River Falls Journal Newsroom
Motorcycle flees officer An officer attempted to stop a motorcycle for multiple violations at 1:13 a.m. May 7 at 150th and 810th streets in Hager City. The motorcycle attempted to flee, crashed and the subject fled on foot. The officer did not apprehend the subject but was able to identify the person; charges were forwarded to the district attorney's office for fleeing an officer and possession of methamphetamine. Report of woman screaming in woods
Cattle on the loose in Pierce County • Deputies responded to a report of a pig on the roadway on Highway 10 by Prescott on April 23. The pig was located and put back in its pen. • Deputies reported to 650th Street/State Highway 29 near River Falls for a report of cows on the roadway on April 23. When officers got there the cows were back in fence, but police did notify property owner that it was reported that cows had been out.
Deputies responded to a possible burglary at 4:46 a.m. March 31 at W3373 County Road G near Ellsworth. The suspect, a Beldenville man, was later found and arrested on suspicion of burglary and felony theft. Trespassing reports • Deputies responded March 26 to a threats and possible trespassing report at N729 825th St. in Hager City. Two people were spoken to.
All are welcomed to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 1-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17 in River Falls. Attendees will enjoy many fun activities including a hunt for the "Pot-of-Gold" medallion, Potato Soup Crawl, Pub Poker Walk, open container event, and the ever-quirky Annual Bed Races. If the luck of the Irish brings you enough good fortune to be in River Falls on St. Patrick's Day, be sure to soak up this fun experience. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. with the "Pot-of Gold" Medallion Hunt. Clues will be posted in
The Hudson-based string band Greenwood Tree will play 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the River Falls Barn Dance series at the Academy Gym at the former Meyer Middle School. The dance will feature all the regular square and line dances and reels given an appropriately Irish flourish by the Celtic-flavored Greenwood Tree.
Deputies responded at 12:24 a.m. Feb. 21 to W8020 150th Ave. in Hager City for a driving complaint. A caller reported seeing someone driving erratically. The driver, a 31-year-old Farmington, Minn., woman was arrested on suspicion of OWI-third offense, methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. High Bridge help
All are invited to join Pierce County-River Falls Relay For Life at the Relay Rally Meeting on Monday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the River Falls High School media room. There will be a question and answer session, idea sharing, and Relay updates. Those interested can sign their teams up online at www.relayforlife.org/riverfallswi; click the purple "Join this Relay" button in the upper right-hand corner.
The first baby of 2018 born at Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital made her appearance at 1:38 p.m. Jan 3, 2018. Dayla Mary O'Neil, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long, was born in the River Falls Area Hospital's newly remodeled Family Birth Center to proud parents Ladonna and Tom O'Neil of Ellsworth. Big sister Brielle was especially thrilled to welcome her new sibling.
'Cut me a break'
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls presents the Symphony Band and University Bands in concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Directors Kris Tjornehoj and Gary Bird host internationally acclaimed cornet soloist Harmen VanHoorn with composer Stan Nieuwenhuis. A world premier of Nieuwenhuis' "Postcards from Ellis Island" will feature Paris Opera member VanHoorne as soloist with the Symphony Band. Other music includes L'Effet Divers by Nieuwenhuis featuring four movements reflecting real stories of living in Belgium.