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More upgrades are coming to Cance Park in Galesville, this time with the help of COVID relief funds. The municipality’s council last Thursday voted 5-1 to add just over $48,000 in playground equipment to the park with the use of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds. Councilor Tom Thatcher opposed...
Construction of a Dollar General store in Ettrick could begin in February as Village President John Beirne told trustees that the annexation of land for the project should go quickly. At least week Tuesday’s regular board meeting Beirne told the board that the town of Ettrick has “no objection” to...
The county’s highway commissioner resumed work Monday following completion of a third-party investigation. No details about the concluded investigation of Commissioner Al Rinka have been made public. Rinka was placed on administrative leave Aug. 19. “A personnel matter at the highway department,”...
The Independence city council formed a committee to organize the change from trash bags to cans.  Council members Deb Marsolek, Jason Ekern and Cleo Skroch were assigned to the committee. Residents can see examples of the trash bins at City Hall. They are available in two sizes — 35 or 64 gallons....
A Trempealeau man is facing numerous charges and being held on $100,000 cash bond after he allegedly chased a woman with a gun and threatened to kill her and children. Mathew James Visger, 37, of 23926 Ninth St., in Trempealeau is charged with felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety,...

Trempealeau residents showed out to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new bicycle pump track next to the Village pool last Wednesday. The track is set to open next weekend.           (Times photographs by Benjamin Pierce)

In small rural communities, sometimes all it takes to inspire change is a person — or multiple people — who decide it’s time to make the community better. And for three Trempealeau dads, that change came to fruition last week with the groundbreaking of a new bicycle pump track next to the...

Jerry Blaha

Neither Gary Olson nor Jerry Blaha are Blair natives, but both moved to the city in the 1960s when they began their careers as educators and never left. Both Olson and Blaha were employees of the school — Blair when they were hired and Blair-Taylor when they retired — for more than 30 years. In...
A big run had the Whitehall football team within striking distance, but Augusta scored three more touchdowns and the Norse didn’t have an answer. After Augusta took a 12-0 lead, a 36-yard touchdown run and the ensuing point after made the score 12-7, but the Beavers ended the half with a touchdown...
A tight match with Viroqua and a fall to another Coulee Conference foe in West Salem were the highlights for the Arcadia High School volleyball team last week. The Raiders (1-11 overall, 0-4 Coulee) finished the week with a a tournament in Sparta on Saturday, but no results were reported.  Arcadia’...
  Wednesday, Aug. 31 02:13 — Arcadia: A pickup ran into an apartment.  06:30 — Osseo: A vehicle is parked partially in the lane of traffic.  08:36 — Trempealeau County: Officer advised a vehicle almost struck a squad car head-on in a no-passing zone.  10:24 — Independence: Caller is requesting a...

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