As the historic events unfolded at the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday, classrooms in Trempealeau County were far from immune to discussions taking place nationwide. For many teachers, the immediate inquiries among students were largely procedural, opening a...
Arcadia officials are interested in the public’s opinion on whether to keep open a deer park as they make decisions about the attraction, including whether to replace two deer that recently died. “What are the feelings of Arcadia residents about this,” asked council member Marlys Kolstad last...
The 62nd annual Independence ice fishing contest will be shorter with less congregating this year, but there will still big prizes for Old Bugler, chicken and an array of prize drawings. “We’ve been trying to plan this for five months,” said Kevin Edison, vice president of the sponsoring Elk Rod...
City government in Blair will be undergoing some major changes in the near future. Last week Monday, the city council heard that Mayor Ardell Knutson will not seek reelection in April. Knutson was appointed to the city council 25 years ago and eight years into his service, he was appointed as the...
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County dipped below 100 again last week as the Trempealeau County Health Department announced it has been cleared to begin administering a COVID-19 vaccine. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 99 new COVID-19 cases last week, making...
Citing increased costs, the Ettrick village board voted unanimously to raise sewer rates by five percent at the monthly meeting last week Tuesday. Clerk Jane Jensen said the village had a 10 percent increase in 2018 and had planned on exploring raising rates every year since then, but had not done...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board heard reports on ongoing efforts to educate while taking COVID-19-related precautions, while passing an extension to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) protections at their regular meeting Monday. The district returned to their in-person...
The Independence school board will be considering a three-year referendum drawing $700,000 annually to appear on the spring election ballot at their regular meeting Wednesday. The referendum, according to district superintendent Bärry Schmitt, is “strictly for maintaining programming, maintenance...
The Village of Trempealeau Police Department was approved for a part-time police officer hire, as well as the purchase of a new squad car Thursday’s village board meeting. Joshua Wefel’s hire to the department in a part-time capacity was among two public safety items that received board approval...

Dave Estenson of rural Coral City took the above photo while attending a protest in Washington D.C. last Wednesday.(Submitted photo)

Dave Estenson of rural Coral City was more or less already in the neighborhood when he decided to witness history last Wednesday in Washington D.C. He came away jarred and with a shift in perception. “I remember laughing at the (broadcast) of a CNN reporter standing in front of fires and...

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Matthew Waldera of Blair-Taylor shot a layup during the Wildcats' win over Mel-Min on Friday.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

The Blair-Taylor boys swept three games last week, including two in the Dairyland Conference.  B-T took a dominating road win over Augusta to start the week last Tuesday, followed Friday by a...

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