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With two top-30 finishers, the Arcadia boys cross country team finished fifth at the 22-team Nightfall Classic in Marshfield on Friday. Nestor Badillo led the team, taking 16th overall while Peyton Nelson finished 26th. Cole Lockington barely missed the top 30, taking 32nd while Ivan Aguilar gave...

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 6 03:45 — Whitehall: Jail requested assistance for an unruly inmate.  06:39 — Whitehall: A subject is having chest pain.  08:07 — Ettrick: Gas skip reported.  08:40 — Arcadia: Caller reported a loose husky dog near an intersection. It looks like it has been out for days.  09:14 —...
Last week Tuesday, the Independence city council approved the garbage contract between the city and Tri-City Sanitation, including an exclusivity agreement disallowing competition for the duration of the contract. That council also approved of a household and small business solid waste collection...
The Trempealeau village board will wait until at least 2024 before deciding whether to raise its room tax rate for hotels and visitor homes. Village board member Bridgette Turner said at last Thursday’s meeting that the general government committee, which originally proposed the room tax hike,...
Village of Ettrick trustees heard two presentations regarding the future of the village wastewater treatment plant at its regular meeting last Tuesday.  One, from Davy Engineering focused on how to maintain the current plant, which they said should last at least 10 more years. The other, from CBS-...
After hearing about how the fine would likely be overturned in court should it be challenged, the Ettrick village board voted unanimously to dismiss a $25 fine imposed on a village resident for noxious weeds. James Shea challenged the fine at the village board’s August meeting and again appeared at...
There will be at least some more shade at Dusso Park in Ettrick in the near future, but the village board hopes last week Tuesday’s vote was just the beginning. The board voted unanimously to purchase four trees from Tree Savvy at a price of $550 per tree. That comes with a five-year warranty and a...
Trempealeau County is preparing a foreclosure case against Arcadia property owned by CSI Sands Wisconsin in Arcadia, a sand mining operation on Thompson Valley Road that owes over $345,000 in property taxes. Trempealeau County Treasurer Lauri Halama said Monday steps are underway to foreclose on...
The Blair city council approved spending of up to $10,000 to have city engineering firm Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) determine if cost estimates on mechanically dredging Lake Henry had sufficient information to proceed with obtaining a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. At last...

            Dave and Kelly Mattison will serve as the 2023 Blair Cheese Fest parade marshalls. This is the 85th annual Cheese Fest, and both Dave and Kelly have been involved in the event and community for the past several years.   (Submitted photograph)

Since moving back to Blair in 1993, Dave Mattison and his wife Kelly have been to every event of the annual Blair Cheese Fest. “Dave and I have been married 37 years, I don’t know of a Cheese Fest that we’ve missed,” Kelly said. The couple is being honored for that dedication this year and will...

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