The city of Whitehall is $1 million closer to financing reconstruction of Hobson Street with the award of a federal Community Development Block Grant.  The balance of the estimated $3.5 million street project could come from tax incentive district revenue. The city has until September, 2021 to...
 County board members have a week to review a communication plan that would be sent to county residents in advance of a decision on whether to build a $38.5 million to $40 million addition to the county courthouse.  The board Monday during a special meeting was given a letter and a link to a...
Wednesday, Sept. 9  10:11 — Galesville: Cattle are in the road.   10:24 — Strum: Caller is irate about a delivery person opening the gate to her property. They came today — instead of Monday as she requested — and the horses escaped. Caller is concerned that she and her ex-husband will chase the...
 The Trempealeau County Health Department, emergency management and the Wisconsin National Guard are hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Middle School this Saturday.  Testing will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school, 19650 Prairie Ridge Lane in Galesville. This...
 County supervisors approved spending over $170,000 on technology intended to respond to the pandemic and hired a consultant to guide getting state and federal money available for COVID-19 related expenses.  Among the items approved Monday evening was $49,000 in equipment to allow county...

Kent Johnson

 “I want (tavern owners) handing SafeRide vouchers out like candy,” Kent Johnson told the Blair city council in his first meeting as the city’s chief of police last week Monday.   Johnson had only been on the job for about 15 days, but he provided the council with numerous updates ranging from the...
 The Blair city council made an exception in order to help a deer processing business get started downtown.  The council heard from Joyce Schneider and Thane Mattson who said they had plans to open two businesses in the former The Grocery Store building. There were no issues with Schneider’s...
 Partially prompted by an Arcadia resident’s complaints, city officials are expected to consider tougher ordinances and stepped up enforcement to control unsightly city properties.  “What we’re doing right now isn’t working,” said Jeff Hulberg at last Tuesday city council session. “I want my city...
The Arcadia city council again delayed deciding whether to commit to higher rates for the Arcadia Ambulance Service to cover a loan to finance construction of the service’s new building.  “We will have to come up with $16,000 to $17,000 more a year,” said Mayor Rob Reichwein at the council’s...
Numerous factors caused a record number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County last week, according to the Trempealeau County Health Department. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 62 new cases in Trempealeau County last week, breaking the previous record of 54 set in mid-July...

Sports

 The Blair-Taylor volleyball team began their season last week, finishing on both sides of 3-0 sweeps between their two games.  The Wildcats fell in three sets to Independence last Tuesday...

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