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  25 YEARS AGO December 11, 1997 Whitehall’s Family Aquatic Center Capital Campaign apparently has hit its goal – with room to spare.  A tally of donations and pledges received over the past few weeks showed the fundraiser for the new municipal swimming pool to be within a few dollars of its $400,...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO November 27, 1997 Whitehall district school board members got their first look at the district policy that eventually will govern local participation in the state’s new “school choice” program for public schools. At its November regular meeting, the board conducted its first official...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO November 20, 1997 What used to be Whitehall’s City Hall might end up being the property of Trempealeau County. The city will offer to give the building – replaced two years ago by the former Memorial High School building, now called the City Center – to the county, anyway. The city...
“You’re done asking people questions about this.” It took me a minute to realize that a public official last month actually said those words in a phone call to me, a journalist trying to keep residents up to date about changes coming to a community that were also discussed previously at a public...
Like, I’m sure, every other Trempealeau County resident, my mailbox has been filled with fliers telling me who I should vote for. And, like I’m sure most Trempealeau County residents, those fliers have been going directly in the garbage. But, you can imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when I saw...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO November 13, 1997 The Whitehall High School volleyball team never really got much of anything going in their Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament match at Neenah High School and lost in four games to Abbotsford. Whitehall fell behind 2-0, losing the first...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO October 30, 1997 The mayhem on Trempealeau County roads continued at an above average pace over the weekend. The death of a rural Galesville teenager east of Arcadia late Friday night pushed the county’s 1997 traffic fatality toll to seven, above the annual average. David Fanello Jr...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO Oct. 23, 1997 Dave Nehring was sworn in as the new District Eight representative on the Trempealeau County board of supervisors at the start of Monday’s county board meeting. Renewing the contract of Trempeaelau County’s computer specialist got more votes Monday than the original...
I’ll be the first person to admit that I am most definitely not a math guy. When I use a paper scorecard for golf I sometimes botch adding up the scores from all 18 holes and appreciate a course that gives pencils with erasers to fix my mistakes—which sometimes happen due to a couple scary scores...

 

 

  October 16, 1997 25 YEARS AGO An Independence teenager will be sentenced as a juvenile for fatally shooting his mother’s boyfriend. Trempealeau County Circuit Judge John Damon ruled Thursday that Ryan Bogdonovich was better suited for treatment and counseling than for imprisonment or some other...

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