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Laura Farrah (left), director of community programs for the Trempealeau County Health Care Center, and Shelly Rietmann, program manager, preview one of the rooms at Willowbrook, a residential treatment center opening in the former health care center building. Willowbrook earned its license last week and is expected to welcome its first clients this week. (Times photo by Debbite Foss)

It has taken about nine months longer than expected for the new residential treatment center in the refurbished county health care center to open — a delay worth the wait for Laura Farrah who has wished for the this type of program for 17 years. The 15-bed Willowbrook treatment program is expected...
  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 Arcadia Arts Initiative held monthly art contests from April to June with winners coming from throughout the area.  The April contest’s theme was “Home” and the winners were Claire Wolfe of Cochrane with a colorful drawing of a house and Jeri Harper of Trempealeau with a poem and abstract...
Artists who want to show their work and those who want to see it will have an avenue to safely do so thanks to a program by the Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library in Trempealeau. A community art show will be available both online and in person from Aug. 10 to Aug. 24. Library officials are asking “...
Three years ago, a phone call changed the course of Corey and Nancy Boehm’s lives. Corey’s father had been hospitalized for dehydration and malnutrition, and was also diagnosed with dementia. The diagnosis was jarring for the Boehm’s, as Corey put his career on hold to take care of his father and...

Betsy Peterson of the Honey Pie Boutique presented a check for $3,000 to Beth Stay and Jackie Goplin, Curds for Kids organizers. (Submitted photo)

A local program designed to help area farmers and children is receiving more than just national donations. Fresh off of receiving a $15,000 donation from the national television program “Returning The Favor,” Curds for Kids received a $3,000 donation from a local boutique that launched in March....
The Trempealeau County Health Department and Emergency Management, Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics, School District of Blair-Taylor, and the Wisconsin National Guard are hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Blair-Taylor High School, N31024 Elland Rd, on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...
The Whitehall Lions club has announced the giving of over $6,000 to businesses and organizations who have been forced to shut down or change their business methods due to the corona virus epidemic.   “We wish we could do so much more, but we have limited resources”, said Queen Lion Deb Tidquist,...

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