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Rev. Woodrow Pace will be honored with a ceremony after his last mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Independence later this month. (Submitted photo) 

  Independence and Whitehall residents are planning a celebration to honor Father Woodrow Pace who is leaving Ss. Peter and Paul and St John’s Catholic Churches at the end of the month. Pace’s last mass will be at 10:15 a.m. on July 26 at SSPP. Following mass, a social with appetizers will be held...
  A county committee this week is scheduled to interview three candidates for the task of designing a new criminal justice center. The county’s building oversight committee selected Venture of Milwaukee, Potter Lawson of Madison and BKV of Minneapolis to interview Tuesday. The companies’ fees for...
  May sales tax collections and unemployment figures suggest Trempealeau County’s economic hit from the COVID-19 lockdown may be easing. The county’s unemployment rate dropped almost six points from April to May, going from 17.6 to 12 percent, a number that is still historically high for the county...
  The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department found there was no criminal behavior in the care of the animals in Arcadia’s Rudy Klink Deer Park. Sheriff Brett Semingson said investigators worked with the operators of a deer park in Blair and concluded that some adjustment in the Arcadia deer’s feed...
Wednesday, July 1 06:53 — Strum: Caller reported an injured fawn in the lane of travel.  10:14 — Osseo: Caller is requesting a police escort.  11:51 — Ettrick: Caller requesting an officer for damage done to his property.  13:55 — Osseo: Caller reported their mailbox was smashed on Monday night. ...

The Whitehall Fire Department received a $50,000 donation from Whitehall Specialties last week. Accepting the check on the department's behalf was chief Jeremiah Pientok (left) from Whitehall Specialties president and chief executive officer Steve Snyder. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy) 

Steve Snyder had been looking for a chance to get Whitehall Specialties more involved in the local community. When he found out the Whitehall Fire Department was in need, the president and chief executive officer of the cheese-processing plant saw an opportunity as the company donated $50,000 to go...

Work began last week to replace the star/cross that lights up during the holiday season in Whitehall. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

The city of Whitehall should be a little more festive for the 2020 holiday season than it has been the last couple of years. Last week work officially began on replacing the star/cross that overlooks the city from a hill on the north end. The sign had been shining bright since 1960 until the last...
  In-person hunter and recreational vehicle education classes will resume July 13 under a set of guidelines and safety protocols released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Recreational Safety and Outdoor Skills Section under Phase II of the Wisconsin State Government Bounce...
  The next opportunity to give blood in Arcadia in 2020 will be on Thursday, July 16, at a new location, the Wanek Center.   The drive will be from 1-to-6 p.m with the whole members of  VERSITI (Blood Center of Wisconsin/La Crosse on hand be here to help you give the “gift of life”. The goal is to...
  The cities of Blair, Independence and Whitehall are reviewing their reclamation agreements with Hi-Crush Inc. in light of the sand mining company’s announcement it will likely file for bankruptcy. Hi-Crush Inc. announced last Thursday that it expects to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after its...

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