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            Independence High School graduate Geri Fredrickson has been a key part of threecollegiate national champion powerlifting teams.            (Submitted photo)

Shortly after Geri Fredrickson’s first semester of college, she received advice from her mother that would not only change her life but help her become a national champion. The 2019 Independence High School graduate had just finished her first few months at Winona State University and was competing...
As the Whitehall High School softball team prepared to open its season, the district realized they didn’t have enough players to field a team. High school principal Eric Young told the district school board last Monday that, while they planned on having enough for a full team, there ended up being...
Traditional trips for Whitehall School District students will be returning this spring. The Whitehall school board heard from elementary principal Damon Lisowski and middle school principal Beth Lisowski that with COVID-19 restrictions lessened this year, trips for sixth- and eighth-grade students...
The rehabilitation of the Wisconsin 54/93 bridge over Beaver Creek in the town of Gale was scheduled to begin on Monday to start road construction season in Trempealeau County. A press release sent by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation last week said that Governor Tony Evers signed a $1.67...

            No longer owned by the Przybilla family, the property that Aloyzie Przybilla was shot at is fenced off. The house that Przybilla lived — and died — in was burned down several years ago, while other buildings on the property have also been destroyed. The only building left standing is a milk house.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

One person was tried and another, supposedly, confessed, but after 25 years, nobody has been convicted for the murder of Aloyzie Przybilla. The murder has remained a mystery since the 74-year-old Przybilla’s body was discovered by his son Leon “Butch” Przybilla, on April 3, 1997 at his home,...

            Independence/Gilmanton junior Hunter Guenther fielded a ground ball as he turns to throw to first base in a 10-8 win at Onalaska Luther last Tuesday.            (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

When the first pitch was thrown in last Tuesday’s season opener for the Independence/Gilmanton baseball team at Luther High School, the conditions felt catered more for ice fishing than baseball. The visiting Indees worked through slashing winds and bitter cold to come away with a 10-6 win, their...

 

 

  Wednesday, March 23 00:40 — Blair: Ambulance was following a sedan that was all over the road.  02:47 — Trempealeau: A tractor and a trailer are in the ditch.  05:14 — Independence: A tree is down across the road. 07:16 — Whitehall: 15-year-old female is being uncooperative. She has contraband...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO April 10, 1997 The death of a town of Burnside man in his home last week is being treated as Trempealeau County’s first murder in nearly five years. Trempealeau County Coroner Bonnie Kindschy on Friday ruled that the death of Aloyzie Przybilla was a homicide. The body of Przybilla,...
An incumbent who has been on the Blair-Taylor school board for six years will compete against a person who dropped out of high school in Tuesday’s election. Incumbent David Thompson, a B-T graduate who is currently a dairy farmer will square off against Daniel Zawacki. Zawacki said he is running to...
Four residents will compete for two seats on the Independence School Board when the spring election opens next Tuesday. Current board president Joe Bragger and clerk Leah Matchey are seeking re-election to the board. They face Jenny Solberg and Mike Franks in the April 5 race. Bragger, a 55-year-...

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