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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
A new shop on Main St. hopes to be featuring local vendors when it opens this October. Funktion Junktion will be moving into the space 2nd Chances currently is in. "We want it to be a collection of all different types of crafters, artists, and antique, vintage," said Mary Rohl, "(and to) feature locally made products." Rohl and her fiancé Todd Holmes came up with the idea of Funktion Junktion after renting a space to peddle their own art work in Riverwalk Antiques.
The Mendota Gridiron Club hosted its annual Northwest Badger Golf Classic at the River Falls Golf Club Monday, June 10, featuring new University of Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen and 1999 Heisman Trophy Winner Ron Dayne. Shown with Paul Bunyan's Axe, the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of the Wisconsin-Minnesota game each season, are long-time Badger fans Tom Keup, in front, Todd Voss, back left, Doug Hjersjo, Andersen, Duane Wisse and Dayne. See Sports for more photos. Bob Burrows photo
The Saffron Collective's exhibit will run through July 6 at the River Falls Public Library. The collective is a group of four sculptural artists, Beth Andrews, Kiki Augustin, Moira Bateman, and Fernanda Sequeiros.
The Hudson-based Kiap-TU-Wish chapter of Trout Unlimited has been awarded a $5,000 Embrace-A-Stream grant to help fund a continuing habitat restoration project on the Trimbelle River, off CTH W, about five miles south of River Falls. The chapter is calling the project "Bring Back the Natives" as it involves restoration of nearly 4,500 feet of stream habitat for Brook Trout and other aquatic species at the headwaters of the Trimbelle. The overall goal of this project is the reintroduction of the once native Eastern Brook Trout to the Trimbelle River.