Beaver Falls Township is a township in Renville County, United States. The population was 331 at the 2000 census. Beaver Falls Township was organized in 1867, named for Beaver Creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.1 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 331 people, 121 households, 86 families residing in the township; the population density was 12.2 people per square mile. There were 138 housing units at an average density of 5.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 87.61% White, 0.30% African American, 3.63% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 6.65% from other races, 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.76% of the population. There were 121 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.1% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.22. In the township the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.3 males. The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $27,222 versus $20,625 for females; the per capita income for the township was $14,430. About 7.5% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over
Seppo Juhani Hovinen is a retired Finnish javelin thrower. A leading favorite in the 1976 Montréal Olympics, he failed finishing 7th. Hovinen exploded to international attention in the mid-70s and was ranked #1 in the world by Track & Field News in 1975. Resultwise though, his best year by far was 1976, which saw him winning his first Finnish championship and throwing 90 meters or more in every competition, culminating in his personal best of 93.54 thrown in Helsinki on June 23, 1976. This was close to the world record, held at the time at 94.08 by Klaus Wolfermann. Hovinen entered the 1976 Summer Olympics as a leading favorite, together with Miklós Németh of Hungary. Hovinen cleared the qualification throwing 89.76 with his first throw. Though Finland has produced no less than seven Olympic gold medalists in the javelin, this still remains the longest throw by a Finn at an Olympics, it was the longest of the qualification, narrowly ahead of Németh. Next day in the final however, Németh opened with a new world record of 94.58.
Hovinen found himself unable to respond, finished a disappointing seventh with a lackluster mark of 84.26. After winning another Finnish championship in 1977, Hovinen tested positive for anabolic steroids at the 1977 European Cup in Helsinki, he was given a lifetime ban by IAAF, but this was reduced on an appeal by the Finnish Athletics Association and Hovinen became eligible to compete again on August 13, 1978, just in time to take part in the 1978 European Athletics Championships. He cleared the qualification with his first throw but failed again in the final, taking the middle spot as team Finland swept the last three places. Hovinen never returned to his 1976 shape, though he won one more Finnish championship in 1981, he is married to Ulla Lundholm, the Finnish record holder in women's discus throw. List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences