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When dads and moms with their young children in tow crossed the U.S. border without proper documentation, who broke the law? Did the children break the law?
In my opinion, this humorous parody describes the last River Falls City Council meeting. A man drives into Green Bay. He is an athletic young man. He spends his summers fighting against dangerous 8-inch trout, and sometimes even wins! Mano-a-fisho. Armed with thousands of dollars of high-end fishing gear and swinging a 9-foot pole tipped with hooks, he engages in mortal combat with small fish equipped with only a desperate desire to live, small fins, and tiny upper teeth. Ironically, those dainty, perfect, clean, white teeth are what originally attracted him to trout.
Saturday is St. Patrick's Day! That's the day we do Irish things and celebrate the Celtic part of our heritage. And CAB has a heck of a good way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The River Falls Community Arts Base is having a special St. Patrick's Day "Barn Dance" 7-9:30 p.m. in the Academy gym with plenty of time left to celebrate our Irish Heritage late into the evening. On St. Patrick's Day EVERYBODY IS IRISH!
The City of River Falls will be testing its outdoor warning siren system on Thursday, April 12, in conjunction with the National Weather Service. If actual severe or threatening weather exists on this date, the test will be postponed until Friday, April 13. Listed below is the audible test schedule for 2018. If severe or threatening weather exists on any of these scheduled dates, the test will be the next day (Tuesday) at the same time. 2018 siren testing dates • Monday, March 26 at 1 p.m. —Make-up date — Tuesday, March 27th at 1 p.m.
The annual River Falls Public Library quilt show, Sew Amazing, is now on display in the River Falls Public Library Gallery. The show's opening reception was Friday, March 9, in the lower level of the library. One of the Gallery's most popular exhibits, this year's collection includes more than 30 examples of quilting in every style and size imaginable, old and new, from wall hangings to king-sized quilts. Fifteen-year-old quilter Meggan Daniels has her first quilt in the library show. She's been sewing since she was 8 years old. Her grandmother taught her.
Finishing 48 points in the lead after the final regular season show on Feb. 17, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) Western Show Team was named 2017-18 Zone 7 Region 3 Team Champions. The UW-River Falls team competed against eight other teams from the Midwest over the course of the 2017-18 season.
The River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau will present the eighth annual River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival April 13 — 15, with feature headlining performances from well-known bluegrass and Americana bands including Monroe Crossing, Steam Machine, Thirsty River, and Miles Over Mountains. This free, indoor music weekend features 40-plus hours of bluegrass, Cajun, and roots music from regional and local artists where young and old can stroll Main Street and find bluegrass music on every corner.
The School District of River Falls is holding a facility improvement referendum on April 3. School board members know they represent student and taxpayer interests in all their work. If you would like to individually discuss referendum details, I encourage you to contact me or any of the school board members: • Alan Tuchtenhagen: email@example.com • Amy Halvorson: firstname.lastname@example.org • Kellen Wells-Mangold: email@example.com • Mike Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org • Mike Stifter: email@example.com
All are welcomed to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 1-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17 in River Falls. Attendees will enjoy many fun activities including a hunt for the "Pot-of-Gold" medallion, Potato Soup Crawl, Pub Poker Walk, open container event, and the ever-quirky Annual Bed Races. If the luck of the Irish brings you enough good fortune to be in River Falls on St. Patrick's Day, be sure to soak up this fun experience. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. with the "Pot-of Gold" Medallion Hunt. Clues will be posted in
According to my American Heritage dictionary the word "contempt" is defined as "1. Disparaging or haughty disdain; scorn. 2. The state of being despised; disgrace." Perhaps knowing (or not) this definition, Mr. James Anderson (letter, March 1, 2018) wrote: "I have long held an attitude of contempt against public schools." Pity the American who claims to love his country, and yet holds in contempt other Americans.