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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.
The St. Croix Valley Community Band rehearsals begins Thursday, June 13, at Hudson Middle School. Open to anyone interested in building community through music, the group rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Four concerts are slated throughout the St. Croix Valley and provide a rich variety of musical styles. The participation fee is $10 per person, or $30 per family.
Friends and Coates RV co-workers of Lisa Fasbender, formerly of Prescott area, are organizing a fundraiser on Saturday, June 22, to help Lisa with medical costs associated with her treatment for Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She has undergone a double mastectomy and is scheduled for further treatments and therapy. Hearthside Pizza has donated a spaghetti dinner for a benefit at Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, Minn. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. and DJ entertainment, raffles, silent auction available from 5 p.m.-midnight.
The 28th annual Don Page Memorial Golf Tournament to support UW-River Falls athletics will be held Monday, June 17, at the River Falls Golf Club. Page served UWRF as a coach of several sports and as athletic director from 1970 until his retirement in 1992.