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With a significant portion of Ettrick’s Main Street being made up of taverns, the village board is considering giving the businesses a break on their liquor licenses this year to alleviate their financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bars were ordered to be closed on March 24, and likely will...
  Arcadia city council members approved $1.5 million in borrowing and decided to use Ashley Furniture Industries design services as they took the next steps to convert a former health clinic into a new city hall. The State Bank of Arcadia last Wednesday was awarded the short-term borrowing package...
  How much of Main Street in Arcadia will be off-limits to parking is expected to get city council attention later this month as the city prepares for state improvements of Highway 95. The state Department of Transportation plans to rehabilitate Main Street, which is also Highway 95, from the...
  A committee is recommending Trempealeau County hire an administrator, an action the county board rejected just three years ago. The county administrator study committee last Wednesday approved sending to the executive finance committee next Monday the recommendation that an administrator be hired...

The Trempealeau County Health Department released the above graphic showing more information about the spread of COVID-19 in Trempealeau County. 

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began locally in April, there were more than 20 new cases in Trempealeau County as the county health department listed the risk of spread as severe and advised residents to stay home. The county saw an increase of 33 cases from June 13 to June 20,...
County supervisors overwhelmingly rejected the board chair’s candidate for an open district seat. By an 11-to-4 vote, supervisors Monday said no to the appointment of Tom Bice to fill the empty District Five seat.  “I appreciate those who supported me,” Bice told the board. “I realize it is all...
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirmed that two deer at a Trempealeau County hunting ranch have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Results were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The positive samples came...

Trempealeau County Sheriff Brett Semingson said he has encouraged county law enforcement officers to be especially aware of their surroundings.            (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

Trempealeau County’s racial composition makes it unlikely Sheriff Brett Semingson will have to deal with the protests and turmoil of elsewhere, but the anti-police uproar still stings. “A while ago it wouldn’t have taken too much for me to just quit,” Semingson said in an interview. “But then I...
The Department of Natural Resources invites those interested in deer management in Wisconsin to apply for a seat on a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC). Council members include representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups interested in white-tail deer management in Wisconsin. The...
As eight Whitehall businesses take advantage of low-interest loans from the city to help with COVID-19 losses, others in Trempealeau County are considering applications for state grants. The eight Whitehall businesses each received a $3,000 three-year, interest-free loan, according to city...

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