• The Art of Spanferkel

    The Art of Spanferkel

    Kaylee Johnson, 7, gets her face painted by Barb Breitung of Tappy’s Face Painting at Spanferkel last weekend. For more photos of this year's …

    September 10, 2014 4:25 pm(0)
  • Little Free Libraries a new way to enjoy reading

    Little Free Libraries a new way to enjoy reading

    There’s a new way to find good books to read in Jackson County.

    September 10, 2014 3:41 pm Photos


  • Challenge Accepted

    Challenge Accepted

    Black River Falls police officers Tom Cooper, left, and Andy Noack accepted an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week and took an end-loader bucke…

    September 03, 2014 3:44 pm(0)

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Woman convicted in toddler's death

A Trempealeau County woman charged with killing a toddler in her care by giving the girl a combination of the prescription painkiller oxycodon…

September 03, 2014 3:20 pm(0)

BRF man accused of drunk driving in crash

Wesley E. Boyles, 25, Black River Falls, is facing drunk driving charges after a rollover crash Aug. 16 on Basswood Road near Cataract.

September 03, 2014 1:00 pm(0)

‘We lived in pure hell’

A man who used a gun to hold two women at his house for about 10 days was arrested last week.

August 20, 2014 2:49 pm(1)


Mindoro Spanferkel celebration draws the crowds

Mindoro Spanferkel celebration draws the crowds

Mindoro was bustling with good eats and good entertainment during its annual pork festival, and good weather helped draw some of the biggest crowds to Spanferkel last weekend.

September 10, 2014 5:06 pm Photos




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Lady Tiger volleyball defeats West Salem

The Black River Falls volleyball team got a win over West Salem last week. The Lady Tigers dropped the Panthers in four sets Sept. 2 and marked a feat it likely hasn’t accomplished in years, co-head coach Kelly Schulte said.

September 10, 2014 11:10 am(0)


BRF High School Shooting Tigers compete at nationals

BRF High School Shooting Tigers compete at nationals

The Black River Falls High School Shooting Tigers represented the school at the National Youth Shooting event held July 14-20 at the National Shooting Complex in Sparta, Ill.

September 10, 2014 11:17 am(0)


Opinion Editorial Columnists Submit Letter
Life keeps on happening

Life keeps on happening

First off, let me get this out of the way. I am thrilled life continues. I have so much life to live, but there are times when the fact that “life keeps on happening or in some ways life kind of gets in the way.”

September 10, 2014 6:43 pm(0)


Luanne Totten

Luanne Totten

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Luanne Totten, age 64, of Black River Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Gundersen Healthcare Center in La Crosse, Wis.

September 10, 2014 6:07 pm(0)

For The Record

Circuit Court and Traffic Report

Justin D. Abbott-Gilbertson, 21, Black River Falls, was fined $175.30 for speeding in 55-mph zone (11-15 mph).

September 10, 2014 9:04 am(0)


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Iverson’s life comes full circle

Iverson’s life comes full circle

Joe Iverson has attained many milestones in his life including biking across the country, getting married, surviving cancer and becoming an ordained pastor. In August he attained his pastoral status and Sept. 20 will mark five years of being …

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