Maybe the problem for trout on the Kinni is mainly the sediment and not so much the dams. I couldn't help noticing how very, very brown and murky the river was on the north bridge on Main Street when the river was high and how clear it looked last week.
The St Croix Valley Master Gardeners (SCVMGA) are hosting their 15th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the historic Octagon House (1004 Third St., Hudson). The sale promises annuals, perennials, veggies, and many other plants from the gardens of local Master Gardeners. There will also be a variety of heirloom tomatoes and pepper plants. The sale offers a great opportunity to get free gardening advice from the Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners will help with plant selection, pest and disease information, gardening techniques, and much more.
A group in River Falls held an "obstruction of justice" rally Friday, May 17 at the intersection of Cascade Avenue and Main Street in support of Congress's constitutional and legal authority to provide oversight of the executive branch of government.
Country artist Lacie Carpenter to perform Award-winning fiddler, singer, songwriter and guitarist Lacie Carpenter will perform in concert Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
This year I had the privilege of being a Rotary Reader at Westside Elementary School and as I was there at the beginning of the day I had an extra bonus of learning about the school's character education.
A pizza party was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Westside School to celebrate another successful year of the Rotary Reader program. Each week during the school year, volunteers from the River Falls Rotary Club meet with individual students and read with them. Each student received the gift of a book by the RF Rotary Club. The Rotary Reader Program is coordinated by Kari Owens, Title 1 reading teacher at Westside Elementary School.
The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, in partnership with the River Falls Fly Fishing Film Festival (R4F) held in early March 2019, donated $1,000 to River Falls High School Biology Club, led by teacher Nicole Feldmeier. These funds will go a long way replace leaking and irreparable waders and repair kits. Thanks to Lunds Flying Fishing Shop in River Falls for stretching these dollars even further and giving these students a great deal on new gear. Here's to exploring the Kinni and its watershed!
Kraus-Anderson (KA) has begun phase one of a $7.5 million construction project for the School District of River Falls at Meyer Middle School, 230 N. Ninth St., River Falls. Designed by Ayres Associates, phase one includes remodeling the school's media center, computer and science rooms, and re-surfacing the parking lot and tennis courts. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2019.
Hudson resident Janan Terpstra, 61, has just published her first book, "A Future and a Hope, Encouragement for Single Women." She is celebrating with a book launch party, which is open to the public, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Mallards Restaurant in Bayport, Minn. There will be fun door prizes, complimentary snacks and merchandise for sale. Terpstra was single until she turned 46. She spent 15 years co-leading a singles group at a large church in California, followed by four years as a missionary at a bicultural church in
Now, with Attorney General William Barr's reputation for integrity in serious question for lying under oath to protect Donald Trump, we seem to have hit full crisis mode in our distrust of anything an elected (or unelected) official says. Of course Barr's boss the president has led the country deep into this morass of dishonesty. The Fact Checkers database has now tallied over 10,000 false or misleading statements made by Trump in 828 days.