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As a candidate for St. Croix County Supervisor last spring, I promised to focus on controlling county budget increases, taxes and borrowing. I now serve as a member of the County Board representing the towns of Somerset and St. Joseph and I am glad to report that we made a little progress on all three fronts last week.
At 8:59 p.m., Oct. 28, three juvenile runaways were reported from a residence in the 2800 block of Williams Avenue (ages 12, 13 and 16, all of River Falls). At 11 p.m., police received a stolen vehicle report from the 500 block of North Fourth Street. The vehicle's owner said three juveniles had stolen the vehicle from his driveway, drove to Division Street and then toward Main Street. The vehicle's owner said he saw the vehicle's headlights in his driveway, got up to look outside and saw the interior light on inside his vehicle. When he went outside to investigate, three young males matching the descriptions of the three runaway juveniles were inside the vehicle. He heard the vehicle start and watched it back out of his driveway.
A town of Troy home was heavily damaged by fire Thursday, Nov. 15. Firefighters dispatched at about 6:45 p.m., after a passer-by reported flames coming out of the front door of the house at 5 County Road U (Mann Lane). According to a city of River Falls news release, 23 River Falls firefighters responded with a squad, two engines, a brush unit and two water tenders. Hudson Fire also responded to provide additional water.
The "lawn mullet" is an enigma in all its capricious glory. I saw one on a walk around the neighborhood this past summer. The front yard was tightly manicured, meticulous and plush green, with snipped shrubs and fragrant flowers. The sidewalks and driveway had crisp edges, like a marine haircut on Veterans Day.
This month, sites in the area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.
Found property 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 tag did not match any bikes that had been reported missing. The bicycle was stored and can be returned to the owner if it is claimed. Warrant
Love is the way to combat hate TO THE EDITOR River Falls is such an idealistic place to live and raise children. We are becoming more and more a diverse community with so much to offer. Seems a city immune to what we see happening in other cities. We seem so safe from the violence we see elsewhere. But in lieu of what happened in a seemingly safe community in Pittsburgh where the ultimate in violence occurred, 11 people were murdered because of their faith.
River Falls Area Hospital and a collection of community organizations are bringing Fare For All to River Falls. Fare For All buys fresh produce and frozen meat in bulk from wholesalers and manufacturers to find the best deals available, then prepacks the produce and meat in food packages that are sold to anyone who prepays and orders ahead of time at a great discount.
Every other fall the citizens of the U.S.A. are hit with the "political flu," a flu that attacks every American with a vengeance of negativity. The political flu generally last about two weeks to a month of extreme visual and audio discomfort. Following this period is the climax known as voting for the desired person to lead the hopes and dreams of the voters, even though their opponents have stated for weeks what an unfit person that individual is to lead anyone.
Meyer Middle School has announced its October Students of the Month. They are as follows: Sixth grade Gold House Izabell Dusek is the daughter of Kara Dusek. Izabell is a joy to have in class. She cares about her classmates and perseveres through difficult tasks. Keep being the kind and helpful person you are. Izabell has a dog named Uma and another dog named Jaxx. Izabell is helpful and compassionate. She would like to become an architect; she would like to design a hotel with a pool for dogs.