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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From a white dress with matching high-heeled boots to a pair of bell bottoms, the public library’s fashion show Sunday, Feb. 16 was full of 1960s fashions. 10 volunteer modelled about 25 outfits for a group of about 60 guests. "I think people really had fun," said library Event and Gallery Coordinator Katie Chaffee. "We were all having a good time, the models were having a good time." The fashion show was part of the 2014 River Falls Reads program. The event drew about 60 people.
Bright colors, tall boots and polyester double-knit paraded through the library's lower level Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16.
There is a box of 1960s shoes, flats, heels and boots in the public library’s lower level. That footgear was made for walking, and that’s just what it will do Sunday afternoon on the feet of volunteer models in the library’s 1960s fashion show. Last Friday, Feb.
Visitors to Glen Park Pool this summer might not notice a difference to the bathhouse from the outside. But if they step inside, they will find everything changed. Tuesday night the City Council awarded a bid for interior bathhouse renovation to Ross & Associates of River Falls and approved a budget adjustment for the project’s cost. Because the bathhouse is a historic structure, the renovations will all be within the existing footprint of the building. “It’s basically like gutting a house and then building all the rooms inside,” City Administrator Scot Simpson said.
Former Miss River Falls Shalo Lee said she had her “public debut” as a singer at the 1997 Miss River Falls pageant. “That was the night that changed everything, really,” Lee said. “It wasn’t really the pageant, but being able to sing in front of people.” After graduating River Falls High School in 1998, Lee went on to join many bands, and in 2011 formed “The Shalo Lee Band,” with which she recently recorded her first CD “Hometown Girl.” The CD will be on sale starting Feb.
Anna Christensen was looking for “the modern American dream” when she came to River Falls from the small village of Vognsild, Denmark. “I just wanted to have the full experience of high school,” Christensen said. Christensen is getting that experience at River Falls High School, thanks to an exchange trip through Rotary International. “It’s an experience that I can't compare to anything else,” Christensen said.
Well-dressed people, several in sequined and feathered masks gathered together Thursday evening, Feb. 6, for the the River Falls Chamber of Commerce's annual "chOSCARS" banquet.
River Falls pen and ink artist Philip Colpitts is showing his artwork for the first time in 33 years in the public library gallery. Colpitts, a self-taught pen and ink artist who worked in commercial art for many years, was present for an opening recpetion Sunday afternoon. Colpitts sold some of his artwork at the showing, and said he would donate 50% of the profits to the library.
Anyone visiting the River Falls Public Library's lower level Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2, was greeted first by the sounds of music from the 1960s, then by displays of 1960s era memorabilia, from pink heels and pill box hats to brightly-colored dishes. And of course, a visitor would see more than 70 people singing along with local performers to well-known songs of the 1960s.
As Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park fills up, the city has moved forward with plans for the prospective Sterling Ponds corporate park on the other side of Hwy.