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The Independence School District will be searching for alternative funding solutions after a referendum proposal to support operating expenses failed by a slim margin in last week’s election. Fourteen votes separated the yays and nays on the proposal, which would have provided a $700,000 revenue...
Prior to Tuesday’s election, city of Blair voters already knew there would be a new mayor, but the result was someone who is new to city government taking the top office. John Rawson came away with a 107-74 win over longtime council member and council president Paul Syverson in the election. Rawson...
A man who at the end of March was charged with failure to report his address to the sex registry was charged last week with domestic abuse, strangulation and suffocation. Michael James Smalley, 38, whose last address was 18526 Blair St., Whitehall, is accused of choking a woman and, the next day,...
After a brief spike, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County dropped below 20 again last week with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reporting 15 new cases in the county. Last week’s total was five fewer than two weeks ago, as the county had 54 cases over a two-week span....
The backers of a proposed 300-acre development north of Arcadia appear to be leaning toward becoming part of the city as they seek adjustments to city rules to keep residential lot prices low. Speaking to the Arcadia utility commission last Wednesday, Arcadia attorney William Koslo indicated the...

City administrator Chad Hawkins stands in what will be the city council chambers of the new Arcadia City Hall on Dettloff Drive. The conversion of the healthcare clinic to city hall is expected to be nearly done by the end of the month. Mayor Rob Reichwein noted that city employees used work hours and volunteer time to complete painting in the new city hall helped.            (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

Arcadia has been officially notified it will receive a $14.6 million state grant to help fund flood control projects, and the city council may decide later this month how best to borrow up to $3 million for the city’s share of flood work. The grant money from the state Department of Natural...

            A rendering of the entryway of the new Trempealeau County Justice Center was shown to members of the county’s building oversight committee at its meeting last week.

An Arcadia company was the apparent winner of a major first contract for the county’s new justice center, while a committee pushed to modify a draft courthouse remodel plan and move the county board room out of the basement. Post D Excavating LLC of Arcadia submitted the low bid last Thursday for...
A report on the investigation into claims of that the county’s director of the Department of Land Management harassed employees is expected this week, though county officials say there is no plan to immediately act on the findings. Department director Kevin Lien has been on paid administrative...
A county conservation club and several individuals have called on the county board to resolve to not enact any laws that would limit gun ownership and to resist state and federal gun control efforts. The county’s executive-finance committee opted Monday to send the proposed resolution to the Law...
A Blair cheese processing company again appears to be the culprit in overloading the Whitehall wastewater treatment facility and spreading its scent across the community. In response, the city of Whitehall has sent a quarterly bill to Blair for $208,870 for the excess waste from Associated Milk...

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