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River Falls High School Term 2 Students of the Term are: (back row, from left0 Ezra Wells, Nathan Lawrence, Clayton Carlson, Nathaniel Rixmann, Wesley Papp, Ethan Vivoda-Sadee, John Cassidy III, Parker Peterschmidt, Damien Hayes Jr., Jared Gaustad; (front) Michael Beutel, Ella Graf-Spielman, Dezi Wells, Annika Nord, Katie Crumley, Raina Albores and Kyle Fohrenkamm. Not pictured are Faye Troemner and Makayla Nye. Photo courtesy of River Falls High School.
River Falls Community Theatre presents: "LOVE(ish!), an evening of one-act comedies Feb. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at Junior's Restaurant and Tap House. Doors open at 6 p.m. Before the performances start at 7 p.m., drinks, appetizers and dinner will be offered from a select menu from Junior's. Live music will also be offered before the show. The performance features the UWRF Improv Troupe "Thugs-n-crowd." Other performances include: • "The Rocking Chair" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, performed by River falls High School Forensics students Sylvie Craig and pari Shils
A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls took first place in the National Forage Bowl competition held in conjunction with the 75th Annual Conference of the American Forage and Grassland Council in St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 6-9.
River Falls Area Hospital has received Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification from the Minnesota Department of Health. The certification means that River Falls Area Hospital can provide superior stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Sunshine Fund recently received some generous donations from around the River Falls community, said board member Autumn Gray. Pictured (from left) are hat days at the public Montessori, Rocky Branch, Westside and Greenwood elementary schools. Students paid $1 to wear a hat at school, and donated the proceeds to the Sunshine Fund. The Sunshine Fund applied for a grant from Allina, and Allina donated $520 to the Sunshine Fund. "We are so grateful for all the support this River Falls Community has given us," said Gray.
With extreme temperatures forecast through Friday, the City of River Falls has decided to open the Hoffman Park Storm Shelter (near the baseball stadium in Hoffman Park), for 24/7 usage beginning today (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. and continuing through noon on Friday. A couple dozen chairs and several tables will be available in addition to restrooms, a refrigerator, microwave, and kitchen counter with sink. Bedding for overnights and any food/beverage items will need to be supplied by service providers.
Clint Eastwood is known for iconic lines from "The Man With No Name" to "Gran Torino." From horseback to horsepower, the 88-year-old Hollywood legend has a career spanning over 60 years, appearing in over 60 movies. It's Eastwood's line in his 1992 Academy Award winning film, "Unforgiven," that could be a metaphor for the journey of longtime River Falls residents, Steve and Patsy Linehan. "It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have," said Eastwood's character, Bill Munny.
Traffic troubles • At 6:26 p.m. Jan. 9, Daniel Stanley Gulick, 41, River Falls, was cited $111.40 for inattentive driving after he allegedly rear-ended a vehicle stopped in traffic near Main Street and Mound View Road.
Starting Feb. 1, the River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) will be accepting donations on behalf of Our Neighbors' Place. Food donations will go directly to students in the River Falls School District to share with their families, especially over spring break. The RFPL's food drive will go from Feb. 1-28.
The River Falls Journal asked each of the River Falls High School exchange students to share a bit about their experiences thus far in River Falls. Meet Mary Makhno from Ukraine. Name: Mary Makhno Age:17 Grade: 12 Name of your family back home: Makhno family Name of your host family: The Juettens Where are you from? Kremenchuk, Ukraine How long are you staying in the U.S.? School year What do you want to do after graduation? Finish my senior year in Ukrainian school and go to college.