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25 YEARS AGO Oct. 5, 1995 The Whitehall city council Thursday approved a low-interest loan that will keep a local industry in town, and also allow it to expand. The council unanimously okayed the application from Whitehall Specialties to borrow from the city’s Development Loan Fund. The approval...
A woman who once was director of the Independence Child Care Center is accused to stealing from the center almost $4,000 in cash and unauthorized use of a credit card. Amanda Holzem, 29, of 56 Wenonah Road, Minnesota City, Minn., is charged with two felony counts of forgery and felony theft from a...
Wednesday, Sept. 16 10:24 — Blair: Welfare check on a student requested. The student has not been logged into school all year and the principal has only been able to reach the student’s mother once. 10:48 — Galesville: Caller advised a vehicle has been leaving the road and driving through his yard...
A Texas bankruptcy judge approved the restructuring plan for a major county sand mine company, giving Hi-Crush the debt relief it said it needed to renew operations. The settlement approved last Wednesday by the judge also secures the right of numerous county residents to pursue their lawsuit...
The county board approved moving forward with a plan to explain to residents why a new county building is needed while also borrowing for the second year in a row over $5 million to reconstruct crumbling roads. Supervisors approved sending a letter to all county residents that gives the rationale...
Just over three years since the county board last rejected the idea of a county administrator, the county board Monday said no again. The vote this time was even slightly more lopsided, with 13 supervisors saying no and four approving of the hiring. In September of 2017, the board voted 11 to six...
Members of the Blair-Taylor School District will be traveling to each municipality within the district to discuss the referendum that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. At the board’s regular meeting last week Monday, superintendent Jeff Eide presented members with a schedule for meetings in each...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District informed families last Thursday that a staff shortage due to COVID-19 would be forcing the high school to close to in-person instruction until Oct. 19. As of Friday, the high school had two students and one teacher who have tested positive for COVID-19,...
At last Monday’s regular meeting of the Arcadia school board, principals gave reports that were largely laudatory of students, staff and the district’s effort to maintain an in-person instruction option for the first month of the school year. Though scheduling and teaching on multiple platforms...
 The city of Whitehall is $1 million closer to financing reconstruction of Hobson Street with the award of a federal Community Development Block Grant.  The balance of the estimated $3.5 million street project could come from tax incentive district revenue. The city has until September, 2021 to...

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