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Melrose-Mindoro recently held its scholarship awards night to reward the students for their years of hard work.

The winners of the Friends of Melrose scholarship were Garett Scholze, Taylor Koss and Savanna Johnson.

Monica Brodsky and Garett Scholze received scholarships from Black River County Bank.

Brodsky, along with Marissa Sime, Matt Boone and Isaiah Levy were awarded Vinger Scholarships.

Matt Hruza and Chase Wegman won agriculture scholarships.

Sime, Hruza, Jasmine Pellowski and Savanna Johnson were presented with Travis Olson Memorial scholarships.

Brodsky, Allison Gerdes, Mykala Wollin and Taylor Koss received Joel Kirchner Memorial Scholarships.

Lunda Finance and Investment and Personal Finance scholarships were awarded to Gerdes, Isaiah Dobier, Sam Boone and Scholze.

Jackson County 4-H has rescheduled its introduction to beekeeping for youth program to Thursday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jackson County UW-Extension Building at 227 S 11th St, Black River Falls. 

This program is open to all youth ages 12-18. There is no cost for the event.

Youth will learn from an area beekeeper about what a beekeeper’s job is during the season, get hands on time with beekeeping equipment and learn about the importance of bees in agriculture. 

There will not be any actual bees at the introductory event, but if enough youth are interested we will be forming a beekeeping club and they could go out to actual hives in the future.

There will be a meeting of the Jackson County UW-Extension Community Partner Advisory Group (CPAG) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. with a light meal and 5:30-7 p.m. discussion.  County residents are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held in the Jack Pine Conference Room at the Jackson County Extension Office.    

Discussion items include nEXT Generation implementation information on the reorganization process, UW-Extension and an update on the activity of CPAG in Jackson County.          

There will be a meeting of the Jackson County UW-Extension Community Partner Advisory Group (CPAG) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. with a light meal and 5:30-7 p.m. discussion.  County residents are welcome to attend.

The fourth annual Milk for Moola challenge community event will be June 1 at Black River Country Bank in both Black River Falls and Melrose BRCB lobbies. 

Stop-in between 12-1 p.m. and to help kick off June Dairy Month here in the heart of America’s Dairyland.

This year BRCB will be making a donation for every challenge participant to the Jackson County Dairy Youth Project to help offset costs of running the Youth Dairy Ice Cream Stand at the Jackson County Fair. 

Proceeds from the stand go directly to the dairy youth exhibitors.

It’s Open House-style, swing by for a quick “dairy toast” or bring a team.  If you’re feeling extra competitive, challenge another team! If you can't make it between 12-1 p.m.

On May 8, the Alma Center Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8494 installed newly elected officers. 

The VFW performs a number of volunteer services for veterans and the community including providing color guard for funeral services, placing crosses at the graves of deceased veterans and working with local communities and Lion’s clubs to organize community events, Memorial Day Ceremonies, Veteran’s Picnics and participating in parades and local school veteran events. 

The VFW post also sponsors the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen college scholarships. 

Other causes supported by the VFW post include the VFW National Home for Children, Jackson County Veteran’s Park and the Jackson County veterans Service Office. 

The Alma Center VFW meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.