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            Maj. Gen. Diana Holland, director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division (from left), Arcadia Mayor Rob Reichwein and Col. Carl Jansen, commander of the St. Paul district, sign a partnership agreement last Tuesday in Arcadia. The agreement sets the stage for the corps to begin a formal design of a $38 million flood control project for the city.     (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

As Arcadia officials and a high-ranking federal engineering corps representative last week ceremonially signed a pact to move forward with a flood control project, the city starts an equally difficult phase: finding the money. “We really need now to get into the guts of the financing,” said city...

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 11:12 — Whitehall: A vehicle rolled over in a creek. 12:42 — Arcadia: A house is on fire. Caller doesn’t know if it is occupied. 12:56 — Trempealeau County: A bumper is in the middle of the road. The vehicle must have struck the guardrail. 13:43 — Whitehall: Caller believes there...
The head of the county’s department of land management is on paid administrative leave while an investigation is conducted into his alleged mismanagement of department staff. Kevin Lien, who has been with the department for over 28 years, was escorted from the courthouse and will be on leave until...
City of Blair residents will narrow the field of mayoral candidates from three to two and voters across the state will decide on the two most-qualified candidates to Wisconsin’s top education official at the spring primary election this coming Tuesday.  The Blair race has three candidates looking...
The Village of Trempealeau board approved a resolution confirming Trempealeau Municipal Electric’s interest in participating in a project to address an anticipated energy shortfall among their fellow Great Lakes Utilities (GLU) members. GLU, a municipal electric company serving Trempealeau and nine...
As Independence officials embark this spring on a pollution-control project to fortify the banks of streams and slow down the flow of phosphorus into the Trempealeau River, they will also be dealing with some firsts. “We’re the pilot program for a (state Department of Natural Resources) low-...
The Independence school board held a community forum at their regular meeting last week, where projections were shared on the potential tax impact of the $700,000 referendum proposal on the spring election ballot. District administrator Barry Schmitt projected a mill rate increase to $9.22 next...
The Blair city council filled two vacancies on Monday and had a lengthy discussion about an issue with an upcoming street project.  The meeting started with Mayor Ardell Knutson recommending the council approve Dennis Stephenson as the new Ward One alderman, replacing Wanda Cartrette, who resigned...
As the Arcadia city council considers its first court action against the owner of property deemed untidy — and gets pushback from at least one resident on limits on where cars can be parked — it is expected to consider modifying the parking ordinance. The modified ordinance would add impermeable...

Micabil “Mike” Diaz has been working as the assistant district attorney in Trempealeau County since December.            (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

Trempealeau County may be atypical in one enviable way: It doesn’t have a high incidence of the serious crimes such as murder that the county’s new assistant district attorney has experienced elsewhere. “I think the community is, well, overall pretty safe,” said Micabil, or Mike, Diaz in an...

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