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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You could see your photo featured on the River Falls Journal website. If you capture an exciting, compelling or fun image you want to share, send it to us and it could be one of our weekly featured reader photographs. Each week, we will select a photo, and feature it on our website for all of our readers to enjoy. For a chance to have your photo featured, email a photo taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at email@example.com .
On a recent afternoon a teenage student could be seen running down the sidewalk on Cemetery Road, near the high school, carrying a small, neon-colored Nerf Gun and looking over his shoulder as if pursued by enemies. Similar sights have shot up around town the past few weeks, often confusing bystanders, according to high school students Karly Murphy and Ace Sauerwein. “There’s been weird looks, like, ‘Why is that high schooler carrying a Nerf gun?’” Sauerwein said. The reason why so many high schoolers are carrying Nerf guns around River Falls is because they’ve gone to war -- a “Nerf
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St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program is inviting community leaders and partners to share observations and discuss the needs and opportunities for improved services and sustainability for Restorative Justice in the local community. The group is having a community forum Monday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the public library's lower level. SCVRJP has invited people representing groups such as law enforcement, schools, churches, SCVRJP volunteers and more to the forum.
Members of Kinnickinnic River Land Trust are searching for “The Bride of the Kinni,” as they’ve lightheartedly labeled a woman who may be missing a wedding dress that now hangs on the coat rack of KRLT’s office. The dress was found lodged in a beaver dam in the Kinnickinnic River Saturday, April 26, during annual Kinni River Cleanup. The dress finders were Diane Odeen, Mike Thompson and Steve Schroeder. They and KRLT executive director Dave Fodroczi say they’d like to find the dress’s rightful owner.
River Falls residents have grown used to seeing their local news -- including City Council meetings -- on River Falls Community Television, cable channel 16.
Crowds of people from River Falls area came out to River Falls High School Saturday for the Tri4Grace Memorial Triathlon. This is the second 'Tri4Grace' triathlon event. It was held to honor the memory of Grace Goblirsch who passed away last August at age 20, after battling acute myelogenous leukemia. The first "Tri4Grace" event was held last April, to support Goblirsch in her fight against cancer. It was arranged by Goblirsch's high school swim coach Lynne Huiskamp.
St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP) Executive Director Kris Miner and River Falls School District police liaison officer Chris Gottfredsen are preparing for an event aimed at reminding parents and children about the hazards of underage drinking. Miner and Gottfredsen are members of the Pierce County Partnership for Youth, which has organized a Town Hall Meeting 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, to discuss the underage drinking problem. The location for the meeting is Crossroads Community Church, W7562 Hwy.
After so many years and so many milestones with the same employer, it was not an easy decision. But UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics Dean Glenn Potts has decided to retire after spending his entire 38-year career in education at UWRF. Potts, originally from Northeast Illinois just south of Chicago, came to UWRF in 1976 immediately after receiving his doctorate in economics from Iowa State University in Ames. It was his first full time university job.
UW-River Falls kicked off the largest building project in its history Friday, May 2, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $63.5 million sports facility dubbed the Falcon Center. “The Falcon Center groundbreaking event was a great opportunity to recognize the many individuals who have worked tirelessly over two decades to make this facility a reality,” said UWRF Chancellor Dean Van Galen.