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Two cars made their way through the drive-through community COVID-19 testing set up by the National Guard and Trempealeau County Health Department in the Arcadia High School parking lot last Wednesday. According to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department, 180 symptomatic individuals were tested during the event, but the results of those tests had not yet been announced as of Monday of this week.        (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

 
With five more positive tests for COVID-19 announced on Sunday and two on Tuesday, Trempealeau County surpassed the total number of active cases in Buffalo, Jackson and La Crosse counties combined as of early this week. The seven positive tests early this week put the county’s total at 21 —...

The Trempealeau County Times was awarded in the 2019 Wisconsin Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest for a feature that ran June 26, 2019 about The Farm in rural Ettrick. 

The Trempealeau County Times was again awarded in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The feature titled “Life on the Farm: Changing the World from Ettrick” written by managing editor Andrew Dannehy received a second-place award in the feature (non-profile) category in...
  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...

Shari's Bar and Grill in Whitehall opened, serving breakfast earlier this week after the Safe at Home extension was overruled by the state supreme court last week. (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

  After never having more than one case in a day, the number of COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County saw a big jump last weekend with four more positives, but Trempealeau County Health Department Director Barb Barczak said it’s too soon to know if those cases are related to the reopening of the...

Charlotte Thomley, owner of Sylver's Bar in Independence, awaits customers on a rainy Sunday after finally opening Friday. She said business was "OK" following a state supreme court decision that a stay-at-home order because of the pandemic was invalid. Thomley was disinfecting her business and had removed half the seats at the bar to keep customers apart. "We've been closed for 58 days," she sighed. 

Based on comments and observations that are a long way from scientific, it appears Trempealeau County residents are not crowding into businesses reopening after the lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown. Business was “pretty good” for the Newcomb Valley Inn in Arcadia last Friday as it opened after the...
  As part of its focus on community health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics is now testing all Gundersen Tri-County Care Center residents and staff for the virus. This is in addition to temperature checks for staff at the start of each shift,...
  Those commuting between Blair and Whitehall will have to find an alternate route for most of the summer. Construction on US Highway 53 is slated to begin this coming Tuesday with the road scheduled to be closed until Aug. 12, according to the Trempealeau County Highway Department. Construction is...
  Citing the recent increase in cases, the Trempealeau County Health Department released a list of guidelines for county residents following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Safer at Home order on Wednesday. “Trempealeau County is not ready to return to normal, pre-COVID...
  Three more summer events bit the dust last week as officials in Independence, Whitehall and Trempealeau decided to cancel their annual summer celebrations. The Beef and Dairy Days Committee announced the cancellation of Whitehall’s celebration, scheduled for Aug. 20-23 last week Monday. A post on...
  With a Sunday morning ceremony, the Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church last winter congregation has celebrated completion of a long-hoped-for land conservation agreement or easement for its 19-acre Little Bluff property high above the church at Trempealeau. The congregation has concluded a...

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