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A compliance sweep of establishments selling liquor led to six citations Friday night. Feb. 3. These police checks are done routinely throughout the year. Reserve officers under age 21, being supervised by a regular officer, asked to either buy or be served liquor. In most instances the undercover officers were then asked for I.D.s that showed their ages as under 21. Even so, they allegedly still got the alcohol they requested.
The rally cry for the 2017 Relay For Life of River Falls-Pierce County has a noted ring to it: "Cancer. Not Here. Not There. Not Anywhere." The familiar cadence belongs to children's author Dr. Seuss and is adopted by this year's Relay For Life, held annually in River Falls, to raise money to defeat cancer. This year's event is from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, March 24, with many fundraising opportunities and recognition events beforehand.
For many at The Lutheran Home, going to work every day at 640 N. Main St. in River Falls has felt like going to a second home — like a home-away-from-home atmosphere. That makes what comes next bitter. The nursing home campus is shutting down. A closing date is weeks away. Certified Nursing Assistant Kim Neumann started working at The Lutheran Home more than 22 years ago. She was only 24. She brought her kids — an infant and a toddler — with her because in those days The Lutheran Home also had a daycare center.
Country artist Chaunte Shayne, a 2013 River Falls High School graduate, will perform at Johninie's Bar, 116 N. Main St, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Shayne will soon be taking her singing to Nashville. She's been contacted by record labels about her music. During musical shows, she's accompanied by her father, Hardy White. They have an in-home studio where she writes and he produces her music. Shayne describes her lyrics as edgy and hopes listeners are moved by their messages.
Officers were called to a rental address at 122 E. Spring St. for an unruly drunken man fighting with people there and refusing to go. This was before midnight Saturday, Jan. 28. Finally, the roommates and their friends got out and called police for help. One of the roommates had even used pepper spray to try to subdue the suspect – an 18-year-old from Ellsworth allegedly staying at the apartment but not paying rent. Police went to the apartment door and knocked. No answer except they heard the sound of the door lock being turned.
The rally cry for the 2017 Relay For Life of River Falls-Pierce County has a noted ring to it: “Cancer. Not Here. Not There. Not Anywhere.” The familiar cadence belongs to children’s author Dr. Seuss and is adopted by this year’s Relay For Life, held annually in River Falls, to raise money to defeat cancer. This year's event is from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, March 24, with many fundraising opportunities and recognition events beforehand.
The St Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association is hosting Garden U on Saturday, March 18, at the Hudson House, located off of Hwy 94 at Carmichael Road, Exit 2. Onsite registration starts at 8:30 a.m. A $30 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts. Pre-registration can be done by mailing a check payable to SCVMGA to Barrette-SCVMGA at 1358 County Rroad V, Houlton, WI, 54082. Questions can be directed to 715-549-6438 or email@example.com
Geoff Davis, Anne Zezza and Gayle Schneider cut the ribbon to celebrate the handing of the torch in their Hudson family business. Zezza is from River Falls. (Submitted photo) The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new owners of Valley Pools & Spa in Hudson on Jan. 17. One of the owners is from River Falls. Since 1974, Valley Pools and Spas has served the south metro and St. Croix Valley.
A 31-year-old River Falls man was ticketed for disorderly conduct after he allegedly caused a ruckus and punched the owner of Shooter's Pub, 107 E. Elm St., in the chin before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. The man was wrestled down near the stage and restrained until officers arrived. The pub owner said the man, who came in with two people, was too drunk to be served more booze. This news upset the man. When he was finally told to leave, a scuffle broke out.
Newly elected state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) has announced he will hold his first in-district session from 12-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road in Hudson. This event is open to all residents of District 30 and will serve as a forum to gather public feedback.