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While the public gets a periodic dose of smell from Whitehall’s struggling wastewater plant, the two cities and the company involved have closed their meetings on how they may be trying to resolve the problem. The cities of Whitehall and Blair both met in executive session last week to discuss next...
A sand mine company that has not responded to the city of Arcadia’s request for a new reclamation proposal received a federal payroll protection loan in 2020 though its operations likely ended in 2019 or earlier. According to several federal-loan tracking sites, CSI Sands Wisconsin, which operated...
The Galesville city council appointed deputy clerk Jennifer Hess to assume the role vacated by the resignation of city clerk/treasurer Suzanne Johnson at their regular meeting last week. According to Galesville mayor Vince Howe, Johnson submitted a resignation letter that took effect on June 4....
After some debate the Blair city council agreed last week Monday to add another session of swimming lessons. The council heard from pool director Gwen Kidd who said they have had an unprecedented number of kids sign up for swimming lessons, leading to some scheduling issues. She said there is a...
If the city of Blair receives a grant to help pay for the reconstruction of Broadway St., they may look for another path through town. Until then, however, the city council agreed not to commit funding to the project that might not happen in the near future. The city has applied for a Community...

 

 

Wednesday, June 2 01:08 — Blair: Report of a horse walking down the highway toward Blair. 07:00 — Blair: Officer is out with a semi that hit a deer. 07:39 — Ettrick: Caller struck a deer and has damage to the vehicle. He was able to pull into a parking lot in Ettrick. 08:20 — Eleva: Caller advised...

   (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

An archaeological excavation conducted by Ernie Boszhardt and Danielle Benden began in Trempealeau last Friday. The husband and wife team have found numerous Native American artifacts in the village over the last decade and recently learned that there may be more in the lower part of the village....
The county’s zoning and sanitary specialist was tapped to serve as interim director of the land management department, succeeding the director who departed following staff complaints. Mark Carlson, who has been with the department since 2008, will take over a department that has been in flux...
Anyone concerned about untended children in Independence parks should call 911 if they think the youngsters are in trouble, city officials said in response to an appeal for city action. “A lady was very concerned,” Mayor Robert Baecker said at Monday’s council meeting. He said the woman recounted...
The Independence School District now projects a 2020-21 budget surplus of around $200,000 according to an update at their regular school board meeting last Thursday. District administrator Bärry Schmitt explained during a rundown of line items that affected his amended projection that a sale of old...

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