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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...
An 86-year-old Whitehall man has been killed after catching fire while attempting to have a controlled burn in the town of Hale on Friday. The man —whose name was not released by the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department — indicated that he had started a brush fire before his clothes caught fire...
Area superintendents and district administrators are grappling with the fallout of an indefinite school closure order from Gov. Tony Evers issued last week. Arcadia superintendent Lance Bagstad and the Arcadia school board submitted a waiver last Tuesday for the waiver of 109 instructional hours to...

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...
              As indicated on Monday, Gov. Tony Evers Tuesday officially issued a “Safer at Home” order to try to limit the exposure Wisconsin residents have to COVID-19.             The order goes into effect on 8 a.m. Wednesday and will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on Friday, April 24. Those who...
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau district administrator Aaron Engel will be resigning from his post effective June 30, 2020 to take the district superintendent position at the La Crosse School District. The G-E-T school district released an agenda Friday morning for a special meeting of their school board...

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