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The holidays are a busy and complicated time for most people. There are so many events to go to, shopping to be done, baking, school concerts and other things. Not to mention your regular schedule of work, volunteering and/or taking care of children. The holidays can be an especially trying time for those with dementia as well as for their loved ones and care takers.
Two Wildcat athetes signed letters of intent to play at Division 1 schools last week surrounded by their coaches and families. Senior Jaxon Knotek, pictured with parents Tim and Crystal Knotek and basketball coach Zac Campbell, will play basketball at North Dakota State University. Senior Marissa Stockman, pictured with parents Sarah Thomson and Robert Stockman, plus volleyball coaches Sara Kealy and Fred Barr, signed on to play volleyball at Illinois State. Photos courtesy of Roland Hall
The UW-River Falls women's hockey team (3-1-1, 1-0-0 WIAC) scored four unanswered goals in the third period to pull away from UW-Stevens Point (1-4-1, 0-1-0 WIAC) with a 6-1 win Saturday, Nov. 11 at River Falls. The Falcons struck first at 16:55 when Hailey Nielsen wristed a rebound home for an early 1-0 Falcons lead. UW-River Falls out shot UW-Stevens Point in the first period 18-0. Sydney Conley made 17 saves for UWSP.
The St. Croix Valley fusion prep girls hockey team is returning nine of the top 10 scorers from last year. Returning letterwinners are Katy Anderson, Maura Laesser, Madi Harer, Lilly Accola, Maddie Schultz, Anna Albrightson, Taylar Meier, Maddie Shew, Jordon Erickson, Abbie DeLong, Amber DeLong, Kamryn Jacobs and Olivia Klund. The Fusion will also have a full JV schedule, starting out with a home game vs. Red Wing at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at the WildCat Centre.
As the holidays approach, River Falls Community Theatre is gearing up to celebrate in theatrical style with "Twas the Night Show... Second Helping." A sequel of sorts to last year's "'Twas the Night Show," this year's Thanksgiving and winter holiday show is framed as a late night talk show featuring not just one regular host but also several special guest hosts.
Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has partnered with River Falls-based Treasures From the Heart to help UWRF students prepare for professional interview experiences. From Nov. 13-17, the two organizations will sponsor a professional clothing drive designed to provide gently used professional clothing to current UWRF students entering the workforce.
The Twin Cities acoustic string band, the Barn Cats, will play Saturday, Nov. 18, in River Falls for the family-friendly Saturday Night Barn Dance series. The dance is held 7-9:30 p.m. at the gym of the River Falls Academy on West Maple Street. The Barn Cats play an assortment of line and circle dances, reels, waltzes, and square dances. They've been a popular favorite at the the River Falls barn dances for over 10 seasons.
Our River Falls dams and hydros are a profitable, local source of renewable energy! The River Falls "2016 Committed Net Position Hydro Analysis" reports a total net revenue (profit) of $378,000 from hydro generation for the current five-year report period, 2012-2016. Our hydros today are a profitable, renewable energy source.
A caller reported at 8:23 p.m. Nov. 3 that while driving south on Highway 35 near 830th Street that he heard a gunshot just before his vehicle's window broke. The complainant was not injured. Neither a bullet nor a shooter was found. Tickets follow near-miss with deputy A sheriff's investigator reported at 3:56 p.m. Nov. 1 that he was nearly struck head-on in traffic by an oncoming vehicle. Deputies responded and issued the offending driver several citations.
River Falls police were called to River Falls High School Oct. 20 where a student had allegedly "vaped" in a bathroom. A search of the student's backpack revealed a vape-device that contained nicotine fluid. The teen allegedly admitted to having the nicotine product in his possession and was given a $73.60 citation. One of the teen's parents was also informed of the citation. Traffic stop yields arrest