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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.



'A great night to be a Wildcat': River Falls says farewell to...  River Falls Journal

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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Extra Effort: Black River Falls High School senior hits her stride  La Crosse Tribune

Amanda Chandler has traveled to some of the darkest of places, but those troubling experiences have helped shape her into the strong and independent ...



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 ...



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' Pupungatoa All-American at SDSU  River Falls Journal

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



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.



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.



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.



Legislators wade into River Falls football conference controversy  Hudson Star Observer

Outrage over a River Falls prep sports controversy took on bipartisan backing last week. Lawmakers from both parties authored a letter to to the Wisconsin ...



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 ...



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 ...



Repeat state champs in powerlifting  River Falls Journal

The River Falls girls' powerlifting team was honored for winning its second straight Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association state championship in ...



Grown-ups can hunt Easter eggs Saturday  River Falls Journal

River Falls' fifth annual Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 20. Participants can head to Veterans' Park at 8 a.m. where Cory Hart from ...



Wildcat cheer team headed to state  River Falls Journal

The River Falls High School cheer team recently finished fourth in cheer dance and second in large co-ed at the Green Bay Phoenix Open. They will head to La ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



WATCH: RF area received 4.86 inches of rain during Wednesday...  Hudson Star Observer

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



Cheer teams shine in competition  River Falls Journal

The sport of cheerleading has continued to grow at a rapid pace in River Falls with teams now at the youth through college levels. The middle school, high ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Chuck White: 90 years young and celebrating  River Falls Journal

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Westby crushes Black River Falls 70-37  WXOW.com

Defending Coulee champion Black River Falls hosted Westby Friday night but were unable to stop the Norsemen.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



Greg Peters column: Suicide and sea lions  River Falls Journal

Kevin Hines was 19 years old in 2000 when he tried to commit suicide. Hines took the bus to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, stepped off, and just like ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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

Josie Bartishofski fell in love with wrestling when she was a little girl. 12 years later, she made history as a female wrestler on an all boys team.



Letter to the editor: Volunteers appreciated all the time  River Falls Journal

TO THE EDITOR. It is time to celebrate the River Falls School District volunteers! The week of April 7-13 was National Volunteer Appreciation Week. We are ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



RFHS teens go to FBLA nationals  Hudson Star Observer

This summer, two River Falls High School students traveled to Baltimore, Maryland for a national Future Business Leaders of America competition. This past ...



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 ...



RFCT aims to amuse with 'LOVE(ish!)'  River Falls Journal

The River Falls Community Theatre aims to amuse with its annual evening of one-act plays. This year's performance is titled "LOVE(ish)." The show, which ...



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 ...



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 ...



New staff excited to start school year at Somerset  Richmond-News

The Somerset School District will add 10 new staff members and teachers to its roster for the 2018-19 school year. To help you identify the new faces out and ...



Baseball: Call traded to Indians  River Falls Journal

Former Wildcat Alex Call will be a member of the Cleveland Indians organization in 2019 after being traded by the Chicago White Sox for veteran first baseman ...



High school track and field: Black River Falls boys and girls 3rd in Coulee  Jacksoncountychronicle

GALESVILLE — The Black River Falls High School boys and girls track and field teams placed third in the Coulee Conference meet hosted by ...



New River Falls band excited to play for last barn dance this...  Pierce County Herald

The last session of the 2018-2019 barn dance season is coming up March 16 from 7-9:30 p.m. and will feature a new River Falls-based band. The Woolly ...



Girl, 11, found dead at school in River Falls, Wis.  St. Paul Pioneer Press

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 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, ...



GALLERY: Local hearts supporting cancer fighters, survivors at...  Pierce County Herald

The annual River Falls Pierce County Relay for Life was hosted at the River Falls High School April 5, bringing together people from all walks of life to support ...



Tomah Timberwolves dominate Black River Falls 50-8  WXOW.com

The Tomah Timberwolves hosted Black River Falls Thursday night. Both teams were looking for their first win of the season. The action began in the second The ...



Westby outlasts Black River Falls  WXOW.com

The Westby Norsemen didn't let a late second half run from the Black River Falls Tigers stop them on Friday night, the Norsemen pulled away for the 73-62.



CVTC offers opportunity to ECASD students to earn associate degree  WEAU

Chippewa Valley Technical College is allowing North and Memorial students to earn associate degrees in business management.



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 ...



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 ...



WisDOT preparing for Highway 29 construction  Pierce County Herald

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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



RF junior speaks on trip to Denmark  River Falls Journal

How did you decide to go on an exchange trip? My parents told me about the program and I thought it would be a good experience. I was interested in learning ...



Teacher shortages felt in River Falls, Ellsworth  Pierce County Herald

RIVER FALLS, ELLSWORTH -- Area school districts are experiencing teacher shortages spanning multiple disciplines. In the River Falls and Ellsworth school ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'Moved by the music': Project features St. Croix Valley composer,...  River Falls Journal

Each year, more than 1,300 high school and around 1,200 middle level students audition for roughly 730 spots in the high school and middle level Honors State ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Let it shine: For those in need, students strive for consist...  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School students have long been able to help each other via a club called S.O.S. -- Students Offering Support. The S.O.S. club is all about ...



River Falls students work and bond; their efforts help rescue...  River Falls Journal

Every other week on Friday mornings, students from River Falls High School and the Renaissance Charter Academy meet to team up and give back to their ...



x-briefs  La Crosse Tribune

COLLEGE BASKETBALL. Eagles fall to third seed. OSHKOSH, Wis. — The UW-La Crosse women's basketball team was defeated by UW-Oshkosh 71-62 on ...



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.



Exchange student has 'an unforgotten journey'  River Falls Journal

As Americans are "dreaming of a White Christmas," and snow is covering the ground, River Falls High School exchange student Muneeb Kamran is enjoying his ...



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 ...



7 compete for Miss Jackson County crown  Jacksoncountychronicle

Seven contestants are in the running for Miss Jackson County 2018.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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