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  As the Independence Day holiday approaches, ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone to keep their celebrations safe this summer. “With several communities canceling their public Independence Day events this year due to concerns about COVID-19, many people may think it’s a good idea to set off...
  The annual Fourth of July celebration by the Galesville Lions Club won’t be what it usually is, but a few key ingredients will remain in 2020. Many of the events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the car show will go on. The show, hosted by Ram Rods Car Club, will run from 8 a...
  The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season opened July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10. Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone boundaries as their usual hunting grounds may change to a new...

The ribs showing an older buck in Arcadia's Rudy Klink Deer Park created controversy on social media last week. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

A picture and comments on social media about a thin buck deer — a deer whose keeper said is just getting old — has set off a stampede of objections to the city of Arcadia. “We are doing everything humanly possible to make sure we’re doing what we should about this deer,” said Arcadia city manager...
  Members of the Wanek Family and representatives of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) presented a donation check to the Arcadia Ambulance Service for the construction of their new ambulance facility in Arcadia.  Ashley, which has a large manufacturing and distribution facility in Arcadia...
  The county’s unemployment rate during the COVID-19 pandemic hit 19.1 percent in April, the last month available, the highest rate ever recorded over the 28 years of statistics available from the state. The county’s rate is also well above the state’s rate of 13.6 percent. While statistics for May...
An electronic school crossing sign, paid for entirely by a donation from the Arcadia Credit Union, was installed last week in front of Arcadia’s Elementary School. The safety of students crossing Main Street from the school has been a concern by council members for a while.  “The Arcadia Credit...
  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on Monday issued Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The next school year...
  It’s a common problem in towns and villages — semi trucks have to slow down to go through town, and sometimes use the noisy compression release engine brakes, or jake brakes. The Galesville city council decided last week to do something to combat the noise stemming from this type of brake, as...
  Starting in late June the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will begin another round of aerial treatments to control gypsy moth in Trempealeau County.  Phase two targets adult male moths, whereas phase one earlier this spring targeted gypsy moth...

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