River Falls Journal Newsroom
On Dec. 4 the Republican legislators of Wisconsin voted to limit the powers of the incoming governor and the incoming attorney general. This is in stark contrast to the well publicized hand written note by George H.W. Bush to the then incoming President Clinton, stating that he was in support of his efforts to be successful.
The new River Falls Community Education 2019 Winter catalog will be hitting mailboxes soon. It is filled with classes, trips and events. Those interested can check out a class like "Skillet and Cast Iron Cooking," "Clear the Clutter," "Keep the Joy" and the "American Red Cross Babysitting Training classes." The Daddy Daughter Dance is right around the corner on Feb. 8, as are the Hudson Food Walk and the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. Find out more or sign up at www.frlearns.org .
Kudos to YMCA for replacing styrofoam cups TO THE EDITOR I would like to thank the YMCA of Hudson for replacing their Styrofoam cups (which never decompose) with paper coffee cups, a more earth friendly product. It's nice to know a wonderful facility like the YMCA, which hundreds of people visit every day, is taking steps to reduce products like these from landfills and the ocean.
If you're on a streak in sports, you don't mess with it. I tried explaining this to my aunt, Diane, when she was graciously doing my laundry while visiting her home from college one weekend years ago.
We hear so many negatives in the news, we would like to tell a heartwarming happening from Friday, Nov. 16. Our 13-year-old Shihtzu pup, Molly, became disoriented when she went outside, crossed the street and ran up the sidewalk away from our home. We couldn't catch up to her and since she doesn't hear well she didn't respond to being called.
At 1 p.m. Nov. 10, a caller reported his Apple iPhone 6 stolen after he thought he left it at a cash register at Family Fresh. The owner valued the phone at $800 new. Surveillance showed the owner taking the phone with him when he left the store. The phone was located later in Hudson, using geolocation software.
Middle school can be tough, but going to middle school when you have autism can be like going to war with a Nerf gun when most everyone else has a cannon. "She was all smiles when she came home last week because she got asked to the dance by a boy," said Mandy of her autistic daughter, "but then she found out it was just a dare." Middle school-aged kids have enough to worry about without some guy wearing a yellow cardigan writing their name in a newspaper column, so there's no point in doing it and I'm too old to take dares.
Meyer Middle School students each year are encouraged to contribute to their own success while helping others every day. They are advised to: • Be an active listener. • Do your best. • Be kind to others. • Have fun Keeping true to this, MMS students battled hunger, participating in the annual food drive and penny wars to benefit the River Falls Community Food Pantry.
River Falls Community Theatre will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," which follows the shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or "the worst kids in the history of the world." When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It's obvious that they're up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way. This year's pageant is definitely like no other, but that's exactly what makes it so special.
The 2018 River Dazzle may have been drizzly, but it didn't keep crowds from flocking to River Falls to sample chili at area businesses, visit Santa and the Mrs., write letters to Santa, ride in a horse-drawn wagon, gather candy at the lighted parade or see the downtown turn into a magical holiday land on Friday, Nov. 23.