The Moose Lodge, 620 N. Main St., will hold its monthly brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. The Jan. 8 brunch is to benefit local Cub Scout Pack 54. The menu is: pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, coffee, juice and milk. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $9 per person; kids 5 and under eat free. Next month's Moose brunch is Sunday, Feb. 12. It will benefit the River Falls Band Boosters. For more information, call Jim Vorwald at 715-248-7913 or the Moose Lodge at 715-425-9152.
Westside Elementary Ann Hensley's class
Greenwood Elementary Tonya Maier's class If Santa and Mrs. Claus got captured by aliens when they were coming to give toys, here’s what I would do…. I would go to the planet that they are on. I would try to talk to the aliens and I would say let them comer and give us toys. But the aliens said you have to give us one too. We will let them come and give you toys so I grabbed a random toy out of Santa’s bag and gave it to them. We had a happy Christmas. —Charlie Bauman
River Falls Public Montessori Elementary Maggie Watson’s class If I could have one wish I would give food to a food shelter. When people don’t get food they get sick. They get weak and could die.Their life would be bad and hard. If I could help them have food they would be healthier. They would get a home. I would feel awesome because I will have made people feel happy. —Sebastien Bowden
Every Christmas season, the Journal poses a few essay questions to third graders in River Falls. Typically their answers delight with wonderful third grade imaginations. This year, local students were asked to answer one of four questions: • Aliens have come to planet Earth on spaceships and captured Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole. What would you do to rescue them? Where would you take them so they would be safe?
UW-River Falls Professor Emerita and former Montessori Program Director Gay Ward was honored with the Dennis Schapiro Award for Innovation in Montessori teacher education earlier this month. The award, presented by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education is given annually to a member of the Montessori teacher education community who's brought about significant change. Ward was recognized for her multitude of contributions to Montessori education throughout Wisconsin, the United States and internationally.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for families. It is also historically one of busiest times for nursing home and assisted living services. Many families will visit with their mother, father, grandpa, and grandma over the holidays. This is when family members begin to notice that their loved ones are not getting around as easily as they used to or their overall health has decreased.
Leaders from Pierce, St. Croix, Dunn, and Polk counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the annual Greater St. Croix Valley Legislative Day. A variety of representatives from business, industry, education, and civic organizations join together each year to discuss common issues impacting the region. Teams of 2-3 people will meet with legislators representing all areas of Wisconsin, to thank legislators for past support, and to discuss current issues of greatest concern to the St. Croix Valley.
Over the course of three months during the fall semester, College of Business and Economics (CBE) students at UW-River Falls visited four companies as part of the inaugural Career Treks series sponsored by UWRF Career Services and CBE. The free event series provided unique opportunities for students to connect with industry professionals, broaden their awareness of career paths, and develop and expand their professional networks. Students had the opportunity to participate in three treks throughout the fall.