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The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board approved a preliminary budget for the 2021-22 school year that features teacher and administrator raises of 1.23 percent in correspondence to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The approved raises also included increased professional development compensation,...
Whitehall officials approved an agreement to vacate Park Street for the county’s justice center and to apply for funds for the Hobson Street reconstruction, a project that will partially overlap with the county’s work. The closure of Park Street is among the last agreements the city and county have...

Nicholas Riley

A sex offender will be released in the area for the second time this year. A press release sent by the Whitehall Police Department said Nicholas Riley, 31, will be released on May 25. Riley was sentenced to spend eight years in state prison in 2014 for two charges of sexually assaulting a child...

            Protestors demonstrated against the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau district mask mandate prior to Thursday's rescheduled school board meeting outside G-E-T High School. After nearly two hours of public comment and board discussion, the board opted to maintain their masking protocols.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

After hearing nearly an hour of public comment for and against the district’s mask mandate, the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board opted to keep it in place through the end of the school year on June 3. The layout of the meeting itself was a reflection of the community division on the issue of...
The county board endorsed legislation aimed at climate change that would add a tax to fossil fuels and then return a portion of the money collected to citizens. In the third airing of the proposal Monday before the land use committee and county board, supervisors voted 11 to five to send the county...

Favian Flores wasn’t able to speak English when he came to Independence High School two years ago, but will now be graduating and earned a $10,000 scholarship from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

When Favian Flores came to Independence High School two years ago, he didn’t know English, but that was only part of the journey that now includes him earning a $10,000 scholarship from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. “I had to face many obstacles that have sincerely made me cry and have hurt...
The county’s land use committee decided to carve out land records from the department, but also heard remaining land management staff are overwhelmed by the turmoil in the department. The Environment and Land Use Committee last Wednesday agreed to relinquish oversight of the land records division...
The disease isn’t gone yet, but the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported the fewest number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealau County in nearly a year. The eight new cases reported last week were the lowest since there were seven in the last week of May 2020. The spread had been steady...
The Trempealeau village board approved the solicitation of bids and an upcoming assessment hearing for their Lakes Area Sewer System Project. The project, which aims to replace 26 grinder pump stations located within the Lakes Area Sewer District, has hinged on the village’s ability to collect...
Tourism declined across Wisconsin in pandemic-burdened 2020, but of the state’s 72 counties, visitor activity declined the least in Trempealeau County. “Outdoor recreation is what people want right now,” said Rob Grover, director of tourism and economic development for the county. “Trempealeau...

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