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  A global pandemic couldn’t stop one of the area’s longest-running traditions as the Pleasantville Fourth of July tournament will be held this year. While most summer events have been cancelled and the Pleasantville celebration itself has been cut down, six teams will compete for the annual...
  Law enforcement agencies and transportation safety officials are delivering a simple, but potentially life-saving message to all motorists: buckle up — every seat — every trip.  During the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign that began June 22 and runs through July 5, law enforcement...

The Arcadia city council voted to keep the city parks and green spaces closed last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy) 

The county’s escalating number of COVID-19 cases prompted the Arcadia city council to keep parks and green space closed and to deny a permit for a political rally that could have attracted 500 people.  The council had set their meeting of last Wednesday as a date to reconsider whether to keep city...

The Wanek Center in Arcadia is scheduled to open with restrictions in place next week. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

The Wanek Center will be reopening on July 1, with some restrictions in place to ensure social distancing can still take place. “Our goal here is to open safely and effectively for our community,” said Wanek Center executive director Kristine Rugotzke. “We miss our members very much.” In what was...
  The county’s unemployment rate during the COVID-19 pandemic hit 19.1 percent in April, the last month available, the highest rate ever recorded over the 28 years of statistics available from the state. The county’s rate is also well above the state’s rate of 13.6 percent. While statistics for May...

The Trempealeau County Health Department released the above graphic showing more information about the spread of COVID-19 in Trempealeau County. 

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began locally in April, there were more than 20 new cases in Trempealeau County as the county health department listed the risk of spread as severe and advised residents to stay home. The county saw an increase of 33 cases from June 13 to June 20,...
  It’s a common problem in towns and villages — semi trucks have to slow down to go through town, and sometimes use the noisy compression release engine brakes, or jake brakes. The Galesville city council decided last week to do something to combat the noise stemming from this type of brake, as...
  Wednesday, June 10 10:39 — Galesville: Caller advised her father is texting her saying he is needing help of some kind.  13:02 — Strum: Water is over the roadway.  13:24 — Galesville: Caller is reporting possible fraud.  15:37 — Arcadia: A construction cone is rolling around in the roadway;...
County supervisors overwhelmingly rejected the board chair’s candidate for an open district seat. By an 11-to-4 vote, supervisors Monday said no to the appointment of Tom Bice to fill the empty District Five seat.  “I appreciate those who supported me,” Bice told the board. “I realize it is all...
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirmed that two deer at a Trempealeau County hunting ranch have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Results were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The positive samples came...

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