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Days Gone By: Saved by a note

September 27, 2012 in River Falls Journal

Mary Jo Probst-Nelson, daughter of Harvey and Bernie Probst, part of River Falls High School Class of 1970, wife of Dwight Nelson, mom of Jonathan Earl and Sarah Nelson, and now known as “Saver of the Arch,” shared her story of rescuing the old shell arch that used to be situated on the south end of Ingram Center’s lawn, facing Maple Street. Continue Reading

Days Gone By

July 26, 2012 in River Falls Journal

10 YEARS AGO, JULY 25, 2002
Former River Falls man, John Baker, had a leading role in helping Russia dispose of weapons-grade plutonium.
Kent Forsland, founder of Designer Doors in River Falls, reported they were doing great business supplying upscale garage doors to serve a nationwide trend in residential architecture. Continue Reading

Days Gone By

September 16, 2011 in River Falls Journal

Nadine Johnson submitted this photo of Randall School kids circa 1956-57. From left, Linda (Selleck) Huppert, Nadine Johnson, Vernon Pechacek, Ruth (Pechacek) Capatske, and Rita (Yanish) Eldred. Their teacher was Elizabeth Dopkins. Randall School was located on Hwy. 65 south and is now known as the town of River Falls Town Hall. Continue Reading

Days Gone By

August 4, 2011 in River Falls Journal

Bob Brenna submitted this photo of the 1975 River Falls American Legion softball team. Front row: from left, Lenny Brenna, Lorin Sather, Steve Brenna, Dave Brenna, Lance Gore and Tim Linehan; back row: Gary Lovell, Russ Brown, Jerry Hughes, John Staigher, Randy Cudd, Greg Hanvelt and Bob Brenna. Continue Reading

Days Gone By (June 23)

June 23, 2011 in River Falls Journal

10 YEARS AGO, JUNE 21, 2001
Sixteen-year-old Adam Koski was awarded an Eagle Scout ranking by planning a book drive for the elderly as his community project. He was motivated after hearing senior residents of the residential units on Main Street had a hard time crossing the business street to get to the library. Continue Reading

Days Gone By (March 10)

March 11, 2011 in River Falls Journal

10 YEARS AGO, MARCH 8, 2001
Local Y takes over The Booth: As of March 1, Pauly Cudd, longtime owner and operator of The Corner Youth Center, located at the corner of Main and Maple Streets, turned over the reins to the River Falls Area YMCA. Continue Reading

Days Gone By (Feb. 3)

February 3, 2011 in River Falls Journal

This was written by Jim Foster, former owner of Foster Furniture on Main Street (where Home Appliance now stands), and 52-year member of the River Falls Lions Club. A few of those years he and wife, Mercedes, spent abroad while he served as president of the International Lions Association. Continue Reading&

Days Gone By (Jan. 20)

January 20, 2011 in River Falls Journal

20 YEARS AGO, JAN. 17, 1991
Local captain of the National Guard Russ Miller did not expect his unit to be called to serve during the Middle East crisis now occurring. However, Marine Corporal Jim Senn was serving in the Persian Gulf area, Navy Lieutenant Paul Haskins was serving aboard the USS Ranger on its way to Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Glenn Hoberg reported for active duty with the U.S. Army Reserve at Ft. Sam Houston in Texas. Continue Reading

Days Gone By (Jan. 13)

January 13, 2011 in River Falls Journal

10 YEARS AGO, JAN. 11, 2001
Though very young when she got sick with myasthenia gravis, and only a high school senior when she died on Dec. 23, 2000, her friends said Abby Timmerman, daughter of Deb Timmerman and Rich Timmerman, packed a lifetime into her 18 years. Many of her friends and family shared their memories of her courage in a front-page story in the Journal this week. Continue Reading

Days Gone By: (Jan. 6)

January 7, 2011 in River Falls Journal

10 YEARS AGO, JAN. 4, 2001
First baby born at River Falls Area Hospital was 7-pound, 7-ounce, 21 1/2-inch long Malaya Merriwether, born 9:14 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, to Darrell and Theresa Merriwether of River Falls. She joins four brothers, and proud papa said, “It’s just great having a daughter.” Continue Reading