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This arts calendar update includes a correction of the Jan. 18 ArtsMinded column and the addition of events near at hand. Correct dates for the Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series follow. All are free, Fridays at noon, Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts, UW-RF. • Jan. 26, Jeremy Johnson, marimba, music from around the world. • Feb. 2, Ivan Konev, piano, with Minnesota Orchestra musicians. • Feb. 9, Phil Kadidlo, piano.
For the third year in a row, the River Falls American Legion has set an all-time high membership tally, with the Post 121 year-end roster officially showing 526 members. Post Commander Larry Larson said there is a reason for that track record.
As a millennial struggling with mental health, I want to help others. Living in a world with such a large stigma behind mental health it is difficult for people to speak out. I am aiming to encourage others to speak up and to know that they aren't alone. Help is out there. 1-800-273-8255. This is for you Micaila. I want to be a doctor. Not for the money, Not for the fame. To help those who need it, To help those who blame. Blame themselves, Blame others,
River Falls' native and current New York Yankee relief pitcher, J.P. Feyereisen, and Minnesota Vikings' All-Pro wide receiver Adam Thielen have more in common than growing up in small towns. They've also been workout warriors together at ETS in Oakdale in recent years. "When I was in double A, I didn't have to report until March 1," said Feyereisen, "and the Vikings' season was over by then, so Adam would work out with me. He's a great guy and a hard worker."
Operating while revoked At 1:03 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, police on patrol on East Cascade saw a vehicle driving north on South Wasson Lane. The vehicle allegedly did not make a full stop at the stop sign, instead treating it as a yield sign, before turning onto East Cascade. Police pulled the vehicle over. The driver was identified as Christian Timothy Orosz, 40, Roberts. When told why police had pulled him over, Orosz allegedly said "sorry about that."
How many of those reading are artists — but have never had quite the chance to exhibit their art? You've done art for years — maybe started as a toddler. Many have told you that you do a pretty good job? Maybe your high school art teacher was smitten by your work. Maybe your family found your "stuff" better than anything they had seen among their relatives before. Maybe you've been hiding in a back room at home with a brush and an easel.
Good for James Anderson in correctly perceiving that Jesus being born in a stable does not entitle him to be called "refugee!" However, as a liberal and reasonably well-schooled Christian, I've never encountered anyone, liberal or conservative, who claimed that Jesus was a refugee because of the Bethlehem birth. As we liberals encounter so often, Mr. Anderson, has done an excellent job of countering an argument that no one is making!
The School District of River Falls has four elementary schools—Montessori, Greenwood, Westside, and Rocky Branch. All four are public schools; although the River Falls Public Montessori Elementary (RFPME) is a "charter" school, it should not be confused with other private charter schools in Wisconsin. Specifically, there are no parent vouchers to pay for tuition and the ultimate governing authority for RFPME is the locally elected Board of Education. Simply put, RFPME is a public choice that is funded by public dollars. In other words, parents
At 9:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, River Falls police received a report of a missing person, Bryce Adam Willaby, 22, Hudson. He had allegedly been downtown at the bars with a friend, and neither had returned to the place they were staying in River Falls Willaby had allegedly called the person he and the friend were staying with at about 9 a.m., saying "it's cold outside." Another friend said he had last seen Willaby at Maverick's Corner Saloon.
Our city-owned hydroelectric power facility is a valuable, profitable, debt-free asset. Our hydroelectric dams are fully functional and generate power 24 hours-a-day, every day, all year. The hydros do not need sunlight, clear skies, constant wind, or coal to function. Our current hydroelectric system consists of two bottom-draw hydroelectric dams. They were just inspected in October 2017, passed inspection, and re-inspection isn't scheduled for another 10 years.