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This week's featured photo was taken by Lee Owen from DeSanctis park on Nov. 7, 2013. Own walks her dog daily, while carrying two cameras. You could see your photo featured on the River Falls Journal website. If you capture an image you want to share, send it to us and it could be one of our weekly featured reader photographs. We will feature a different photo each week for readers to enjoy. For a chance to have your photo featured, email a photo taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at email@example.com .
On Friday, June 13, a one-vehicle rollover was reported on County Road M near 1060th Street in the town of Clifton. Pierce County Sheriff deputies arrived to find one man had been thrown while the driver was still inside. The westbound vehicle had gone into the north ditch, come back to the road and then rolled multiple times into the south ditch. The injured passenger was Richard Wanner of River Falls.
In April 2011 leaders from five of West Central Wisconsin’s largest educational institutions created a collaborative organization, the St. Croix Valley Educational Collaborative (SCVEC), that four years later is creating beneficial educational pathways for students. The SCVEC is a partnership between the Hudson School District, the School District of River Falls, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF).
The good news is that the town of Kinnickinnic got an $888,000 grant from Wisconsin -- the largest awarded anywhere in the state -- to help with the upcoming redo of Liberty Road. The bad news is that, should the project proceed, it’s likely not all will be pleased by the outcome – especially some homeowners on that road. Town Road Committee Chairman Roger Van Beek attended the June 3 Town Board meeting and gave an update. Road Committee members have met with property owners who may be affected by Liberty Road’s redesign and possibly lose lan
The Town of River Falls has received a flurry of complaints about its website. While questions and comments are encouraged, Town Board members now find the website has become a place for residents to air frustrations about neighbors. At its June 2 regular meeting, the board discussed some recent complaints from residents, including a neighbor’s dog barking too much and a neighbor “shooting guns” from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
This week's featured photo was taken by Theresa DeRusha at her home in River Falls. She put up an "It's Summer!" sign to surprise her son when he got off the bus on the last day of school, June 6. You could see your photo featured on the River Falls Journal website.
Second only to 2013, the spring of 2014 has earned the reputation for one of the most challenging spring planting seasons for farmers. “Adding to the planting season stress for farmers is that we have significantly lower anticipated prices for corn and soybeans,” says Greg Andrews, Pierce County UW-Extension Agricultural Agent. In some cases, the delayed planting was even more pronounced in neighboring St.
The Hudson Women’s Club is holding its 16th annual Artful Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, starting at the Octagon House Museum, 1004 Third St., Hudson. Saturday’s tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday’s is from 11 a.m.
Do you have a very special friend or relative who is over 60 years old? He or she could be one of Pierce County’s most admired senior citizens.
He was found passed out or sleeping by the curb under a tree behind the American Legion Saturday morning, May 31. Wakened by River Falls police and asked what he was doing, the 27-year-old local man said he’d had a very long night and that he was taking a break while on the way to see his older brother. After getting the man’s name and address, the officer told the man he was wanted for a 2008 Pierce County warrant. The warrant was related to a disorderly conduct and property damage incident in River Falls. Sure wasn’t me, said the man, ne