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Photos: School referendum projects progress  River Falls Journal

Referendum projects are progressing in River Falls School District buildings, including work on the high school pool and artificial turf field, and flex spaces at two ...



Woman airlifted after Pierce County ATV crash  River Towns

A western Wisconsin woman was injured Sunday after the ATV she was riding crashed and rolled on top of her in Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff's ...



Black River Falls High School turns waste into lunch  WEAU

Since November, students and staff at Black River Falls High School have been giving their excess milk and fruits and vegetables to a local farm to help feed ...



'Unity' surrounds River Falls Class of 2019  River Towns

Lifted by a message of unity, the River Falls High School Class of 2019 set sail Sunday, June 2. Graduation speakers Madison Priestly and Grace Redmond ...



RF says 'a hard goodbye' to Academy building  River Falls Journal

Wendy Wall has spent time at the current River Falls High School building. She is impressed with the layout of the building, and finds it a very conducive learning ...



Academy time capsule to be opened June 27  River Falls Journal

The River Falls School District is inviting one and all to join district staff as they open a time capsule recently found at the Academy Building. The capsule, a ...



Academy 'artifacts' sale set for Saturday  River Falls Journal

Those driving through River Falls will likely see construction at most of the district's schools, thanks to several ongoing referendum projects. District Finance and ...



RFHS recognizes students of the term  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School Term 2 Students of the Term are (back row, from left): Ezra Wells, Nathan Lawrence, Clayton Carlson, Nathaniel Rixmann, Wesley Papp, ...



'A great night to be a Wildcat': River Falls says farewell to Academy building | RiverTowns  River Towns

Video courtesy the River Falls School District. More than 200 people gathered Tuesday evening, March 5, at the Academy Building, 211 Fremont St., to say ...



High school football: New coach takes stock in Black River Falls  La Crosse Tribune

Bouts of athleticism can be won with speed, strength and endurance. With that knowledge in hand, Jeremiah Vangen is hoping to turn around the Black River ...



One of the Kids From Wisconsin: RFHS senior enjoying summer ...  River Falls Journal

River Falls senior Dominick Jackson decided to try out for the Kids From Wisconsin because he wanted to meet new people, make new friends and challenge ...



Seven will compete for River Falls Ambassadors  River Towns

Seven young ladies will compete for 2019-20 River Falls Ambassador titles at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at the Falcon's Nest at UW-River Falls. Doors open at 6 ...



Vets in the Classroom educate at RFHS  River Falls Journal

Vets in the Classroom is a VFW program where four or five veterans are invited to a school's English or literature class to speak on their experiences of being ...



Alumni hoops tourney this weekend  River Falls Journal

The sixth annual River Falls High School Boys Basketball Alumni Tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 at the high school. This year's ...



Booster Club gala nets over $40K for RFHS sports | RiverTowns  River Towns

The inaugural River Falls High School Athletic Booster Club fundraising gala was a tremendous success. The Wildcat Way themed event held Saturday, Feb.



'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 ...



New program to allow RFHS students to earn UWRF credit  River Towns

River Falls High School Wildcats have a chance to be Falcons as well, thanks to a new dual-credit program between RFHS and UW-River Falls, announced ...



High school football: Jim Bible stepping down as Black River Falls coach  La Crosse Tribune

The Black River Falls High School football program needs a coach, and that isn't something that can be said very often.



Two charged in 2017 River Falls overdose death  Hudson Star Observer

Authorities followed digital footprints among suspected drug dealers in building a homicide case in the 2017 overdose death of a River Falls man, according to ...



New waders for the RFHS Biology Club  River Falls Journal

The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, in partnership with the River Falls Fly Fishing Film Festival (R4F) held in early March 2019, donated $1,000 to River Falls ...



Tiano Pupungatoa of River Falls calls it ‘surreal’ joining Vikings, replaces waived Roc Thomas  St. Paul Pioneer Press

On the eve of training camp, the Vikings waived running back Roc Thomas and signed guard Tiano Pupungatoa. And soon there will be a pig roast. Pupungatoa ...



River Falls' Pupungatoa All-American at SDSU  River Towns

South Dakota State University senior, and River Falls High School graduate, Tiano Pupungatoa was honored for his play with the Jackrabbits football team this ...



'We aren't really alone;' RFHS senior Andrew Schlee battling...  River Falls Journal

A month before he turned 18 on April 16, River Falls High School senior Andrew Schlee was excited about what the future held for him after high school.



Boys Basketball: Wildcats top Raiders  River Falls Journal

There's always a buzz when River Falls and Hudson play each other, and that buzz was even louder Friday night, Dec. 7, when the Raiders hosted the Wildcats ...



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.



Turf coming to River Falls ballpark | River Falls Journal  River Falls Journal

When heavy rain wiped out the first day of the American Legion State Baseball Tournament at First National Bank of River Falls Field in 2016 volunteers had to ...



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 ...



WATCH: RF area received 4.86 inches of rain during Wednesday deluge  River Towns

Flash flooding left damage and closed roads around Pierce County after a heavy rain drenched the area Wednesday, April 17. The National Weather *Service* ...



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 ...



