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  The attorney for an Independence man charged with child sex abuse is asking the case be dismissed because it is an instance of unconstitutional double jeopardy. The attorney for James Killian, 60, of N39243 Jimmy Lane, said the 10 felony counts brought against Killian in late 2019 by a special...
  After a decrease in the number of Trempealeau County residents to test positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, there was a slight increase last week. The decrease of two weeks ago — from 33 to 23 — came after five straight weeks of increases. That trend did not continue, however, as there was a...
  Those wishing to visit the Trempealeau County courthouse or other county buildings will need to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a press release sent last week, the Trempealeau County Health Department announced that all visitors to the courthouse, highway department and ADRC...
  A building lot and the house of the land’s former owner have been sold as site work begins in earnest at Independence’s 43-lot Markham Addition residential development. The city council Monday also decided to borrow money to pay Robert Luethi for the site of the development, 22 acres north of...

Maz Marsolek was awarded by the American Red Cross for his response following an accident in which a deer flew through the windshield of a semi trcuk he was passenger in last June. (Submitted photo) 

  It was a typical summer day for Independence teen Max Marsolek. He was the passenger of a Freightliner Semi, traveling back from helping Tony McCray at a tractor pull. The two were discussing what Marsolek said were the weird things that happened during the pull before everything changed.  “I saw...
  Wednesday, June 24 14:23 — Eleva: Neighbor advised a boyfriend and girlfriend have been fighting and it has been physical. It has been going on all day.  14:24 — Trempealeau: A vehicle rolled over. Driver is out and said there are no injuries.  14:54 — Trempealeau: Railroad company reporting they...
  In an attempt to set a deadline for feedback from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on an amendment to their floodplain ordinance, the Trempealeau village board passed the amended ordinance with an effective date of July 15. At their regular meeting Thursday, several village officials...
  Two men were arrested last month after officers found heroine and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $60,000, according to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department. A release sent by the sheriff’s department said Jessie Brown, 40, of Chicago, Ill. was pulled over with passenger...
  The cities of Blair, Independence and Whitehall are reviewing their reclamation agreements with Hi-Crush Inc. in light of the sand mining company’s announcement it will likely file for bankruptcy. Hi-Crush Inc. announced last Thursday that it expects to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after its...
  While the number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County last week took a slight drop from the previous week, that is not expected to be the norm. “I think, week-by-week, we will see the cases fluctuate,” Kaila Baer, Trempealeau County Health Department public information officer said. After...

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