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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For years, Global MADE and Gallery 120 (120 N. Main St.) have offered a treat for the eyes in the form of a wearable art show, every year on the day of the November festival RiverDazzle. This year’s show, however, will offer a treat for the tastebuds as well as the eyes. Global M.A.D.E./Gallery 120 owner Ila June Brown-Pratt said this year she and retired high school teacher Sue Schwartz are organizing an edible art show. “We needed something new,” Brown-Pratt said, “So we’re trying this year, for the first time, to do the edible art.”
Republican State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf continued her winning streak — which dates back to 1988 — with a win over Democratic Challenger Diane Odeen, for the 10th State Senate Seat. Odeen is also a River Falls City Council member. Harsdorf won by a wide margin, winning about 66 percent of votes, to Odeen’s approximately 34 percent. However, Odeen carried the vote in River Falls, receiving a total of 1,277 votes, while Harsdorf received 912, according to preliminary election results.
Poll workers at City Hall say a steady stream of voters have made their way through the polling place this election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls remain open until 8 p.m. Election results will be published on www.riverfallsjournal.com as they become available.
With the Nov. 8 election nearing, it’s a busy time in the River Falls clerk’s office. That’s good news to Jennifer Zeiler. She’s the city’s new clerk. And though she’s started working for the city at a very busy time -- right before the presidential election -- she said she’s eager to dive right in. “I am excited about just moving forward,” she said. “I think I’m most looking forward to just honestly learning about the city.”
River Falls High School students have long been able to help each other via a club called S.O.S. -- Students Offering Support. The S.O.S. club is all about students supporting...
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth High School is mourning the loss of a student who died in a town of Troy car crash Friday, Oct. 21. Kyra Hayes, Beldenville, was northbound on...
Editor's note: This story is from October 2016.
A recent event at UW-River Falls had police officers and local residents running around Ramer Field. This time people weren't running from the cops — they were running with them. About 150 people registered for the Run with the Cops event last Tuesday evening on the UWRF campus. This was the first time the event has been hosted in this area. Participants did a 5K run/walk, and kids could enjoy a shorter obstacle course. River Falls officer Ryan Miller said everyone seemed to enjoy the activitiy.
This weekend in River Falls: Friday Book Sale The River Falls Area Hospital Auxiliary is having a BOOKS ARE FUN sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in the main entrance classrooms across from the hospital front lobby. You will find books and products for all ages and interests. Everyone is welcome to come. Public Library Gallery "Whodunit -- a Mystery at the Library" Visit the world of your favorite famous fictional sleuths. Falls Theatre
John-Eric Klecker, 13, started biking the Whitetail Ridge trail (in Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park, city’s north side) about two years ago, with a few friends. He’s not interested in football...