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The first baby of 2018 born at Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital made her appearance at 1:38 p.m. Jan 3, 2018. Dayla Mary O'Neil, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long, was born in the River Falls Area Hospital's newly remodeled Family Birth Center to proud parents Ladonna and Tom O'Neil of Ellsworth. Big sister Brielle was especially thrilled to welcome her new sibling.
'Cut me a break'
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls presents the Symphony Band and University Bands in concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Directors Kris Tjornehoj and Gary Bird host internationally acclaimed cornet soloist Harmen VanHoorn with composer Stan Nieuwenhuis. A world premier of Nieuwenhuis' "Postcards from Ellis Island" will feature Paris Opera member VanHoorne as soloist with the Symphony Band. Other music includes L'Effet Divers by Nieuwenhuis featuring four movements reflecting real stories of living in Belgium.
Goat carcasses were discovered Nov. 21 at 690th Avenue and County Road N in Beldenville. Two carcasses, suspected to be pygmy goats, were found in a ditch near a guardrail. The property owner reported the remains had been there about three weeks. No known suspects. Trespassers reported
The River Falls Forward Foundation is planning its fifth annual Holiday Family Concert and Fundraiser, set for Sunday, Dec.3, at River Falls High School. This year's concert features Colleen Raye, Tim Patrick and Debbie O'Keefe. Doors open at 2 p.m. with a social hour, silent auction and bake sale. The concert starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at First National Bank, Dick's Fresh Market and Selah Vie Bistro and Coffee Cottage.
Glitter bomb in Bay City mailbox A caller at W6674 Maple St. in Bay City reported Oct. 12 that a spring-activated glitter tube bomb was placed in a mailbox. The incident was reported as a prank. Person posing as cop in Hager City A caller reported Oct. 12 that someone posing as a deputy showed up at a home on Highway 10 in Hager City. It was confirmed that no on-duty deputies were attempting contact with the woman in question at that time. Nothing out of the ordinary was found by deputies when they checked the area.
American innovation TO THE EDITOR American innovation has been the leading economic driver of our nation since its founding. Whether it's the lightbulb, telephone or electricity, Americans have led the world for centuries. Unfortunately that could all change if a handful of mega-corporations get their way. Efforts have been underway in congress for several years to try and "reform" our patent system in a manner that would price out the little guy. Corporations hellbent on making it impossible for
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its fall season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy discussions Tuesday, Oct. 24. The first stargazing session begins with a talk, "Other Earths Out There?: Kepler's Final Count" by physics Professor Eileen Korenic at 8 p.m. in 271 Centennial Science Hall. Then, if the sky is clear, a telescope viewing session will follow at 8:30 p.m. on the third-floor observation deck. Uranus and Neptune should be visible as well as the waning crescent moon.
In their sights, your rights TO THE EDITOR A group of protesters became violent in response to a controversial speaker, in Berkeley. The media is accused of publishing fake news. Anti-fascists fight white supremacists in Charlottesville. The president calls for the firing of protesting football players. Social websites are censoring perceived hate speech. What do these events have in common? Your First Amendment rights are under attack.
"Markieke Penterman: Farmer's Daughter, Immigrant, Award-winning Cheesemaker" will be presented by Marieke Penterman of Holland's Dairy in Thorp from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in North Hall Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The event, part of the Ann Lydecker Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.