The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board will have to revote on increasing costs for school meals after the board illegally added the change to their agenda at last Monday’s meeting. Superintendent Michele Butler told the Times after learning of the issue that the board will revote on the change...
A teacher at the Osseo-Fairchild High School for five years has been charged with the sexual assault of one of his students, a year after he was cautioned following an internal investigation. Strum resident Nicholas Bergeron, 31, of 413 Elm St., is accused of inappropriately touching a female...
A familiar face will start the 2022-23 school year as Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School principal. Chuck Forster, who spent 12 years as the school’s principal from 1999-2011 before retiring, will return to work as the interim principal at G-E-T High School for the first few months of the school...
The Galesville city council on Thursday moved to cut out a possible loophole in city ordinances that could have allowed duplexes or twin homes in neighborhoods meant for single-family homes. A unanimous 5-0 vote — with alderman Tom Thatcher absent — changed the housing ordinance to disallow zero-...
An Ettrick man who called police because people were threatening him was himself arrested for alleged inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old. Brian Blair Smythe, 41, of N25233 Flaaten Lane, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex...
An attorney for the counties’ association told supervisors that, as an individual, they have little authority, a reminder for new board members some of whom reportedly have tried to influence staff. “When I talk to county boards about their role,” said Andy Phillips of the Wisconsin Counties...
A Fairchild woman remained in Trempealeau County jail Monday after being charged with three felonies and five misdemeanors following an accident on Highway 10 in December. Charges against Ashley Lynn Heath, 27, of 207 N. Front St., were delayed in part because of the slow results of a blood test...

            Owner of Prestige Firearms Bryan Dewey (right) and employee James DeLambert recently opened Prestige Firearms in downtown Ettrick to give Trempealeau County residents a closer option for guns, ammunition and accessories such as optics and cases.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

New Ettrick business to bring locals  access to firearms, ammunition By Benjamin Pierce Times Staff An empty storefront, a group of friends and a passion for all things firearms. It was the perfect combination for Bryan Dewey, who opened his new business, Prestige Firearms, in downtown Ettrick two...

Kari Tidquist

Barring a shocking turn of events, Kari Tidquist will be the next Trempealeau County Clerk of Courts. Tidquist won the partisan primary election held last week Tuesday with 1,199 votes, beating Mary Lee, 969; Rob Grover, 734 and Derreck Winkler, 245. All four candidates ran as Republicans with no...

            Arcadia senior Egan Pauly (left) is taking over under center for the Raiders this fall, and the team has playoff aspirations after a 2021 season that ended with a 7-2 record and a first round playoff exit.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A new starting quarterback, a new running back and trying to replace three all-area players on defense. It sounds like a lot to handle for one high school football team, but over at Arcadia High School coach Derek Updike has liked what he has seen in the early going for his 2022 squad. The Raiders...

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            Arcadia senior Egan Pauly (left) is taking over under center for the Raiders this fall, and the team has playoff aspirations after a 2021 season that ended with a 7-2 record and a first round playoff exit.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A new starting quarterback, a new running back and trying to replace three all-area players on defense. It sounds like a lot to handle for one high school football team, but over at Arcadia High...

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