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An unprecedented wet, heavy May snowfall that continues to blanket western Wisconsin cut off power to thousands of homes and closed schools and some roads due to utility wires being downed by broken trees and branches. Municipal workers in Ellsworth said the village had 16 inches of snow as of 9 a.m. this morning and more was coming down. Snowfall seemed to be heaviest in that area with others reporting as much as 12 inches. The storm took out electric service through a wide swath of Pierce County. As of 9:45 a.m.
Those looking for an evening of family fun should plan on attending the fourth annual May Fair Event and Sale on Saturday, May 11, at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City. Gates will open for inspection of auction items at 4 p.m. with the formal program starting at 5 p.m. The May Fair Event & Sale is sponsored by The Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in cooperation with the St.
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia." And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza parlor in the sky. He and his brother ran a saloon across the road from the Medford cemetery.
The 86-voice Hudson High School Chamber Choir and The River City Chorale Youth Choir will present their spring concert, "We Sing with Joy!" at 7:30 p.m.
Heartstrings quilting group met and completed many quilts at a sew-in held April 13 at the Warren Town Hall (just outside Roberts). There were 20 participants - one came from California, and the rest from Cottage Grove, St. Paul, Stillwater, Rochester, Beldenville, Hudson, New Richmond, and Roberts. Approximately 20 quilts were completed, 10 tops assembled, and many blocks were pieced.
TC Bear, mascot of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, will be making an appearance at River Falls Family Fresh store at 303 S. Main Street, on Saturday, April 20, from 10-11 a.m. Everyone's invited to come meet T.C. (Twin Cities) Bear, who will be available to sign photos. He signed on as a free agent on April 3, 2000, to meet and greet Minnesota Twins fans.
At 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences presents "The Tragedy of Arthur," the story by Arthur Phillips about William Shakespeare's lost play on King Arthur. The author, Phillips, will be present. A brief scene from the play will be enacted, possibly by one or more actors named Arthur. Everyone is encouraged to come for the show and inquire. The site for this drama is The Sanford Syse ("Black Box") Theater at the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Express Employment Professionals of River Falls is hosting the 2013 Refresh Leadership Simulcast, a nationwide educational event on April 17 featuring an all-star lineup of speakers who have proven they don't just understand the principles of leadership - they live them. Featured speakers include founder of Alltop.com and best-selling author Guy Kawasaki, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday Terry Bradshaw, and workplace communication and performance expert Amanda Gore. Set for Wednesday, April 17, the Refresh Leadership Simulcast will be broadcast at UWRF Universi
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"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's cry Every black'ning Church appalls; And the hapless Soldier's sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls.