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The pace of development in Independence’s new residential development should allow the city’s sewer treatment plant to keep up, the chairman of the utility committee concluded after concerns that the project could swamp the plant. “I’m in support of the development,” said utility chairman Ben Sylla...
Two proposals from Galesville council member Tom Thatcher died without a motion to second: a motion to take away the mayor’s power limiting public comment and a bid to make illegal the keeping of chickens within city limits. Thatcher suggested a change in December to the order of business for...
Three citizen complaints about the behavior of the chair of the county board do not “justify” removing an elected official from office, nor were chair Tim Zeglin’s action illegal, a letter from an attorney representing the county says. The decision to send the letters, as well as set meetings about...
After coming up with a short term plan for the Blair Police Department, the city’s police ordinance committee discussed long-term staffing plans. The city council announced the retirement of police chief Tim Wheeler (see story elsewhere in this week’s edition) and accepted the resignation of...
Details regarding the discipline that led to the negotiated retirement of Blair police chief Tim Wheeler became public last week after a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Times was fulfilled. After 20 years with the city, Wheeler’s run as the chief of police in Blair will officially...

Nan Bischoff, project manager the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Arcadia flood control project, explains the corps' tentative design at a public hearing last month. The $36.8 million price tag for the work leaves the city with a $13.2 million local share for which city officials have no immediate solutions. (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

Arcadia officials agreed to take a small, next step toward completing a study of flood abatement by federal engineers but are holding off on committing fully to the new higher-priced research until the final price tag is clear. The council Monday evening approved allocating $10,000 to keep the U.S...
The city of Galesville is looking to repair the High Cliff trail, but city officials are not sure where to get the money for the project. City officials are hoping that local citizens will pitch in to help.  In 2017, a flood ran through Galesville that wiped out the iconic swinging bridge and the...
An Arcadia man who was being chased in Whitehall by sheriff’s deputies and police from three cities before crashing his car and trying to flee on foot faces two felony charges. Gerson Anibal Ruiz Sabillon, 32, of 328 Washington St. was arrested Feb. 3 after officers say he drove away from a house...
Snowmobiles have become officially barred from Memorial Park in Arcadia, though riders may still use a trail along Reit Lane to the boundary between the park and Arcadia school property. The ordinance adopted by the council last Wednesday also bars the use of bicycles, scooters and skates in or on...
Local governments are seeing the first of the additional local road funding provided by the 2019-21 budget. Governor Tony Evers announced that local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,198,446 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids...

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