All five schools in the Times’ coverage area were graded out as at least having met expectations and two exceeded expectations, according to report cards for the 2021-22 school year released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction last week. The Independence School District had the top...
In order to help offset skyrocketing insurance costs, the Arcadia Public Library board requested additional funding from the city council at last Wednesday’s meeting. Elva Helwig, president of the library board, said that insurance premiums for the library’s two employees increased by about $39,000...
An Arcadia resident requested that the Arcadia city council allow lap swimming in the morning at the city pool for the 2023 season, but city officials weren’t able to make any promises. Michele Ziegeweid asked the council what it would take to resume lap swimming from 7 to 8 a.m. each morning. She...
At least two seats up for election on the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School Board in the 2023 April election will be wide open to the public with no incumbent looking to keep their spot on the board. Board members Gene Hogden and Paul Halderson both told the board at last Monday’s meeting that they...
Whitehall might follow Independence’s lead in exchanging trash bags for bins.  Dave Pientok of Tri-City Sanitation presented about the proposed change at the monthly meeting.  Whitehall residents would be able to choose between 35-gallon and 64-gallon bins, with the initial cost of the bins covered...

            Thirty-eight years after their first letters were exchanged, Judy Olson of Galesville (left) met her worldwide pen pal, Becky, in London earlier this year. Olson and Becky wrote back and forth for a decade and have stayed in touch since they became pen pals in fifth grade            (Submitted photo)

Long gone in 2022 are the days of handwritten letters and pen pals. For one Galesville woman, however, a journey of sharing everything from life updates, family, work, hobbies and other conversations came to a head 38 years later with a worldwide trip to finally meet her pen pal this year. Judy...

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A Trempealeau man has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of causing the death of Monica Knepper in a car crash on July 16, 2020. After being found guilty at a jury trial on Oct. 27, Micah Harris, 41, was sentenced Nov. 11 to serve three years in state prison for knowingly operating...

            G-E-T junior Cadence Simmons let go of a short shot during a nonconference game last Tuesday at home against Cochrane-Fountain City.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A pair of losses opened the 2022-23 season for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School girls basketball team last week. The Red Hawks fell at the hands of Cochrane-Fountain City in the season opener on Tuesday before dropping game two to Melrose-Mindoro, 65-34, on Thursday. No further information...

            Justine Sonsalla fought off an Altoona defender in the first half of the Arcadia girls basketball team’s season opener last Thursday at Arcadia High School. The Raiders fell to Altoona 70-50 despite a second half comeback bid.   (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

Despite the final spread showing a 20-point loss for the Arcadia High School girls basketball team in its season opener last Thursday, coach Evan Pagel came away with a plethora of positives to build on. Altoona, a team that fell just one win short of a trip to the state tournament last winter,...
Expectations were low for the Blair-Taylor boys basketball team entering the 2021-22 season, but they ended up as the last Dairyland Conference team standing, playing in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sectional round. B-T coach Randy Storlie – one of the winningest coaches in...

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            G-E-T junior Cadence Simmons let go of a short shot during a nonconference game last Tuesday at home against Cochrane-Fountain City.             (Times photograph by Benjamin Pierce)

A pair of losses opened the 2022-23 season for the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School girls basketball team last week. The Red Hawks fell at the hands of Cochrane-Fountain City in the season...

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