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  Wednesday, Jan. 11 02:52 — Arcadia: A semi is having a hard time getting up a hill.  03:18 — Independence: An SUV is in the ditch on its side.  03:20 — Arcadia: A bus is in the middle of the road on the south side of the hill.  03:57 — Strum: A vehicle ran off the road and has damage. There is...
Galesville city council member Tory-Kale Schulz took issue with being removed from three council committees last week, but Mayor Vince Howe told the Times that the changes were necessary to protect city order. Schulz was removed by Howe from the council’s parks and sanitation committee as well as...
Seven county board members, including two who voted against establishing a new county management role, will study and recommend if a new top position is needed. The committee membership announced Monday by board chair John Aasen comes after a sometimes-quarrelsome special meeting earlier in the...
The Whitehall city council discussed repairs to the city loader as well as the roof of the fire station at its regular meeting last week. Clerk Karen Witte informed the council members that the city’s loader is broken, with repairs possibly costing $30,000. The bucket apparently got caught on a...
The Pledge of Allegiance will be added to the agenda of Galesville city council meetings after a split vote last week. Councilor Tory-Kale Schulz proposed adding the pledge to the council’s order of business each month. Council members Tom Thatcher and Jean Wallner opposed adding the pledge, but...
A report from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) shows the current speed limit for Highway 35 through Galesville is safe and does not need a reduction.  The Galesville city council on Thursday reviewed the 26-page report, which points to low accidents, average speed of current traffic,...
Little Scholars Daycare in Galesville will have the burden of paying rent for its space removed for the next three months. The Galesville city council last Thursday voted to abate rent from the daycare, which is run by Christine Vehrenkamp at the city owned building at W20608 McKeeth Drive,...
A new era of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau softball has officially begun. Nate DeJager was unanimously approved as the high school’s new head softball coach at last Monday’s school board meeting. DeJager brings with him years of experience and is “very involved” in the youth and middle school softball...

Blair-Taylor girls basketball coach Jesse Lien went to give Lindsay Steien a hug after the senior broke the school scoring record that was previously held by her father. Steien became the first Trempealeau County basketball player to exceed 2,000 points last week.        (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Lindsay Steien isn’t one to make a big deal over personal accomplishments. Steien hit a three-pointer early in the second half of a Tuesday game against Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran to become the school’s all-time leading scorer in boys and girls basketball, and the humble Blair-Taylor senior gave...
High Cliff Park in Galesville is closed until further notice for safety reasons. The closure is temporary and comes after Mayor Vince Howe and public works director Todd Peterson deemed ice and winter weather have made the park a safety concern. “Temporary until the weather breaks and the ice has...

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