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Perry M. Larson, age 91, of River Falls, WI, former River Falls Chief of Police and member of the Zor Shriners, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at the Lutheran Home, surrounded by his family. A visitation for Perry will take place from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 110 N. Third St., River Falls with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at the church. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct.
Heather Johnson at the River Falls Public Library reports the summer reading program “Fizz Boom Read” was a spectacular success.
Lately you’ve read stories about how this locally elected group has grappled with deciding on the fate of the aging River Falls Academy building and the two school programs it...
Lately you’ve read stories about how this locally elected group has grappled with deciding on the fate of the aging River Falls Academy building and the two school programs it houses – Montessori and Renaissance. Our seven-member River Falls school board always has a lot on its educational plate.
The United States is the first country in the world to designate and protect wilderness areas. September 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act passed nearly unanimously by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The 1964 Wilderness Act was written by The Wilderness Society’s Howard Zahniser.
You can learn about great day hikes to see fall colors in the St. Croix River Valley during a presentation by bestselling hiking guidebook author Rob Bignell from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Chapter2Books at 222 Locust St., in Hudson. “Let’s Talk Fall Color Hikes” will offer trail recommendations from Bignell’s two recent books, “Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St.
The Tri-Angels Concert For the Park is this Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at Juniors in River Falls. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. Joey Peters will be playing from 7-8:30 p.m.
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The Music Madams, under the direction of Bonnie Valentine, far right, entertained employees at the River Falls Area Hospital recently. Hospital employees enjoyed yogurt sundaes while being serenaded. From left, Betty Swenson, Yvonne Meents, Marilyn Halverson, Marilyn Brager, all of River Falls; Doris Grabau and Marilyn Ruhde of Hudson, Betty Knutson and Janet Leonard and seated, Anne Anderson, all of River Falls. Submitted photo.
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the State’s Chamber of Commerce, recently honored Rep. Dean Knudson with the prestigious “Working for Wisconsin” Award at Xcel Energy in Hudson. The award is given to legislators who stand up for jobs and improve the state’s business climate by voting 80 percent or greater in support of the pro-jobs position on the WMC legislative scorecard. WMC reports that Rep.