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Wednesday, Aug. 11 05:14 — Osseo: A tree is down blocking the southbound lane.  07:00 — Eleva: One-vehicle rollover. Two people are injured. 09:03 — Galesville: A male is walking along the highway. He is struggling to walk, according to the caller. Caller described him as elderly and thinks he...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Aug. 29, 1996 It wasn’t quite the same as being on television with Jerry Lewis over the Labor Day weekend, but Bea Van Tassel — and Whitehall – figured prominently in a regional version of the fundraising telethon. Van Tassel, a Whitehall resident, was one of a handful of patients...

 

 

While the final numbers are not yet available, event organizers expect to be able to announce soon that Ashley for the Arts set a new attendance record last weekend.  What many described as perfect weather contributed as the event saw large crowds all three days. The only glitch came when a vent on...
The Arcadia, Blair-Taylor and Whitehall school districts all held public hearings Monday night after announcing plans to make face coverings optional for students and staff to begin the 2021-22 school year. Arcadia’s plan states that masks will remain optional “unless a public health order is put...
The utility and resurfacing work on Whitehall’s Hobson Street is likely to result in a boost in water and sewer rates if the city is to qualify for the low-cost state loans it needs to fund the $3.88 million project. The Whitehall council last Tuesday awarded the bid for the project to Haas...

 

 

After representing the Third Congressional District — which includes Trempealeau County — for more than two decades, Rep. Ron Kind announced last week that he will not seek reelection in 2022.  Rumors of Kind’s decision began to circulate early last week Tuesday before Kind made it official with a...
Trempealeau County’s population may have finally topped 30,000 while the median age creeped up, according to data from the 2020 U.S. Census released last week. The data also show the county’s median income is lower than that nationally, but more county residents than the national or Wisconsin...
The city of Galesville plans to review its employee/personnel handbook to eliminate any possible shortcomings in human resources matters, according to discussions at the city council meeting last Thursday. But the review of the handbook led to another possibility around 2022 budget time, one in...
While not yet comparable to the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the area, the case rate rose last week to levels not seen since January. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 57 new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County this week, the most since the third week of January. When 57...
County employees are being encouraged but not required to wear masks and get vaccinated while supervisors debate how to allocate millions in federal pandemic relief dollars. Supervisor Sally Miller, a member of the county’s COVID-19 committee, told supervisors Monday that there would be no change...

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