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Nearly one-third of the River Falls High School student body walked out of classes Thursday, Feb. 17, just after 10 a.m. They assembled in the parking lot in front of the school's entrance. Principal Elaine Baumann, Superintendent Tom Westerhaus and other school administrators looked on but didn't interfere. The walkout was organized by students Wednesday afternoon and evening through Facebook.
River Falls police arrested a 44 year-old local man for shoplifting over the weekend at downtown's Foster Sports. The man was later picked up at EconoFoods with his five-year-old son. He was allegedly wearing a stolen Green Bay Packer T-shirt under his pullover.
Monique Squire had no idea what to expect. But judging by the early response, the new community education program she's to oversee is off to a flying start. "So far it's been fabulous," Squire said.
Hardy White III, 42, owner of Bubba's Fried Chicken, 109 1/2 S. Main St., was charged Monday with two felonies in the Oct.
MADISON -- A bipartisan group of sixteen Wisconsin legislators sent a letter to Gov.
River Falls firefighters were dispatched to a 1:30 a.m. Feb. 14 fire call at the Bettendorf Excavating property, 285 County Road SS. A building shed was ablaze. The first crews on the scene found flames and smoke coming from the building. Other firefighters responded from Hudson, Roberts, Hammond, Ellsworth and Lower St. Croix. It took about four hours to completely put out the blaze. High winds and the collapse of the shed's metal roof hampered firefighting efforts. The building sustained major damage. Some equipment inside on the north end appears salvageable. There were no injuries.
At its Feb. 7 meeting, the River Falls Town Board held off deciding whether to grant the Pierce County ATV Club a trail extension on 720th Street. The extension covers three-quarters of a mile and would hook up with the trail on 750th Street in the town of Trimbelle. For now the trail ends at that part of 720th Street that's in the town of Martell. Louis Suplick lives on 720th Street in River Falls and is against the ATV trail extension.
Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. the city's contracted assessor will be in the city of River Falls through Friday, Feb. 18. Mark Hafferman will be reviewing properties to make sure that all properties will be valued, for taxable purposes, on a fair and equitable basis. Properties with a completed building permit may require an interior inspection. Homeowners who have requested a Review of Assessment will also be asked to allow Hafferman access to the inside of the property. Most records can be updated with just an exterior inspection.
About 25 people came to Meyer Middle School's library Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the $39-million April referendum to upgrade all public schools in River Falls. Afterward audience members asked questions.
The first of five information forums on the $39-million River Falls School District referendum this spring will be held starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Meyer Middle School library. There are four more 7 p.m. information forums to follow: Feb. 22, Rocky Branch Elementary School ; Feb.