct. 24, as part of the annual Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m.
It didn’t take long for the UW-Platteville football team to put a damper on UW-River Falls Homecoming last Saturday. Platteville took the opening kickoff and marched 70 yards in eight plays to take a 7-0 lead. After picking off a Ryan Kusilek pass on the Falcon 28-yard line on the ensuing possession, the Pioneers took just five plays to take a 14-0 lead and the rout was on. The eighth-ranked Pioneers led 28-0 by halftime.
This witty wonder may be for you My literary almanac tells me that on this day in 1854, Oscar O’Flahertie Fingal Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde, once the toast of venues as varied as London, England and Deadwood, S.D.