Monday, December 11th


“There are very good numbers of deer and plenty of opportunities to hunt deer in a variety of settings with a variety of implements over a long period of time. It should be a very favorable season.”

That statement is according to Dave Matheys, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources West Central district wildlife biologist in Viroqua. “Our upcoming seasons are very promising,” Matheys said.

Matheys doesn’t remember a nut crop — acorns, walnuts and hickory nuts — like the trees have put on this year. Not ever. That should help hunters zero in on some very good hunting locations and give deer, turkeys and squirrels plenty to feed on and fatten up on through November and into December.

There is great diversity of deer population in the district but great diversity of opinions, even among the member of the local County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) as to where the deer are located.

Congratulations to the Students of the Month in October for the Black River Falls School District. Caleb Marecek was the recipient for the agriculture department, McKenna Cole was the recipient for the art department, Elizabeth Pardoe was the recipient for the athletics department, Emma Olstad was the recipient for the English department, Sadie Pillard was the recipient for the FCE/business department, Zyanna Deloney was the recipient for the math department, Sabreya Crawford was the recipient for the music department, Devon Stenulson was the recipient for the science department, Kaleb Minshall was the recipient for the social studies department and Maverick Cole was the recipient for the special education department.

Congratulations to the Students of the Month in October for the Black River Falls School District.

After Jackson County Highway Commissioner Randy Anderson retires Dec. 8, Jay Borek, current operations manager for the county, will be stepping in as the new highway commissioner.

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors officially hired Borek Monday during the county board meeting.

Anderson has been the Jackson County highway commissioner for eight years after Clark and Jackson counties agreed to share the highway commissioner role. Anderson was the highway commissioner of Clark County for 20 years prior to the joint venture.

“I will ease into retirement. I will probably do something be it marketing for an engineering firm or doing some type of grant writing or something for a couple days a week until I get into full retirement because I can’t just shut everything off right away,” Anderson said.

After 12 years with no increase, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Monday during the County Board meeting increasing the cost of corporation counsel services provided by Weld Riley to $120,000 a year, increasing from $77,000 a year.

Garrett Nix


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“We, Weld Riley, made a proposal to the county to amend our legal services agreement, specifically the rate that is in it. What our proposal essentially identified is that we’ve operated under the same rate of pay since 2005 when the administrative assistant position was added as a part of our responsibilities, which we still provide,” Weld Riley attorney Garrett Nix said.

Two juveniles, one 16 and the other 17, have been arrested by the Black River Falls Police Department for their actions in a burglary at 1374 Van Buren Street on Nov. 7 in Black River Falls.

Officers located one suspect a short distance away from the burglary scene, and so the suspect was taken into custody. The following day another suspect was also taken into custody in connection with the burglary.

Officers are still looking for two adults that were believed to be involved in the burglary.

During the burglary, the complainant woke to several individuals, all wearing dark clothing, inside the building. When some of the suspects were confronted they took off running.

During the investigation, officers learned that the suspects had entered the main part of the building and then into a resident’s apartment.