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.
Jimmy Smith was surprised to see a baby bird collapsed under the brush on the fifth hole of Bristol Ridge Golf Course on July 10. Smith is a ranger for the golf course and said he was not expecting to see a bird under the bushes. "He was sitting there. The beetles were all around him," Smith said. The bird was slightly smaller than a football with a downy white head and dark wings and a short, dark tail. Smith said the bird was prone when he found it, but it was able to spread its wings when he got closer to check on it.