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Join the River Falls Public Library for a special night of live music and stories with best-selling Wisconsin author Michael Perry and his band, the Long Beds 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Rush River Brewing Company in River Falls. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Rush River Brewing Company. Join library staff before the event (at 6:30 p.m.) to discuss Perry's new book, "Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy."
RF Lion's Club Great Duck Race TO THE EDITOR To the River Falls Community, I just want to thank everyone who participated in the River Falls Lion's Club "Great Duck Race" Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. during River Falls Days. With your help, we are happy to report we hit our goal of selling 1,000 tickets and generating $16,000 after paying out the prize winners $4,000. All the proceeds will go towards supporting local programs in our community.
Abigail Inlow, of River Falls, took fourth place in the 37th annual Minnesota Old Time Fiddle Championship Aug. 4, in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. Fiddlers of a variety of ages from the U.S. and Canada competed for prizes and cash during the competition, which also provided live entertainment for a local audience in the Iron Range. The contest is certified by the National Old Time Fiddler's Association. The Minnesota State Champion Fiddler qualifies to compete in the National Old Time Fiddle Championship next June in Weiser, Idaho.
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At 8:15 a.m. July 27, a woman reported a theft from her vehicle parkend in the 100 block of North Winter Street. She said she noticed her front passenger door was ajar when she went out to her vehicle. She alleged the contents of her glove compartment had been gone through and most of it left on the front passenger seat. She said the only thing missing was a savings account book for an old account that has been closed for a couple of years, which resembles a checkbook. The woman said she didn't lock her vehicle as she hadn't had problems in the past. She said she would talk to the bank to make sure no one tries to reopen or use the account associated with the stolen account book.
Eating and driving leads to beanfield damage A motorist left the roadway at 12:31 p.m. July 31 and drove into a bean field at Highway 10 and County Road O in Ellsworth. The driver was eating at the time and choked on some food, which led to the incident. The driver and the owner of the farm property agreed to work out any damages. Bridge fight in Prescott Deputies assisted Prescott police at 5:09 p.m. July 31 with a fight on the railroad bridge at 248 Front St. Thefts
The 2018 Fall Community Education Catalog will soon be mailed to all River Falls residents. It is packed full of cooking, language, fitness and more classes and various events and trips.
The St. Croix Valley Collectors Association will host its annual Threshing Bee on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Norm and Shirley Feyereisen Farm, 429 Townsvalley Road, Hudson. The farm is located just south of Hudson of County F, then east on Coulee Trail to Townsvalley Road. The day will feature a variety of old-time farm equipment in operation. Demonstrations include threshing, baling with a stationary hay press, silo filling, corn shelling and more. A variety of antique tractors, "hit and miss" engines and other equipment will also be on display throughout the day.
The nationally-touring photography exhibit Awkward Family Photos: The Exhibition runs Aug. 6 through Sept. 12 at River Falls Public Library Gallery, 140 Union St., River Falls. Over 200 photos and "behind the awkwardness" stories will be exhibited. According to the exhibit website, the exhibition aims to "explore the perfectly imperfect moments that come with the family experience and provide a place for people to celebrate the awkwardness while taking comfort in the fact that their family is not alone."
Thank you for your article in the July 26 editions of the St. Croix County RiverTown Multimedia publications regarding celebration of full funding for the St. Croix County Fair's Horse Barn. As reported, the successful fundraising campaign was a joint effort of the St. Croix County 4-H Horse Committee and the Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds along with continuing support from the St. Croix County 4-H Dairy Committee.