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Supervisors formally committed the county to borrowing $43.5 million, approving the low bid for the funds to be used to build a new justice center. The board last Tuesday awarded Bank of America/Merrill Lynch the contract based on the company’s offer of a 1.75 percent interest rate, the lowest of...
Arcadia saw a slight dip in bid amounts in the second attempt to find a contractor for a city-focused flood control project, but the apparent winning bid is still above estimates and will probably mean higher city borrowing. A-1 Excavating in Bloomer submitted a bid of $7.18 million for the flood...
The Arcadia school board approved a measure to borrow up to $390,000 from the State Bank of Arcadia through Fund 38 for the purpose of the district’s daycare remodeling project at their regular meeting last Monday. The move came after approval in March to move forward with a $352,000 construction...

            LaVerne (left) and David Pientok are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tri-City Sanitation.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the May 1, 1971 start of curbside garbage pickup services in Whitehall, Blair and Independence by the new business that had been established earlier that year. Peter Pientok Construction of Independence had purchased what had been known as Whitehall Trucking,...

Bob Parker

While he hasn’t been an active member of the Arcadia community for nearly 40 years, perhaps the only person surprised Bob Parker was being honored by the Arcadia Lion’s Club was Parker himself. “I don’t know that I’m really worthy, but It’s an honor to still be remembered in Arcadia, I guess,”...

 

 

Wednesday, April 14 10:16 — Whitehall: Officer is attempting to locate a female with a felony warrant. 11:07 — Whitehall: Caller advised there is a deer that has been in the same spot for several days. Caller wonders if it is injured.   11:14 — Ettrick: Officer is taking a female into custody with...
Kevin Lien, who has worked for the county’s land department since 1992 and served as its director since 2008, is reportedly resigning effective May 3 following several complaints from department staff. The reported resignation comes as the county’s liability insurance investigator provided some...
Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines slowed down last week, but the number of new cases remained low in Trempealeau County. After two straight weeks with more than 2,000 vaccines being administered in Trempealeau County, the total dropped to 1,522 last week as distribution the Johnson & Johnson...
Whitehall officials approved moving forward with design work for the new public library as fundraising for the new structure moves toward the half-way mark. The council last Tuesday approved the next steps with FEH Design. Kurt Johnson, a member of the council and the library board, said a goal is...
Gene Hogden will retain his role as Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School Board president by a narrow 5-4 vote at last Monday’s regular meeting. Hogden was initially absent for the meeting due to serving as referee at an athletic event, leaving vice president Mark Kopp to call the meeting to order. The...

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