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Lorraine Voelker and Jerome Sobota

Many men of World War II had to leave their wives or girlfriends when the war was thrust upon them. Most survived to return to their loved ones. This, however, is a story with a different ending, a story of a love that could not be broken, despite loss, by World War II. Jerome J. Sobota had...
There is space in the Independence School District for more students to open enroll into the district, and the Independence school board last Tuesday voted to keep such enrollment open for the 2024-25 school year as a result. School districts each January are required to indicate whether they will...
Independence city residents will have curbside recycling available this year after the city council voted 4-2 to approve a contract despite an increase in cost. The council was presented a letter from Tri-R Recycling Center – a branch of the Trempealeau County Health Care Center — which explained...
Transportation was a common topic during an Independence school board meeting at which the board voted to renew its busing contract while also allowing Superintendent Paul Franzwa to consider purchasing another van. Independence business Pape School Bus, Inc. will continue to provide bussing...
A Galesville man was charged last week with two felony counts of possession of child pornography after local law enforcement was alerted through CyberTips by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Clayton William Solberg, 22, of 20393 W. Gale Ave., was arrested after sheriff’s...
After a community group said it may have found a cheaper, but still economically friendly option for dredging Lake Henry, the Blair city council voted to investigate the alternative further. At the council’s regular meeting last Thursday, Mike Ressel and Dwight Frederixon told members they had been...
One Arcadia council member praised what he said appeared to be stepped up police attention on Wilson Avenue while the entire council agreed to add additional traffic signs to the often-criticized street. “A neighbor wanted to give shout out to the police for being so visible,” said council member...

 

 

The Independence city council voted to accept Mayor Robert Baecker’s appointment of former city police chief Derrick Vold as an advisor to handle administrative work as the city again looks for a new chief of police. The vacancy was created when Chad Halvorson — who had replaced Vold as the chief...

 

 

Wednesday, Dec. 27 01:09 — Whitehall: A juvenile is walking home; caller is concerned for his or her welfare.  06:44 — Independence: A car hit a light pole.  07:03 — Eleva: Automated alert system reporting a car crash with a vehicle stuck in the lane of traffic.  10:35 — Blair: A deer is stuck in a...
A man was shot after breaking into a house on the 900 block of Taft St. in Blair less than 20 minutes into the new year. According to a press release sent by the Blair Police Department, Trempealeau County Dispatch received a call reporting a break-in at 1:16 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The caller’s...

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