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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Parents of new violin students are often warned their child is likely to go through a phase during which everything they play sounds very similar to angry cat noises. That was not the case for River Falls native Abigail Inlow. She started playing the violin almost seven years ago at age 10. “We didn’t have that,” said Abigail’s dad, Steve Inlow. “She’d start playing ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and you could actually tell what it was.” These days, Steve often listens to Abigail as she practices playing her fiddle.
Greg Dietsche snapped this photo of a sunset near UW-River Falls's lab farm #1 recently. Dietche, who lives not far from the farm, said photography is a lifelong passion and hobby of his. For a chance to have your photo or video featured, email a photo or video taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at email@example.com . Please include your name, a little bit about yourself, and some information for a caption.
This weekend in River Falls: Friday: Falls Theatre : Kubo and the Two Strings 4:30, 7, and 9 p.m. Public library gallery : Bees and Their Buddies: Pollinotors for Life Saturday: Falls Theatre : Kubo and the Two Strings 4:30, 7, and 9 p.m.
Members of the River Falls Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday morning, Aug. 18, for a chamber "Business Breakfast." Sponsored by Work River Falls, the breakfast featured speakers from Turnkey Corrections, Three Square Market, and TKC Supply, and NCCM Company.
Cheryl Maplethorpe found this American Goldfinch on her railing. For a chance to have your photo or video featured, email a photo or video taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name, a little bit about yourself, and some information for a caption. All photos and or videos must be appropriate for publication. Professional photography/videography will be disqualified. Photos and videos can be submitted any time.
This weekend in River Falls Friday Old-fashioned tent revival meeting Teens for Christ is celebrating 40 years of ministry with an old fashioned tent revival meeting Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Teens for Christ ministry center one and a half miles south of Interstate Highway 94 on Old Highway 35. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. each night and will include Pizza after the Friday gathering and a barbecue before the Saturday gathering. Rick and Mick, twin brothers Christian comedians, will be featured nightly.
Lu Ann Hecht has been working for the city of River Falls for 29 years. She’s been described as dedicated, dependable, and honest. Assistant City Administrator Julie Bergstrom said Hecht...
As the current politically-charged atmosphere continues to divide people along party lines, I find myself reminded of another deep divide I experienced in fourth and fifth grade. It was also...
Cheryl Maplethorple took this photo of the fog she saw as she drove into River Falls at 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 3, on the way to a meeting. For a chance to have your photo or video featured, email a photo or video taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at email@example.com . Please include your name, a little bit about yourself, and some information for a caption.
The West Wind Supper Club is changing hands after 35 years under Pechacek family ownership. But it’s a familiar hand. With owner Kevin Pechacek stepping into semi-retirement, ownership of the popular Main Street restaurant has changed to Anthony Leone -- someone Pechacek considers part of the West Wind family. Leone has been with the West Wind for 11 years. Initially hired as a chef, it wasn’t long before he became executive chef.