TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC—Two representatives from Bremer Bank attended the Town of Kinnickinnic Board meeting April 11 to discuss a possible million-dollar loan for the upcoming Liberty Road project. The board expects that the loan would be short-term, as the township is expected to receive grant money that will cover a significant portion of the project, though not until construction has already begun.
A live onstage radio drama based on Dashiell Hammett's classic noir detective story, "The Maltese Falcon," opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the River Falls Public Library. The show will have three other performances: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30 and Sunday, May 7.
Have you had a chance to read "The Maltese Falcon" yet? Maybe you read this classic novel by Dashiell Hammett way back when, maybe you're planning to read it, maybe you've been a fan of the noir/mystery genre for a long time—any way you go about it, at the River Falls Public Library we want you to join us in reading "The Maltese Falcon" and/or joining us in related one book, one community programming. This year, our usual "River Falls Reads" programming extends beyond River Falls and into the greater St. Croix River Valley.
Four students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Hunt Seat team competed in Zone Championships April 9 at Black Dog Farms in Marion, Ind. Two of the students placed first in their individual classes and advanced to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Nationals to be held May 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
At the Town of River Falls Board meeting on April 17, the board discussed whether to grant a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to town residents Debra and Don Overbye. The Overbyes plan to build a 325 foot Broadband Wireless Services tower on a parcel of their property, located at N7245 910th St. To be considered for a CUP to establish a tower, a need for one must be demonstrated before the board. In addition, all space on pre-existing towers in the area must first be utilized before a new tower can be built. New towers must meet CUP requirements, which are as follows:
The week of April 17-21 is National Weather Awareness Week. That included a statewide tornado drill held Thursday, April 20. Schools were asked to conduct tornado drills at 1:45 p.m. Families and second shift workers were asked to hold a drill at 6:45 p.m. In cases of severe weather, the River Falls storm sirens are activated for tornado or severe weather warnings. The 2017 Emergency Weather Warning Siren test dates include: Thursday, April 20: 1:45 p.m., and 6:55 p.m. Monday, May 22: 1 p.m. Monday, June 26: 1 p.m. Monday, July 24: 1 p.m.
Volunteers are vital TO THE EDITOR It is time to celebrate the River Falls School District volunteers! The week of April 23-29 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. We are thankful for our volunteers every day, but this week serves as formal recognition for their time and efforts.
Students of the term are, front row from left: Colin Cosgrove, Carter Christensen, Danielle Miller, Tim Leary, Seiarra Washington and Roman Karpovich. Back row: Eli Jewell, Emily Banitt and Sofia Naranjo-Mata. Students of the term are selected each quarter at River Falls High School by teachers in each department. Submitted photo
Paul Haskins grew up in River Falls on a dairy farm. Some of his earliest work was with the River Falls Community Arts Base and he is a graduate of the Budding Artist Bridge at Art on the Kinni. Haskins has recently matriculated at the prestigious Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship.
MADISON — The River Falls High School Mock Trial Team made school history by capturing the second place title in the Wisconsin Mock Trial tournament. It was the highest finish ever. The semi-final round, held March 11, consisted of 24 teams — all regional winners — competing in four rounds of competition. In each round, students served as either witnesses or attorneys to present a legal argument on a case.