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Winona County COVID infections remain high despite a break in reporting over the holidays, and, following new information about the Omicron variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its guidance on quarantine and isolation. Under the new guidelines, asymptomatic, COVID-posi…

Driving through Fountain City with young adults is a wonderful experience. These were the judge’s for the Light Up Fountain City contest this year. The chatter among them was a delightful insight to the season. As usual the judges decide the category for awards. The address of the winners is…

The St. Michael’s Brass will present a concert of Christmas music on Saturday, December 18, at 3 p.m. at the Fountain City Park. They will also present a concert on Sunday, December 19, at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Fountain City. The theme is “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Admiss…

A recent surge in local COVID infections receded significantly this week. Winona County cases hit their highest point of 2021 in mid-November, reaching a peak of nearly 36 cases per day, before falling over the past two weeks. In the last seven days, there were 104 new cases, or 15 cases per…

The annual Christmas holiday lighting contest will take place for Fountain City. The season is a time to display and encourage residents to get involved with the holiday spirit. All areas of the city will be judged during December 15 to December 22. The wonderful weather of the past few week…

An uptick in local COVID cases continued this week. Winona County saw 165 new cases this week, on par with last week’s 169 and up significantly from two weeks ago, when there were just 102 cases. In Buffalo County, infections rose gradually for the second straight week, with 63 new cases in …

Cochrane-Fountain City Schools (C-FC) will present a second world-class play this fall. After a year and a half without a theatrical production, C-FC presented a comedic play, “Departures and Arrivals,” in April which delighted audiences. Many students and the directing team return this fall…

Local COVID infections infections declined this week, but deaths rose, following an uptick in hospitalizations in the last few weeks. There were 94 new cases in Winona County, down from 124 last week. In Trempealeau County, there were 86 new cases this week, down from 94 last week, and in Bu…

Winona County COVID infections were up and down this week, with 124 cases in the past seven days, compared to 131 last week. There were 94 new cases in Trempealeau County this past week, compared to 102 the week before, and 36 in Buffalo County, compared to 34 last week.

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The Cochrane-Fountain City (C-FC) High School Pirates cross country treams traveled to the Levis Mounds Nature Center where Alma Center Lincoln hosted a seven-team meet. It was their first time using this course. Although it wasn’t the easiest to see the runners frequently, the course played…

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Buffalo County Department of Health and Human Services is notifying the public of the potential for COVID-19 exposure at local events September 24 and 25. A laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 was present at these events during their infectious period. Due to the length of time and the lar…

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Free preventive health and wellness services are here now. No insurance needed. Bridges Health is a Winona State University student-led, faculty-guided, inter-professional clinic that provides a variety of free preventive health and wellness services. Bridges Health is now offering services …

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The Cochrane-Fountain City Pirate runners traveled to Westby, Wis., and competed in a 12-team invitational on August 24. All eligible runners were able to compete in this tune-up event. Typically, participants run five kilometers (3.1 miles), but this first event was shortened to four kilome…

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The first home football game isn’t until September 10, but for many sports, the Winhawks fall season starts in earnest this week. On Thursday, girls tennis will host two opponents at 9 a.m. at the Winona Middle School, boys and girls cross country will host time trials at 5:30 p.m. at the hi…

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Local COVID cases shot up this past week, while health officials redoubled their calls for people to get vaccinated and recommended everyone wear face masks again.