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My friend Mark died recently. He was a kind and gentle guy with a warm smile and an amazing personality when in season. He often spoke of how trusting his clients found him when he sold insurance. Mark had a friend, Mary Jo, who helped care and advocate for him for many years. She lives by example of giving her time and love, selflessly. I understand she has a background of charitable work in River Falls.
The River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is now accepting nominations for the River Falls Chamber Annual Awards. Nominations are being accepted in four categories: Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. Small Business of the Year (25 or less employees) Business of the Year (25 or more employees), and Nonprofit of the Year nominees must be a chamber member and have made a significant contribution to the community and/or quality of life in River Falls through providing services, programs and involvement.
Deputies assisted River Falls police at 11:34 p.m. Oct. 24 on an armed robbery call at 914 Sycamore St. Deputies searched the area after the suspects left on foot. Problematic hunters • A deputy on patrol at 6:16 p.m. Oct. 26 witnessed multiple duck hunters shooting after legal shooting hours at Pepin Street and Lake Pepin Boulevard in Bay City. Information was passed along to a game warden.
We are writing to express our appreciation to RiverTown Multimedia for working with Healthier
Maesa Kuchera was chosen to be the River Falls Rotary Reader Student of the Month for October. She is in Lori Rosenow's third-grade class at Westside Elementary School. Kuchera enjoys reading with Rick Wilson on a weekly basis, and her favorite book series is "Pete the Cat." In her free time, she loves swimming and dancing.
Rain didn't dampen literary voices Oct. 14 during the second River Falls Lit Crawl. Co-organizers Robin Boles, Elise Gregory and Kate Maude were thrilled with attendance throughout the afternoon, which included five different Main Street venues and over 20 local, regional, student and professional writers. Student writers from area elementary schools began the day's reading in the River Falls Public Library Story Room. Students had learned about poetry in the weeks leading up to the RF Lit Crawl from Robin Boles, Elizabeth Bowden, Elise Gregory, and Casey and Kate Maude.
Taxi fraud and broken window
Glitter bomb in Bay City mailbox A caller at W6674 Maple St. in Bay City reported Oct. 12 that a spring-activated glitter tube bomb was placed in a mailbox. The incident was reported as a prank. Person posing as cop in Hager City A caller reported Oct. 12 that someone posing as a deputy showed up at a home on Highway 10 in Hager City. It was confirmed that no on-duty deputies were attempting contact with the woman in question at that time. Nothing out of the ordinary was found by deputies when they checked the area.
The City of River Falls will host a four-day "charrette" — an intensive series of workshops, design labs and presentations — to provide an opportunity for community members to create a shared vision for the future of the Kinnickinnic River Corridor. The charrette will be held Oct. 25-28 at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St. Approximately 500 individuals are expected to participate over the four days of the charrette.
Man hits bicyclist Phillip Gregory Thomas, 33, New Brighton, Minnesota, was cited $111.40 inattentive driving at 9:29 a.m. Friday. Police were called to Cascade Avenue and South Fourth Street for a report of a vehicle vs. bicycle accident. Thomas had allegedly looked down for a short time while driving, looked up and saw the bicyclist but it was too late to stop. Merging accident