Wisconsin is recognized as one of the premier deer hunting states in the nation as Wisconsin is home to a thriving deer herd and Jackson County has earned the title "Deer Capital of Wisconsin" for it's large deer population and harvest over the years.
Jackson County has some of the most popular ATV trails in the Midwest. Over 100 miles of trails wind through the scenic Black River State Forest and Jackson County Forest. All trails are clearly marked. No "off-trail" riding is permitted in Jackson County.
The Karner Blue Butterfly Festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, celebrates the endangered Karner Blue butterfly, which is indigenous to the Black River Falls area. The festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July.
Black River Falls is moving ahead with disbanding its police department and contracting with the county for law enforcement despite calls for soliciting more public input before making the decision.
The city council voted 4-4 last week to dissolve the city’s force and move ahead with an agreement with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. r Ron Danielson broke the tie with a vote in favor of the county option.
Officials are bracing for opposition that could halt a project to add to the Jackson County Courthouse and bring on a second judge.
Jackson County Board Chair Dennis Eberhardt said during a project planning meeting last week that the board will be re-educated on the needs for the second judgeship and a related building project during its regular December meeting.
Supervisor and Vice Chair Jeff Amo also raised concerns about support for the project, including whether there will be the two-thirds majority support of the county board needed to OK its financing.
We’re having some problems with the board recognizing the needs,” Amo said during last week’s meeting....
Peggy Holmgreen just likes to help others.
With the American Red Cross, she has had the opportunity to help in a variety of ways.
If there’s a house fire, she helps coordinate relief efforts.
If there’s a major flood, she plays a role in organizing assistance for anyone displaced.
She’s even taken her response nationally in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and a more recent hurricane on the east coast....