Tuesday, November 19th


You can find the district report and individual school reports at the link.  SCHOOL DISTRICT REPORTS.

The Common Council met in special session at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on August 8, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Brown, Ammann, J. Rave, and M. Rave were present. Mayor J. Eddy presided.
Lauren Wright, owner of The Wright Place Saloon, LLC shared with the Council their plans for a suicide prevention awareness fundraising event on August 17, 2019 which will include two bands playing in the street. They would like to extend their liquor license to the street just for the day and lift the ban on public consumption for that street as well. There will be a fence around the area and wrist bands for those over 21. The street will be closed from Main Street to the alley.
It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to modify the premises description for The Wright Place Saloon, LLC to include South First Street between Main Street and the alley for their Class B Combination Liquor License for one day, August 17, 2019, and to temporarily lift the ban on public consumption on South First Street between Main Street and the alley for one day, August 17, 2019 for a special event. Motion carried.

A meeting to restrict motorized watercraft on the Black River with be on December 6, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Town of Adams Town Hall. A copy of the proposed ordinance is attached below.

Proposed Ordinance


Black River Falls Police Department is attempting to identify the subject in the picture. The person was involved in an incident in the Jackson County Bank Motor Branch at 660 Hwy. 54  on November 26, 2018 at approximately 5:00 PM. The suspect is believed to be a larger build woman and may be associated with a white minivan. If you have any information on the identity of the person or the white minivan please contact the police department at 715-284-9155.

A green space and gathering place will be created out of the ashes of a restaurant destroyed in an arson fire in 2011, according to a recent briefing for the Friends of the Black River.

Town of Albion Chair Leonard Olson and supervisors Tom Tomter and Dan Hannan presented an update of the park project planned for the former Rustic Mill restaurant site located on State Hwy. 54, south of Black River Falls.

Before being remodeled in the 1960s, the Rustic Mill was the Charter Oak Mill. Built in the mid-19th century, the grist mill ground grain for area farmers.

“A lot of us have good memories of the Rustic Mill,” FBR member Grady Gutknecht said.

After the fire, charred wreckage remained piled on the site until this year. Acting on complaints the wreckage was a public nuisance and an eyesore, the town pressed the county to allow it to remove the debris.

Co-op Credit Union recently donated supplies and monetary support to area domestic violence shelters through an event held to mark the credit union’s 80th anniversary.

CCU held a week-long supply drive for Bolton Refuge House Inc. and New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers Inc. this summer that collected more than 500 items for the two organizations. The credit union also donated $250 to each shelter to help support their programs and services with a match of a dollar for nearly every item collected.

“We’re honored to be able to help important organizations in our region for CCU’s anniversary,” said Eric Chrisinger, CCU’s president and CEO. “Giving back and practicing our ‘People Helping People’ philosophy is part of our mission as a cooperative and credit union.”

CCU received its charter and was officially founded in 1938 in the midst of the Great Depression and at a time of rural electrification when consumers were seeking credit to pay for new appliances.