Monica Lobenstein, the 4-H youth development agent for Jackson County UW-Extension, is taking a 50 percent curriculum and instructional design specialist position with the state.

In her new part-time role, Lobenstein will be helping build curriculum for the state regarding 4-H cloverbud resources, youth food security and Native American foods and nutrition, with a primary focus on delivering the curriculum digitally.

“It really enhances my skillset and it in-turn would help me do an even better job here in Jackson County,” Lobenstein said.

This part-time role will be through November 15, which will require a little shuffling and hiring at the Jackson County UW-Extension office until Lobenstein returns full-time.

Stepping in for Lobenstein as a 50 percent 4-H program advisor will be Alex Galston, who is currently serving as the outreach education coordinator for Jackson County.

The Tigers traveled to Viroqua to hit the links in the Viroqua/Westby conference match.

The event was held at the Viroqua Hills Golf Course with the front nine being hosted by Viroqua while the back nine was hosted by Westby.

Joel Ellefson from Viroqua/North Crawford won the front nine medalist honors with 39 stroke.

The team rankings for the front nine would be Luther with a team score of 170, Arcadia with a 180 and West Salem who scored a 181.

Ellefson would also be the back nine medalist after golfing a 35.

For the back nine, Arcadia would take first place with a team score of 159, Luther would be second with a 164 and West Salem had a 166.

A Black River Falls man is being charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and battery after holding his girlfriend captive and beating her.

Kevin M. Conant beat his girlfriend several times and held her hostage for hours until his girlfriend escaped to Feirer Tires.

The girlfriend said that Conant had beat and hit her before, but she had recanted those stories and lifted contact prohibitions.

She regretted those decisions after this most recent incident and sought legal protection from Conant.

Conant had been growing more erratic and paranoid according to the girlfriend as he started using meth.

He had been demanding access to her social media accounts and e-mails.

With the most recent incident Conant accused his girlfriend of cheating on him and forced his way into the home she was at, hitting her and dragging her out of the bathroom.

In a battle of apex predators, the BRF Tigers and Tomah Timberwolves faced off in a tennis meet.

The Tigers would battle hard, but unfortunately fell to Tomah.

BRF did win two of their matches and put up tough fights in the others.

The Tigers would win one singles match and one doubles.

Andrew Barum won his match against Dylan Bennett going 6-1 and 6-2 in both sets.

The winning pair for BRF would be Mitchell Iverson and Jared Laufenberg.

Next up for the Tigers will be a match at Mauston on April 20.



No. 1 — Jarred Schouten, TOMAH HIGH, def.

The anticipation has been growing ever since a Facebook page was first created and now a new coffee shop in downtown Black River Falls has officially moved from "opening soon" to "now open."

"It's eye-opening, for our staff it's really been staggering," said owner Carrie Timp who has been pleasantly surprised by the turnout so far.

Revolution first opened at the start of April, but the official ribbon cutting was held last week.

Timp says she was nervous to first open the doors to this new business, but that's only natural.

Revolution's big draw is its coffee, serving up all different kinds of the caffeinated beverages, but it also has teas and wine as well.

Beyond that, it also boasts a collection of healthier options for lunch and a casual atmosphere without traditional table service.