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The above graphic was published on the Trempealeau County Health Department's Facebook page. 

After another record week in terms of new COVID-19 cases and the county’s first death related to the virus, the Trempealeau County Health Department said they’re hoping to get businesses onboard with following recommendations. The death was announced by the health department last Friday. The...
The city of Arcadia can’t afford to sponsor a loan for the Arcadia Ambulance Service, the city council decided. “We’d all like to help,” said Mayor Rob Reichwein at last Wednesday’s city council meeting. “But it’s not a wise move for the city right now.” The service needs to borrow about $600,000...
Supervisors are nearing decisions on two potentially notable changes in county government, the hiring of the first-ever administrator and whether to move forward with building a criminal justice center. The county board Monday heard that it may be asked in August to vote on a special committee’s...
Arcadia officials deferred a decision on what to do about the city’s deer park, but were told the animals need better food, shade and genetic management to improve their health. Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department investigator Ronnie Molitor told the city council last Wednesday that a...
After the village of Trempealeau board attempted to set a deadline for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to respond to a floodplain ordinance amendment, the DNR responded last week with disapproval. In their ongoing efforts since a bill negating a 50 percent rule for home...
The Whitehall city council voted down a request by Hi-Crush to end air quality testing at the company’s mine between Whitehall and Independence. Hi-Crush officials told the council last Tuesday that the request was unrelated to the company’s decision to declare bankruptcy. Those officials also told...

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...
Three years after the flood that washed out Galesville’s swinging bridge and significant portions of High Cliff park’s trails, the Galesville city council made one of its first moves to spend money on replacing the paths. The renovation project on the trails of High Cliff has been a goal area for...

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