River Falls Journal Newsroom
November's Pierce County Board meeting had the most positive response to getting the Ag Extension position back in place to 20 to 50 percent but with no funding in the budget available it didn't happen. Working with Pepin County to start out at 20 percent and go to 50 percent as soon as possible, with the majority of our farms in the western part of our county and next to Pepin County is the best way to work this out.
Goat carcasses were discovered Nov. 21 at 690th Avenue and County Road N in Beldenville. Two carcasses, suspected to be pygmy goats, were found in a ditch near a guardrail. The property owner reported the remains had been there about three weeks. No known suspects. Trespassers reported
The 2017 Sharing Families Project is underway and working toward its goal of helping 50 families this holiday season. Profiles for recipient families began coming in late last week from the volunteers who do the screening. Work is underway to match those families with other families, work groups and civic organizations who have already stepped up to help. More family profiles are expected this week, and Sharing Families board members are appealing for more groups and families to take on the task of providing holiday gifts.
The monthly calendar not only provides us with the knowledge of what day it is, their illustrations ignite our inner desires. You can purchase calendars that will leave you laughing, or evoke awe with their visions of grand mountain ranges. There are calendars crafted to promote hormonal infusions; high-resolution photographs of scantily-clad women fondling socket wrenches or barely-attired men swinging fireman axes. Recent events suggest a new calendar theme.
A caller reported a possible dog theft Nov. 16 from a farm on Highway 10 in Ellsworth. A possible witness was identified. Low-flying plane A caller reported a low-flying plane at 4:18 p.m. Nov. 13 near 690th Street and 810th Avenue in River Falls. Extra patrol was requested. Suspicious lights • A suspicious light was reportedly seen in the woods at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 13 near 3247 875th St. in Hager City. A deputy checked, but couldn't find the light in question.
The River Falls Forward Foundation is planning its fifth annual Holiday Family Concert and Fundraiser, set for Sunday, Dec.3, at River Falls High School. This year's concert features Colleen Raye, Tim Patrick and Debbie O'Keefe. Doors open at 2 p.m. with a social hour, silent auction and bake sale. The concert starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at First National Bank, Dick's Fresh Market and Selah Vie Bistro and Coffee Cottage.
A burglary was reported at 3:06 p.m. Nov. 8 at W8290 County Road J in Ellsworth. The complainant reported several items missing from a bedroom. A kangaroo, or ... ? A caller reported Nov. 12 that a kangaroo was spotted on a deck at W6412 Lake Pepin Blvd. in Bay City. Deputies went there and found a fox hiding under the deck. The complainant was told the fox would leave overnight. Arrest follows call in Ellsworth
I looked out our window on Veterans Day to see the Stars & Stripes waving in our front yard. We wish to thank the Optimist Club and the Boy Scouts for their faithfulness in displaying flags on these special days. We also went to the Memorial Day observance at Greenwood Cemetery this past May. What wonderful traditions these are. We are so blessed to live in a country and city that honors their veterans. Gloria Gardner River Falls Of dots, dolts and Democrats
Police were sent to a residence at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the 800 block of South Wasson Lane for a report of the smell of marijuana coming from an apartment. Officers could allegedly see a metal herb grinder and a small glass blown pipe in plain view from the open door while waiting for a resident to come to the door.
CJ Young, owner of Country Fit fitness center in Ellsworth, raised $168 to donate to Look Good Feel Better, selling bracelets for $1 at her business. Look Good Feel Better is a free program that teaches "beauty techniques" to women in cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better volunteer beauty professionals teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetic and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Participants must preregister to have a kit waiting for them at the session they attend.