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November 12, 2018
The Ditzler family in fall 2018. Submitted photo
Nonprofit helps families in need have ‘Best Christmas Ever’
November 12, 2018 - 11:35am
Rick Bowen and Craig Miles are taking over running the annual food drive originally run by "Grumpy Old Men" Mel Germanson and Jerry Carter, with the help of a group of retired River Falls eduators. They're shown with some of those volunteers. From left are: David Cronk, Craig Miles, Rick Bowen, George Baumgartner, and Bill Halverson. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia.
'Grumpy Old Men' food drive torch passed to new group
November 12, 2018 - 8:00am
November 11, 2018
Local collection sites set for Operation Christmas Child
November 11, 2018 - 9:00am
November 7, 2018
Sara Hove and Abby Koehn ring bells for the Salvation Army at Family Fresh in River Falls. Submitted photo
Red kettles count on enthusiastic bell ringers
November 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
October 29, 2018
Food pantry representatives pictured with the “big” check for $12,000 from Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services’ Operation Round Up® program: Jennifer Thatcher, Executive Director Hunger Prevention Council; Candice Anderson, River Falls Food Pantry; Chris Tackmann,  Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services; Joan Nabbefeld, Plum City Pantry and Nolan DeMarce, Elmwood Food Pantry. Submitted photo.
Food shelves benefit from electric bill 'round ups'
October 29, 2018 - 1:40pm
October 26, 2018
Artist Lizzy Rodewald painted relaxing, outdoor scenes in the Have A Heart Farm respite bedrooms, including the Have A Heart backyard, a treehouse and the River Falls Swinging Bridge. Submitted photos
Prescott Foundation grant puts joy on Have A Heart's walls
October 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
October 13, 2018
The Hudson Police Department shows off its police vehicle and equipment to the Hudson Trail Life USA group. Submitted photo
Hudson Trail Life USA geared toward Christ-based scouting
October 13, 2018 - 8:00am
September 27, 2018
This Old Horse founder Nancy Turner poses with a retired racehorse at the shelter's Cannon Falls barn. Photo provided by Turner. play button
Hastings-based shelter This Old Horse wins national awards
September 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
September 11, 2018
Hastings Family Service took first place during Merchant Bank's "Swipe Out Hunger" campaign. HFS was awarded $2,500 from the bank. Submitted photo
Hastings Family Service receives top prize from 'Swipe Out Hunger'
September 11, 2018 - 8:58am
August 7, 2018
One of many volunteers scooped dehydrated vegetables and vitamin powder into a waiting bag as part of Woodbury's Feed My Starving Children event in October 2015. Michelle Leonard / RiverTown Multimedia
Aiming for 5 million: Feed My Starving Children mobile event looks to outdo past giving
August 7, 2018 - 5:00am
May 18, 2018
The Ellsworth Fire Department has eight new probationary members and a total of nine new recruits that recently went through fire classes and certification. Pictured are (from left) Dan Daleiden, Alex Dravis, Carl Falkner, Jessi Willenbring, Adam Figi, Mike Bull, Calvin Omtvedt and Pete Lane. Missing from photo: Cory Brathall. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
Ellsworth fire department adding new volunteers
May 18, 2018 - 6:56pm
May 1, 2018
Taren Weyer, a wellness trainer, presenter, and the director of Powered on Will’s Girl and Boys running teams will facilitate the One Step at a Time Training Program for the Empowered Women's Half-Marathon and Women's 5K. Submitted photo
Turningpoint promoting fitness through half-marathon and 5K
May 1, 2018 - 7:51pm
April 9, 2018
Heather Hilke (left) was among the first girls to join Hudson Pack 148 earlier this year after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow girls into the Scouts. Also pictured are Hilke's fellow pack members Nolan Harstad and Holden Straka. Photo courtesy of Trina Hilke
It's a family affair: Hudson Boy Scout Packs among first to accept girls
April 9, 2018 - 7:00am
March 30, 2018
Pictured (from left) Alayna Pazurek, Loralei Johnson (covering her face), and Kendra Aufderhar draw monsters by assembling different animal parts to create a new creature. Photos courtesy of Ellsworth Public Library
Children draw friendly monsters at Ellsworth Library
March 30, 2018 - 1:28pm
March 18, 2018
Grants available to increase local and regional agricultural products available to public
March 18, 2018 - 5:34pm
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