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Parents who want to pick the public school district that their children will attend next school year (2019-20) can apply to do so from Feb. 4, 2019 to April 30, 2019. State law allows Wisconsin children to attend public school in a district other than the one in which they live. The completed application must be submitted to the non-resident school district. Early and late applications are not accepted.
Join Pierce County-River Falls Relay For Life at the Relay Team Captain Meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the River Falls High School media room. There will be a question and answer session, idea sharing, and Relay updates. Participants are asked to sign their teams up online by visiting www.relayforlife.org/riverfallswi and clicking the purple "Join this Relay" button in the upper right-hand corner.
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Allina Health will implement restricted visitor guidelines to protect all patients and staff due to influenza at all of our hospitals and at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Transitional Rehabilitation Program, inpatient care in Golden Valley. Allina Health implements visitor restrictions when the Minnesota Department of Health determines that influenza is widespread across the state.
It's that time of year to start planning for your tax refund. AARP Tax Assistance will be at the Senior Center located in Wallhaven Senior Living on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to bring all forms of ID, drivers license, last years' tax return, social security cards and all income forms for 2018. This is on a first come, first served basis. Toenail care will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22; Tuesday, Feb. 5, 12 and 19. Cost of $20. Please call for an appointment at 715-425-9932.
Sticky fingers • At 2:10 p.m. Dec. 28, a River Falls resident reported the theft of a rented Surly Flat Tire bicycle rented from UW-River Falls. • At 3:20 p.m. Dec. 19 a person reported that on Dec. 17 while on lunch break at McDonalds, he forgot his wallet on the counter. When he went to retrieve the wallet a few hours later, it was gone. The wallet was found in the parking lot with all IDs and credit cards inside, but $150 in cash was missing.
A 3-year-old boy walked in the front door of the brand new River Falls State Bank Center with his mom this past week. It was the first official day the River Falls Gymnastic Club was open for business in their new digs. The little boy was excited to jump around on the gymnastic equipment upstairs but it was a different place than he was used to going during his short-tenured gymnastics career.
On the article about the Honorable Judge Eric Lundell being observed hitting a pillar at a bank ATM that damaged his truck by a police officer and then ignoring the officer's request to stop and then failing some field sobriety tests and then blowing a 0.129 on the breathalyzer and then being released without OWI charges is incredulous.
Those visiting or passing the UW-River Falls campus probably noticed some construction over the past year, and some is yet to come. One of the largest projects completed recently was the construction of the Falcon Center and removal of the Karges Center. One large proposed project would be the construction of a new science facility, known as SciTech. Karges/Falcon center
Sixth grade Blue House Alexis Schultz is the daughter of Tim and Kimberly Schultz. Lexi is a leader in the classroom and consistently does what she is supposed to be doing. She shows good character in every situation she is faced with. She always turns in her absolute best work, is kind to everyone and is always in a good mood. Alexis enjoys reading and riding her horses. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing softball and being with her family. Her favorite subject is literature. Alexis would like to visit Hawaii, go zip lining and learn how to snowboard.
Paulie Michael was an old man with two first names and he really didn't even own those. Paulie and his older brother, Hiram, grew up in an orphanage in Owatonna, Minn., in the 1920's and 30's. One of their parents was from a reservation, but they didn't know which one. Half of their heritage had been beaten out of them. The other half left them on a doorstep.