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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...
After a successful debut in La Crosse County on May 29, health departments in Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon counties have partnered to develop and launch the Coulee COVID-19 Compass.  “COVID-19 doesn’t respect county borders, so collaboration and partnerships...
Arcadia officials endorsed federal engineers taking the next step in their planning of flood works for the city, but made it clear the city was not fully committing to the project. The city’s letter, approved by the council last Wednesday, encourages a division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
The Arcadia city council has approved making on offer on an as-yet-undisclosed property that would serve as a new city hall. After an hour closed session Monday, the council unanimously voted to offer an unspecified amount and terms for the property. Mayor Rob Reichwein said there appears to be...
Arcadia officials are scheduled to reconsider their previous decision to not rent shelters in city parks this summer because of concerns about COVID-19. The council at its next regular meeting of June 17 will take a second look at whether the shelters can be safely used. The council previously...
The city of Blair’s park committee is trying to open the city’s aquatic center by July 15, but with some adaptations for the short season.  Wanda Cartrette told the council that the city’s aquatic center will only be open to Blair-Taylor School District students and maintain a maximum capacity of...

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