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UW-River Falls music major Hannah Vanden-Wymelenberg will be performing with the Hunyuks (Bill Gnatzig & Denny Thorsen) at the Journey House Campus Ministry third annual chili feed from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 27. The fundraiser will be held at the River Falls United Methodist Church, 127 S.
Carol and I are enjoying our stay in Cedar Key, a small town on a group of islands on the Gulf Coast of Florida. After a long drive through the pine woods west of Gainesville, the view opens up to a vast expanse of tidal marsh grass, mangroves and oyster bars.
We can usually hear rooster pheasants crowing on fall evenings as they fly from standing corn into our prairie to roost for the night. This year there aren’t many of them. Two brutal winters killed nearly all the pheasants that were living in our area. The cold rainy spring this year probably limited nesting and survival of pheasant broods. For many years some pheasants managed to escape from the Pheasants Forever dog trial and youth hunt held in September on the Brian and Mary Hopp farm near us.
River Falls police arrested an 18-year-old Brooklyn Center man for drug possession after a couple found him passed out on rocks next to a pile of vomit by the waterfall not far from Glen Park’s Swinging Bridge Sunday evening, May 18. The young, disoriented man was hard to wake. The couple half-dragged him up to the park’s pedestrian bridge. By the time officers arrived, the man was in and out of consciousness. An ambulance was summoned. While being taken to the hospital, EMTs said a baggy of pot fell from the man’s pants waistline.
The Matzek clan gathered recently at Bendilly's Bar in Ellsworth to welcome their cousins -- Ada Hurych from the Czech Republic, and Vlad Jukl from New York to the family. The crowd included Matzeks, Falteiseks, Beskars, Armbrusters, Cernohous, Kirchners, Kryzers and more. Bendilly’s Bar and Grill of Ellsworth was chosen as a gathering spot because it is owned by Wenzel Matzek Jr.’s great-great-granddaughter, Lisa Huppert Plummer. Look for more information on the reunion in a future edition of the Pierce County Herald.
REIVER FALLS - Westconsin Credit Union held a candy bar fundraiser in recognition of its 75th Anniversary last month.
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Treasurer’s office is designating the week of May 12-16 as Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week. Last year the average lottery and gaming credit in Pierce County was about $120. The exact amount is based upon the school district in which a resident lives. You may claim the Lottery and Gaming credit if you are the owner of a home and use the home as your primary residence on Jan.
UW-River Falls presents the final band concert for the academic year for the Symphony Band and University Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Music includes works featuring composer Jack Stamp including Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision, Pastime, Chorale and Toccata, Fireflight and Bandancing. Other selections feature graduating seniors Ashley Hawk and Anthony Mauser. The concert will be in Abbott Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, 420 E. Cascade Ave., River Falls. For further information, contact director Dr.
With April designated as Community Banking Month, First National Banks of River Falls and Prescott will be hosting a Shred Day on Saturday, April 19. Confidential Records will have their secure document shredding truck in River Falls from 8:30-10:30 A.M. and at Prescott 11 a.m.-noon. First National Banks are also offering free treats every Friday during April from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in and celebrate 110 years in service to the community.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Peter Smith, Rome Gonstead, Ariel Krupke and Philip Reed will present their BFA degree exhibitions in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls from April 6-13. On display will be ceramics, mixed media paintings, printmaking and glass sculptural work. --Smith, from St. Cloud, Minn., has a major emphasis in ceramics and a minor in glass. Smith grew up in a construction background, with a father as a contractor.