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Trempealeau County Health Director Barb Barczak has been at the center of Trempealeau County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She credits her staff, county officials and the community with meeting the demands of the lockdown driven by the virus. (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

The woman with the sole authority to shut down Trempealeau County because of COVID-19 also has the unenviable job of balancing the advice of health experts against the aggravation of some members of the community. And despite her state statute-bestowed authority to do “what is reasonable and...
  County supervisors approved going forward with a design and promotion plan for a new county building, but made it clear they had not yet approved the project. The county board Monday unanimously voted to allow a construction consultant to prepare a request for proposals for more detailed plans...
  The night after the Supreme Court of Wisconsin knocked down the extension of the COVID-19 emergency order, the Galesville city council met — in person without an option for council members or the public to call in via video or phone —  to discuss responses to the emergency order, among other...
  The city of Whitehall’s interest-free loans to help city businesses weather the pandemic drew interest just hours after Monday’s opening date for applications.  City Administrator Ashley Slaby said three businesses had applied for the funding Monday morning, the first day applications were being...
Because the April 2019 defeat of a curbside recycling referendum could be traced to a confusing question and a rushed effort, the city of Arcadia will ask residents again in November whether they want the expanded recycling services. The city council last Wednesday directed city staff to prepare...
Dollar General is considering locating one of its stores at the corner of Indee Boulevard and Highway 93 in Independence. Michael Warner of the city’s IMD Corporation, an organization that works to advance economic development in Independence, said the company is doing preliminary due diligence and...
Local governments received quarterly payments totaling for General Transportation Aids (GTA) from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on April 6.  The highest amounts received locally were by the town and city of Arcadia, receiving $85,226.04 and $76,998.71.  Other townships to...
Independence officials considered but decided they didn’t have the authority to rebuff the governors’ business restrictions that don’t take into account the circumstances of rural Wisconsin. “(Gov. Tony Evers) only cares about Madison and Milwaukee,” Mayor Robert Baecker said Monday during a city...
After a slight pause to consider the effects of the virus restrictions on the housing market, Independence council members awarded the contract for Markham Addition, set lot prices and approved covenants. The council Monday awarded the contract to build roads and city services to the development...
The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors will be asked to revisit whether the county should have a full-time administrator, a question to which the board said no three years ago. “There was a need in 2017, and an even greater need now,” said supervisor Tim Zeglin as he successfully encouraged...

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