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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This weekend in River Falls Friday Falls Theatre : "Pete's Dragon" at 7 p.m., "Don't Breathe" at 9 p.m. Saturday
Whole Earth Grocery Co-Op has been in River Falls since 1974. About a year ago, General Manager Evan Sayre and Marketing Manager Kaitrin Halvorson decided it was time to give the co-op a facelift. The plan was to modernize the look of the downtown grocery store while still maintaining the co-op’s original values. Halvorson and Sayre said the just-completed renovation is more welcoming to everybody.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, artists from across the area will showcase their creations in River Falls for CAB’s annual Art on the Kinni. The event will feature some 55 artists -- including many local ones -- who will set up their wares in booths along the Kinnickinnic River near the White Pathway and Heritage Park. Younger artists will fill the “Budding Artists Bridge” set up along the walking bridge between Veterans’ Park and Heritage Park.
“Reach for the stars,” my parents told me when I was a toddler who got stuck in her turtlenecks. But my parents didn’t just encourage me to reach for the...
With the start of September, a new school year begins in River Falls. For local school kids that means new school supplies, maybe new school clothes. At St. Bridget Catholic...
When people talk about drug abuse, most think of illegal or illicit drugs. But River Falls Police Chief Gordie Young said some of the most abused drugs these days can be obtained legally -- prescription drugs. “It’s one of the top abused medications,” Young said. “One of the issues that we have is people using other people’s prescription drugs.” Young said that nationwide problem also holds true in River Falls.
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Recently a group of 14-year-old girls could be seen using a post driver to install signs along the White Pathway, and Kinnickinnic Pathway by Kinnickinnic River’s Lake George. The girls, members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 53727, were completing their Silver Award Project. Silver Award is the highest award a cadette Girl Scout (in sixth through eighth grade) can earn. Shauna Kuhl, Jessica Lindall, Kelsey Schneider and Olivia Miller focused their project on birds.
This weekend in River Falls: Friday
The St. Bridget’s Catholic Church doughnut-making team has at least one less member this summer. Longtime doughnut-maker Rafael Conde has had to give up being part of the committee. Conde said he’ll miss the time spent with the friends he made coming in to make doughnuts at 3 or 4 a.m. But he believe he’s left the doughnut committee for a very good reason. Conde, who’s served 33 years in the Army National Guard so far, was promoted to Command Sergeant Major of the Wisconsin Army National guard in June.