Incumbent state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf said her resounding win in the Tuesday, Aug.
It's called the White Tail Ridge Snowshoe Challenge, and it will take place Saturday, Jan. 9, on the wooded trails of Whitetail Ridge overlooking the city's corporate park on the north end. The race will serve as a fundraiser for the Kinni Off Road Cyclists to groom trails at Whitetail Ridge that are also used in the summer by mountain bicyclists. The Jan. 9 Snowshoe Challenge will have races of three lengths - 5k, 10k and 22k.
Just when fewer people are getting sick from the H1N1 flu, the vaccine to treat it is now widely available. Pierce County Public Health has set up a series of community vaccination clinics through January. Mark your calendars. All clinics are walk-in, first come, first serve. There's no charge to receive the H1N1 vaccine. The only one held in River Falls is from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Meyer Middle School library. This also happens to be the Martin Luther King holiday, and there is no school that day. Among some other upcoming vaccine clinic times and locations are: 4-6 p.m.
Police released this sketch of the male suspect who robbed a female Schwan's driver Friday night, Nov. 20. The robbery occurred in the Schwan's parking lot, 1050 Benson St., in the city's industrial park. The robber, who held a tire iron, took cash from the driver, then ran toward North Main Street. He probably left in a vehicle parked nearby. Police need the public's help for clues to solve this crime. Call 425-0909 or e-mail police investigator John Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A 34-year-old River Falls woman has been charged by the Pierce County district attorney with first degree sexual assault of a child. The woman was a special education aide with the school district's alternative charter Harbor school program. The alleged victim was, at the time of the incident, a 12-year-old 7th grade male student. The felony charge against Rebecca Ann O'Malley-Tietz, 628 High Ridge Road, is punishable by up to 60 years in prison. According to a joint statement from Police Sgt.
Two men from Wasilla, Alaska, walked away from a small plane crash Wednesday night in the town of Clifton after their Cessna C185 experienced engine trouble and forced an emergency landing in a hayfield. Passenger Miles S. Haisten, 53, was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital to be checked after complaining of back pain, but pilot Mark A. Campillo, 39, wasn't injured. Both men were treated and released. According to Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Gunderson, the crash occurred just after 9 p.m.
They were scared and worried, but the Bill Coggio family found moments of humor to relieve the tension. When Bill's 7th grade daughter at Meyer Middle School, Dana, didn't have her language arts assignment done last Wednesday night, Bill suggested: "Tell your teacher that your uncle's been captured by pirates." Father and daughter laughed but agreed the alibi probably wouldn't fly with Mrs.
Friends and colleagues found it nearly impossible to express all that Greg Danke meant to them, Meyer Middle School and the community. They were obviously in disbelief over the 49-year-old middle school assistant principal's sudden death Friday night from an apparent heart attack. But even more, they said Danke had so many noble qualities that his far-reaching impact was hard to summarize. Kim Wager, a 20-year-custodian at Meyer Middle School said, "I really don't know what to say. He was such a great guy. He didn't act like a typical administrator.
Craig Harp, 25, a wanted felon who ran and escaped arrest from River Falls police seven weeks ago on the city's west side, was captured Wednesday night by Red Wing, Minn., police. Harp was also wanted in Minnesota. River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque said no one was hurt in last night's arrest, but that Harp allegedly gave a false name to officers. He was picked up at a house in Red Wing at 6:40 p.m. Leque also said that River Falls police, acting on a tip, notified Minnesota authorities about Harp's whereabouts that led to his arrest.