River Falls Journal Newsroom
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its fall season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy discussions Tuesday, Oct. 24. The first stargazing session begins with a talk, "Other Earths Out There?: Kepler's Final Count" by physics Professor Eileen Korenic at 8 p.m. in 271 Centennial Science Hall. Then, if the sky is clear, a telescope viewing session will follow at 8:30 p.m. on the third-floor observation deck. Uranus and Neptune should be visible as well as the waning crescent moon.
The River Falls Library Foundation will host the third annual Kirby Symes Memorial 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the River Falls Public Library. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile family fun run starts at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds from the Kirby Symes Memorial Fun Run will directly benefit the River Falls Public Library. Symes was a good friend and tireless supporter of the River Falls Public Library.
Deputies responded at 8:24 p.m. Oct. 7 to county roads F and MM in Prescott for a motorcycle-vs.-dog crash. The driver and passenger both sustained serious injuries and were hospitalized. The dog's owner was located. Sexual assault reported in Hager City
In an effort to boost the number of local health care providers in the region, Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital Foundation is offering scholarships for nontraditional students living or working locally to complete a degree in health care.
The River Falls Economic Development Corporation recently accepted a donation of $20,000 from Royal Credit Union in support of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center. As a bronze sponsor, RCU will have naming rights for two private office spaces and be recognized on the donor wall.
"Markieke Penterman: Farmer's Daughter, Immigrant, Award-winning Cheesemaker" will be presented by Marieke Penterman of Holland's Dairy in Thorp from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in North Hall Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The event, part of the Ann Lydecker Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
"The Fishing River" was written and beautifully illustrated by St. Paul author Edythe Records Warner whose father, Puck Records, had a cabin on the Kinnickinnic River. The story and its beautiful pencil drawings are all about her two children learning how to fly fish and about Kinnickinnic River ecology with their grandfather Puck.
On television Sept. 25, I watched with dismay the poor, the sick, the crippled and the elderly people trying to influence Republican senators. They wanted "no" votes on the latest Republican Health Care bill. They will learn the hard way that 99.5 percent of Republican senators and house members only listen to what the millionaires and billionaires want on most items.
Nearly a dozen regional artists will be in River Falls to create work "en plein air." The Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will paint the town Saturday, Oct. 7, and the public is invited to observe between 10 a.m and 1 p.m.
'These boots are made for walkin' • Police found a woman walking at 2:44 a.m. Sept. 25 at Highway 63 and 825th Street South in Hager City. She said she was walking to Red Wing and was getting tired. She was told to stay out of the roadway. • A woman waved down police at 2:56 a.m. Sept. 25 at N1090 825th St. because she wanted a ride home. She was advised to call a taxi. Sticky fingers • A boat was reported stolen at 11:02 a.m. Sept. 25 at W9710 290th Ave. in Hager City..