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The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association board of control voted to delay the start of the fall sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also allow to allow some schools to move their fall sports into the spring season. With an 8-3 vote, the board approved conducting the fall sports...
Congressional Democrat and incumbent Ron Kind, who faces a primary challenger Aug. 11 and one of two Republicans eyeing a seat in a district that went for President Donald Trump in 2016, has three times the campaign funds of any of his competitors. With cash on hand topping $1.5 million, Kind has...
Wednesday, July 15 10:42 — Osseo: Seven head of cattle are missing.  12:10 — Eleva: A female is driving around blaring her music and yelling at people.  12:38 — Galesville: A truck lost a large piece of metal that is now in the roadway.  14:32 — Trempealeau: The caller was passed by a car at an...
  The town of Preston was among 21 municipalities receiving funding from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), announced last week by state treasurer Sarah Godlewski. The town will receive $350,000 in financing for a new town hall and shop. The shop is being built on the east side of...
Nothing says emergency management like being hired in the midst of a pandemic and then responding to reports of a tornado. “When I come to work,” said Dustin Stevens, Trempealeau County’s new director of emergency management, “I have no idea what I’ll be doing.” Stevens did not come to his new post...

Carl McKeeth handed over the keys to the Arcadia High School art room to his daughter, Taryn McKeeth.            (Submitted photo)

For Taryn McKeeth, taking over her father Carl McKeeth’s art room has been a dream since it was her after-school sanctuary as a child. It became a dream realized this past month, as she was hired to assume her father’s role for 22 years as Arcadia High School art teacher. “I have wanted to be an...
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school board heard back-to-school proposals for the coming school year, including specific plans for elementary, middle school and high school buildings at a special meeting Monday night. District superintendent Michele Butler explained that the district plan aligns...
According to various medical professionals, wearing a mask is an important practice to help limit the spread of COVID-19, especially in public places and when keeping distance between you and others is difficult. “The virus is most commonly spread person-to-person by respiratory droplets when...
After two straight weeks in which records were set for the number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County, the spread slowed a bit last week. After the Trempealeau County Health Department reported 100 new cases in a two week span — 46 the first week and 54 the next — the county saw the number...
Blair-Taylor School District survey indicates many are in favor of school re-entry this fall.  The district school board discussed data from a district-wide survey designed to assess feelings surrounding opening schools.  “While the data isn’t perfect, it does give us a good look as to where people...

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