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The Kinni River Trout Trot will be held in River Falls Saturday, Sept. 6, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Veterans Park on downtown Main Street and ending at Glen Park. The race course will take runners along the scenic Kinnickinnic River and throughout the community. This is a fundraiser for Our Neighbors Place homeless shelter. Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. at Veterans Park, or you can pick up a packet on Friday evening 5-7 p.m. at Johnnie’s Bar at 116 N.
Fiberstar, Inc., 713 St. Croix St., announces that Donald S.
United Way St. Croix Valley is pleased to announce that Jean Needham has joined the staff as resource development manager. Her responsibilities will include the organization and implementation of the annual United Way campaign. “We are absolutely delighted to have Jean on board given her broad experience with nonprofit organizations,” said United Way Executive Director, John Coughlin.
The River Falls Royal Ambassadors will host a fun run/walk benefiting the Special Olympics on Saturday, May 24, at the River Falls High School. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the run beginning at 9 a.m. There will two race lengths: An approximate 6K distance, and an approximate 3K distance. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for students, $5 for children under 12, and free for children under 5.
River Falls police arrested an 18-year-old Brooklyn Center man for drug possession after a couple found him passed out on rocks next to a pile of vomit by the waterfall not far from Glen Park’s Swinging Bridge Sunday evening, May 18. The young, disoriented man was hard to wake. The couple half-dragged him up to the park’s pedestrian bridge. By the time officers arrived, the man was in and out of consciousness. An ambulance was summoned. While being taken to the hospital, EMTs said a baggy of pot fell from the man’s pants waistline.
Once a month, owner Ila June Brown-Pratt hosts a gallery opening featuring local art at Gallery 120/ Global M.A.D.E., 120 N. Main Street in River Falls. For the month of May, the gallery opening on May 9 featured Provocative Art and special guest Okello Kelo Sam, who is a Ugandan drummer and founder of Hope North in Uganda. Many people gathered to enjoy the gallery opening and the unforgettable experience of Okello Kelo Sam's drumming and singing. Ila June invites the community to stop by Gallery 120/ Global M.A.D.E. at 120 North Main St.
Tricia Braun, WEDC The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has named Tricia Braun as the organization’s vice president of Economic and Community Develop-ment. Braun, who had been WEDC’s regional development and attraction director, has more than 15 years of economic development leadership experience in three states. Before joini
John Haen, new CEO of Fiberstar, Inc. John Haen has been hired as the new CEO and president at River Falls-based Fiberstar, Inc., 713 St. Croix St.
This week would be a great time to clean out your basements, garages or tool sheds and donate to St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity at various churches in the area. They are looking for donations of tools that are new or used, in good condition. The tools will be placed into the hands of volunteers to help build Habitat homes. All other tools will be sold in the ReStore to help raise money for the construction of Habitat homesthe area. Tool drives will be held beginning this Sunday, May 18: --First Congregational United Church of Christ, 110 N.
Kay Armstrong Baker, formerly of River Falls, now of Maryland, has written a book based on a journal she kept after her pregnant daughter, Courtney, died on August 27, 2000." "Unspeakable! A Mother's Journey," is a personal account of her journey through what most parents fear the most - the loss of a child. For more information visit the book page at Baker's webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/unspeakablemothersjourney .