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The Matzek clan gathered recently at Emma’s Bar in downtown River Falls and Bendilly's Bar in Ellsworth to welcome their cousins -- Ada Hurych from the Czech Republic and Vlad Jukl from New York. The crowd included Matzeks, Falteiseks, Beskars, Armbrusters, Cernohous, Kirchners, Kryzers and more. Emma’s Bar was chosen as a gathering spot because it was established by Emma Matzek and her husband, Stanley Johnson in 1934. Emma is the daughter of Theresa and Wenzel Matzek Jr.
Westconsin Credit Union held a candy bar fundraiser in recognition of its 75th Anniversary last month.
Jeremy Freihammer Jeremy Freihammer was hired last year as assistant city engineer in River Falls last year. He was born in Brainerd, Minn., and is a 2004 graduate of North Dakota State University. For nine years he worked as a civil engineer for Interstate Engineering in Pierre, S.D. He likes to hunt, fish, kayak and go snowmobiling.
Katie Goar Kate Goar has been hired as head of school at Heartland Montessori School, N8226 945th St., a private pre-K through sixth grade school in the town of River Falls. Goar has a bachelor’s in English from UW-Madison and a master of education degree from Loyola University-Maryland.
Paula Tiede is the new owner of the CURVES franchise in River Falls. Despite being a new member, she decided to buy CURVES when she saw that previous owner Connie Kastner wished to retire. Tiede will train during the month of April, and will take over CURVES May 1. Tiede moved to River Falls in 2003. She has four children, Carl, a freshman at Concordia Moorhead, Andrew, a junior at River Falls High School, Maria a sixth grader at Meyer Middle School and Lana, a Kindergartener at Rocky Branch.
A little late but finally here, the St. Croix Valley Shriners will be offering the ever popular Sweet Vidalia onions this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 9-11, at Bowens Garage, 405 S. Main St. and at 645 N. Main Street in River Falls, until sold out. Same price for the past 20 years -- $10 for 10 pounds.
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Treasurer’s office is designating the week of May 12-16 as Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week. Last year the average lottery and gaming credit in Pierce County was about $120. The exact amount is based upon the school district in which a resident lives. You may claim the Lottery and Gaming credit if you are the owner of a home and use the home as your primary residence on Jan.
UW-River Falls presents the final band concert for the academic year for the Symphony Band and University Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Music includes works featuring composer Jack Stamp including Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision, Pastime, Chorale and Toccata, Fireflight and Bandancing. Other selections feature graduating seniors Ashley Hawk and Anthony Mauser. The concert will be in Abbott Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, 420 E. Cascade Ave., River Falls. For further information, contact director Dr.
With April designated as Community Banking Month, First National Banks of River Falls and Prescott will be hosting a Shred Day on Saturday, April 19. Confidential Records will have their secure document shredding truck in River Falls from 8:30-10:30 A.M. and at Prescott 11 a.m.-noon. First National Banks are also offering free treats every Friday during April from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in and celebrate 110 years in service to the community.
Nancy Miller, River Falls Public Library Director, encourages everyone to stop at the library and see the Peeps dioramas now on display. Cast your vote for Peep-le's Choice! Voting has begun and will continue through April 9, with all winners announced Thursday, April 10.