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Whitehall’s school board approved the implementation of a new visitor system last Wednesday that intends to increase school safety. They will be the first school in the area to implement the system, according to superintendent Mike Beighley.  The system is called Raptor Visitor Management, and...

Russ Severson of Arcadia witnessed the now iconic flag raising during the Battle of Iwo Jima 75 years ago.

“We were moving toward the first airfield and we saw them raise the flag. I was quite a distance away from it [Mount Suribachi] but I saw it and we were happy as hell because we were taking a lot of mortar and artillery fire from that mountain. It really was something to see,” recalled Russel L....
Two Galesville residents were charged with possession of drugs after sheriff’s deputies followed up on a video allegedly showing the two using drugs in front of children aged four and two and a half. Taylor Dobbs, 22, and Bailey Owen Ahlert, 19, both of 21343 Wolfe Run Lane, 1B, were charged with...
As the spring thaw begins those living near the Mississippi River should be especially concerned with flooding, while the rest of the county also has reason to worry. According to a report by the National Weather Service in La Crosse, the risk for flooding along the main-stem of the Mississippi...
The condition of Trempealeau County roads was the focus of a recent New York Times’ article that cites big vehicles and underfunding as jeopardizing rural economies. The Feb. 18 article quotes county highway commissioner Al Rinka as saying the county’s roads need between $60 million and $80 million...

Tim Zeglin

After accusations that Tim Zeglin abused his power as county chair and his defense that he was doing the work of a county administrator, the county board voted 11-to-four to keep him as chair until at least April. Monday’s vote came after six weeks of closed meetings, investigations and citizen...

 

 

The Whitehall council has approved an agreement that calls for Whitehall-Lincoln and Blair-Preston fire departments to be automatically dispatched for structure fires in any of the departments’ districts.  Under terms of the pact approved by the council last Tuesday, Trempealeau County dispatchers...

 

 

A 56-year-old man who was an inmate in the Trempealeau County jail died in a Minnesota hospital last week from what Sheriff Brett Semingson said were natural causes. The man, who had an unspecified medical condition, was taken from the jail to the emergency department of Gunderson Tri-County...
Three citizen complaints about the behavior of the chair of the county board do not “justify” removing an elected official from office, nor were chair Tim Zeglin’s action illegal, a letter from an attorney representing the county says. The decision to send the letters, as well as set meetings about...
After coming up with a short term plan for the Blair Police Department, the city’s police ordinance committee discussed long-term staffing plans. The city council announced the retirement of police chief Tim Wheeler (see story elsewhere in this week’s edition) and accepted the resignation of...

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