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Students take part in county conservation speech contest  River Falls Journal

The St. Croix County Community Development Committee & Resource Management Division recently sponsored the 2019 Conservation Speaking Contest, held ...



It's a MiraCole: Friends, family to host bowling benefit for...  River Falls Journal

On July 28, Cole Larrieu — a 1999 River Falls High School graduate — was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident that nearly took his life. The convertible he ...



Carla Ann Strozewski Obituary  Hub City Times

Carla Strozewski, age 71, of Neillsville, formerly of Black River Falls, WI died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Neillsville.



Top 10: School district referendum work to start in Spring  River Falls Journal

Editor's note: This story is part of a series looking back at some of the biggest stories of 2018. Find the rest of the series here: Top Ten 2018. Work on a set of $48 ...



Students learn to "chill" at RFHS  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School is one of nine area high schools chosen to be part of Allina's new "Change to Chill" school partnership. The Change to Chill partnership ...



UPDATE: Black River Falls High School receives shooting threat  WEAU

School officials say nothing was found during a sweep of Black River Falls High School Thursday following a threat.



Seven to be inducted into Wildcat HOF  River Falls Journal

Seven individuals and one team will be inducted into the River Falls Wildcat Hall of Fame during the high school's homecoming weekend, Sept. 21-22. Athletes ...



'Newsies' delights audiences at RFHS  River Falls Journal

"Extra, extra!" Read all about the River Falls High School's production of "Newsies" right here. Judging by the excitement and cheers during a special ...



Prosecutors allege former RFHS student threatened school violence  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School was named as a potential target for a school shooting by a man in police custody in Oshkosh this past winter. Christopher K. Mariana, 24 ...



RF schools welcomes new staff  River Falls Journal

Family: I grew up near St. Charles, Minnesota but have lived in the River Falls area for 20 years now. My husband Brian is a superintendent for a construction ...



River Falls school bus routes mapped out  River Falls Journal

School is starting Tuesday, Sept. 4 and "our big yellows" will be back on the road transporting the most precious cargo in the world, our kids. The Middle and ...



RFHS Class of 2018 celebrates commencement  River Falls Journal

"If not us, who? If not now, when?" Those words, originally spoken by President John F. Kennedy, were chosen as the River Falls High School Class of 2018's ...



Academic letter recipients honored at RFHS  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School students who earned academic letters during the 2017-18 school year were gathered in front of the school for a picture Thursday, Sept.



Gymnasts open on high note  River Falls Journal

The Wildcat gymnastics team has made a tradition out of starting its season with a win at the Wisconsin Rapids Classic and ending it back in Wisconsin Rapids ...



Photos: Perfect night for RFHS prom  River Falls Journal

Other prom court members were Sarah Langlois, Charlie Jerry, Raina Alboes, Nolan Bechtold, Chance Kamrowski, Jacob Miller, Amaya Schultz, Autumn Gray, ...



Football: Forster called to the hall  River Falls Journal

Bill Forster wasn't even sure he wanted the head football coaching job at River Falls High School after Tom Carroll stepped down in 1989. Now he's joining his ...



Gymnastics club celebrates new home  River Falls Journal

River Falls Gymnastics Club vice president Julie Bruns pointed to a plaque on the donor wall and read the Coretta Scott King quote it contained. “The greatness ...



Black inducted into George Martin HOF  River Falls Journal

Former Wildcat and current coach Kevin Black was one of six inductees into the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association George Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame ...



High school football: Elliot Bird ready to lead Black River Falls' resurgence  La Crosse Tribune

A year ago, Elliot Bird stepped into a pivotal role as the quarterback of the Black River Falls High School football team — a position he previously had no ...



Design phase begins for school referendum projects  River Falls Journal

The River Falls School District has been working hard on planning projects stemming from two referendum questions passed on the April 3 ballot.



10th annual Bowls for Hope will benefit RF Sunshine Fund  Hudson Star Observer

Each March the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a ...



RFHS students compete to market UWRF Dairy Bar  River Falls Journal

Recently River Falls High School students have been seen downtown and around the UW-River Falls campus handing out fliers for Freddy's Dairy Bar. Teacher ...



RFHS Forensics students 'find their own voice'  River Falls Journal

It has been an "amazing" season for the River Falls High School Forensics team, said coach Kim Miller. "We doubled in size, so we had close to 50 students who ...



Black River Falls High School students hold town hall meeting on school safety  WEAU

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Students at Black River Falls High School held a town hall meeting to talk about school safety after a shooting in Parkland ...



RFHS alum: Call him Steady Sam  River Falls Journal

The decision to open-enroll from Prescott to River Falls in fifth grade continues to impact Sam Shafer. The junior safety for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens ...



Volleyball: Wildcats stay all in, team primed for continued ...  River Falls Journal

Almost lost in the disappointment of the Wildcat volleyball team's heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Oconomowoc in the semifinals of the WIAA Division 1 State ...



Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat fol...  River Falls Journal

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in ...



District moves forward with referendum plans  River Falls Journal

Thanks to two referendum questions that both passed on the April 3 ballot, the River Falls School District has its work cut out for it over the next several years.



Gymnastics Club ready to break ground  River Falls Journal

The River Falls Gymnastics Club has come a long way in 30 years. What started as a program with around 100 kids at the Old Ames Education Center at ...



Wrestling: Wildcats post first win over Hudson in 12 years  River Falls Journal

River Falls wrestling coach Kevin Black needed just one word to describe the Wildcat's 37-34 victory over Hudson Thursday night, Dec. 6. “Huge,” he said.



Get to know the River Falls School Board candidates  River Falls Journal

The River Falls Journal sent questionnaires to candidates running for River Falls School Board, of which there are six competing for four open board seats in the ...



DOJ grant to help add safety measures to RF public schools  River Falls Journal

River Falls School District is one of 89 schools and districts that were recently awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant ...



Passing of a legend: Iconic coach Mike Farley remembered  River Falls Journal

Legendary UW-River Falls coach Mike Farley died Tuesday, Aug. 28, at his home in Arizona at the age of 84. His son Mike posted word of his father's passing on ...



River Falls Police: Asleep in the park; TVs broken in disput...  River Falls Journal

At 11:26 p.m. Monday, Oct 1, police went to Glen Park, 355 W. Park St., for a report of a suspicious person. Jacob Alexander Kinkade, 18, River Falls, was seen ...



River Falls Police: Orange and silver men's bicycle found in...  River Falls Journal

On Oct. 16, police were informed an orange and silver men's bicycle had been found in a cornfield near Powell Avenue and Winter Street. The bike's property ...



RF students walk out  River Falls Journal

An estimated 100 or more students participated in a student-led walkout Wednesday, March 14, at River Falls High School. The local walkout was one of many ...



Wildcat wrestlers off to busy start  River Falls Journal

Nothing like two dual tournaments in two days to open a wrestling season. That's what the River Falls High School team did last weekend, going 2-2 at the ...



Brazilian exchange student surprised by many things  River Falls Journal

The River Falls Journal asked each of the River Falls High School foreign exchange students to share a bit about their experiences thus far in River Falls.



Krueger leaves lasting legacy at RFHS  River Falls Journal

Sam Krueger graduated from River Falls High School Sunday, June 3, after competing in eight state tournaments in three different sports during her four-year ...



National Signing Day: Four Wildcats make commitments  River Falls Journal

Wednesday, Nov. 14, marked the initial signing date for high school seniors who have made their college decision and are ready to sign a National Letter of ...



River Falls Police: Roomie situation turns into meth bust  River Falls Journal

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, police were called to a residence in the 500 block of West Division Street for a report that a roommate moving out of an apartment ...



Both RF school referendum questions pass  River Falls Journal

Both referendum questions in on River Falls School District voters' ballots passed, according to unofficial results posted Tuesday, April 3. See below for vote ...



Aldi breaks grounds; what's next for Perkins?  River Falls Journal

It has been a busy year thus far for business development in River falls. Aldi, Dollar Tree and Culvers have made plans to come to town, Chippewa Valley ...



Boys Basketball: River Falls tops La Crosse Logan  River Falls Journal

It's still early, but the Wildcat boys' basketball team's win over La Crosse Logan Tuesday night, Dec. 11, could have a big impact come sectional seeding time.



Girls' basketball: Girls can't keep pace with Hudson  River Falls Journal

The Wildcat girls' basketball team is doing all the right things in practice, now they just have to show it in their games. The Cats shot just 31 percent from the field ...



ArtsMinded column: Wild and Scenic Rivers Act marks 50th ann...  River Falls Journal

Along the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers on the boundary of Minnesota and Wisconsin is a wealth of nature to be relished by artists of every stripe and nature ...



Gymnasts do it again  River Falls Journal

The Wildcat gymnastics team will be making what's become an annual late winter trip to Wisconsin Rapids this weekend when it competes in its 17th straight ...



WisDOT to hold public meeting for Highway 29 improvements Wednesday...  River Towns

RIVER FALLS -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss multiple ...



NR School District welcomes new staff members  Richmond-News

The New Richmond School District will add 32 new staff members and teachers to its roster for the 2018-19 school year. To help you identify the new faces out ...



River Falls Police: Juvenile incidents  River Falls Journal

... • At 1 p.m. Nov. 10, a caller reported his Apple iPhone 6 stolen after he thought he left it at a cash register at Family *Fresh*. The owner valued the phone at ...



Change coming to youth football  River Falls Journal

A big change is coming to River Falls Youth Football this season. Traditionally, the youth football association has run flag football games for first and second ...



