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.
Cleveland Town Board Supervisor Joe Egloff has retained his seat after a recall election and recent recount.
Challenger Gerald Jenks last week petitioned for the recount, which drew the narrow race one vote closer but didn’t change the results. Jenks said he considers the election complete and doesn’t plan to challenge the recount.
However, he said he isn’t ruling out a run for town board in next spring’s election.
I think (the recall) is done on my part anyway,” said Jenks, a longtime town resident. We have an election in April – we can fight it out then....
It’s almost time to get back to the books for area students.
Students in the Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan, Black River Falls and Melrose-Mindoro school districts will be back in the classroom Sept. 2, and superintendents are excited for a new year.
We’re feeling really, really ready,” said BRF Superintendent Shelly Severson. get to the point where we’re anxious to see the kids again.
All area districts will have some changes in store, including a transition to new state testing and a new teacher evaluation model....
Jodi Fitzpatrick wants her new downtown business to serve as a hub for wellness and relaxation.
The Black River Falls native recently opened Next Level Wellness on Main Street in Black River Falls and the new venture already is drawing members.
The overall goal would be to find a balance within your body,” Fitzpatrick said. It’s to feel good – to get rid of tension and stress....