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School across the state will close by Thursday of this week after Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond...
The man accused of stealing a car off of Main St. in Whitehall made his initial appearance in Trempealeau County Circuit Court last week. Kalifa Fomba, 20, of Whitehall appeared in court last week Tuesday on two charges related to the theft of a 2018 Jeep Compass off of Main St. in Whitehall on Jan...
  Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall has implemented visitor restrictions at its hospital, care center and senior living apartments amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to keep patients, residents, staff and communities safe.  Representatives from the hospital sent the...
A recently proposed bill affecting state residents living within the floodplain was signed into law by Governor Tony Evers on March 3. Act 175 eliminates a “50 percent rule” regarding the limit nonconforming homeowners can spend total to modify their home relative to the value of the structure if...
The Trempealeau village board approved a sewer credit of $4,585.41 to Pinewood Court as compensation for 480,433 gallons of water lost in 2019 due to pipe leaks. In a resolution first instituted in 2016 with the mobile home community, the village has paid Pinewood Court annually for the difference...
After more 120 years of operation — with one merger and a name change — the Union Bank of Blair will be no more. A press release sent by Waumandee State Bank announced last week that the bank’s holding company Waumandee Bancshares, Ltd. and the holding company for the Union Bank of Blair — Lake...
  The names of the victims of a fatal crash along Highway 93 between Independence and Eleva were released by the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department late last week. Austin Anderson, 23, of Durand and Tara Pataska, 45, of Onalaska were the victims in the two-vehicle collision, which occurred...
Wednesday, Feb. 26 05:09 — Arcadia: Caller reported an injured deer in the middle of the road.  08:04 — Blair: Caller advised a vehicle has been running in the parking lot for the past hour or so. There is a beer can in the center, but no one is around the vehicle.  09:46 — Strum: Couches were...
Although it’s still several months away, the interim Blair Chief of Police is concerned about having staff in place for Cheese Fest. “The lack of officers in the department would be a problem if the event was next week,” Randy Jensen, interim chief said. Jensen was named the interim chief last...

Rep. Ron Kind opened Friday's listening session with various talking points before hearing from a crowd of about 30 area residents in the county board room at the Trempealeau County Government Center in Whitehall. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

The comments Congressman Ron Kind — representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district, which includes Trempealeau County — heard from the roughly 30 people at his listening session in Whitehall on Friday varied, but the most common came from residents who want better roads, whole milk in...

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