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Most of the county’s human services staff report higher job contentment after six months of work following accusations the department had become “toxic,” consultants told the county board Monday. “There were fractures in the relationships among staff,” consultant Nicole Milliren of Brave Spaces...
The Arcadia school board could see as many as two new faces pending the results of the April 5 election as a pair of residents challenge three incumbents. Current board president Paul Servais and fellow board members Diana Tempski and Rodney Walters will seek reelection to the board. They will be...
A new plan outlining the costs and rules for use of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District’s new Performing Arts Center will give the district a more exact process and possibly boost revenue. A decision from the G-E-T school board last week to approve the schedule will allow PAC Director...
Only one seat in the Galesville City Council race will be contested in the April 5 election, as incumbent Randy Larson faces Tory-Kale Schultz in the first ward. Incumbents Kelly Kreger and Jean Wallner are running unopposed. Larson, 66, has served on the council for the last seven years and has...
The Arcadia council approved rezoning property to allow construction of multi-family housing, but noted drainage and access questions will have to be addressed in a development plan. The property located at the east end of Jefferson Street was zoned commercial, but the council voted last Wednesday...
After voting down a motion to delay action on borrowing until new supervisors are seated, the Trempealeau County board unanimously approved a first step to borrow $6.05 million for roads and other purchases that will bump up taxes. The bulk of the money, $4.95 million, will be spent on road and...

John Kimmel (left) and Kevin Mayzek will compete to replace Rob Reichwein as Arcadia's mayor. 

As they wrap up their campaigns for the April 5 election for mayor, president of the Arcadia city council and the city’s one-time mayor don’t see eye to eye on much. The two, former mayor John Kimmel and council president Kevin Mayzek, both believe growing the city and protecting it from floods are...
  Wednesday, March 9 00:16 — Ettrick: Caller reporting possible child abuse.  06:15 — Galesville: A couch is in the lane of traffic.  09:21 — Eleva: A car is in the caller’s driveway. A male is in the car and was walking near her house. She has no idea what he is doing there.  11:28 — Osseo:...
The Whitehall council has decided to use the proceeds from the sale of the golf course to finance a new roof for the fire department. Fire Chief Jeremiah Pientok told the council last Tuesday that a combination of age and some errors in roof installation in 1998 have caused the roof to fail and...
An ordinance allowing ATV traffic on designated Galesville city roads will be drafted and could be in front of the Galesville city council for a vote as early as next month, according to discussions from the council’s meeting last Thursday. The proposed route would connect County Road T to County...

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