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The Jackson County Sheriff’s office will be hosting “Coffee With a Cop” on March 2 from 9-11 a.m. at the Lunda Community Center in Black River Falls.

The event has no agenda or planned speeches, just a chance to ask questions and share thoughts and concerns about what matters to the community.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office will be hosting “Coffee With a Cop” on March 2 from 9-11 a.m. at the Lunda Community Center in Black River Falls.

The event has no agenda or planned speeches, just a chance to ask questions and share thoughts and concerns about what matters to the community.

The Lincoln boys came up against the Gilmanton Panthers in a Dairyland crossover game and came away with a 76-61 victory.

From the early parts of the game, the Hornets took control and held onto that lead throughout the game, surviving a late game surge from the Panthers.

Lincoln went into the half with a commanding 38-24 lead, but the Panthers battled back with the second half score coming to 38-37 still in favor of the Hornets.

The Panthers did what they could, matching up well against the Hornets, but steals and personal fouls would give Lincoln the edge it needed.

Lincoln managed to steal possession away from Gilmanton 13 times while the Panthers only pulled off one steal.

For most Wisconsinites, the arrival of spring is usually welcome change from the cold and snow of winter. However, the lack of a blanket of snow brings a greater chance of brush fires.

Dealing with brush fires, also referred to as wildfires, will be the topic of the March 8 Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be held in the Jackson County Bank beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forestry team leader Eric Zenz and forestry specialist Amy Luebke will present a program related to wildfire risk in the Black River Falls area. Their program will also include an overview of the 1977 Brockway Fire.

Zenz, a 15-year veteran of the DNR’s forestry program, works out of the Black River Falls Service Center.

Fresh market produce farmers and marketers of farm products are invited to attend the second meeting in a series for fresh market growers that will focus on a number of topics for beginning market growers, specifically for farmers markets and road-side stand marketers of fruit, vegetables and other farm products on Friday, March 3.

The second and final meeting will take place at the Jackson Electric Cooperative community room, N6868 County Rd F Black River Falls. Topics will include tips for product display and presentation, best practices for creating and retaining a customer base, pricing considerations, post-harvest handling recommendations and more. Speakers include market vendors from across the state who will share what they have learned from customers and years of direct marketing produce through farmers markets and road-side stands.

The Black River Falls girls basketball team came up against their first regional opponent in the Viroqua Blackhawks.

The Tigers established themselves early in the game and built up a healthy 23-12 lead going into halftime.

By the end of the game, the Tigers attack would only continue as they scored 40 points in the second half to win 63-45.

BRF was led by a strong performance from Morgan Anderson whose 18 points and two assists helped keep the team out front.

Behind Anderson was a trio of Tigers with 11 points and five rebounds each: Maggie Roou, Kayla Gilbertson, and Emily Byrns made up that offensive support.

Rounding out the stats for the Tigers was Abby Ross with six points and two steals, Mady McCormick with one point and seven rebounds, Kim Leadholm who had three points and Channing Manske who had two points and two steals.