UW System: State investment in SciTech Innovation Center critical...  River Falls Journal

With the approach of another commencement, I am reminded of the transformational impact that public higher education has on individuals, on our state and on ...



Bartishofski 2nd at nationals  River Falls Journal

Former Wildcat Josie Bartishofski finished runner-up at 112 pounds at the USA Wrestling/Marine Corps Junior National Championships at the Fargodome on the ...



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 ...



Westberg named head coach at Houghton  River Falls Journal

UW-River Falls assistant men's basketball coach and head women's golf coach Lance Westberg has resigned from his roles at UWRF to take the helm of the ...



RF will not hold MLK Holiday breakfast this year  River Towns

River Falls has had a local Martin Luther King Jr. holiday breakfast since 2008. Unfortunately, this year, after 11 previous annual breakfasts, organizer Kathy ...



news/education/4462735-design-phase-begins-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.



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 ...



Norman Heller | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Norman E. Heller, 83, of Black River Falls, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home at Chippewa Falls.



Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows  River Towns

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 ...



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 ...



Town 'N Country Day gets little sunshine, but lots of smiles | RiverTowns  River Towns

River Falls youth and families showed up with smiles and celebrated 2019 Town 'N Country Day June 9 despite getting little sunshine. In honor of agricultural ...



Sixth grade student found dead in Wisconsin middle school  WTMJ-TV

A sixth-grade student was found dead inside a River Falls school Monday, police said in a news release.



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) ...



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 ...



It's a MiraCole: Friends, family to host bowling benefit for RF grad Cole Larrieu | RiverTowns  River Towns

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 ...



Daddy in the Army, Mommy at home: How an Ellsworth couple is...  River Falls Journal

The Caspers' kitchen is a photo album. Each cupboard serves as a large frame for 8.5-by-11-inch printed photographs of a smiling man in an Army uniform.



WisDOT preparing for Highway 29 construction  River Towns

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 ...



Farm to Faucet: St. Croix River Association plans program for 2019-2020 school year  River Towns

Jaime Souza, the education and outreach coordinator for the St. Croix River Association, answered questions about the "Farm to Faucet" educational pilot ...



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 ...



Voting machine jam fixed, ballots secure, election official reports  River Towns

RIVER FALLS -- A ballot tabulation machine at the River Falls High School polling place became jammed from about 8:55 to 9:30 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, ...



UWRF senior makes her way into Midwest Country Music Awards  River Towns

Minnesota-born and River Falls-raised Chaunt? Shayne is flying through her 20's as an up-and-coming country singer. She was recently nominated for New ...



It ain't over till it's over: 32 years later, final game in the books  River Towns

Joe Paatalo is a lucky guy. He knew when he walked off the field in 2011 after helping the River Falls Fighting Fish win the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball ...



NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Dirk J. Nelton Estate; Case No. 18-PR-111  River Falls Journal

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT ST. CROIX COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Informal Administration) Case No. 18PR111 IN THE MATTER OF ...



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 ...



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 ...



New Richmond mother pleads not guilty to child distribution ...  River Falls Journal

A New Richmond mother accused of involving a minor in a plot to sell pot pleaded not guilty to all charges in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday, Feb.



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 ...



Local youth wrestlers qualify for WWF state tournament  Hub City Times

Several area youth wrestlers qualified for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Kids Folkstyle Tournament, during the state qualifier at River Falls High School on ...



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 ...



Extra Effort: Black River Falls High School senior is just like everybody else  The Courier Life News

BLACK RIVER FALLS — When Sunny Rufsholm got the role as Emma Carew in last year's Black River Falls musical “Jekyll and Hyde,” she felt like the person ...



Wausau native made wrestling her life. She became first girl to win Wisconsin regionals in Division 1.  Wausau Daily Herald

When Josie Bartishofski was in first grade, she learned about wrestling by watching old videos of her dad on the mat in high school. When a flier got passed ...



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 ...



VIDEO: RFHS class of 2016 graduates  River Falls Journal

Speakers encouraged graduating seniors to remember the past, and look to the future at the River Falls School District high school commencement ceremony ...



River Falls Police Beat (April 5, 2017)  River Falls Journal

Peter M. Anderson, 23, River Falls, was cited for urination, defecation or vomiting in public on South Main Street, near Spring Street last week. Anderson was ...



RF Rotary bestows $1K to RF Gymnastics Club  River Falls Journal

gymnastic club. The building will be located just east of River Falls High School on Lilac Avenue, and will open in early 2019. The River Falls Rotary Club meets ...



'To infinity and beyond': River Falls Class of 2017 reaches for the stars  River Towns

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



Wisconsin: Hudson, River Falls schools score high on state report card  Pioneer Press

Schools in Hudson and River Falls received high scores in a new statewide assessment released Tuesday. Preliminary report cards from the Wisconsin ...



Winston to the rescue: HOPE provides crisis response animals for healing  River Towns

By Nick Cobian, special to the River Falls Journal On a chilly fall night, Winston, a small, 3-year old miniature dachshund laid comfortably while wrapped in a ...



