Ashley for the Arts hits 10 years ARCADIA — The ever-growing Ashley for the Arts music festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary Aug. 9 to 11 at Memorial Park in Arcadia. The three-day festival’s lineup this year includes a variety of national acts such as Rascal Flatts, Chris Daughtry, 1980s power-pop singer Rick Springfield, country singer Chris Janson, pop artist Andy Grammer, country duo Dan and Shay, country artist Carly Pearce and blues artist ZZ Ward. Local
Project brings art to downtown Arcadia ARCADIA — The newly formed Trempealeau County Arts for All organization recently kicked off its 2018 Main Street Art Project, which runs through mid-August at various locations in downtown Arcadia. Arcadia High School art club students as well as local artists Rebecca VanAcker and Sharon Christensen partnered with area businesses to create original window paintings. The work will remain up until after the Ashley for the Arts festival, which
Editor’s note: The weekly “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news during the past week. Thumbs up: Herman Borntreger isn’t one to ask for help, but he’s going to get it anyway. Borntreger is restoring the dam at the historic Dells Mill he owns near Augusta after the state Department of Natural Resources determined concrete portions were deteriorating, according to a story by the Leader-Telegram’s Erica Jones.
The power of the vote Money, the most common human creation, will always be changing hands, but not all economic activity is necessarily economic development. In a competitive world, “economies of scale” is an important consideration. There’s also “scale” in politics, conservation and land-use issues. Which is why state statutes define the latitudes that local governments can take with regard to land-use planning and zoning, annexations, and eminent domain