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When I was a kid one of the biggest deals of the year was when the Al G. Kelly and Miller Brothers Circus came to town. It was a mid-sized circus, nothing like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, which always stopped in Eau Claire.
The Kinnickinnic Kids Special Olympics team are finishing up another successful bowling season. The bowling team consists of 20 athletes from River Falls, Hudson, New Richmond and surrounding areas. This year 15 athletes attended the regional tournament in Eau Claire; eight qualified for the sectional tournament also in Eau Claire and four are moving on to the State tournament being held on Saturday, 12/1 in Weston. The team practices at St.
The University of Minnesota Press's Fesler-Lampert Heritage Book Series is a rare and wonderful bird indeed. It describes its mission as attempting "to republish significant out-of-print books that contribute to our understanding and appreciation of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest." Over the years I've enjoyed many of these reprints of books I missed in years past thanks to the generous assistance of the John K.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, the UW-River Falls Athletic Department will host a Teddy Bear Roundup at four home events. Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears to donate at each event. All teddy bears and will go to the River Falls Area Hospital (RFAH) emergency room and birth center. The day begins with the women's hockey team hosting UW-Stevens Point at 2:05 p.m. Next the Falcon men's basketball team opens WIAC play hosting UW-Platteville at 3 p.m. The women's basketball team will also open WIAC play against UW-Platteville at 5 p.m.
Rick Goerdt of Roberts has opened Skyline Heating, operated out of his home. He has sold, installed and serviced heating and air conditioning units in western Wisconsin for over 35 years. To reach Rick call 715-410-4128 or email Rick Goerdt
Melanie Viney of River Falls is one of two national finalists for "employee of the year" award by McGladrey. She is director of administrative services for the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area at McGladrey which is an Assurance, Tax and Consulting firm.
The dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dale Gallenberg, has been chosen as president-elect of the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources. Gallenberg, who has served as an at-large member of the AASCARR's board since 2009, will assume the group's top position in the fall of 2013. He has spent the past several years interacting with other officers and directors to help advance the organization, its members and their activities.
Dr. Thomas Weber, OB/GYN, began seeing patients at River Falls Medical Clinic last week. Weber has been board certified since 1985 and is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Ramsey Medical Society.
A woman was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Hwy. 65 in the town of River Falls late Saturday morning. At approximately 11:17 a.m., Pierce County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Hwy. 65 and 770th Avenue for an accident with injury and road blockage. When they arrived, deputies determined there were three vehicles involved in the crash -- all with moderate to severe damage. Two vehicles were disabled in the middle of the lanes of travel.
Law enforcement officials investigating the Schaffhausen murder case ask for the public's help to find a laptop with a bag and cell phone belonging to Aaron Schaffhausen, who's accused of murdering his three young daughters in River Falls July 10. Police believe these items may have been ditched somewhere before Schaffhausen turned himself in. The items are a Sony VAIO laptop with a Targus laptop bag, as well as a cell phone. Schaffhausen's trial is set to begin April 1 and is anticipated to last four weeks. Lt. Cathy Borgschatz of the St.