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While it has yet to be determined if there will actually be any ice fishing, the Elk Rod and Gun Club’s 65th Annual Ice Fishing Contest and Jamboree will still have a lot to offer.  As of Monday, there was optimism that the ice would be thick enough for Saturday’s contest in Independence.  A final...

            High school Spanish/English teacher Ryan Jennings taught a group of Independence Elementary School students on Dec. 7 about Spanish through a game of ‘Profe Says'. Jennings spends his prep periods teaching younger students about outside cultures through language and exercises.   (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Shortly after Ryan Jennings graduated high school, he made a substantial change. Jennings lived for five years — or as he recalls, grew into an adult — in Mexico City after moving to Mexico’s capital immediately after high school. Jennings was equipped with two years of high school Spanish and...
Halene DeJager and Emma Grams were the busiest Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau girls basketball players last week as the Red Hawks lost a pair of games.  La Crosse Logan handed the Red Hawks (4-14, 3-5 Coulee Conference) a loss last Tuesday before G-E-T pushed Viroqua to the final whistle in a tighter...
The Independence/Gilmanton boys basketball team doubled its win total last week before suffering a Dairyland Conference loss. The Indees began the week with a 65-40 win at Greenwood last week Monday. On Tuesday, I/G picked up its first Dairyland Conference win of the season, besting Augusta, 58-46...

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 17 07:50 — Whitehall: Caller saw a black dog chasing a deer.  08:05 — Strum: Caller reporting the strong smell of gas in the area.  09:13 — Arcadia: Caller reported a male is going crazy.  10:54 — Whitehall: An officer is taking a subject into custody on a warrant.  12:59 —...
A Blair man remains in jail in lieu of $20,000 bond after he allegedly damaged items at two homes and then, when confronted by the homeowner at a third home, was shot. Twenty-two-year-old Shawn Gregory Gill of 411 E. Broadway St., faces six felonies and three misdemeanor charges for the incidents...
Arcadia risks losing the police officers it has and could be heading for less than a “full service” department if more officers aren’t hired, members of the department warned city officials. Arcadia’s four police officers told the council last Wednesday that the city’s population is growing as are...
Arcadia will resume its search for a community planner after briefly considering a position more focused on the needs of the city’s utilities. During a joint meeting of the utility commissions and city council Monday, the two groups agreed to a job description that focuses on grant writing and...
The Blair-Taylor school board approved a calendar that will eliminate early releases on Wednesdays and a weeklong break in November of the 2024-25 school year. All four schools in the Trempealeau Valley Co-Op — Arcadia, B-T, Independence and Whitehall — are eliminating early releases on Wednesdays...
Individuals have until Feb. 19 to request a public hearing or comment on an environmental assessment of the most recent changes in the flood control project for Arcadia. The assessment concludes that there are few effects on the environment between the original and new configuration of primarily...

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