Wrestling: Cats third at Northern Badger  River Falls Journal

This year's Northern Badger Wrestling Classic attracted neary 2,000 fans a day to River Falls High School Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28-29. And they didn't go ...



WisDOT preparing for Highway 29 construction  River Falls Journal

Pierce County residents saw an early look at the planned construction on State Highway 29, set to begin in 2021. Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a ...



Wildcat soccer kicking into high gear  River Falls Journal

Not many teams have eight all-conference players in one season. And even fewer get seven of those players back the next year. But that's the situation for the ...



Cross country: Spectators invited to run Extreme Meet course  River Falls Journal

The River Falls High School cross country team's season starts Thursday, Aug. 23, when the Wildcats will host their annual Extreme Meet on the campus of ...



GYMNASTICS: Cats bring home more hardware  River Falls Journal

Riding through downtown River Falls on top of a fire truck never gets old for Wildcat gymnastics coach Lauren Kaminski. Kaminski made four of those trips as a ...



2018 Ambassador candidates sought  River Falls Journal

Attention juniors in high school: It's time to sign up to vie for the title of River Falls Royal Ambassador! Be on the lookout for candidate meetings during Focus.



Black River Falls High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition  Jacksoncountychronicle

Black River Falls High School's yearbook, Breeze, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2018 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the ...



RFHS student meets his hero  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School tenth grader Michael Soward got the surprise of his life Friday, Dec. 8, when assistant principal Nic Been arranged for KSTP ...



High school celebrates Career & Technical Education Month  River Falls Journal

Teachers in River Falls High School's Career and Technical Education (CTE) department have been actively recognizing CTE Month (designated as February) ...



Local high school students use skits to tackle tough topics  WEAU

'I really like how this was approved for us because most of the time people don't like to talk about these things or we're not allowed to show them in school ...



New signage finding its way to RF  River Falls Journal

River Falls residents will eventually see new signs going up around town, directing people to local destinations, thanks to a city Wayfinding project. The project ...



Election results are in: County board races decided  River Falls Journal

Michael Screnock 6,076 (St. Croix County); 1,983 (Pierce County); 402,033 (statewide, 88 percent reporting). Rebecca Dallet 6,114 (St. Croix County); 2,266 ...



SCC introduces 30 new staff members for 2018-2019 school year  Richmond-News

St. Croix Central School District will add 30 new staff members and teachers to its roster for the 2018-19 school year. To help you identify the new faces out and ...



Parno named associate head track coach at MSU-Mankato  River Falls Journal

Mankato, Minn. ---Mike Turgeon, head coach of the Minnesota State University-Mankato men's and women's track and field programs, has announced that River ...



Wis. town shaken after death of student, unrelated threat made...  Brainerd Dispatch

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in ...



Swimmers step up at Eau Claire  River Falls Journal

The Eau Claire Alliance boys swim and dive team has won 30 straight Big Rivers Conference championships, so the Wildcats knew they would have their hands ...



Softball relishing underdog role  River Falls Journal

The River Falls softball team may be young this year, but that doesn't mean opponents should take them lightly. The Wildcats graduated seven seniors from last ...



RFHS has a starry prom night  River Falls Journal

Last year's Prom Queen Marika Hanson crowns Sam Krueger the 2017 Prom Queen. Shown from left are: Junior Princess Lily Reynaga, Junior Princess Ryan ...



Tri4Grace Scholarship recipients share their stories  River Falls Journal

The Tri4Grace Memorial Triathlon began as a way to support Grace Goblirsch and her family, as she battled leukemia. She died of leukemia in 2013, but the ...



Letters to the editor: CPS handling of case is appalling  River Falls Journal

Earlier this summer, my grandson was violently pushed into a wall by his father, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and resulting neural damage as ...



Call promoted by White Sox  River Falls Journal

Former Wildcat Alex Call has been promoted to the Chicago White Sox Class AA Birmingham Barons of the Southern League, the team announced Thursday, ...



High school basketball: Black River Falls' offensive sparked by its defense  Jacksoncountychronicle

There is no underlying secret as to what player drives the Black River Falls High School boys basketball team. If you follow area boys basketball, you've heard or ...



Female delivery driver says extra precautions needed for saf...  River Falls Journal

Sitting in a green booth in front of Italian-themed wallpaper at Carbone's Pizzeria in the corner of the South Side Mall in River Falls, Olivia Milano, a Carbone's ...



Boys' basketball: Wildcats eye playoff run  River Falls Journal

After defeating Fridley, Minn., 64-50, in the regular season finale for their sixth straight victory, Wildcat boys basketball coach Zac Campbell likes the way his ...



RFHS Homecoming Court  River Falls Journal

This year's River Falls High School Homecoming Royalty candidates are, from left, Marcus Califf, Ema Pupungatoa, Andrew Smits, Natalie Bents, Jack Stoffel, ...



