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Trempealeau County Times

Arcadia Mayor Rob Reichwin, after serving for six years, is calling it quits. He states it's time for someone with new ideas to step forward and serve their community. Reichwin cites a new city library and city hall as accomplishments, but notes a lot of energy of city officials has gone into figuring out how to deal with floods that have caused millions of dollars of damage in the city. The city thus far has approached flood abatement incremen – tally. +++ The young people of Trempealeau County are getting vaccinated. According to County Health Director Aron Newber – ry, over 50 percent of those12 to 15 years old have at least one shot and 61.1 percent of those 16 and 17 years old have received at least one vaccine. Buffalo County News

An events center, with many of the comforts of home without all the foot traffic, has come to Mondovi. On Wednesday, No –

vember 24, a ribbon cutting was held at 131 S. Eau Claire Street, for what will be known as 133 South Event Center. Lisa Kees, an art teacher at the Mondovi Schools for the past 24 years, is the new owner and visualizes the space for small intimate events of 50-60 guests, such as bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, retirement parties, group meetings and more. Daily fees are $100 Friday-Sunday and $50 during the week. Banner Journal

The Hixton United Methodist Church, held its closing ser – vice on Sunday, October 11, 2021. The journey to that day had various twists in its history. The site was purchased for $125 on June 8, 1977 by the Congregational Church. By fall the church was holding services. In 1894, the church was sold to the Union Church Society for $367.50. In 1915, the Sechlerville Method – ists made an agreement to use the building for their services. In 1922, the Union Church sold the building and a parsonage to the First Presbyterian Church of Hixton for $1. In the 1940's, the dis – tance from other Presbyterian churches ended in the Methodist Church of Black River Falls and later the Alma Center Methodist Church sharing a minister to serve the Hixton church. In 1968, the Presbyterian church made an exchange with the Methodist conference and the church became the First United Methodist Church of Hixton. It continued to its closure as a three charge church with Alma Center, Merrillan and Hixton sharing a min –


December 8, 2021