Joe Rein could talk about writing all day. Recently, he talked about it all evening, in the best possible way. Rein, 35, of River Falls is an associate professor of creative writing at UW-River Falls where he has taught for the last six years. He's also a newly-published author of "Roads without Houses," a collection of 15 regionally-based short stories which have turned heads.
This viewpoint is by River Falls resident Jim Moenke. The occasional depressions intensified in the early '80's, joined by intruding thoughts of suicide. It became impossible to pretend to my students. In the spring of 1982 I gave notice I wouldn't be back in the fall to teach.
GLENWOOD CITY — Hilltopper junior Jacob Schurtz really does not understand what all the fuss is about. "I thought it was an OK picture," he said about a photo his mother entered in a national 4-H art contest. "But I can't figure out why everyone is making such a big deal about it." The photo Schurtz is talking about is one his mother, Carole, submitted to the National 4-H Youth Art Calendar for consideration as one of the pieces of art to be included in the 2018
Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In return, they expect and deserve high quality, efficient services from their state government. They should get nothing less. That is why Minnesota IT Services, under new leadership, is strongly committed to fixing the problems with our state's Minnesota Licensing and Registration System or MNLARS. There is no excuse for the problems this system has created for Minnesotans these last six months, and we deeply regret the impact it has had on our people and businesses.
Editor's note: This column was written by Bob Gardner (Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations) and David Anderson (Executive Director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association) They don't make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don't make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.
RiseUp Western Wisconsin, a local political action group, will host campaign finance expert and gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in the River Falls Public Library lower level community room.
St. Croix Co. Farmers Union will grant two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, or technical college. All majors will be considered. The applicant or his/her parent must be a current St. Croix County Farmers Union member. A four-year membership is $100.
Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos is coming to Kilkarney Hills in River Falls Feb. 24 for a benefit show for the River Falls Forward Foundation. What is Piano Fondue? Well buckle up, because it's one heck of a ride. This high-energy show starts with two baby grand pianos. That's it. Just two pianos and their two rocking entertainers. If you think that sounds strange, you're right, it's pretty unique. Now listen up, because this is the kicker. These folks can play anything. You hear me? Anything!
Motivational speaker, Miss Wheelchair USA 2012 and Ellsworth High School alumna Tasha Schuh will host a book signing event 5:45-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 in the EHS lobby, coinciding with the JV and varsity boys basketball games. Her second book, “My Next Move Forward,” will be showcased. With belief in herself, Schuh took a leap of faith that led her to meeting her soulmate, Doug Michaels.
The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association will host Garden U on Saturday, March 17 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson. On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. A $40 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts. Pre-registration can be done by mailing a check payable to SCVMGA to Barrette-SCVMGA at 1358 County Rd V, Houlton, WI, 54082. Questions can be directed to 715-549- 6438 or stcroixvlymga//scvmga.weebly.com for more information.