• Black River Falls, Wisconsin
    Black River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Deer Capital of Wisconsin
    Deer Capital of Wisconsin

    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.

  • ATV Trails
    ATV Trails

    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.

  • Karner Blue Butterfly Festival
    Karner Blue Butterfly Festival

    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.

Upcoming Events

10/27/2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Utilities Commission

10/28/2014 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Library Board Meeting




Taylor bridge unsafe, closed until 2016

The bridge over French Creek in the village of Taylor is closed until 2016 after it was discovered unsafe earlier this month.

The Jackson County Highway Department barricaded off the Highway N structure in early October because seven of its 10 supports had holes in them and were starting to buckle. The bridge won’t reopen until it’s replaced.

We didn’t really have an option but to shut it down permanently,” said Dean Ginther, office manager for the highway department. is pretty scary.


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Bomb threat prompts search at Lincoln

A Lincoln Junior High School student is facing expulsion and charges after a note saying there was a bomb in the building was discovered last week.

A search of the junior high and high school building in Alma Center didn’t uncover an actual bomb on Oct. 13 and classes went on as scheduled the next day – the date indicated on the note.

Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan Superintendent Paul Fischer said the male student now is facing an expulsion hearing, and possible juvenile charges have been referred to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, according to sheriff’s department Capt. Nichols.


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Man pleads guilty in Rustic Mill arson case

The man who admitted to setting the Rustic Mill restaurant ablaze more than three years ago pleaded guilty to two felony charges in connection with the case last week.

Kyle W. Rott, 21, pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal damage to property at a Thursday hearing in Jackson County Circuit Court. The pleas came as a result of an agreement reached with the district attorney’s office in exchange for his testimony at the trial of the restaurant’s former owner.

Presiding Judge Mark L.


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