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  Gov. Tony Evers earlier today extended the Safer at Home order until May 26 – the day after Memorial Day – and cancelled school for the rest of the year. Should the order go for the duration – or longer – it would mean the Arcadia Lions Club would not be allowed to hold Broiler-Dairy Days,...
In spring, Mark Johnson’s — and Whitehall residents’ — thoughts turn to the scent of sewer. As things sit now, the aroma this year is expected to last for more typical weeks instead of last year’s months. “I’m always worried this time of year,” said Johnson, Whitehall’s director of public works. “...
Since the retiring director of county emergency management began his job in 2007, there have been between 15 and 20 major flooding events, but it’s today’s COVID-19 outbreak that has him most worried. “A pandemic is a reminder we don’t have control over some things, it’s a helpless feeling,” Dan...
While much of the county is shut down, work on repairing roads and bridges has begun. The Trempealeau County Highway Department published a map on social media that included 13 stretches of county highways that are scheduled to be repaired during the summer of 2020. Among those projects is the...
Two local elected officials responded to the controversial April 7 election which had been postponed by the governor’s order before that decision was overruled by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, meaning the election was held as planned. In a column sent on Monday of this week, 31st District State...
The incumbents mostly emerged victorious as there were very few changes following a controversial spring election. The election was briefly postponed until June after Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order, but that order was fought by the Legislature and the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled...
Amya Meyer, 18, of Altoona was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle she was driving collided head-on with a shuttle bus on Highway 93, south of Arcadia last Friday morning. Meyer was heading south near German Coulee Road in the town of Trempealeau at 6:28 a.m. when her vehicle crossed the...
Schools may be unable to host traditional classes in the wake of the Safer at Home order issued statewide by Gov. Tony Evers, but all five Times-area districts are providing meals for students.  Students do not need to be enrolled for free or reduced lunch to participate. The Arcadia, Blair-Taylor...
Trempealeau County Health Department officials have been unable to identify the source of the county’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, therefore categorizing the cause to be community spread. The first confirmed case was announced last Wednesday evening after test results came back that afternoon....
“There’s no point in sugar coating it,” said the Trempealeau County economic director about the effects of the COVID-19 shutdown, “the effects have been pretty devastating.” Innumerable businesses across the county have been forced to shut their doors, lay off their employees and just hope to...

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