Wednesday, August 23rd


New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” at Melrose-Mindoro High School May 5 starting at 7 p.m.

All local players like teachers, FFA members, FFA alumni and local business will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time.

This fun-filled show is sponsored by the Melrose-Mindoro FFA. All of the proceeds will be for the benefit of the students in FFA.

Discounted Advanced tickets can be purchased from any FFA member. Tickets will also be available at the door, and there will be concessions at the event.

For kids under 12, there will be free donkey rides at the intermission.

The City of Black River Falls has launched a brand new website, which can be found at

The entire project too eight months to complete. 

The goal with this new website is to provide residents and visitors an easier way to learn about the City of Black River Falls.   

The website offers a convenient search bar to assist visitors in easily navigating the entire site and quickly finding what they are looking for, as well as the latest news and notices related to the city. 

Features of the new website include access to useful information about our services on the homepage as well as links to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The BRF golf squad braved chilly conditions for its conference match at the Skyline Golf Course in Black River Falls. They played host to Viroqua, G-E-T, West Salem, Arcadia, Luther and Westby.

Joel Ellefson from Viroqua would walk away as the individual top scorer with a 39.

BRF's Tanner Strumness would not be too far behind the leader with a score of 46.

Ty Bresee of BRF would be close behind his teammate with a 47.

The rest of the Tigers came in with scores in the mid-50s.

As a team, Onalaska Luther would win the team category coming away with a low score of 164.

In fifth place, BRF came in with a 197 for its team score.

The Jackson County Sheriff's office will be hosting another coffee with a cop event on Thursday, May 4 at 9 a.m.

The event is designed as a way to bring the community and law enforcement together in a safe environment so both groups can help each other.

The guest speaker for this month will be Nikki Swayne from the Elder Rights Project of Legal Action of WI.

Community members are encouraged to share their concerns with the sheriff's office to help better the area.

Coffee with a cop is a free event that is hosted the first Thursday of every month at the Lunda Community Center starting at 9 a.m.

EDEN, Wis. -- Valerie Mae (Hanson) Zeman, 85, of Eden passed in her sleep Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Lutheran Homes & Health Services in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Valerie was born in the town of Irving, Jackson County, Wis., May 30, 1931, the daughter of Tedeman Hanson and Emily (Tucker) Hanson.

She married her beloved husband, Gerald Duane Zeman Aug. 5, 1950, at the Little Norway Lutheran Church near Black River Falls.

Valerie and her husband, Gerald, were long time employees and retirees of the Campbellsport School District. They lived for many decades in the communities of Campbellsport and most recently lived in Eden, since their retirement.

Valerie is survived by her sister, Genevieve “Gen” Brown of Princton, Minn.