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Pictured is the 2022 Black River Falls Fire Department and Emergency Rescuse team. Their response area covers over 1,000 square miles, which includes most of JC and two townships in Clark County. It serves over 20,000 residents living in the city of BRF and the villages and/or townships of Melrose, Franklin, Irving, Manchester, Millston, Springfield, Albion, Brockway, Curran, Hixton, Alma, Alma Center, Adams, Komensky, City Point, Garden Valley, Merrillan, Hatfield, Dewhurst and Mentor. The department is hosting a celebration Aug. 20, celebrating its 150th anniversary.

     On a Sunday morning in March of 1860, a disastrous fire occurred in Black River Falls (BRF). The entire business district burned down with the exception of three buildings. A total of 40 buildings were destroyed by the fire.       Fast forward to July of 1870, when the Spaulding house burned....

During the Melrose Corn Broil, someone had to test out an ear of corn herself to make sure it was cooked to perfection. 

     Melrose Rod and Gun Club held the Melrose Corn Broil Saturday, Aug. 13.      During the broil, you could watch and enjoy many events. One event, many watched was shooting in the range during the 100-bird shoot on the grounds.        Another event was the 2022 AMVETS Post 1776 corn hole...
     The Black River Falls Municipal Utility (BRFMU) Commission met for its regular meeting Monday, July 25. BRFMU general manager Casey Engebretson provided the commission with the water report, regarding PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) testing.      “The EPA (U.S....
     Andrea Kyser had been hired as a reporter for the Banner Journal. Kyser is no stranger to the area. A Jackson County native, she is a Black River Falls High School graduate and has served on both the Miss Jackson County and Miss Black River Falls courts.      This year, she was named the new...
     Rural Jackson County (JC) can look forward to improved broadband service.  The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) awarded a grant for $1.76 million to Bug Tussel Wireless in partnership with JC.        Funds will be used to support construction of a 153-mile fiber ring, providing...
     Black River Falls (BRF) Common Council member Cynthia Matthews shared concerns she has regarding merchandise and display signs placed on downtown BRF sidewalks. The discussion preceded a proposed amendment to the city’s code of ordinances.      The discussion addressed a possible amendment...
       Every year, the Jackson County Fair Board recognizes an individual(s) that has been dedicated to the Jackson County Fair. This year, the fair book is dedicated to two deserving and hardworking sisters, Gloria Johnson and Joyce Grunlien.       Johnson’s first year involved with the fair was...

Hosts for this year’s Sundae on the Farm is the team at McNulty Family Farms. Sundae on the Farm is hosted by the Jackson County Dairy Promotion Committee and is being held Sunday, July 10. Some of the crew were on hand last week following breakfast at the farm. Pictured above are (kneeling) Ryan, (standing, l-r) Jared, Bill, Jesse, Cathy Hart and Sam. 

   The tradition of sitting down for breakfast every morning at 9 a.m. started years ago with Bill and Sam’s mom Margie. Today, it’s Cathy at the stove cooking up bacon, eggs and pancakes. 

   Sundae on the Farm begins at 9 a.m. with a church service lead by Pastor Bill from Pine Hill Church of Christ. Located at N4910 Matson Road, guests to McNulty Family Farms can enjoy ice cream sundaes, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese curds and milk, along with a host of fun family activities.

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     McNulty Family Farm, L.L.C. is the host of the 2022 Sundae on the Farm to be held Sunday, July 10.  Family, friends and farming were important to the past generations of McNultys just as they are to the McNultys running the farms today.       Running McNulty farms today are brothers Bill III (...
    The Jackson County (JC) Highway Committee met for its regular meeting Wednesday, June 22. JC Sheriff Duane Waldera attended to discuss area ATV/UTV routes.      “I reviewed a policy that was created back in 2015 on your discussion on trying to create connectivity with trails,” shared Waldera. “...
    “We’re at that point where we’ve presented a lot of information at the committee level and I think we’ve taken it to the board twice,” Jackson County (JC) Sheriff Duane Waldera shared with JC Board members at their June 20 meeting. “The goal is for you and the public to know what we’re up...

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