The Wisconsin Army National Guard reported 70 tests were issued at the drive-through community testing site held in Independence on Friday. There will be two more tests held at the same location — the Trempealeau County Healthcare Center Annex building — within the next month, one on Oct. 30 and the other on Nov. 13.             (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

After a decrease two weeks ago, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County has surged back up with 92 cases last week, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The number of new cases last week is the third-highest total on record in Trempealeau County and breaks what...
The District of Arcadia School Board heard just under 30 minutes of public comments at their regular meeting Monday night in regards to recent social media postings by their superintendent, Lance Bagstad. About a third of the approximately 30 audience members in attendance voiced concerns ranging...

Lance Bagstad

Arcadia School District Superintendent Lance Bagstad issued an apology after posts he made on his personal Facebook page were brought to the attention of the district’s board of education last week. The posts began to circulate throughout the area and on social media last week, before a special...
All five schools in the Times-area will see an increase in the amount of aid it receives in the 2020-21 school year with the amounts being released by the Department of Public Instruction last week. The Independence district will see the largest increase as the amount of aid received will jump from...
County supervisors are better informed than voters about the need for a new justice center and should make that decision rather than hold a referendum, a representative of the county’s project manager told the county board. The recommendation came following a question from supervisor Beth Killian...
County businesses received nearly a half a million dollars in grants from federal funds distributed by the state economic development commission to help them cope with the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Trempealeau County economic development and tourism director Robert Grover said the first...
COVID-19 is touching many aspects of how the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District runs business, according to district administrators. According to superintendent Michele Butler, seven students and one staff member have contracted COVID-19. Although Butler said they were not seeing disease...
The District of Arcadia school board accepted a balanced budget for 2020-21 with a slight decrease in the mill rate for the coming tax year at their annual meeting Monday night. According to numbers provided by the district, the budget will be balanced at $16,542,287, a decrease of $11,415 from the...
Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s recently announced plans to invest $230,000 in Arcadia to support the community’s future and help respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.  Pilgrim’s is working with local leaders to identify where...
The county’s director of information technology called on county employees to be especially vigilant for those attempting to gain access to sensitive data following an “important” threat last week and warned there could be tampering with unofficial election results. In his statement to the county...

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Liam Herrick of Whitehall looked for a hole on a touchdown run in the second quarter of Whitehall’s win over Eleva-Strum last week.            (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

After a slow start the Whitehall football team got its ground game going in the second quarter pounding past Eleva-Strum, 20-8, on Friday. The home win included 214 rushing yards for the Norse, with...

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