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  Wednesday, May 4 00:08 — Independence: A deer that was struck needs to be dispatched.  02:43 — Eleva: A dark pickup was reported to be swerving.  04:21 — Blair: A vehicle is on the ice of the road and subjects are trying to flag people down with a flashlight.  04:50 — Blair: Caller struck a deer...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO May 22, 1997 An Independence teenager has been charged with first-degree homicide in the fatal shooting early Saturday morning of his mother’s boyfriend, 31-year-old Gerald Bisek. Ryan Bogdonovich made his initial appearance in Trempealeau County Circuit Court Monday. Independence...
A few weeks after accusing the city of Blair’s “administration” of conducting a “witch hunt” against city Police Chief Kent Johnson, First Ward alderman Dennis Stephenson resigned from his post. Stephenson submitted his resignation prior to the council’s May 2 meeting. The decision came after he...
The search for a new leader in the Blair-Taylor School District will continue on longer than originally planned. Neither of the two finalists for the district’s open superintendent position will be offered the job, and the district is back to interviews with other candidates, the Times learned on...
The Great Lakes Utility, the municipal electric company that supplies electricity to the village of Trempealeau, will increase costs for electricity in Trempealeau by 14 percent due to rising costs, according to village board documents and discussions. In Trempealeau, a monthly bill that used to...
The Independence city council voted to open five city streets to ATV/UTV traffic at its regular meeting last week Monday. The city will open 6th Street, Adams, Elm, Maple and Silver Drive. With County Highway Q as the ATV access point for Independence, this decision allows ATV riders access to the...
A county committee will consider a request from owners of property that abuts railroad tracks to exempt them from regulations requiring they have a frontage road. The appeal came during a hearing by the Environment and Land Use Committee meeting last Wednesday as members adopted what was described...
After hearing from members of the Blair fireworks committee, the city council was ready to approve recommendations made to help make the event safer this year. Representing the committee, Scott Janzen said there were issues with traffic going down Gilbert St. during the celebration. He specifically...
Two new members prompted the Arcadia council to name a committee to study whether to open city streets to UTVs and ATVs, a debate the council has been having for several months. The decision to put the question in the hands of a study group came last Wednesday after the council viewed a draft...
Arcadia officials decided to endorse a bridge to replace Oak Street rather than allowing Turton Creek to overrun the road as part of a flood plan being designed by federal engineers. The decision came following a closed meeting last Wednesday during which the council continued its review of a U.S....

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