Area News

Home sales decrease as prices rise

MADISON, Wis. — The median home sale prices have increased while the number of home sales also increases for the month of November, according to a report from the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) . The median price for Trempealeau County home sales in November was $147,200, a 10.8 percent decrease from November of 2017, according…

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B-T FFA, volunteers, donor help kids sleep in a bed

Blair-Taylor FFA members, an anonymous donor, and some adult volunteers came together Friday and created 20 beds, which will be used to get some kids off the floor. Sleep In Heavenly Peace’s (SHP) Trempealeau County chapter coordinated the event, its fourth ‘build’ effort to create beds in about four months. Of the 20 beds built Friday, 12…

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Arcadia school receives $12 million for new Wanek Center

The Arcadia School District formally received a $12 million donation from Ron and Joyce Wanek Foundation Friday afternoon for the new Wanek Center, a community center which will include a gymnasium. This donation will be used towards the new facility that will serve as a community recreation and event center as well as athletic space,…

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Ettrick board creates constable position

ETTRICK – Village board members in Ettrick approved the creation of a constable position at their meeting Dec. 4. The constable – who is not necessarily a law enforcement officer – will be called upon to enforce village ordinances. For more on this story, click here.

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Taylor sets 2019 budget, levy

TAYLOR – Village Board members approved the Village of Taylor’s budget and tax levy for 2019, with little change in the totals from 2018. The village’s tax levy rose only $29 to $54,611, an increase of about 5 one-hundredths of 1 percent. For more on this story, click here.

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Area jobless rates rise

Trempealeau County experienced a slight increase in unemployment rates in the month of October with rates increasing to 2.3 percent from 2.1 percent according to the data recorded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and reported by the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development. Jackson County experienced a similar increase with the rates…

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Gun-deer season harvest rises in area counties

Hunters in the seven-county area shot nearly 1,000 more bucks and more than 1,300 more does during the recent nine-day gun-deer season in Wisconsin, according to Department of Natural Resources’ preliminary figures. Many of the increased bucks (antlered deer) harvested in the area came in Clark, La Crosse and Monroe counties, while the increased does…

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Developer proposes ‘energy-positive’ homes for Blair development

A developer presented plans for two model homes to Blair City Council members Monday night, and asked for their approval. The plans call for two- and three-bedroom homes with solar panels which would make the homes ‘energy-positive’ meaning they would generate more electricity than the home would use. For more on this story, click here

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