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The man who helped establish the River Falls' campus of the Chippewa Valley Technical College announced his retirement Thursday. Bill Ihlenfeldt, who has served as the CVTC president since 1994, says he will retire on Dec. 31, 2007.
Arnold J. Harrison, 71, of Prescott Valley, AZ and formerly of River Falls and Spring Valley, WI died December 30, 2006. A celebration of Arnold's life will be held from 1-3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Bud's Lanes in River Falls. A funeral service was held January 5th in Arizona. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A complete obituay will appear in the Jan. 18th River Falls Journal.
George Francis "Bud" MacBride, 62, of River Falls, formerly of Philadelphia, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 2, 2006, following a short battle with brain cancer. A celebration of Bud's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6th, at the United Methodist Church in River Falls, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Cashman Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Clayton "Bud" Strand, 91, of Prescott died Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at the Prescott Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 5 at 3:00 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Friday. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Jonathan W. Pechacek, 48, of River Falls, died Monday, December 18, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 at St. Bridgets Catholic Church in River Falls. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Cashman Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Walter M. Faber, 89, of Menomonie and formerly of Spring Valley, WI, died Saturday, December 16, 2006 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson, WI. Visitation is from 4-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Burial at a later date in the Wilson Lutheran Cemetery. Keehr Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Elizabeth Gedatus, 75, of Baldwin died Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Comforts of Home in Baldwin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 at the Congregational Church in Spring Valley, WI. Visitation is from 4-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley, and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Woodville, WI. Keehr Funeral Home of Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leone (Breitinger) Orbeck, 85, of Minneapolis, MN and formerly of Spring Valley, WI died Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Mount Olivet Careview Home in Mpls. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at Gilman Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Visitation was from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, and also will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Gilman Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials preferred. Keehr Funeral Home of Spring Valley is handling arrangements.
MADISON -- Wisconsin's deer hunters' next big opportunity takes place this week during a statewide antlerless gun deer hunt that runs from Dec. 7 through Dec. 10. State wildlife officials say more than 100 of Wisconsin's 130 deer management units have deer populations that need strong hunting pressure put on antlerless deer to control population size. These units are designated as either Herd Control (HC), Earn-a-Buck (EAB) or Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Antlerless deer carcass tags in HC and EAB units are available in unlimited numbers at $2 each.