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Here are some interesting items compiled for the Journal by Mark Wyman in 1958. JAN. 5, 1858 "New Year's Address ...
Tomatoes had a great season this year, didn't they? Some folks just seem to have a green (or red) thumb, and their plants grow and grow, sending out wave after wave of that luscious fruit. My plants don't seem to do so well. I'm enthusiastic but not always great about feeding, weeding and watering.
Submitted photos are always welcome for this column. Black and white or color photographs will be scanned and returned in original condition with photo credit given. Call Pat Hunter, 425-1561, for more information or e-mail your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org . 10 YEARS AGO AUG. 28, 1997 Science teacher Dan Hoffman lead a group of six River Falls students to the Belize rain forest for an ecotourism, biology and ecology view of life there.
Past coaches Correction: In last week's Days Gone By column the photos of past coaches were "flip-flopped" and a clarification is needed. Thanks to Mike Farley for clearing this up for us. Our own Mayor Don Richards submitted these photos of some past coaches clinics held at the UW-River Falls.
Work and play: Both four-letter words but miles apart in meaning. For teenagers, clothes, cars and the latest gadgets have always been top on their list of wants and needs. When I was a teen my mother couldn't always afford what I thought I needed. Get a job she said, and so I did. And I spent most of my first paychecks on clothing and the latest records. I just couldn't wait to hit "Music Land" record store for the latest "Beatles'" or "Supremes'" release. I saved, too, and learned about layaway.
Submitted photos are always welcome for this column. Black and white or color photographs will be scanned and returned in original condition with photo credit given.
Submitted photos are always welcome for this column. Black and white or color photographs will be scanned and returned in original condition with photo credit given. Call Pat Hunter, 425-1561, for more information or e-mail your photos to email@example.com . 10 YEARS AGO MAY 15, 1997 Ten-year-old Brian Halaas was chief editor of "The Westside Press," a student-operated newspaper at Westside School. He gets his ideas from the River Falls Journal coming events section, and the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune.
All it took was a dumb TV show, cold beer, my black pen. Do you remember that old commercial with the young man looking at his first paycheck and bemoaning: "Who is FICA and why are they taking my money?" Well, that's how I felt last April after getting walloped with a tax-due shock. I had to pay last year to be told I had to pay even more to the government. Talk about adding insult to injury. I dutifully paid for the firm's expertise but vowed I'd try to fill out my own forms from then on. After all, I'm not stupid. I should be able to do this. My life isn't complicated.
The following story was printed in the March 24, 1977, River Falls Journal.
Frozen pipes. Need I say more? During the frigid weather last month I was more concerned about my car starting than anything else. "She" lives outside these days and takes forever to warm up. My biggest fear is that she won't start some day. Yes, my car is a she, and she's got more than a few miles on her (just like her owner), and it's her and me against the elements. Even knowing the car has a new battery doesn't stop my worrying and hoping I won't have to deal with a cold dead car some morning. She has new tires this year, too, so she should be good to go no matter what.