The Shriners of the St Croix Valley Shrine Club are again planning a series of events designed to raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children in the Twin Cities. The nobles have three events in the works. On Saturday, Oct. 6 the Shriners will hold their annual Potentates banquet at Junior's in
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 be celebrating his 90th birthday in November and his son-in-law Fred Benson has organized two events to honor this River Falls icon. One event is open to the public and will be held 2-5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the River Falls American Legion. The other is a special event at 7 p.m Oct. 30 at the American Legion, hosted by brothers from his beloved Masonic fraternity.
The Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star is Brenda Gaulke of River Falls. Gaulke, who beams with enthusiasm, has a deep seeded love of the Eastern Star. She grew up in a home located in River Falls at the "Swinging Bridge," a local landmark at the entrance to Glen Park. She spent her childhood in what she called "my own private playground." Her family consisted of her dad, Chuck Kelly, who was a lineman for the city of River Falls and
How did a humble farm boy rise to a prestigious position in business and community service to make a difference in the world? For Rommelney Rommel of La Crosse (formerly of River Falls), it all started on his family's farm in Melrose, located 30 miles from Black River Falls. His rural upbringing instilled in him a dedication to business and the volunteer spirit that would touch the lives of so many along his personal and professional career. A modest man, Rommel said "I met my wife Judy when she taught second grade Sunday school at the Methodist Church."
It is the biggest event of year for the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club of western Wisconsin. The little East-West Shrine Game was held Saturday, Oct. 7, at the new David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field in River Falls and featured a battle between UW-River Falls and No. 9 UW-Platteville. The cool and rainy weather did not dampen the spirit of Homecoming week at UWRF and the Shriners who combined to present not only the football game, but also the famous Potentates banquet and a special dinner for the Falcon football team.