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The Physics Department begins its fall season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy discussions on Oct. 8. The first stargazing session on Tuesday, Oct. 8, beings with a talk, “Solar Max 2013: Where Did It Go?” by physics Professor Eileen Korenic at 8 p.m. in 271 Centennial Science Hall. Then, if the night is clear, a telescope viewing session will follow at 8:30 p.m. on the third floor observation deck. A faculty member and/or student will staff each telescope and be available to answer questions.
A 20-year-old local man was pinched twice for underage drinking. The second time was when officers spotted screen windows on South Main Street dropping from a third-story apartment. River Falls police also heard yelling from that apartment late Sunday night, Sept. 29, and quickly went up to check on things. Inside, the male suspect, described as very drunk, denied taking out and tossing screen windows onto the street below.
The Libertarian Party Pierce announced its inaugural economic literacy event; “Road Signs,” featuring UW-River Falls, Professor of Management Brian Huffman, College of Business and Economics. The event is Sunday, Sept. 29, at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club north of River Falls.
Can a man unravel the secrets of his wife’s past in time to find his son? Hudsonite Stephen Kosa has written a novel titled “ Vanishing Trail: The Taking of Jonathan Bishop ” The book is described as a thrilling new work of fiction.
Julie L. Davis, professor of history at the College of St.
WESTconsin Investment Advisors announces Alex Burian as financial representative serving the River Falls and Hudson areas. He previously worked for Midwest Manufacturing as Sales and Service Representative, and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as Financial Representative intern.
On Sept. 1, Steve Leitch started a three-year term on the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW) Board of Directors. Leitch is the owner and president of Leitch Insurance Agency in River Falls. During his 26 years in the insurance industry, Leitch has been active and successful in the IIAW.
RIVER FALLS AREA HOSPITAL Karter Bryce Post was born on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, to Emily and Wiley Post Jr. of Pepin. Also welcomed by brother, Owen; sisters: Rheanna, Izabella, and Olivia; and grandparents: Lori and Don Tulip of Pepin, Wiley Post Sr. of Hammond, and Judy Gerhardt of New Richmond. Griffin Michael Pfeiffe r was born on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, to McKenna and Steven Pfeiffer of River Falls.
You have served us well, Steve Linehan, a veteran bus driver for 16 years in the River Falls School District. Yesterday was your finest day. You were courageous and brave and there for our children. You are the reason those kids are waiting at their bus stops this morning, your smiling face greet them with trust and reassurance. These are giant steps for those children, I’m sure we’ll never know just how difficult those steps were.
What qualifications are necessary to earn the title “Hero”? By our measure, we think local resident Steve Linehan met and exceeded the bar last Thursday morning. Linehan, whose face might be familiar to some as the guy who plays Santa Claus in Veteran’s Park during the holiday season, demonstrated his absolute love for humankind — and this community’s most precious resource — when he did all the right things upon smelling smoke while driving his school bus route. We can’t know what went through Linehan’s head when he saw a whisp of smoke curling