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An EF-1 tornado touched down in Osseo early sunday morning, causing damage to trees and farm buildings. (Photo by Trempealeau County Emergency Management)

Although it was reported to be brief, the National Weather Service reported that a tornado touched down in Osseo early Sunday morning.  The report from the NWS said that an EF-1 tornado was spotted at 12:50 a.m. and that it snapped or uprooted numerous trees in addition to damaging several farm...
A Whitehall man faces four felony counts of possessing child pornography after a sheriff’s investigator allegedly found the man had images of men with children as young as three years old. Zachary Karberg, 30, of 36042 Owen St., was released after posting $5,000 cash bond and is due back in...
Sitting outside on a breezy summer evening, members of the Whitehall city council, some of whom wore masks, wondered how long meeting like this should go on. “So many of my other meetings are online, are we going to do that?” asked council member Kurt Johnson last Tuesday evening. Perhaps not, if...
The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department reported a Trempealeau woman died after her car collided with a truck that had crossed the centerline on State Road 35 in the town of Trempealeau last Thursday. According to a press release sent by the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department, Monica...

Rev. Woodrow Pace will be honored with a ceremony after his last mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Independence later this month. (Submitted photo) 

  Independence and Whitehall residents are planning a celebration to honor Father Woodrow Pace who is leaving Ss. Peter and Paul and St John’s Catholic Churches at the end of the month. Pace’s last mass will be at 10:15 a.m. on July 26 at SSPP. Following mass, a social with appetizers will be held...
  A county committee this week is scheduled to interview three candidates for the task of designing a new criminal justice center. The county’s building oversight committee selected Venture of Milwaukee, Potter Lawson of Madison and BKV of Minneapolis to interview Tuesday. The companies’ fees for...

The second free COVID-19 testing site run by the Wisconsin National Guard in Trempealeau County was held at Eleva-Strum High School on Monday of this week. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

Both the number of COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County and the percentage of positive tests showed significant increases last week, but the county health department will not yet be mandating masks for residents and visitors.  Last week, the county saw a new record with 46 new positive cases...
  May sales tax collections and unemployment figures suggest Trempealeau County’s economic hit from the COVID-19 lockdown may be easing. The county’s unemployment rate dropped almost six points from April to May, going from 17.6 to 12 percent, a number that is still historically high for the county...

The Blair Police Department is looking for the person responsible for crashing into a fence where the deer are held at Riverside Memorial Park. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy) 

Blair Cheese Festival board member David Mattison opened last week’s regular city council meeting by informing council members that the 80th annual Cheese Fest will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  On their website the Blair Cheese Festival board released the following: “After...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District announced they will present their plans for reopening in the fall at a special open meeting of their school board on July 27. The announcement came Monday night at the district’s regular board meeting, at which two school board members were vocal on...

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