Mariah Dee Wheeler, born early afternoon Jan. 1, is held by her parents Rhonda Place and Kurt Wheeler. She was the first baby to be born in the new year at River Falls Area Hospital.
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.