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The Independence School District will be reducing virtual learning options in the 2021-22 school year, citing the stress placed on teachers created by teaching concurrently in person and virtually. District superintendent Bärry Schmitt explained that those with an accommodation specified in a...
The Ettrick village board will combine ordinances from two other municipalities to address issues with vehicles that are parked in yards. The board was pretend with an ordinance from Arcadia regarding where vehicles are parked on residential lots and an ordinance from Trempealeau regarding junked...
The summer of 2021 will look much more normal in Blair as last week Monday the city council approved a few things that could bring the city back to normal. One of the biggest annual celebrations the city has is set to return this year as the council approved a Class B temporary liquor license for...
A group of swimmers called on the Arcadia city council to expand the hours for the post-pandemic reopening of the city’s aquatic center to give more time to those who swim laps. The group “represents about 200 years” of swimming laps at the pool and swimmers need more hours at the pool than has...

            Roughly 20 protestors derailed a Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board meeting on Monday, seeking to have mask mandates loosened. The board cancelled their meeting after some audience attendees refused to wear masks. The meeting will be rescheduled at an alternate venue at a date and time to be announced.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

Monday’s regular meeting of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board was adjourned just as soon as it got under way, as a crowd of roughly 20 anti-mask protestors had board members leaving the room for their safety. Board members Gene Hogden, Harold Olson and Mark Kopp, as well as district...

            Tyler Brantner of Independence/Gilmanton eyed a ground ball during Friday’s game against Blair-Taylor.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Pitching and defense are proving to be a strength for the Independence/Gilmanton baseball team so far this season as they allowed a combined four runs in three wins last week. Outside of a 13-6 loss to Melrose-Mindoro two weeks ago, the Indees have allowed two runs or fewer in every game. Their...

 

 

Wednesday, April 28 14:00 — Blair: Traffic complaint for a vehicle that is swerving and hitting its brakes. 14:53 — Galesville: Caller advised a farmer keeps taking more of their yard. The farmer recently tore up a fence. 15:31 — Osseo: Report of kids fighting in the area. 16:09 — Osseo: A male...
A group of several hundred individuals who first organized to protest a county pandemic-related ordinance intends to keep influencing county politics by winning local government seats and restoring individual rights. The county’s Liberty Alliance — which organizer Dave Estenson said is unrelated to...
County supervisors this month will be asked to back climate change legislation that taxes fossil fuels, pays the money back to citizens through a dividend and protects farmers from high fuel costs. Town of Hale resident John Skoug, who ushered the resolution through an endorsing vote by the county’...
A county committee seemed receptive to a plan to detach from land management the land records division — whose employees have been the most critical of the land management director — but members worry the move could leave a supervision vacuum. The county’s executive finance committee Monday...

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