River Falls Journal Newsroom
At its May 1 meeting, the River Falls Town Board approved 2017 roadwork bids for 690th Avenue. About a mile of 690th ( Forestville Road) is slated to be paved. Milling and 3 inches of paving will be done, costing about $130,000. Bids for the job were opened Thursday, April 27. Bids for Pierce County and Monarch Paving were approved by the board.
The 20th annual plant sale for the River Falls Garden Club will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13, at the St. Bridget School gymnasium, 211 E. Division St., River Falls. The sale, now a widely-anticipated annual event, is the primary fundraiser for the River Falls Garden Club.
Benjamin and Gabriel Wurdell, seniors at River Falls High School, were recently presented with $1,000 Eagle Scout scholarships by the Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America. This is the first time in the 27-year history of the program that brothers received Eagle scholarships in the same year. The ceremony took place March 18 at the Council Recognition Dinner at the Golden Valley Country Club.
With the start of the inland trout fishing season on May 6 closely following Earth Day and the People's Climate March, this may be a good time to consider the impact that global warming could have on Wisconsin's "cold-water economy." According to the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, Wisconsin temperatures are likely to rise by 4-9 degrees by mid-century, with northern regions of the state expected to warm the most. Both brook and brown trout could be severely affected.
Friday, 5/5; Saturday, 5/6; Sunday 5/7 ArtOPENer Studio Tour
Hudson Community Education to Visit Galena/Dubuque A few spots are still available on Hudson Community Education’s trip to Galena, Ill., and Dubuque, Iowa on June 1 - 4.
I recently saw an article in the AARP magazine about lifelong learning. This is something I really support. We are never too old to explore something new, get more in-depth information about a subject you are interested in, or take up a new hobby. One of the people interviewed talked about The Great Courses DVDs, how wonderful they are, and how she buys them when they go on sale. Well, folks, you don't have to buy them because we have them here at the library and you can borrow them for free!
The 41st annual UW-River Falls Colt Sale is set for Saturday, May 6. Fifty-six high-quality 2-year-old horses that have been trained by UW-River Falls students enrolled in the Principles of Training Horses class will be offered for sale at the UWRF Campus Farm, 1475 Wasson Lane. The sale preview starts at 11 a.m. in the Brainard-Kasten Colt Barn arena with student trainers riding their horses for potential buyers. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the student trainers will be available over lunch to answer questions about their horses. The sale will begin at 2 p.m.
6 Gold Alison Laube is the daughter of Paul Laube and Krisan Shaw. Ali is an independent, silent leader in the classroom. You will always find her going above and beyond when doing any activity. She is empathetic, selfless and works well with everyone. Alison has one sister, and she enjoys playing softball. She likes the Packers and her favorite food is Spaghetti. Her favorite colors are orange and purple. Alison also enjoys fishing and swimming. In her future she would like to play softball in college, then become a Doctor or a forensic scientist.