Schools

School across the state will close by Thursday of this week after Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school district board approved a four-year, $736,000 lease with Apple for new iPad’s at their regular meeting Monday night. Under the agreement, which takes effect April 2, the district will lease iPad’s for district students and iPad Pros for district teachers that...

Aaron Engel

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau superintendent Aaron Engel may soon be leaving for a job in a larger district. The School District of La Crosse announced Engel as one of three finalists for its superintendent vacancy last week. He will interview against Stacey Everson, director of secondary education for...
Whitehall’s school board approved the implementation of a new visitor system last Wednesday that intends to increase school safety. They will be the first school in the area to implement the system, according to superintendent Mike Beighley.  The system is called Raptor Visitor Management, and...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau girls basketball team finished their regular season with a pair of Coulee Conference losses last week, as they have now dropped their last seven games. The week began with a season-low in scoring as G-E-T fell 49-17 to Arcadia (see story elsewhere in Sports) last...

Logan Shramek of Blair-Taylor secured a pin during the sectional tournament in Westby on Saturday. (Times photgraph by Zac Bellman)

One wrestler from Blair-Taylor and one from Whitehall advanced to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual State Tournament with top-three finishes at the Division Three Westby Sectional on Saturday. Logan Shramek (182), who took fifth at the 2019 state tournament, cruised to a...
The Blair-Taylor girls wrapped up their regular season with a pair of wins of Dairyland Conference opponents. Last Monday, the Wildcats edged past Whitehall in a closely contested non-conference matchup between familiar foes. Then on Thursday, B-T earned their 11th win in the conference, topping...
An Arcadia Middle School teacher was one of 100 teachers honored by the Herb Kohl Education Foundation. Last week, the foundation announced Jenna Putz, a middle school English as a second language teacher, earned a teacher fellowship. With the fellowship, the foundation will award Putz and the...
At their last meeting the Blair-Taylor school board approved the district to begin an all-day four-year-old kindergarden program, expected to begin next year. The program’s staffing is expected to cost the district roughly “$80,000 on the high end,” according to superintendent Jeff Eide. There was...
The state department of the American Legion will be offering 33 scholarships to be awarded as the result of tests held in March. To promote “Americanism, love of county, knowledge of government and allegiance to the U.S. flag to our youth” the legion is offering tests to high school students in...

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