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  As area superintendents reviewed guidelines for the 2020-21 school year from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released last week Monday, the common reaction was that they will be taken under advisement. “June 22 is still very early to look at anything in terms of a formal plan...

The ribs showing an older buck in Arcadia's Rudy Klink Deer Park created controversy on social media last week. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

A picture and comments on social media about a thin buck deer — a deer whose keeper said is just getting old — has set off a stampede of objections to the city of Arcadia. “We are doing everything humanly possible to make sure we’re doing what we should about this deer,” said Arcadia city manager...
  Despite continued uncertainty in regards to COVID-19, school districts across the country are reckoning with what school will look like in the future. For the Whitehall School District, plans are beginning to form for graduation and for the 2020-21 school year.  The district plans to conduct...
  The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season opened July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10. Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone boundaries as their usual hunting grounds may change to a new...
  A global pandemic couldn’t stop one of the area’s longest-running traditions as the Pleasantville Fourth of July tournament will be held this year. While most summer events have been cancelled and the Pleasantville celebration itself has been cut down, six teams will compete for the annual...
  Law enforcement agencies and transportation safety officials are delivering a simple, but potentially life-saving message to all motorists: buckle up — every seat — every trip.  During the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign that began June 22 and runs through July 5, law enforcement...

The Arcadia city council voted to keep the city parks and green spaces closed last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy) 

The county’s escalating number of COVID-19 cases prompted the Arcadia city council to keep parks and green space closed and to deny a permit for a political rally that could have attracted 500 people.  The council had set their meeting of last Wednesday as a date to reconsider whether to keep city...

The Wanek Center in Arcadia is scheduled to open with restrictions in place next week. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

The Wanek Center will be reopening on July 1, with some restrictions in place to ensure social distancing can still take place. “Our goal here is to open safely and effectively for our community,” said Wanek Center executive director Kristine Rugotzke. “We miss our members very much.” In what was...
  The county’s unemployment rate during the COVID-19 pandemic hit 19.1 percent in April, the last month available, the highest rate ever recorded over the 28 years of statistics available from the state. The county’s rate is also well above the state’s rate of 13.6 percent. While statistics for May...

The Trempealeau County Health Department released the above graphic showing more information about the spread of COVID-19 in Trempealeau County. 

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began locally in April, there were more than 20 new cases in Trempealeau County as the county health department listed the risk of spread as severe and advised residents to stay home. The county saw an increase of 33 cases from June 13 to June 20,...

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