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June 24, 2019
A copper box found inside the 1927 cornerstone of the River Falls Academy building, believed to be a time capsule, will be opened Thursday, June 27. Photos courtesy of River Falls School District
Academy time capsule to be opened June 27
June 24, 2019 - 5:00am
June 20, 2019
The former St. John's Lutheran Church, built in 1933, now houses the River Bluffs History Center in Bay City, Wis.  Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimedia
101 Things To Do: River Bluffs History Center in Bay City, Wisconsin
June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
June 8, 2019
Members of the planning committee at a River Falls City Council meeting where a proclamation honoring the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment was issued. Seen here are Elise Nooney, Heidi Heinze, Lorraine Davis, Mary Baumgartner, Kathryn Otto and Morgan Paavola wearing Women Suffrage Sashes and period hats designed by Jennifer Nelson of River Falls. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Davis
Local women plan 100th anniversary celebration of women's suffrage
June 8, 2019 - 9:00am
June 5, 2019
This hand-painted old-timey curtain was found in the Plum City American Legion and has remained a mystery. Only a few locals have come forward saying they remember the curtain hanging in the old Plum City school gymnasium many decades ago. How old the curtain is and who created it is unknown. Photo courtesy of Pierce County Historical Association
No one knows who painted this mysterious curtain or why in Plum City
June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 31, 2019
The Walker House  at 403 E. Division St. is shown in 1880. Eliza (left) and Thomas Walker are shown at the house. Photo courtesy of Carole Mottaz.
Walker house to receive historical plaque
May 31, 2019 - 8:00am
May 16, 2019
Bruce Elliott will display his jitney bus during the Eighth Grade History Tour and share information about the history of the Yellowstone Trail, which passed right through Hudson’s Lakefront Park in the early 1900s. Photo courtesy of St. Croix County Historical Society
Historical Society seeks volunteers for 8th grade history tour
May 16, 2019 - 6:00am
April 26, 2019
An early photo from the celebration on May 2, 1918 which was declared Liberty Day in River Falls (World War I event). Part of the program was "leading driving speakers" of Doctor Charles Dawson, Sen. George Skogmo, Rose Cheney, Chris Wiger, and Professor Howard. Photo courtesy of  Dan Geister
From 'little park' to 'Veterans' Park,' historian shares local history
April 26, 2019 - 8:00am
April 15, 2019
SCVGS Board members invite you to their 40th anniversary celebration April 18. Pictured (from left): Myke Rachu, Mary Jane Bridge, Art Hawkinson, the late Nancy Hawkinson, Judy Olsen, Darcy Boock, Kathy Deiss and in front, Linda Johnson. Submitted photo
St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society to celebrate its 40th anniversary
April 15, 2019 - 9:00am
April 12, 2019
The River Falls Journal prints extensive news on the 1965 flooding in an April 22 publication. Pictured is the Hudson city garage, or Buckeye Garage Building, submerged in a few feet of water on First Street. This year the garage was surrounded by some water. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia
Hudson history: Flooding flashbacks and facts
April 12, 2019 - 8:00am
March 14, 2019
Dewayne Meyer is acknowledged at the Tuesday, March 5 Academy Farewell Open House. Meyer is the namesake of Meyer Middle School and was principal for 27 years. play button
'A great night to be a Wildcat': River Falls says farewell to Academy building
March 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 3, 2019
The River Falls Academy building has been standing on Fremont Street in River Falls since 1927. Now, the community has a chance to come together and say farewell. Photo courtesy of UWRF University Archives and Area Research Center.
RF says 'a hard goodbye' to Academy building
March 3, 2019 - 10:00am
November 2, 2018
Michael Norman is shown receiving the proclamation from Mayor Dan Toland. Also pictured is Theodore Tollefson, Editor-in-Chief of the Student Voice at UW-River Falls. Photo courtesy of City of River Falls Communications Manager Mary Zimmermann
Mayor declares Nov. 3 WRFW Day
November 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 31, 2018
The Kinney family of Badlands Sno-Park discovered a portrait of this girl in a family basement, and were searching for her identity. They now know she is a relative of John Hanson, one of the early owners of the land where Badlands is located. Submitted photo
'Creepy girl' finds her family
October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 24, 2018
The Pierce County Historical Association recently moved to its Bay City location for a temporary new headquarters. David Clarey / Rivertown Multimedia
Pierce County Historical Association moves to new home
October 24, 2018 - 8:00am
October 15, 2018
The John Doar History Trail became the 576th addition to the Wisconsin Historical Society Historical Marker Program at a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at the New Richmond Civic Center. The program commemorates individuals, events,  buildings or sites of local, state or national prominence that contribute to Wisconsin's rich and informative historical heritage. (From left) Mary Zipperer, Robert Rice, MaryKay Rice, Christian Overland, Mayor Fred Horne. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia
Doar History Trail honored with state historical marker
October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm