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The need for an ag agent TO THE EDITOR I am writing to express my support for the continuation of an agricultural extension agent for Pierce County. Last week, a reader pointed out all of the programs and services the agricultural extension service provides in our county so this week I will address the IMPACT those services make. I would like your readers to know that it would only cost $22,000 annually to have a part-time ag agent in Pierce County. This part-time agent would be supporting those involved in
Our Neighbors' Place, Inc. of River Falls recently received a $25,000 grant from the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation to support ONP's comprehensive housing services. Building on the success of a $20,000 grant award from Hugh J. Andersen in 2016, ONP stabilized and rehoused 30 families, an increase over the four families ONP successfully assisted in procuring permanent housing in 2015.
I write regarding the new mural on Main Street. If you haven't seen it, it depicts a pair of men chatting, some children playing and, I'll not beat around the bush. This mural is blatantly lacking in melanin. There are no people of color, and it's the first thing I notice. I'm aware of the general genealogy of the folks that settled this area; that it's set in 1954 when the percentage of people of color was probably abysmally low.
David Trechter, professor of agricultural economics, has been named the 2017 Adviser of the Year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Nominations are submitted by graduating seniors and recent alumni. The Faculty Senate Advising Committee reviews the nominations and makes a recommendation to the chancellor.
The School District of River Fall's Board of Education is reaching out to all district residents in the next few weeks to gather input regarding facility needs with a community-wide survey. The survey will be delivered in the mail.
As we move ever closer to Halloween and the rest of the holidays, it's time for the third annual Library Foundation Kirby Symes Memorial 5K/1-mile Family Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 21. Run or walk the 5K or 1-mile in River Falls. The 5K course will begin at the River Falls Public Library and will travel through the historic eastern residential district and into the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. The race will conclude back at the River Falls Public Library.
6 Gold Maddison Neisius is the daughter of Margaret Neisius and John Ott. Maddison has made a great transition to middle school. She is a quiet leader in the classroom and puts her best effort into everything she does. Maddison is a pleasure to have in class. Madison likes llamas, turtles and corgis. She enjoys singing, shopping and jumping on her trampoline. Madison would like to become a singer.
A person odiously killing other people attracts our attention. Most of us can likely name more serial killers than Nobel Prize winners. Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" song from 1982 comes to mind, "It's interesting when people die; give us dirty laundry." According to numerous website reports, Domino's Pizza recorded their largest one-day sales totals on June 17, 1994. What was happening where tens of millions of Americans were glued to their TV set during dinner time and ordering pizza? June 17, 1994, was the evening O.J. Simpson was being chased in his white Bronco.
The UWRF Foundation, the private fundraising arm of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, raised a record $3,652,296 in charitable contributions in fiscal year 2017, officials announced. The record total comes one year after the close of the university's first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, Rising to Distinction.
In December 2016, the Kinni River Corridor Project started its process of community engagement and education with an open house and mapping exercise. This was followed by a series of six "Tech Talks" on topics including corridor planning, river ecology, economic and neighborhood development, hydro facilities, dam removal, and recreation, tourism and economics. The next step is a multi-day corridor planning charrette in late October.