Who will be on the April 2019 ballot?  River Falls Journal

The deadline has passed and the names are in for those who chose to run for village boards, school boards and city councils across the state on the April 2, ...



Local students explore careers at Manufacturing Day  Chippewa Herald

On their way to visit the Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Education Center in Eau Claire on Manufacturing Day, students from River Falls and ...



'It Can Wait' encourages students to avoid distracted drivin...  River Falls Journal

On Monday, four River Falls High School students found themselves in the hot seat, trying to drive and use their smartphones without crashing, while an entire ...



Youth hoops clinic to feature Lindsay Whalen  River Falls Journal

River Falls Girls Youth Basketball will host a clinic featuring Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen for all area girls players in grades 4-12 on Sunday, April 8 at ...



River Falls School District introduces 2017-18 new staff  River Falls Journal

River Falls School District will welcome many new staff members for the 2017-2018 school year, which begins for students Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Journal asked ...



Big problem: River Falls High School's water pipes going bad  River Falls Journal

HVAC water lines installed when the high school was built in 2000/2001 are corroding and springing tiny leaks. River Falls Superintendent Jamie Benson says ...



Top of the world: Sam Krueger brings home gold  River Falls Journal

Sam Krueger said she wasn't nervous until awards time came around at the WIAA Individual State Gymnastics Championships in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday, ...



'To infinity and beyond': River Falls Class of 2017 reaches for...  River Falls Journal

RIVER FALLS—River Falls Class of 2017 celebrated its commencement ceremony Sunday, June 4 in the high school gymnasium. Class motto: "To infinity and ...



CVTC, Eau Claire school district partnering to allow high school students to earn associate degree  Leader-Telegram

A partnership program between Chippewa Valley Technical College and the Eau Claire school district launching this fall will allow high school students to ...



RFHS principal leaves mark on the future  River Falls Journal

After 40 years educating the next generation, River Falls High School principal, Elaine Baumann, is set to retire June 30. Baumann said she's seen it become ...



Remembering 'the gentle giant of River Falls'  River Falls Journal

Francis Johnson was a difficult man to miss. He was a common sight on River Falls streets, where he rode his bicycle 12 months a year, unfailingly adorned in ...



College degree in high school coming to River Falls  River Falls Journal

Obtaining a college degree is something students have traditionally set their sights on after high school graduation. But River Falls High School graduates may ...



FFA president, River Falls High School student goes on to national...  River Falls Journal

Donald Hershaw, FFA president at River Falls High School, grew up around tractors. “I've always been around tractors my whole life,” Hershaw said. “You can ...



April 3 election guide: Mayor, City Council, town boards, municipal...  River Falls Journal

The River Falls Journal sent questionnaires to candidates in all contested and non-contested trustee and alderperson races in the April 3 election for the city of ...



Wildcat wrestlers proving their medal  River Falls Journal

Wildcat wrestling coach Kevin Black hopes Mitchell Williamson, Nathan Fuller and Chance Kamrowski sent a message to the rest of the team at the WIAA State ...



School board picks new assistant principal  River Falls Journal

Nic Been, administrator/teacher at St. Croix Central High School, was hired by the school board Monday, May 20, to be the next assistant principal at River Falls ...



Track sweeps Mustang Open  River Falls Journal

Wildcat track and field girl' coach Kristi Wagner said the Cats originally planned to just send their JV teams to the Mustang Open last Thursday, April 12, ...



Mock trial team attains state runner-up  River Falls Journal

MADISON — The River Falls High School Mock Trial Team made school history by capturing the second place title in the Wisconsin Mock Trial tournament.



Track off and running  River Falls Journal

If this is how the River Falls track and field teams perform with many of their athletes away on spring break, imagine how good they'll be when they get ...



Night out for parents offered as RFHS class holds fundraiser  River Falls Journal

A group of River Falls High School students will travel to Italy and France next June with their art teacher Gina Pedriana-Basche. The 15 students are now ...



Photos: A drizzly yet dazzling start to the holidays  River Falls Journal

The Perfect siblings were all smiles when they met Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Mill Dairy Bar on Riverwalk. From left are: Mrs. Claus, 7-year-old Hailey Perfect, ...



Shining stars: Wilcats clinch conference title  River Falls Journal

Wildcat gymnastics coach Lauren Kaminski told her team to go out and have fun at the Big Rivers Conference Tournament Friday, Feb. 16 at Meyer Middle ...



BRF High School gets fab lab grant | Jackson County Chronicle  Jacksoncountychronicle

Black River Falls High School received $23500 this week as part of the state's program to boost fabrication laboratories in schools.



James Leonard | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

James A. Leonard, 81, of Eau Claire, died peacefully in his sleep early Sunday, December 9, 2018, after having spent a day watching the Badgers with family ...



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