River Falls Journal Newsroom
The upcoming Wisconsin Girls High School Basketball tournament will be telecast for Comcast subscribers in western Wisconsin. For those in River Falls, Hudson, North Hudson and town of Troy, that is Channel 6. In Prescott, it’s Channel 16. Here are the scheduled telecast times for the games: Thursday, March 20: Start 1:30 p.m.-end 5 p.m. Start 6:30 p.m.-end 10 p.m. Friday, March 21 : Start 9 a.m.-end 12:30 p.m. Start 1:30 p.m.-end 5 p.m. Start 6:30 p.m.-end 10 p.m. Saturday,
The one and only bid received for the River Falls School District’s Academy building calls for converting the older portions into low-income rental housing. The school board will hear a proposal from the bidding Wisconsin developer at its March 24 regular evening meeting. The public is welcome to attend and ask questions. The bid includes a 15-year option for the school district to lease back the 1991 portion of the Academy building.
Last fall, the Dodge brand and Luther Hudson Chrysler teamed up with the River Falls Band Boosters for a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser. Everyone in the community was invited to test drive the new Dodge product line with Dodge donating $20 for each drive taken. By the end of the day $2,840 was raised.
March 1 marked seven years since my father-in-law, Bruce Foster, “fostered out.” He was a remarkable man, and I miss him. He was passionate about a great many things. One in particular was greater than most — his love for the Kinnickinnic River. He spent much of his time walking, paddling and fishing the river.
A 21-year-old UW-River Falls student is busted off campus for marijuana with intent to distribute and drug paraphernalia possession. Allegedly in his rental house is a designated smoke room with a sign saying “Drug Zone.” In his fridge there’s a plastic container with the student’s own recipe for marijuana-laced brownies. A 33-year-old Hammond man is taken into custody for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession after midnight in the parking lot of the downtown Holiday store. He and another man work on a car with its hood up.
Carol and I were in Cedar Key on the Gulf Coast of Florida last week, enjoying weather in the 60’s and paddling around the offshore islands and the inshore maze of mangroves and salt marshes. The fishing was poor due to a succession of cold fronts that had marched through in the last few weeks, but it was a fascinating place to be with tide changes and all the shorebirds, ducks and wading birds to watch. When the weather forecast called for more than a week of cold weather, we decided to go home and face the real winter. We left Cedar Key on a morning when it was 34 degrees and windy.
The federal health insurance exchange, called the Health Insurance Marketplace, provides most Wisconsin residents with financial assistance when purchasing insurance. If you are still without health insurance, please take action now! If you don’t purchase insurance by the March 31 enrollment deadline, you will miss out on subsidies offered through the Marketplace and will likely face a penalty for not having insurance. The penalty is the greater of 1% of your household income or $95 per person in the household ($47.50 for children
Lorraine Grace (Penny, Tuchtenhagen) Scott, 91, died on March 30. Memorial Services for Lorraine Scott, of Albert Lea, Minn. will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at...