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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...
  A press release sent by Trempealeau County officials announced the release of a telephone hotline for those with questions about COVID-19.  The telephone hotline number is 715-538-2311 ext. 330, it is currently in English and officials plan to include Spanish in the near future.  The hotline will...
For the first time in his 36 years coaching, Randy Storlie has ended a season with a win. There was a brief celebration, in front of a small group of fans — mostly parents, but there will be no gold basketball. They didn’t know it at the time, but Blair-Taylor’s win over Bangor in the Wisconsin...
  Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19. In other action, Evers extended the closure of all public and private K-12 schools...

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