River Falls Journal Newsroom
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.
I am too young to speak for myself. My dad has abused us. He is so normal in public situations that no one would believe what he does at home. If my mom and sister were to say what he does to us, you would think they were mentally ill, but they are telling the truth. How do we get the court system to trust the words of the deeds hidden at home? How do we get the Guardian Ad Litems to trust the words that seem totally unbelievable, but in truth, happen?
This time of year seems to fly by and before we know it, we will be in another new year. This one will seem to grind slowly as midterm politics drone incessantly, creating sufficient distraction from a focus on the real problems we all face. What was once a worthy statement, "I will believe it when I see it," is no longer reliable, as what we "see" is subject to edit and used to create "optics" to support the desired political narrative.
It is your money TO THE EDITOR What a surprise! You have an obvious hard core liberal professor who is against a tax cut for every American with the possible exception of those in the highest tax bracket.