• 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

08/23/2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elvis Is Back

08/25/2014 - 08/29/2014
Brush Pickup

 

 

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Recount likely in Cleveland recall election

The challenger in a recall election to unseat Cleveland Town Board Supervisor Joe Egloff likely will request a recount.

Results in the Aug. 12 election had Egloff, a first-term incumbent, defeating Gerald Jenks by a 121-118 margin, but Jenks said late Tuesday afternoon he plans to pursue a recount because of “possible irregularities” in the paper ballot count.

The recall drew a higher turnout than 2010 state gubernatorial election, with the 239 votes cast. Jenks, a longtime town resident, said Tuesday he was urged by recall committee members to prompt a recount.

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County implements ethics policy

Jackson County has formally approved a policy that will help guide the ethical decisions of its elected officials and employees.

The county board on Monday approved the new ethics ordinance, which establishes guidelines for working in the best interests of the county and avoiding conflicts between personal interests and public responsibilities.

The policy creates an ethics board to field complaints of alleged misconduct or impropriety and will have the ability to issue sanctions, including monetary penalties and discipline ranging from censure or removal from office to employee firing.

The county began mulling a possible ethics policy following a sheriff’s department investigation into allegations of misconduct against Jackson County Board Chair Dennis Eberhardt.

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New cafe opens in downtown Black River Falls

New cafe opens in downtown Black River Falls

Theron Haas and Monica Jordan wanted to become a part of downtown Black River Falls.

They made their goal a reality when they opened a cafe on Main Street early last month.

The FALLS Cafe, with its tagline “real food, real people” aims to provide fresh food and friendly service to the community, the couple said.

I care about how many people we make smile – that’s what matters,” Haas said. st real, honest-to-goodness food.

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