Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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A taxpayer-financed plan to uniformly modernize all district schools and extend their life span to the middle of the century was passed Monday night by the school board. In April voters must decide if they want to raise their school taxes to cover the $38.5 million the various projects will cost. Only three local citizens asked questions about the plan at Monday's school board meeting.
River Falls police arrested and took to jail a 20-year-old Chisholm, Minn., man for disorderly conduct, property damage and underage drinking after he allegedly shattered a window in his best friend's pickup truck and then pummeled his buddy in the head. This occurred just after 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East Cascade Avenue. The man had been sleeping in a nearby apartment.
Clear your medicine cabinet of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs and bring them to the police station Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25. A first-ever federally sponsored "Take-Back" program by the Drug Enforcement Administration is being promoted by the St.
River Falls police were called to an apartment at 1440 Cemetery Road just before midnight Saturday because of a 15-year-old local girl who had gotten sick and passed out from drinking. It turned out she may have consumed at least four shots of vodka. She was found lying on a mattress in a garage, incoherent and moaning, with vomit next to her. She was rushed to the hospital and treated. Two other local teens, both boys, were also cited for underage drinking.
Generally speaking, standardized school test scores in River Falls are always good. They're often very good and sometimes great. The latter would seem to apply to the just-released college-entrance exam results known as the ACT.
While the NFL's TV schedule is always subject to change, it looks like Packer fans in River Falls will likely get to see their home team almost 70% of the time in 2010. That's the word from Dave Nyberg, corporate affairs manager in St. Paul for Comcast, the cable-TV provider for River Falls.
The local graduating class of 2010 posted one of the highest overall college entrance exam test scores on record.
Since June police have looked into some 50 reports of thefts from vehicles. With September here the problem hasn't let up. "This is clearly a rash of thefts that is out of the norm," Police Chief Roger Leque said. "We're investigating each one and are looking at persons of interest." Most, but not all, thefts were to vehicles whose owners left doors unlocked.
There was very little homework preparation before Rita Humbert became acting principal at Westside Elementary School.
At its Sept. 20 regular meeting, the school board will take up the topic of a levy referendum, possibly for spring, that basically makes upgrades and improvements for all the local public schools so they remain functional for 30-40 years. The recommendations for such a referendum were made Monday night, Aug. 30, by the Facilities Committee.