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After months of heated debate about the Bellevinez Winery, the Clifton Town Board voted Tuesday night, July 2, to recommend to Pierce County a conditional use permit for the winery -- minus the proposed restaurant.
UW-River Falls will join more than 700 other college campuses across the United States when it becomes a tobacco-free campus next month. Starting July 1, smoking or the use of other tobacco products will be prohibited on all campus grounds. UWRF Chancellor Dean Van Galen approved the tobacco-free campus policy in December 2012.
Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Viking football player, along with his daughter, Kamie Page, will read from their new children's book "Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky." The reading will be at Cultural Cloth in downtown Maiden Rock in Pierce County at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Page and his daughter will sign copies of their book and greet the audience immediately following the reading. The book is popular with elementary school aged children, especially grades 2-4.
On Sunday, June 30, the River Falls Youth Hockey Association is hosting a variety show at the River Falls High School Auditorium at 3 p.m. The show will include the magic of Charles and the Lady, Dancing Gauchos, circus acts, clowns, musical revues and more. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Tickets will be on sale at the gate one hour before the show. Proceeds will benefit the youth hockey association. River Falls High School is located at 818 Cemetery Rd.
Members of the Spring Valley Wisconsin Royalty visited the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 331 Memorial Helicopter on display at the Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Chapter 331 provided Spring Valley residents an opportunity to witness first-hand, a piece of history flown by local pilots in combat.
Late Thursday, June 13, after 11 p.m. a 16-year-old local boy ran into a tree with his car on County Road FF one mile west of 1015th Street in the town of River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has identified the injured driver as Jonathan R. Meyer. He was driving a 1997 Ford Aspire east when he lost control around a curve in the road and struck a tree. Meyer was taken to the hospital by River Falls Area Ambulance. River Falls police and fire assisted. Meyer finished his sophomore year this month at River High School.
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the producers killed her off and went on with it. But in "The Walton's" when Ellen Corby (Grandma) suffered a heart attack in real life, the writers wrote it into the script and Corby kept right on going, even though she could no longer talk.
Randy and Lori Larson of LoRan Rolling Acres farm south of Plum City, will be hosting this year's June Dairy Breakfast in Pierce County on Saturday, June 22, from 7-11 a.m.
The River Falls Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau invites all to the 7th Annual Showdown on the Kinni starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14. The diesel truck and tractor pull run simultaneously. The events are located on the north end of River Falls in the industrial park. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children 3 to 12; under 3 free. Miller beer garden and food available. More information available at RF Chamber or by calling the River Falls Chamber office at 715-425-2533.
The SCVRA consists of amateur radio operators (or Hams as they are commonly known) from River Falls, Hudson, Baldwin, Hammond, New Richmond, Somerset and the surrounding area in western Wisconsin, with several from Minnesota sometimes participating with the local group. The objective of Field Day, a nationwide event, is to practice and demonstrate the ability to set up radio transmitting and receiving equipment under simulated emergency conditions and communicate with as many other Hams as possible. Most of our area Hams take part in emergency communications training so that, in time of a di