Read about railroading
Arthur "Bud" Hoekstra, husband of Jerrilyn (Romanowicz), has written a book about his experiences as a train engineer from 1959 to 2001 on railroads between St. Paul, Chicago, and Superior. He writes about characters he knew, changes in the industry, locomotives and train handling, terminals and train wrecks. "The Life and Times of a Railroad Engineer" can be bought at Freeman Drug in River Falls and Chapter Two bookstore in Hudson. Jerrilyn is a former long-time resident of River Falls. The couple now lives in Shell Lake. Her children include Melinda Johnson, Melissa Platson and Eric Romanowicz.