The dredging of the upper, silt-collecting pond protecting Bugle Lake in Independence may be completed by the spring, city officials have been told. Russ Kiviniemi of Cedar Corporation told the council Monday that finding a site for the dredged material and government permits are the next steps...
  Canadian Silica, which operates a sand mine in Arcadia, owes over $150,000 in unpaid taxes to the city and the county, and could face a city lawsuit this week. Canadian Silica, one of the LaPrairie Group of Companies, could be the second county sand mine operation to experience financial...
  Arcadia city council members approved $1.5 million in borrowing and decided to use Ashley Furniture Industries design services as they took the next steps to convert a former health clinic into a new city hall. The State Bank of Arcadia last Wednesday was awarded the short-term borrowing package...
  How much of Main Street in Arcadia will be off-limits to parking is expected to get city council attention later this month as the city prepares for state improvements of Highway 95. The state Department of Transportation plans to rehabilitate Main Street, which is also Highway 95, from the...
  All five area schools are expected to see an increase in general school aids for the 2020-21 school year. As required by law, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction last week released estimates of the general school aids each public school district will receive for the upcoming school...
  In an attempt to set a deadline for feedback from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on an amendment to their floodplain ordinance, the Trempealeau village board passed the amended ordinance with an effective date of July 15. At their regular meeting Thursday, several village officials...
  Wednesday, June 24 14:23 — Eleva: Neighbor advised a boyfriend and girlfriend have been fighting and it has been physical. It has been going on all day.  14:24 — Trempealeau: A vehicle rolled over. Driver is out and said there are no injuries.  14:54 — Trempealeau: Railroad company reporting they...
  Two men were arrested last month after officers found heroine and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $60,000, according to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department. A release sent by the sheriff’s department said Jessie Brown, 40, of Chicago, Ill. was pulled over with passenger...
  A building lot and the house of the land’s former owner have been sold as site work begins in earnest at Independence’s 43-lot Markham Addition residential development. The city council Monday also decided to borrow money to pay Robert Luethi for the site of the development, 22 acres north of...

Maz Marsolek was awarded by the American Red Cross for his response following an accident in which a deer flew through the windshield of a semi trcuk he was passenger in last June. (Submitted photo) 

  It was a typical summer day for Independence teen Max Marsolek. He was the passenger of a Freightliner Semi, traveling back from helping Tony McCray at a tractor pull. The two were discussing what Marsolek said were the weird things that happened during the pull before everything changed.  “I saw...

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Osseo third baseman Jimi Zawacki threw to first for an out during their game against Chaseburg/Coon Valley on Wednesday. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

In their final game before Chippewa River Baseball League play begins, the Osseo Merchants came out ahead of Chaseburg/Coon Valley last Wednesday. The Merchants loaded the bases with zero outs in...

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