News

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...

Micah Harris

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...

            Blair-Taylor’s Sydney Fremstad worked in the post during their game against Black River Falls last Thursday.   (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

While they weren’t exactly lights out from beyond the arc, the Blair-Taylor girls basketball team was still able to score more than 80 points in two wins last week.  The Wildcats shot less than 30 percent on three-pointers in both games, but still had more than 50 points before halftime in each as...

 

 

  Wednesday, Nov. 9 06:43 — Blair: Delivery driver struck a light pole outside.  07:12 — Whitehall: Caller reporting an injured deer in the field.  08:39 — Blair: Hay bales are in the roadway. People are swerving around them.  08:44 — Whitehall: Caller hit a deer last night and has a damaged...
Spending by Trempealeau County departments will fall just below $80 million in 2023 for an increase of less than half a percent, according to the budget approved by a 15-0-1 vote last week. The county added about $241,000 in overall expenses for 2023 and the board approved just over $17.2 million...

Pages

Special Sections

Comment Here