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December 29, 2017
Frank Springer was born in 1923 and died after a short illness on Dec. 22, 2017. Submitted photo
Elmwood area mourns loss of Dr. Frank Springer
December 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
December 26, 2017
Maria GonCalves from Portugal took her sisters' advice and is spending her school year abroad and learning a new culture and way of life. Photo by Sara Tischauser
EHS exchange student: A lot of firsts
December 26, 2017 - 6:00am
December 25, 2017
Lara Auer is adapting to the changes life in Ellsworth has brought to her during her stay as a foreign exchange student. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
EHS: Student adapts to changes offered through exchange program
December 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
December 23, 2017
Luis Celestino Lorenzo from Mexico came to Ellsworth hoping to make many new friends and has done just that. Photo by Sara Tischauser
EHS: Making new friends brings exchange student to Ellsworth
December 23, 2017 - 9:00am
December 21, 2017
When Gabrielle Hruska first got the phone call that there was smoke coming from her house, she was unsure if her daughter Grace was possibly home. But thankfully her daughter was not in the house. Submitted photo
Amidst flames and destruction, Prescott family feels gratitude
December 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sirens could be heard all over Ellsworth Saturday, Dec. 16 as the parade of squad cars made their way from Zion Covenant Church to Shopko. Children were able to shop for Christmas presents with law enforcement officers and then head back to the church for pizza and time with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Photo courtesy of December Orpenplay button
Sirens blaring, kids smiling and laughter were all on the docket Saturday
December 21, 2017 - 3:30pm
Joao Afonso Ribeiro Costa Vilas Boas from Portugal is enjoying being able to continue with his love of sports while he is in Ellsworth. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
EHS: Small town more than he hoped for
December 21, 2017 - 11:00am
December 20, 2017
Tony Steiner, City Planner, is set to retire at the end of the month, after almost 28 years of service to the City of River Falls. Photo courtesy of the City of River Falls.
Steiner: 'Ready to become a citizen again'
December 20, 2017 - 7:00am
December 19, 2017
Elea Pizzetta from France is spending the school year in Ellsworth and taking the time to improve herself through this new experience. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
EHS: Big city to small town finds one student a new way of life
December 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Judge June Cicero has been elected River Falls Municipal Court judge since 1984. She said she's decided not to file for re-election in April. There are no jury trials at the municipal court level. About a quarter of those cited bring a lawyer. The verdict and sentence on citations is rendered by Cicero, the judge. Municipal Court cases can be appealed. File photo
Time to pass the gavel for Judge Cicero
December 19, 2017 - 2:28pm
Lakeland, Minn., resident Bruce Platzer stuffs cash in a Salvation Army red kettle Friday, Dec. 15, during a 30-hour marathon bell-ringing drive at County Market in Hudson. Bell-ringers at the time were St. Croix County Sheriff's Office deputy Nathan Belz, his daughter Lana Belz, and SCSO investigator Dean Fayerweather. Organizers said the effort raised $77,382. For more on Salvation Army's efforts county-wide, turn to page B1. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Watch: A marathon accomplishment in Hudson
December 19, 2017 - 10:53am
December 18, 2017
Hillcrest Elementary student Jersey Olson spoke her piece perfectly at the holiday program Thursday, Dec. 14 at Ellsworth High School. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Gallery: Tis the season at Hillcrest Elementary
December 18, 2017 - 7:26am
December 16, 2017
Cecilia Gonzalez Gallego  from Spain has been welcomed by her host family and is enjoying her new experiences in Ellsworth. Photo by Sara Tischauser
EHS: Exchange student finds welcoming home with host family
December 16, 2017 - 9:00am
December 15, 2017
Julia Reimann of Cottage Grove (second from left) spent 11 months in Malaysia as part of Fulbright US Student Program. Submitted photo courtesy of Julia Reimann
Cottage Grove woman shares Minnesota with Malaysia
December 15, 2017 - 11:15am
December 14, 2017
One of the unique decorations Ryan Kelly said they have is a giant wreath that he and Aiden made. They also made a similar wreath and donated it to village of Maiden Rock. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Father and son bring Christmas cheer to Ellsworth area
December 14, 2017 - 5:00pm