The Whitehall School District is willing to explore the possibility of adding a childcare facility, if that’s what district taxpayers want. District superintendent Mike Beighley said he has fielded numerous questions about the possibility, citing the lack of childcare options available in the area...
Arcadia is a small city with big city needs — at least from a where’s-the-money perspective — and its mayor of the last six years thinks it’s time for new ideas. Rob Reichwein’s tenure as mayor of the county’s largest city began following a recall over sand mines in the city in 2015, and he’s...
The number of deer harvested in Trempealeau County during the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun season saw a significant decrease this year. Data released last week by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources showed that 1,885 deer were harvested on opening weekend, Nov. 20 and 21,...
The county’s new health director “couldn’t be more pleased” that Trempealeau County residents are getting vaccinated at a rate that’s the seventh highest in the state, but the incidence of positive COVID tests still gets the county a “critical” ranking. “We know the vaccine reduces the risk of...

            Rollie Thompson retired last April after serving as the town of Gale chair for 26 years.            (Submitted photo)

Town of Gale supervisor Dan Byom worked with former township chair Rollie Thompson for nearly two decades on the town board, and Byom said the impact Thompson left on the town can be seen in nearly every street and corner of Gale. Thompson retired in April after 26 years as chair, and Byom said the...

            Little Raiders Childcare Center director Jolynn Bourland is in her first year running the new childcare center run through Arcadia Elementary School, one designed to give kids a head start on their education. Bourland said the center provides a good balance of learning through play time and one-on-one skill building with teachers.            (Times photograph by Bnejamin Pierce)

When Little Raiders Childcare Center director Jolynn Bourland was putting together the curriculum for the new childcare center at Arcadia Elementary School this summer, she wanted to ensure students were receiving more than just play time and cartoons. A few of months into operations, Bourland said...

            Whitehall’s Andrea Sosalla went up for a basket during their game against Coulee Christian last week Tuesday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

A balanced scoring attack helped the Whitehall girls basketball team take a big lead as they moved to 3-0 on the season. The Norse scored 35 points to take a 20-point lead into halftime then held Coulee Christian to just two baskets in the second half as they went on to win 69-19. With a 3-0 record...

            G-E-T senior guard Lindsey Lettner squeezed by a Sparta defender in a nonconference game last week Monday.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Despite a bit of a sloppy start and an early injury in a nonconference game at Sparta on Monday, the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau girls basketball team headed into halftime down a single basket.  But after watching Sparta nail back to back three-pointers to open the second half, the inexperienced Red...
There didn’t look to be much of a difference on the scoreboard, but the Independence girls basketball team’s defense wouldn’t let Boyceville threaten late in the game. The Indees had a five-point lead at halftime, but it might as well have been twice as large considering the teams had combined for...

            Breah Golden of Arcadia split a double team during last week’s game against La Crosse Aquinas.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Arcadia coach Lucas Passehl was hoping La Crosse Aquinas would miss, but that didn’t happen nearly enough and the Raiders couldn’t keep up with the Blugolds.  Aquinas ended up shooting 54 percent — including 15-for-29 from three — for the game after a first half in which they scorched the nets with...

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            Whitehall’s Andrea Sosalla went up for a basket during their game against Coulee Christian last week Tuesday.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

A balanced scoring attack helped the Whitehall girls basketball team take a big lead as they moved to 3-0 on the season. The Norse scored 35 points to take a 20-point lead into halftime then held...

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