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            Reynolds Tomter, 105, of Pigeon Falls received a Congressional Gold Medal for his service in World War II from Congressman Ron Kind during a ceremony held in Whitehall on Monday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Reynolds Tomter hasn’t been speechless often in his 105 years, but after receiving three awards from two different countries, all he could say Monday afternoon was “Wow!” The purpose for the ceremony was for Tomter to be awarded with a Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a Merchant Marine...

 

 

  Wednesday, July 27 10:30 — Arcadia: Caller reporting a trespassing complaint.  14:22 — Galesville: Caller fell victim to a computer scam.  14:50 — Independence: A dump truck had a rock come out of the truck and it cracked the caller’s windshield.  15:11 — Strum: Caller said an unknown person is...

 

 

The Whitehall School District appears to be leaning toward splitting up three referendum topics, running two for proposed building expansions in November and one for extending an operating referendum in April. That was the plan discussed at the district school board’s July meeting last week Monday...

 

 

An innovative deep dive into biliteracy and bilingualism and culture is coming for nearly 30 young learners in Arcadia. A new program in the Arcadia School District will create one classroom of students every year who will be able to speak (bilingual), write/read (biliterate) as well as understand...
After increasing the penalty for carrying open intoxicating beverages and eliminating Highway 121 as a route, the Independence council approved an ordinance permitting ATV and UTV use in the city. “I was a hard no on this,” said council member Rich Theisen at Monday’s council meeting, “until some...
Vandals beware, cameras are coming to Galesville’s Cance Park. MCS Networks of Holmen will supply the city with 12 cameras, software and hardware for $7,908.02, according to council documents. The price does not include costs for pole or electrical hookups, according to council documents. The...
A sand mine owned by Canadian Silica Industries in Arcadia now owes over $350,000 in back property taxes, and could face foreclosure by Sept. 1. CSI operated a sand mine on Thompson Valley Road through perhaps 2019. County Treasurer Laurie Halama told the county’s executive finance committee Monday...
The Trempealeau County board will be asked to decide that its members are not county employees, a step necessary to allow a supervisor who is not vaccinated against COVID to attend healthcare center meetings in person. County Supervisor Heather Fritsch, who is also a member of the Trempealeau...

 

 

Extracurricular activities such as sports and clubs, as well as elective courses, could be at stake in the Independence School District should the non-recurring operational referendum facing voters this week fail. It’s the hard truth, leaders of the district told the Times last week while also...

 

 

  Wednesday, July 20 07:20 — Ettrick: Deer ran into the passenger side of the caller’s truck.  08:38 — Independence: A 40-year-old male possibly overdosed. 12:43 — Ettrick: Highway crew requesting assistance with traffic. They are painting lines on the roadway and traffic is not slowing down.  14:...

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