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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Cars on Paulson Road will soon be speeding up between Whitetail Boulevard and Radio Road, thanks to a decision by the River Falls City Council in its regular meeting Tuesday, Oct.
The River Falls High School Wildcats celebrated homecoming Friday, Sept. 27. Ashley Filkins and Dustin Daggett were crowned Homecoming Queen and King at halftime. The halftime show also featured a performance by the high school cheerleadres and a performance by the high school marching band. For more about the Homecoming game againt the Chippewa Falls Cardinals, click here . For more Homecoming photos, please see the Oct.
More than 100 representatives from the River Falls Municipal Utility’s top customers gathered at the River Falls Golf Course Tuesday morning, Oct.
After winning the River Falls Bacon Bash bacon-cooking competition, Caryl Wiley is planning to pack up her bacon and bring it all the way to Las Vegas for the 2013 World Food Championships bacon competition — if she can raise enough money to go. “I do really, really want to go,” Wiley said.
Heavy rains last week suspended the burning ban in River Falls and surrounding towns, effective last Thursday, Sept. 18. As of Tuesday, the burning ban was still suspended, according to River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson. Nelson did remind citizens that they should still be careful with outdoor fires, and should still obtain burning permits when required by the city or town. But, the rain that suspended River Falls’ burning ban Friday came too late to save this year’s corn crop from damage. In fact, according to St.
On a Fridya at the end of August, Mary Roen, Town of Troy, and two friends were enjoying a picnic at Perch Lake in Hudosn, when they spotted a Loon behaving oddly, throwing its head back and forth. Roen and her friends took a closer look through some binoculars , which showed the loon’s beak was wrapped in fishing line and a fishing lure was stuck in its cheek. “We sprang into action,” Roen said, “calling every agency we could think of to rescue this beautiful bird from certain death.” Harvey Halvorsen of the Wisconsin Department of Natural R
After a closed session discussion at the end of its regular meeting Tuesday, the River Falls City Council voted to authorize a loan to NCCM company for the construction of a new building in Whitetail Ridge Industrial Park. The $150,000 loan is to be paid back over seven years at 4% interest, according to City Finance Director/Assistant Administrator Julie Bergstrom. Bergstrom said NCCM plans to build a 26,000 square foot facility on the 4.77 acres it previously received from the city. NCCM was formed in 2008.
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. According to CAB board President Steve Preisler, an estimated 4,500 people attended the event. The event spanned Veteran's Park, Heritage Park and the bridge between them, as well as the White Pathway. Seventy professional artists participated in Art on the Kinni. According to Preissler, this was an increase from last year's 55 artists.