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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...
The Trempealeau village board approved a lodging tax increase, as well as a surveying of the Lake District sewer system at their regular meeting last Thursday. Lodging tax rates will double from 2.5 percent to five percent starting on April 1 after an ordinance amendment passed unanimously aside...
A new county committee is scheduled to have the rough designs and costs that could allow the group to decide what will be included in a new county facility in downtown Whitehall by March. Kurt Berners of Samuels Group, a consultant hired by the county to guide decision-making on a new building,...
Blair Mayor Ardell Knutson confirmed the retirement of city police chief Tim Wheeler, effective Feb. 20, at Monday's city council meeting. Wheeler has been with the city's department for 20 years. In addition to Wheeler's departure, full-time officer Mark Spaeth is to resign effective Feb. 9 after...
Recently proposed statewide legislation by the Mount Trempealeau Corporation (MTC) is seeking to help non-FEMA-conforming homeowners located within state floodplains. LRB 3385 and 5034, which will be discussed in a Wisconsin State Assembly meeting this Thursday, would eliminate existing Wisconsin...
Arcadia is close to banning vehicles parking on the side and front of unpaved residential lots, and is near approving limits on how much property can be paved. The city council last Tuesday delayed voting on the parking prohibition to allow more definition of what constitutes a "vehicle." Council...

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