One last time: Retiring teacher takes students on another far-reaching,...  River Falls Journal

After 20 on-and-off years of trips with River Falls students abroad, high school science/biology teacher Dan Hoffman retired in spring 2016. Back by popular ...



Vehicle rollover sends two Ellsworth residents to hospital  River Falls Journal

A driver and one passenger were sent to the hospital around 1:26 a.m. April 23 after a single vehicle roll-over crash on Highway 10 near 322nd Avenue in ...



River Falls police: Alleged thief said he wanted presents for...  River Falls Journal

... • River Falls police liaison officer Chris Gottfredsen heard two River Falls juveniles arguing loudly and using profanity in the River Falls High School ...



A New School Era: Black River Falls School District unveils building renovations  La Crosse Tribune

The public got its first official glimpse of renovations to Black River Falls High School and Middle School with a special ceremony Friday.



Welcome, new staff and teachers  River Towns

The Ellsworth Community School District welcomed 26 new teachers and staff Thursday, Aug. 17 with breakfast and an orientation session. The first day of ...



Hats Off to the Future: Black River Falls High School sends off class of 2015  La Crosse Tribune

Black River Falls High School's class of 2015 is used to being “the guinea pig.”



sports/other/4423993-power-surge-markey-bond-crowned-national-champs  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School Powerlifting Club head coach Jeremy Carlson had high expectations for the 14 lifters the club sent to the USA Powerlifting High School ...



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, ...



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 ...



Chuck White: 90 years young and celebrating | RiverTowns  River Towns

There are two important events coming up in October to honor a River Falls man who is truly one of a kind. You see, Charles E. White (Chuck to his friends) will ...



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 ...



Rose Turner | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Rose M. (Avery) Turner. Early Wednesday morning, May 29, 2019, the world lost a most amazing, caring and wonderful woman, Rose Marie (Avery) Turner, 75.



PHOTOS: Dads and daughters dance together  River Falls Journal

This year's annual Daddy Daughter Dance "went off without a hitch," according to Community Education Director Monique Squire. Community Ed has held the ...



River Falls fifth at St. Croix Falls tourney  River Falls Journal

River Falls claimed a top 5 finish in last weekend's St. Croix Falls Wrestling Classic. The Wildcats finished fifth in the 20-team event with 121 points. Hudson won ...



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.



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

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 ...



Remembering 'the gentle giant of River Falls'  River Towns

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 ...



Local students explore careers at Manufacturing Day | News  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 ...



River Falls, Wis., grad expecting the call in MLB draft  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Alex Call is "one of the better players that I've ever coached,” said Ball State skipper Rob Maloney, who has coached five first-rounders.



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 ...



Tomah American Legion baseball defies the odds | News  La Crosse Tribune

Trailing 3-1 with two outs in the top of the seventh and the ninth hitter in the batting order sitting on a 0-2 count, the Tomah U19 American Legion baseball.



Local players hoping to hear their name called at NFL draft  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Here's a look at the Wisconsin products who competed at the NFL combine or at a pro day in advance of Thursday's NFL draft.



Teen earns Eagle Scout status  River Falls Journal

John Sowieja Jr., 17, of River Falls Boy Scout Troop 9054, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank possible. Over the years he was named to the ...



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 ...



Look for him on WWE  River Falls Journal

When Kipp Christianson played high school basketball his senior year in River Falls in 1992, he was 6-feet, 8-inches tall and, as he says, "...lucky to weigh 200 ...



Black River Falls boys hockey | Tigers continue to build  Jacksoncountychronicle

BLACK RIVER FALLS — Jeremy McNulty is a realistic guy.



La Crosse Tribune Extra Effort ceremony recognizes students for their persistence, achievement and passion  La Crosse Tribune

From disabilities and diseases, to crippling poverty, to the loss of loved ones, this year's La Crosse Tribune Extra Effort Award winners have overcome more than ...



Surviving vicious dog attack, Jim Stewart starts long recove...  Hudson Star Observer

Days after his wife of 60 years suddenly died, Alan Stewart got a late Sunday night call recently saying his son was nearly mauled to death by his pet dog and ...



Black River Falls boys basketball | Cowley's team wants to run, run, run  La Crosse Tribune

Tigers, in general, can cause incredible anxiety and make one's heart race. The two-legged version, as those on the Black River Falls High School boys ...



Colten Bartholomew: Landing Ethan Anderson big for UW-La Crosse basketball  Jacksoncountychronicle

Ethan Anderson knew he was in the driver's seat. The 6-foot-4 senior forward from Black River Falls High School had become a hot prospect in the eyes of ...



Kohl Foundation announces 2019 award recipients  News8000.com - WKBT

The 2019 Herb Kohl Foundation Excellence Scholarship, Initiative Scholarship, Fellowship and Leadership Award recipients are announced.



RFHS French exchange student: From burgers to car show, he's getting the American experience  River Towns

River Falls High School exchange student Damien Beauge enjoyed his first American Thanksgiving this year. Now he's looking forward to the next big holiday.



Black River Falls girls basketball: Let the building continue  La Crosse Tribune

Amy Olson understands that building a strong girls basketball program at Black River Falls High School isn't a snap of the fingers, a quick fix, or a simple change ...



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