Op-Ed

25 YEARS AGO Sept. 21, 1995  Members of the 1995 Whitehall High School homecoming court are: Valerie Ives, Paula Fremstad, Amy Herman, Beth Martin, Rose Kulig, Aaron Geurink, Mark Thompson, Shane Insteness, Josh Windjue and Jeremiah Pientok.   A man charged with taking a Whitehall couple’s car from...
25 YEARS AGO Sept. 7, 1995             Ann Toraason of Whitehall suffered minor injuries when the car she was driving struck the Brookside Apartment building on Claire St. this week Tuesday morning. Unhurt was Eunice Kaas, who resides in the apartment where the car entered the building, but was in...
            Hate speech should never be accepted, especially not when endorsed by an elected representative.              Joe Feltes, a member of the Arcadia city council and Trempealeau County board of supervisors, found himself in some hot water recently after he shared on Aug. 17 a social media...
               Conservative political observations on the DNC convention:              Monday’s headliner was Michelle Obama. In my opinion she could have been the next president. Michelle has amazing popularity without producing much of anything for America. Maybe a Times reader will provide a...
  25 YEARS AGO Aug. 31, 1995             Construction on Tri-County Memorial Hospital’s proposed expansion and renovation project apparently will start next month, almost a year after it was originally hoped it would begin. The hospital’s $3 million-plus “Building for the Future” project. Was...
              While approaching a group of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau seniors I had grown familiar with through attending dozens of their athletic events over the past three-plus years, my mind raced rapidly thinking of what to say.             Prior to the cancellation of the spring high school...
While there won’t be any races at the county level, the November election will feature competitions for both Congress District 3 and Assembly District 92. Incumbent Congressman Ron Kind fought off his first challenge of the election season, defeating Mark Neumann with roughly 80 percent of the...
  (25 YEARS AGO) Aug. 24, 1995 - Boosted by cooperative weather, Beef and Dairy Days 1995 apparently was a financial success. Preliminary figures showed receipts from festival activities up in just about all areas. That should mean the sponsoring organizations — the Whitehall Lions Club, Hutchins-...
If decision makers really are looking out for the health and safety of student athletes then playing a football season in the spring shouldn’t be considered as an option. Early last week the Big Ten opened the door on such a possibility and last Friday, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic...
(25 YEARS AGO) June 1, 1995 - Reynolds Tompter was presented with the Pigeon Falls Lions Club’s Community Service Award while Geoffrey Johnston was the recipient of the Lion of the Year Award. The only sure things in life are death and taxes, it is said, and a new one-half percent sales tax would...

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