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Each day, as patients and staff arrive at the two of the major health care operations in the county, they have their temperature taken and are scanned for symptoms before they can enter the facilities. “We’re really being careful who we accept at the moment,” said Kurt Johnson at the Trempealeau...
Four candidates will be racing for three Trempealeau village board seats in the spring election this Tuesday. At least one member is guaranteed to be new as incumbent Lois Taylor dropped out of the running and will vacate her seat at the conclusion of her term. She had previously filed to run, but...
County supervisors adopted an ordinance easing the rules for utility vehicles to use county roads, ending a sometimes-contentious debate. In a 14-to-one vote last week Monday, supervisors approved the new regulation that drops the requirement that special permits to drive ATVs and UTVs on county...

Area schools have been delivering food or giving the option for families to pick food up at locations - such as the Blair Commmunity Center - since school closed last week. (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

For those in Trempealeau County who work with individuals needing public aid or who have crossed the law, social distancing takes on an extra dose of difficulty. Sheriff Brett Semingson said his deputies have a limited supply of N95 masks, the caliber of protection needed to guard against the COVID...
The county could build either a new a jail and sheriff’s office or a new center that includes a jail and courtrooms for from an estimated $29 million to $38.5 million without raising taxes, a county consultant concludes. Kurt Berner of The Samuels Group told the county’s building oversight...

Gov. Tony Evers (left) and Dodge town chairman Daniel Lilla discuss the town's continued flooding problems last Tuesday. Evers said he would investigate state funding for a feasibility study for the town.(Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

A Dodge resident who has been working with an engineering firm on the community’s persistent high-water troubles may have helped interest the Wisconsin governor in financing a study. Keith Jereczek told Gov. Tony Evers that the SEH engineer with whom he has been working thinks it might be possible...
The Whitehall city council approved two agreements that will advance plans to reconstruct Hobson Street beginning in 2021. One of the contracts approved by the council last Tuesday is for SEH engineering to help the city apply for a Community Development Block Grant, the size of which would...
A recently proposed bill affecting state residents living within the floodplain was signed into law by Governor Tony Evers on March 3. Act 175 eliminates a “50 percent rule” regarding the limit nonconforming homeowners can spend total to modify their home relative to the value of the structure if...
The Trempealeau village board approved a sewer credit of $4,585.41 to Pinewood Court as compensation for 480,433 gallons of water lost in 2019 due to pipe leaks. In a resolution first instituted in 2016 with the mobile home community, the village has paid Pinewood Court annually for the difference...

Rep. Ron Kind opened Friday's listening session with various talking points before hearing from a crowd of about 30 area residents in the county board room at the Trempealeau County Government Center in Whitehall. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

The comments Congressman Ron Kind — representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district, which includes Trempealeau County — heard from the roughly 30 people at his listening session in Whitehall on Friday varied, but the most common came from residents who want better roads, whole milk in...

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