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.
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The River Falls Chamber of Commerce's Summer Cruze-In series may be done for the year, but area car enthusiasts will have at least one more chance to show off their vehicles this weekend. George and Jackie La Fave will hold the third annual Car & Truck Show in support of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Both sides of Main Street will be closed for the event from Cedar Street to Locust Street. Maple, Elm and Pine streets also will be closed, from the alley to Main Street.
This September, with school starting, River Falls children are heading back to school, learning new things, meeting new friends, and seeing familiar faces. Some of their moms are also getting set to learn new things, make new friends and see some familiar faces. The River Falls Mothers of Preschool Students (MOPS) group is planning its first official meeting of the school year. The group aims to give moms a chance to connect with other moms, for socialization, advice and an ecumenical sharing of faith, for those that choose to participate.
Art on the Kinni, Saturday, Sept. 7, drew in a crowd, despite the afternoon's excessive heat. The event is put on by the River Falls Community Arts Base, or CAB...
Seventeen-year-old River Falls High School senior Karlie Place spent the last year in a youth leadership program through Hershey's and Key Club. Through it, she and seven other North American...
Orin "Doc" Olson was helping a friend check out a street rod for sale in Menomonie when he saw the rusty frame of a 1930 Ford two-door sedan sticking out from a pile of junk in the seller's barn. "When I was walking through this barn, there was stuff this high," Olson said, holding his hand several feet above the ground, "and the front of (the car's) axle was sticking out in the walkway. Otherwise I'd have never seen that car."
David Kusilek and about 50 family and friend volunteers brought a few pieces of farming history to life over the weekend with the chugging of old tractors and the whirring,...
The City of River Falls has changed its process for collecting unpaid bills for city services through the tax roll. Per the new ordinance, approved at the City Council’s Tuesday,...
Tom Nelson recently bought a house, but he doesn't plan to live in it. Nor does he plan to rent it out to anybody else. He plans to tear it down. The house, 215 S. Second St., is planned to be demolished in early September to make way for a building for Nelson's business, River Valley Physical Therapy. One reason Nelson is moving his physical therapy practice is a need for more space. In it's current location, River Valley Physical Therapy has two treatment rooms and three physical therapists.
Crowds of people came out to UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm, Saturday, Aug. 17 for St. Croix County's 2013 Farm City Day. Neighbors Sarah Rowitzer and Mandi Millard, both of...
On Sunday, Aug. 4, the Rev. Gerald Harris told his congregation at St. Bridget Catholic Church the story of a young rich man, who was a self-made millionaire by age 29, but gave up his corporation and the chance to become richer in favor of helping others. The man was Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity. At the 9:30 a.m. mass, Harris was also able to announce that a member of the St. Bridget's parish was about to receive the keys to her house from Habitat for Humanity.