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  Students in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District last week Tuesday donned masks due to a district requirement for the first time in the 2021 school year. Tuesday marked the first day of a temporary district mask requirement, one which will be re-examined on Friday, Oct. 15. Students with...
While there wasn’t a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases from two weeks ago to last week, the overall total has overwhelmed the county health department.  The Trempealeau County Health Department announced last Friday that due to the “surge in cases” the department is working under...
The Arcadia School District saved about $500,000 more than they expected to during the 2020-21 school year, superintendent Lance Bagstad told the school board on Monday. The board’s annual meeting and budget hearing for 2021-2022 is set for Monday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. District revenues were about $...

           Last week Monday night's storm took down this barn at the juncture of Highway 93 and Double V. Debris was spread across the county highway and scattered through a cornfield all the way to a ravine. A house and outbuilding about four miles south of Strum on Highway D were also severely damaged in the storm, according to Sheriff Brett Semingson. As of early Tuesday, there was no confirmation of whether Monday's storm included a tornado.            (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

Officials from the National Weather Service were able to officially confirm that an EF1 tornado hit near Strum last week Monday. Confirmation came on Tuesday with the NWS reporting that the tornado first touched down at 5:57 p.m. about five or six miles north of Independence — in the town of...

            Whitehall’s Nylah Lisowski spiked the ball during their match against Blair-Taylor last week Tuesday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

One loss early in the week and three losses in a quadrangular on Saturday sandwiched a win on Thursday. The Norse opened the week with a home loss to Blair-Taylor (see story elsewhere in Sports) last week Tuesday before beating Gilmanton on Thursday. The competition was stiff at a quadrangular...

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 15 05:01 — Independence: Buffalo County received a report of a loose brown horse in the road.  06:17 — Independence: A brown horse is in the roadway.  06:52 — Arcadia: A car is all over the road. It passed in a no-passing zone and nearly struck another car.  07:03 — Trempealeau:...
After years of consideration and months of refining ideas, officials with Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinic in Whitehall are ready to break ground perhaps on March 1 for their new, estimated $40 million facility. “For a rural community to get what will be a high-tech facility is pretty...
A Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board member wants the district to reexamine its masking policy due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, and the topic led to a spirited discussion during the board’s meeting last Monday. During superintendent Michelle Butler’s monthly update on the district’s...
Blair residents who are deemed to be a public nuisance will either have to shape up or pay a stiff price. “We want to clean this town up and make it look more presentable,” Kent Johnson, Blair police chief, said.  The Blair city council approved two ordinance changes at its regular meeting last...
The city of Whitehall is waiting for what’s next from a possible buyer of the city’s golf course and club house. “We’re expecting more information,” said Whitehall Mayor Jeff Hauser of the possible purchasers of the facility. The sale has been the subject of at least two executive sessions by the...

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