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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



RFHS invites all to prom grand march  River Falls Journal

Here is your 2018 Prom Court! These individuals were voted on by their Junior Class peers. From left are: Clayton Favor, Raina Albores, Chance Kamrowski, ...



Photos: Perfect night for RFHS prom  River Falls Journal

Eden Foster is crowned River Falls High School Prom Queen by last year's queen Samantha Krueger Saturday, April 28. From left are: Raina Albores, Foster, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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) ...



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 ...



Student receives $1000 WESTconsin scholarship  River Falls Journal

WESTconsin Credit Union recently awarded ten $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors as part of the WESTconsin Scholarship Program. Recipients ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Gymnasts sweep BRC foes  River Falls Journal

The Wildcat gymnastics team shook off the rust of the holiday break to sweep Hudson and Superior in a Big Rivers Conference double dual Friday, Jan.



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.



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 ...



Netters squeeze in a win  River Falls Journal

The Wildcat boys tennis team has been handling snow shovels more than tennis rackets so far this season. But Thursday, April 12, they were able to trade those ...



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 ...



Legion Baseball: RF claims state title  River Falls Journal

The River Falls Post 121 baseball team won its third state title in eight years with a 3-2 victory over New London in the title game of the Wisconsin American ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



RFGC secures naming rights  River Falls Journal

The River Falls Gymnastics Club's new home just got a name. River Falls State Bank is partnering with the RFGC to name the new facility the River Falls State ...



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.



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: 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Trio of sisters to compete in national youth rodeos  River Falls Journal

Three Martell sisters — Tabitha, Rebekah and Anna Tschanz — have earned positions to compete in national youth rodeos. Rebekah, a junior student at St ...



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 ...



High school sports roundup: Black River Falls boys keep Coulee lead  Jacksoncountychronicle

BLACK RIVER FALLS — The Black River Falls High School boys basketball team had to turn up its defensive pressure in the second half on Friday to stay on ...



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 ...



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 ...



Stage set to celebrate  River Falls Journal

River Falls is again gearing up for River Falls Days. This year's celebration will look just a little bit different, said Chamber of Commerce Marketing 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 ...



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, ...



Inaugural Wildcat Invitational set for Dec. 16  River Falls Journal

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, the River Falls Wildcats dance team will host the inaugural Wildcat Invitational dance competition at River Falls High ...



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 ...



Voting machine jam fixed, ballots secure, election official ...  River Falls Journal

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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



A classic Northern Badger  River Falls Journal

It was a fitting end to the Northern Badger Wrestling Classic Friday night, Dec. 29, when Wildcat senior Mitchell Williamson had his arm raised in the final match ...



10th Annual Bowls for Hope event invites charitable organization...  River Falls Journal

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



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 ...



'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 ...



RFCT Presents 'Steel Magnolias'  Hudson Star Observer

River Falls Community Theatre's production of "Steel Magnolias" is described as a "beautiful community play that is for the community, by the community," ...



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 ...



River Falls School District bus routes  River Falls Journal

School is starting Tuesday, Sept. 5 and the River Falls School District's school busses will be back on the road, transporting students. The Middle and High ...



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 ...



Peterson Abiad named assistant director at WIAA  River Falls Journal

Kate Peterson Abiad, an inaugural member of the River Falls Wildcat Hall of Fame, has been named Assistant Director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic ...



Johnson qualifies for 3-point challenge  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School's Zac Johnson has qualified for the WIAA Boys Basketball 3-Point Challenge. Johnson, a freshman guard for Wildcat head coach Zac ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Four Cats heading to state  River Falls Journal

Wildcat senior Maddie Seyffer qualified for the WIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships for the second straight year and will be joined by three ...



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 ...



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 ...



Council candidates name their top priorities  River Falls Journal

The River Falls American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the River Falls Optimists Club hosted a River Falls City Council candidate forum last ...



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.



River Falls Police: Missing man may have broken in house to sleep...  River Falls Journal

At 9:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, River Falls police received a report of a missing person, Bryce Adam Willaby, 22, Hudson. He had allegedly been downtown at the ...



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 ...



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 ...



Boys hockey: Cat's can't get over hump  River Falls Journal

The Wildcat boys hockey team made a pair of late comeback attempts in two games last week but came up one goal short in both, dropping a 4-3 nonconference ...



Greg Peters column: Wonder what a rhino is?  River Falls Journal

I hear people trying to be "right" every single day; health care; tax plans; stand up; kneel down! Many of us spend more energy than a hydrogen bomb trying to ...



Hudson sweeps RF in BRC softball finale  Hudson Star Observer

Katie Cardell threw a pair of shutouts and Hudson hit six home runs while sweeping River Falls, 10-0 and 12-0, in the Big Rivers Conference softball finale for ...



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.



Viking offers words of wisdom  River Falls Journal

Playing in the National Football League is a dream come true for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen. But he'll always cherish his time in high school.



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