Cellphone concerns at Independence High School led to a nearly hourlong discussion at last week’s Independence school board meeting. The current student cellphone policy was created by staff and administration at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year. Some staff allow students to have phones on...
The Trempealeau village board last week took a crucial step toward beginning construction on its parkland project addition and narrowed the layout for the initial stage of the park. The board last Thursday unanimously approved selling a community development bond worth just under $3.6 million...
Arcadia city officials approved placement for 125 new trees in the city, bringing to over 900 the number of trees added to the city over the last two years without a cost to taxpayers. The council last Wednesday approved placing the latest crop of trees in several city parks, along Fairfield south...
The Independence city council gave the official go-ahead at last week Monday’s monthly meeting on a new city-wide property value assessment that will bring the city within state standards. After hearing from Mark Garlick of Chimney Rock Appraisal the council unanimously approved accepting the...
A Trempealeau County committee reversed a policy on use of space in the new justice center, allowing community groups to use a second-floor waiting area and the county board room for after hours meetings. “The public owns this building,” said Supervisor Kellen Nelson at Monday’s property committee...
By just one vote, the Blair city council approved drafting an ordinance that, if passed,  would allow the city to annex land located along Larkin Valley Road in the town of Preston.  The request for the annexation came from Source Energy Services. The council’s action last Thursday doesn’t approve...

            Arabelle Kniseley of Independence/Gilmanton slid home as the ball got away from the Augusta catcher during Friday’s game.  (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Pitching and defense led the way as the Independence/Gilmanton didn’t allow scores in 13 of 14 innings in two wins last week. The Indees threw a shutout to beat Cochrane-Fountain City, 6-0, last Thursday. On Friday, Augusta scored two in the first, but that’s all they’d get as I/G won, 9-2. I/G...
Dave Bjorge stepped away from the Arcadia High School softball program in 2023, but the longtime Raider is back at the helm for the 2024 season. Bjorge is back, and the early indications of his return last week look promising as Arcadia opened the year with a pair of wins. The Raiders took down...
While much of the roster has changed, the end result was the same as the Blair-Taylor softball team began its season with a 9-2 win over Eleva-Strum on Friday. The Wildcats have replaced all but two starters from last year’s team that advanced to the sectional final. Included is the pitcher...
Three Blair-Taylor pitchers were unhittable as the team picked up a shutout win, 6-0, over Stanley-Boyd on Friday. The three B-T pitchers combined to strike out 13 batters with one walk and no hits allowed. Tavian Shramek got the start and pitched four perfect innings with 10 strikeouts. Jackson...

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            Arabelle Kniseley of Independence/Gilmanton slid home as the ball got away from the Augusta catcher during Friday’s game.  (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Pitching and defense led the way as the Independence/Gilmanton didn’t allow scores in 13 of 14 innings in two wins last week. The Indees threw a shutout to beat Cochrane-Fountain City, 6-0,...

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