The county’s land use committee decided to carve out land records from the department, but also heard remaining land management staff are overwhelmed by the turmoil in the department. The Environment and Land Use Committee last Wednesday agreed to relinquish oversight of the land records division...
The disease isn’t gone yet, but the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported the fewest number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealau County in nearly a year. The eight new cases reported last week were the lowest since there were seven in the last week of May 2020. The spread had been steady...
The Trempealeau village board approved the solicitation of bids and an upcoming assessment hearing for their Lakes Area Sewer System Project. The project, which aims to replace 26 grinder pump stations located within the Lakes Area Sewer District, has hinged on the village’s ability to collect...
Tourism declined across Wisconsin in pandemic-burdened 2020, but of the state’s 72 counties, visitor activity declined the least in Trempealeau County. “Outdoor recreation is what people want right now,” said Rob Grover, director of tourism and economic development for the county. “Trempealeau...
The Independence School District will be reducing virtual learning options in the 2021-22 school year, citing the stress placed on teachers created by teaching concurrently in person and virtually. District superintendent Bärry Schmitt explained that those with an accommodation specified in a...
The Ettrick village board will combine ordinances from two other municipalities to address issues with vehicles that are parked in yards. The board was pretend with an ordinance from Arcadia regarding where vehicles are parked on residential lots and an ordinance from Trempealeau regarding junked...
The summer of 2021 will look much more normal in Blair as last week Monday the city council approved a few things that could bring the city back to normal. One of the biggest annual celebrations the city has is set to return this year as the council approved a Class B temporary liquor license for...
A group of swimmers called on the Arcadia city council to expand the hours for the post-pandemic reopening of the city’s aquatic center to give more time to those who swim laps. The group “represents about 200 years” of swimming laps at the pool and swimmers need more hours at the pool than has...

            Roughly 20 protestors derailed a Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board meeting on Monday, seeking to have mask mandates loosened. The board cancelled their meeting after some audience attendees refused to wear masks. The meeting will be rescheduled at an alternate venue at a date and time to be announced.             (Times photograph by Zac Bellman)

Monday’s regular meeting of the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board was adjourned just as soon as it got under way, as a crowd of roughly 20 anti-mask protestors had board members leaving the room for their safety. Board members Gene Hogden, Harold Olson and Mark Kopp, as well as district...
  The Blair-Taylor girls team scored 78 points and the Whitehall boys finished with 77 as both topped their respective fields for the team titles at the Dairyland Conference Central meet in Whitehall last week Tuesday. Ben Mohan and Zach Spittler both had a hand in three first-place finishes for...

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  The Blair-Taylor girls team scored 78 points and the Whitehall boys finished with 77 as both topped their respective fields for the team titles at the Dairyland Conference Central meet in...

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