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The Whitehall council has approved an agreement that calls for Whitehall-Lincoln and Blair-Preston fire departments to be automatically dispatched for structure fires in any of the departments’ districts.  Under terms of the pact approved by the council last Tuesday, Trempealeau County dispatchers...

 

 

A 56-year-old man who was an inmate in the Trempealeau County jail died in a Minnesota hospital last week from what Sheriff Brett Semingson said were natural causes. The man, who had an unspecified medical condition, was taken from the jail to the emergency department of Gunderson Tri-County...
Three citizen complaints about the behavior of the chair of the county board do not “justify” removing an elected official from office, nor were chair Tim Zeglin’s action illegal, a letter from an attorney representing the county says. The decision to send the letters, as well as set meetings about...
After coming up with a short term plan for the Blair Police Department, the city’s police ordinance committee discussed long-term staffing plans. The city council announced the retirement of police chief Tim Wheeler (see story elsewhere in this week’s edition) and accepted the resignation of...
Details regarding the discipline that led to the negotiated retirement of Blair police chief Tim Wheeler became public last week after a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Times was fulfilled. After 20 years with the city, Wheeler’s run as the chief of police in Blair will officially...

Nan Bischoff, project manager the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Arcadia flood control project, explains the corps' tentative design at a public hearing last month. The $36.8 million price tag for the work leaves the city with a $13.2 million local share for which city officials have no immediate solutions. (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

Arcadia officials agreed to take a small, next step toward completing a study of flood abatement by federal engineers but are holding off on committing fully to the new higher-priced research until the final price tag is clear. The council Monday evening approved allocating $10,000 to keep the U.S...
An Arcadia man who was being chased in Whitehall by sheriff’s deputies and police from three cities before crashing his car and trying to flee on foot faces two felony charges. Gerson Anibal Ruiz Sabillon, 32, of 328 Washington St. was arrested Feb. 3 after officers say he drove away from a house...
Snowmobiles have become officially barred from Memorial Park in Arcadia, though riders may still use a trail along Reit Lane to the boundary between the park and Arcadia school property. The ordinance adopted by the council last Wednesday also bars the use of bicycles, scooters and skates in or on...

Members of the Trempealeau County Highway Department finished cleaning up Highway 93 after a crash that killed Eleva resident Theodore Miland on Monday morning.

One person is dead after a crash on Highway 93 in the town of Chimney Rock early Monday morning. Theodore Miland, 53, of Eleva was driving northbound on Highway 93 near Knudtson Valley Ln. before the car he was driving crossed the center line and struck a dump truck, according to a release issued...
A Strum man who recorded his plans before attempting to kidnap his wife and pointing a gun at police officers has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 11 years of supervision. Appearing in Trempealeau County Circuit Court, La Crosse County Judge Scott Horne Friday said he did not impose...

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