River Falls Journal Newsroom
River Falls Police Chief Gordon Young reminds city drivers that overnight parking restrictions will start Nov. 1 and continue through March 31. Throughout that time, the city enforces odd/even parking restrictions. Here's how that works. Each night between 1-6 a.m.: • Park only on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd dates. • Park only on the even-numbered side of the street on even dates. Go by the date after midnight when determining even- and odd-numbered dates.
River Falls High School Volleyball Coach Sara Kealy's "to-do" list is a long one this week. From T-shirt sales to press passes for the video highlight guy, it's more like the storm before the calm. "I'm excited because I don't feel like I'm the new kid coming into the state tournament anymore," said Kealy. She's not. Kealy and her Wildcat volleyball team qualified for their third straight WIAA State Tournament with a 3-0 win over Stevens Point on Saturday.
'Options' Pregnancy Center is asset to our community TO THE EDITOR According to a study recently released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, pregnancy resource centers in the United States provided nearly 2 million people - primarily women and youth - with free services in 2017. These services, funded largely by private donations from caring local residents, resulted in an estimated annual cost savings of more than $160 million across communities nationwide.
Property damage • On Oct. 15, a resident reported dents in the hood of her vehicle, which had been parked on Southridge Road on the night of Oct. 14. The owner noticed the damage the next day. • On Oct. 15, a resident reported multiple damaged mailboxes in the 900 block of Howard Street. Sticky fingers
River Falls Municipal Utilities Utility Director Kevin Westhuis was re-elected to serve a three-year term on the WPPI Energy Executive Committee on Sept. 14. As member-owners of WPPI Energy, RFMU and 50 other utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and Iowa work together to purchase power, share resources, and jointly own electric generation facilities and transmission assets for the benefit of their local communities.
In continuing the direction from the River Falls School District's strategic plan to bring small focus groups together for informal discussion, the district is holding luncheons throughout the school year with Superintendent Jamie Benson, and board and staff members. Each lunch group will go through the lunch line before gathering in a room reserved for them for discussion and Q&A's about what's going on in the district. The public is invited to attend one of the following: • Oct. 30, noon, at Greenwood Elementary, 982 E. Division St.
Access to affordable health care and prescription medicine is one of the most important issues in the upcoming state elections. If it is important to you, you need to be informed regarding the candidates' position on health care for Wisconsin residents. To be an informed voter is not easy. Many individuals and organizations have distributed information that is misleading, incomplete or false.
Traffic troubles • At 4:19 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, police responded to a three-vehicle accident near the intersection of Main and Cedar streets. Two people said they were stopped in traffic when they were struck from behind by a driver later identified as a Elaine Ohmann, 17, New Richmond. A witness allegedly saw Ohmann using her cell phone at the time of the accident. The juvenile denied using her cell phone but said she was looking off to the side instead of in front of her at stopped traffic.She was cited $111.40.
River Falls Community Theatre's production of "Steel Magnolias" is described as a "beautiful community play that is for the community, by the community," according to Community Theatre representatives. River Falls-raised director Brian Erdrich said he is thrilled to bring such a charming production to his hometown.