Wednesday, October 18th

Local

Last Thursday marked the opening of Sharon Soppa’s new venture at the place which formerly housed Hixton’s Blue Collar Café, and many other cafes before throughout the years.  

There is a lot of history of good eating in that building and Soppa plans to continue that tradition.

All her life, Soppa has been happiest when she is cooking and feeding people so this opportunity is definitely a labor of love.  

She promises good home cooking at affordable prices. Eating at the café  is just like Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house where a recent Sunday noon special was chicken and dressing with all the trimmings.  

Homemade soups and lots of baking, her specialty are pies, cinnamon rolls and donuts will be waiting as well.

Black River Falls Common Council members took on a number of topics at their Tuesday meeting ranging from appointments to the city budget.

As the city works on bringing in business and getting a historical designation for the downtown area, Mayor Jay Eddy set up two entities that will focus on those subjects.

The Business Improvement District Board will handle the business portions and the members appointed are Laura Colloton Chrest, Deanna Lisota, Lyall White, Bill Moe and Andrea Hoffman.

Tackling the historical designation will be the Historical Preservation Commission that consists of Eric Erickson, Mary Woods, Barb Simonis, Joe Gaier, Darren Durnham, Jim Hoffman and Dana Olson.

The council also discussed a resolution to adjust how room tax dollars are distributed, the main change being an increase to 49 percent of the money going to the tourist entity in the city.

Alcohol and speed appear to be a factor in a crash that killed two people early Sunday in the Jackson County town of Manchester.

Passersby reported a crash about 1 a.m. on Hwy. 12. A preliminary investigation revealed a car left the road and crash. Both occupants were killed.

Alcohol and speed appear to be a factor in a crash that killed two people early Sunday in the Jackson County town of Manchester.

Passersby reported a crash about 1 a.m. on Hwy. 12. A preliminary investigation revealed a car left the road and crash. Both occupants were killed.

Area adults are invited to a fun afternoon of scavenger hunting with the FiSH group (Faith’s Social Harbor) in Black River Falls on Saturday, Oct. 7. Put together a team of 2-4 people, or come as a single and teams will be created. Come to the Faith Lutheran Church at N6598 Hwy. A at 1 p.m. to register teams, with the hunt starting at 1:30 p.m. Find as many of the objects on the list as you can around Black River Falls in one-and-a-half hours. Treats will be served afterwards while the scores are tallied. Daycare will be provided.

Sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church, FiSH is a social group geared towards recreational activities for adults, single or married, younger or older.

Hansen's IGA announced Thursday that they have purchased the Gordy's Market in Black River Falls on Hwy. A, and that they have plans to retain all employees at the location.

Signs were pointing towards Hansen's IGA buying the Black River Falls Gordy's Market ever since they requested and were approved for a liquor license by the city of Black River Falls in August.

Hansen's IGA purchased the store at a Milwaukee auction of Gordy's Market properties Monday after a round of bids were taken Thursday, Sept. 14 to find qualified bidders for the stores.

Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson approved the results of the auction for the Black River Falls store Thursday at the Chippewa County Courthouse. Unlike other properties sold, no objections haven been filed for the Black River Falls location.