The crime rate is low and the area is overall very safe.
The community is very small and allows for kids to have many advantages to get to know many different people ranging from different races, economic status, and walks of life.
There are great bike trails and a local hiking trail system. Fourth of July brings excellent firework attractions and September bring Wiener and Kraut day(a local tradition)
It's a pleasant small town surrounded by other small towns but some of decent size that you can get what you need. I love living here and plan to stay hopefully.
Summer can get into the 100s and an occasional drought is possible. Winter can go down negative with a good possibility of a snow storm, and an almost definite chance of a white Christmas.
Unless its a for a popular Friday night fish fry the food and night life is mainly bars.. many many bars.
Work in the area consists of a grocery store and one fast food place taken by high schoolers, otherwise its factory work or small service companys.
Small town filled with many small shops and bars, along with some factory's for big names.