Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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With six consecutive state titles under its belt the River Falls High School Marching Wildcats will host its first at-home field show competition on Sunday, Oct. 13.
Six-year old Riley Bonikowske, a Westside Elementary first grader, visited with the school bus driver, Steve Linehan, who, a day earlier, quickly evacuated students during a school bus fire. Click here for details on the River Falls School District bus fire, Thursday Sept. 19, 2013. See next week's Journal for more on the bus fire.
As Homer Simpson says, “Mmm … bacon,” and that’s exactly what River Falls Bacon Bash festival goers will be saying this Sunday, Sept. 8.
Below is a partial listing of events for River Falls Days, held July 11-14. A complete schedule of events and registration forms can be found at the chamber website, www.rfchamber.com , click on "River Falls Days." Printed event schedules will be available in the upcoming Buyer's Guide and next week's Journal. For more information about River Falls Days -- July 11-14 -- call the chamber office at 715-425-2533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, July 11 --The crowning of the 2013 River Falls Royal Ambassadors at 7 p.m. at the River Falls High School.
Time to gather the blankets and lawn chairs and stake out your place for the annual River Falls Days parade as part of the River Falls Days, Homegrown Life on the Kinni, festivities held Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14.
After opening her business in October 2011 Lewann Babler recently moved Necessary Therapeutics Massage & Bodyworks to a new location, 214 N.
Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is currently widespread, with 1,514 cases in Wisconsin and as of June 14, 35 cases in Pierce County and 29 cases in St. Croix County. Cases with Pierce and St. Croix counties have been widespread and involving individuals from age 6 months to 55 years. Schools within the River Falls School District have multiple confirmed cases. Parents and individuals are encouraged to be on the lookout for symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic "once you become infected with whooping cough, it can take one to three weeks for signs and symptoms to appear.
Hollywood likes to sensationalize many things -- the Freemasons have been no exception. In movies such as National Treasure and The Da Vinci Code, the Masons have been portrayed as a group with deep, dark secrets. According to Freemason Steve Schwartz, this is not true. "We are not a secret society. We are a society with secrets." "The Masons, a fraternal organization, are much like other organizations, the inner group knows more," he said. During World War II, Masons were being persecuted by the Nazis and had to hide their status.
Parks Committee Chairman Dennis Zielski again presented his proposal for Anderson Park, W9978 792 St., to the Town of River Falls board Dec. 19. Zielski asked the board to allow $1,800 for the planting of native grasses and wildflowers at the park. During the Dec. 5 regular board meeting, Zielski was asked to present again with a clearer vision for the future. He returned to the Dec. 19 Town Board meeting with a more concise proposal, including a maintenance plan, a planting plan and a plat of the park.