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It was a busy special meeting for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board last Thursday as the board took care of two key pieces before the 2022-23 school year opens this week. The board approved the following: • An increase to school food prices of about 25 cents per meal as well as a 10 cent...

            Dan Erickson was honored as the 2022 Ettrick Citizen of the Year by the Ettrick Lions Club at the 2022 Miss Ettrick pageant Thursday evening.      (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

  Dan Erickson was having a day indifferent from most others when his son, a member of the Ettrick Lions Club, walked up to him to say congratulations. Erickson stood there for a moment with a slight smile on his face, trying to figure out what he was being commended for. “Congratulations on what...

 

 

  The Whitehall school board won’t be going to a referendum for funding to build a childcare center or multipurpose room in November after all. But that doesn’t mean the projects won’t happen or that taxpayers won’t get a say. Last week Monday, the board approved a resolution for a special meeting...

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The Trempealeau County highway commissioner Monday entered his second week of an administrative leave as he is investigated by the county. County board chair and chair of the highway committee, John Aasen, said he could not disclose the nature of the investigation of Commissioner Al Rinka. “I do...

Arcadia sophomore Kaitlin Bremer prepared to return a serve during a tournament game against Baldwin-Woodville at the Onalaska Omni Center last Wednesday.          (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A win over Cumberland and four matches in one day was a busy way to start the 2022 season for Arcadia High School’s volleyball team last week.  The Raiders finished the tournament in Onalaska 1-4, falling to Baldwin-Woodville in the final set of an opening match before earning their first win of...

Above: Sophomore Sawyer Smock finished inside the top 25 while the Red Hawk boys took fifth place.

Below: Sophomore Anya Wolfe ran toward the finish line during an invitational cross country meet at Maple Grove Venues in West Salem on Saturday. The Red Hawk girls placed sixth as a team.           (Times photographs by Benjamin Pierce)

Four different runners donning Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau jerseys took home top 10 honors at the Red Hawks’ season opening meet last Saturday, the Gale Johnson Kick-Off at Maple Grove Venues in West Salem. Coach Don Foley’s team is coming off a successful 2021 season that saw both the boys and girls...

 

 

  Wednesday, Aug. 17 01:19 — Osseo: Officer is assisting a state trooper with a search.  08:06 — Ettrick: Caller reported a female is burning garbage in the middle of the road and flipping people off. The female was actually burning a bible; an officer got her to return to her residence.  08:56 — ...
The Arcadia council is looking at repaying over 10 years a $2 million loan for a flood control project, a decision that could up property taxes in 2023. “With inflation and everything, the last thing we want to do right now is raise taxes,” said Mayor Kevin Mayzek. “We’re going to go through...
The leadership at Arcadia High School got a bit of an overhaul this summer, but Superintendent Lance Bagstad said the building is in good hands as the 2022-23 school year quickly approaches. A familiar face will be leading the efforts, as former vice principal and athletic director Wyatt Anderson...
The kid who was voted to have best mullet in the country has ties to Trempealeau County and those connections may have pushed him over the top in the national competition. Known as “Mullet Boy” eight-year-old Emmitt Bailey of Menomonie was voted to have the best mullet in the entire country in the...

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