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When the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District received the results of a May staff survey asking about being a district employee, it became apparent to Superintendent Michele Butler that many employees felt it wasn’t clear where the district is headed or what its core goals are. As a result, the...
An initial appearance has been scheduled for August for a man who allegedly hit and fired a gun at another man outside an Arcadia bar. Jose A. Acevedo Colon, 27, of 36089 Ferguson St., #30, in Independence faces felony charges of first degree recklessly endangering safety and substantial battery...
An Arcadia man remained in Trempealeau County jail Monday in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond for allegedly hitting and kicking a man who reportedly then suffered a brain injury. Andrew Vincent De Leon, 31, of 1748 Saddle Drive #45 told police officers he was angered at the victim for making noise when...
The Whitehall city council discussed options for repairing the fire station roof.  The city received three bids, but one did not meet the requested standards. The recommended bid was from AmeriCon Construction for $253,000, including a $50,000 allowance. Even with the lower bid, the city would have...
Independence trash pick-up will be switching from garbage bags to carts in the near future.  Dave Pientok of Tri-City Sanitation presented the city council with information about the new system. Instead of 33-gallon and 16-gallon bags, the new plan would use 35-gallon and 64-gallon carts. Residents...
Representatives of the Independence school board have been attending township and city meetings to promote the August 9 operating referendum. The referendum requests $900,000 per year for three years to cover operating expenses. In a presentation to the Independence city council, school...
A dispute over who should have possession of keys to the city of Blair Police Department has, apparently, been resolved. At last week Monday’s regular meeting, city clerk Susan Frederixon said that both she and deputy clerk Deb Fremstad had “no problem” passing the background checks that were...
A pair of administrative positions in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District are getting close to being filled this week. Both the high school principal and pupil services director openings were set for interviews last week, with the district planning to offer the jobs to finalists this week...

 

 

The thought coming out of the Trempealeau Valley Cooperative 2.0 biannual meeting last Wednesday was that the four school districts would like to pay teachers more, limit the scope of their work while also offering “a world class education” to students and that by working together they can...

 

 

  Wednesday, July 6 00:10 — Arcadia: Multiple alarms tripped at a credit union.  09:04 — Whitehall: Caller said their father-in-law is on the floor and unresponsive.  10:14 — Eleva: A white SUV doesn’t have a license plate.  11:42 — Trempealeau: Caller’s credit card number has been stolen and used...

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