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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department is hosting its last free, public observatory viewing and astronomy talk of the semester on Tuesday, April 16. At 8 p.m., Physics Professor Eileen Korenic will present a talk, "Gas Giant 5: The Solar System's Lost Planet," in Room 271 of the Centennial Science Hall and then at 8:30 p.m. telescope viewing (waxing crescent moon) is available on the third floor observatory deck. All observatory viewings are dependent on a clear sky. Call 715-425-3560 after 6 p.m.
River Falls Area Hospital is hosting some free health care classes for the community beginning April 8. Space is limited for some of the classes so registration is appreciated. --Tuesday, April 16 - Advanced Care Planning Session from noon to 1 p.m. Learn about advanced care planning and how to complete a health care directive. River Falls Area Hospital. Call 715-307-6145 to register for this free session. --Wednesday, April 24 - Advanced Care Planning Session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about advanced care planning and how to complete a health care directive. River Falls Area Hospital.
The Sons of the American Legion are hosting a spaghetti dinner at the American Legion hall, 701 N. Main St. Dinner is from 4-8 p.m., along with raffles and silent auction. Music by DJ Dr. Groove starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: adults (12+) $8; kids 6-11 $4, under 5 are free.
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's cry Every black'ning Church appalls; And the hapless Soldier's sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls.
Carol and I have enjoyed winter escapes to the tropics of Central America for more than 20 years. This year we had another great time in Belize. We left early one February morning when the temperature was 10 degrees below zero. A couple two-and-a-half hour jet flights and a half-hour single-engine plane flight later, we were in humid 80 degree air under the coconut palms in southern Belize. We met our tanned friends Bill and Susan Smith of River Falls, who had been there since January.
A River Falls man pleaded guilty to homicide and arson charges in the deaths of his three young daughters Thursday afternoon, March 28, in the first phase of the murder case. Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, Minot, N.D., pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of attempted arson before Judge Howard W. Cameron in St. Croix County Circuit Court. The case will move to a second phase Monday, April 1, with jury selection in which the defense must prove Schaffhausen was not responsible for his actions at the time he committed the crimes.
A velomobile hardtop (part of a recumbent tricycle) was lost from the back of a pickup truck traveling on Highway 65 between Beldenville and River Falls on Sunday, March 24, at approximately 3:30 p.m. It's a domed oval, bright yellow with clear windows, about 3-1/2 feet by 2 feet. If you have information about its whereabouts or found it and are looking for its owner, please contact Jera at 715.220.7783. Reward for return.
Pierce County residents are among the healthiest in the state, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). This is the 10th release of County Health Rankings in Wisconsin by UWPHI. County Health Rankings examine the health and well-being of people living in nearly every county in every state across the nation and show that how long and well people live depends on multiple factors beyond just their access to medical care.
The Volunteers in Partnership with River Falls Area Hospital will host a pie sale starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 29 in the First National Bank lobby, 104 E Locust St. in River Falls. Proceeds go to hospital projects and high school scholarships.