Crash shuts down Highway 14 in Winona
(KWNO)-An early morning crash on Tuesday closed Highway 14 in Winona. According to a Winona County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson the crash involved a car and bus. Several law enforcement agencies and first responders were on the scene. The accident happened near the intersection of Highway 14 and Ridge View Road near the top of Stockton Hill. The road was shut down in both directions and a post on the Winona Police Department Facebook page was asking drivers to “take an alternative route either to, or from, the city of Winona.” The Minnesota State Patrol is leading the investigation of the crash and as of this writing it’s unknown if anyone was injured.
Enrollment up at G-E-T, Arcadia
G-E-T At G-E-T, enrollment is currently 1,377 students, a slight increase from 1,362 students last school year. District Administrator Michele Butler said enrollment is rebounding a bit. Prior to that increase, enrollment decreased during the pandemic, Butler said, declining from 1,425 students in 2019-2020 to 1,375 in 2020-2021 and then declining very slightly to 1,372 in 2021-2022. Between 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, there was also a slight decline from 1,372 students to 1,362. “I think some families decided to keep their kids home for a little while longer and found other options, either homeschooling or doing online options that are offered in our state,” she said of the enrollment trends.
Arcadia Middle School Raider Market
ARCADIA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Arcadia middle schoolers can now shop till they drop for additional food resources. Right at their school. In March of 2023, Arcadia’s middle school counselor had the idea to partner with Feed My People Food Bank to offer additional food resources for children to take home to their families.
Galesville man dies in Lake Marinuka incident
A 47-year-old Galesville man is dead after drowning in Lake Marinuka last Tuesday. Authorities responded to the East side of Lake Marinuka just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday after a resident called to report that a suspicious man was standing on the dock in their backyard. Sergeant Travis McDonah of...
Buffalo County cougar shot by bow hunter
MONTANA — When 39-year-old Wisconsin bow hunter Ben Karasch climbed into his tree stand on Nov. 11, he was hoping to see one of the legendary Buffalo County bucks, not an adult cougar stalking him. Karasch was hunting on private land in the Township of Montana near Gilmanton in northern Buffalo County. “I’d climbed into my ladder stand that afternoon and by early evening I hadn’t seen a deer. That’s...
Arcadia Books in Spring Green closing Jan. 1 for several months
Part chamber of commerce, part study hall, a little bit coffee shop and a little bit living room, Arcadia Books in downtown Spring Green is something special. “It’s a jewel,” said Natalie Iaury, who has worked at the bookstore since it opened in 2011. “You have young people...
Buffalo's Rise as a Great Lakes Powerhouse: The Erie Canal's Legacy
Buffalocity, or Buffalo as it is known today, holds within its foundation a past both rich and enigmatic. Officially coming into being in 1856, the city's narrative is interspersed with undocumented facets that spark intrigue. Nevertheless, a significant chapter in Buffalo's story is indelibly linked to the Erie Canal's completion in 1825, which heralded the city's status as a pivotal terminus for westward movement and trade. The canal's role in Buffalo's rapid population growth and its strategic location at the eastern end of Lake Erie underscored the city's rise as a grain and commerce powerhouse, despite the earlier setback of the War of 1812.
Man allegedly ‘huffing’ hides in Target bathroom after store closes
(KWNO)-Winona police are looking for a man who allegedly hid in the bathroom at Target after the store closed. Officers responded to Target around 11:30 Tuesday night on a burgulary call. According to a police spokesperon, store video shows the man emerging from the bathroom, walking around the store and possibly putting merchandise in his pockets. Officers searching the store found “11 empty air duster containers” in the bathroom leading them to believe the man was huffing. Huffing is inhaling fumes from run-of-the-mill household products, such as glue, cleaning products or paint, producing a high.
Eleva's Serendipitous Summit: From 'New Chicago' to 'Eleva'
Nestled within the scenic confines of Trempealeau County, the village of Eleva is a community steeped in history, with a story as unique as its landscape. Originating as 'New Chicago', the village's journey to its current name, 'Eleva', is a blend of happenstance and geographical significance. The first settler, Joseph Dickinson Cooper, planted his roots in the 1870s, setting the stage for a town that would captivate with its quaint charm and elevated spirit.
Bar fights continues in the street, man arrested
(KWNO)-A fight at Gabby’s Bar early Saturday morning spilled out onto the street and led to an arrest, according to a Winona Police spokesperson. Police were called to the area of 3rd Street and Market Street around 1:12 a.m. When officers arrived, 29-year-old Hunter Gamoke was cursing and trying to fight with people. After mitigating the situation officers left but were called back to the same area about 20 minutes later and found Gamoke still being disorderly and trying to wrestle with people in the street. This time officers arranged for a ride home for Gamoke even though he was belligerent to officers and said he wasn’t going home. Police stayed in the area to ensure Gamoke left but 10 minutes later he was still there and still causing a disturbance. Officers arrested Gamoke and brought him to jail. He was cited and eventually released, according to the police spokesperson.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Trempealeau County
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has identified a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial flock in Trempealeau County. DATCP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working closely with animal health officials on a joint incident...
WAGNER TAILS: Annie
TREMPEALEAU, Wis. (WEAU) - This hound dog loves the holiday season. Annie loves posing for pictures in front of the Christmas tree at the Trempealeau County Humane Society. She’s one-year-old. Annie loves playing ball and going on hikes. She walks nicely on the leash. Caretakers at TCHS say she...
WPD climbing out of staff shortage
After losing 18 officers since January of 2022, the Winona Police Department (WPD) is finally getting back to staff levels that Deputy Chief of Police Jay Rasmussen is happy with, while still working toward filling out a few more positions. For a department of 37 officers, Rasmussen said, losing 18...
From Our Early Files Nov. 29, 2023
If the Whitehall district board of education accepts a proposal from the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department, the local middle/high school could be a training site for drug-detection dogs. The La Crosse County department’s offer was forwarded to the local school administration by the Whitehall Police Department. Middle/High School Principal Bruce Ausderau brought the proposal before the board at its Nov. 23 meeting, but the matter was only discussed and no action was taken.
Indees can’t overcome slow start in loss to Bulldogs
While it controlled the middle portion of the game, the Independence/Gilmanton girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start and poor finish in a 42-35 loss to Boyceville last week Tuesday. The Indees trailed by eight at halftime, but began the second half with a run to take the...
Galesville chief: City should consider full-time lead job for volunteer fire department
At September’s Galesville city council meeting, a volunteer firefighter recalled a request for first responders after an August incident in the city that continues to bother him. A woman called 9-1-1 for assistance, but no local first responders were available to respond to the call. By the time outside...
alma, WI Residents: Your Future Puppies Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near alma.
Norse buffaloed by Mondovi freshman
The last team to beat the Whitehall girls basketball squad last season was the first team to beat it this season. The Norse put forth a spirited effort in the second half, scoring 36 points to keep the game close, but had no answer for Mondovi freshman Ava Gray — who scored 24 of her 34 points in the second frame — as they fell 64-59.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Taylor as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Giving thanks for our students and communities this November
November is a month for giving thanks, and we have so much to be grateful for here at Minnesota State College Southeast. Community support for the college is simply amazing — so many people are willing to give not only treasure, but also their time and talent to make the college a better place. Here are some of the reasons we are giving thanks this month.