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This month, sites in the area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.
Found property On Oct. 16, police were informed an orange and silver men's bicycle had been found in a cornfield near Powell Avenue and Winter Street. The bike's property tag did not match any bikes that had been reported missing. The bicycle was stored and can be returned to the owner if it is claimed. Warrant
Love is the way to combat hate TO THE EDITOR River Falls is such an idealistic place to live and raise children. We are becoming more and more a diverse community with so much to offer. Seems a city immune to what we see happening in other cities. We seem so safe from the violence we see elsewhere. But in lieu of what happened in a seemingly safe community in Pittsburgh where the ultimate in violence occurred, 11 people were murdered because of their faith.
River Falls Area Hospital and a collection of community organizations are bringing Fare For All to River Falls. Fare For All buys fresh produce and frozen meat in bulk from wholesalers and manufacturers to find the best deals available, then prepacks the produce and meat in food packages that are sold to anyone who prepays and orders ahead of time at a great discount.
Every other fall the citizens of the U.S.A. are hit with the "political flu," a flu that attacks every American with a vengeance of negativity. The political flu generally last about two weeks to a month of extreme visual and audio discomfort. Following this period is the climax known as voting for the desired person to lead the hopes and dreams of the voters, even though their opponents have stated for weeks what an unfit person that individual is to lead anyone.
Meyer Middle School has announced its October Students of the Month. They are as follows: Sixth grade Gold House Izabell Dusek is the daughter of Kara Dusek. Izabell is a joy to have in class. She cares about her classmates and perseveres through difficult tasks. Keep being the kind and helpful person you are. Izabell has a dog named Uma and another dog named Jaxx. Izabell is helpful and compassionate. She would like to become an architect; she would like to design a hotel with a pool for dogs.
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.