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The county executive finance committee will recommend to the new county board that an organization meeting that would include electing a new board chair be delayed until May in hopes COVID-19 restrictions would be lessened. The committee Tuesday concluded that the easiest way to hold the secret...
Independence officials approved seeking bids for streets and other improvements for a city-backed residential development, approved zoning for the project but have not yet agreed on a price for the lots. The city’s engineering firm, Short Elliott Hendrickson, will advertise for bids April 15 and 22...
Any doubt about if the polls would be open this coming Tuesday was erased last week when a representative from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) said the election would proceed as planned.  At the Whitehall school board meeting last week Monday, board president George Everson — who also...
While voters in just one board of supervisors’ district have a choice of two candidates, the county board is still likely to see at least three new members after Tuesday’s election. In the only contested race, John Krett is challenging incumbent Beth Killian who has held the District Seven...
There will be two challenges for spots on the Blair city council while a third incumbent will run unopposed. First and Second Ward city residents will have choices in Tuesday’s election as incumbents Wanda Cartrette (First Ward) and Jill Anderson (Second Ward) are being challenged by Nathan Dahl...
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...

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