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25 YEARS AGO February 25, 1999 Five Whitehall property owners are suing the city and a local industry for damages caused when sanitary sewer lines backed up into their basements. The suit was filed in Trempealeau County Circuit Court last month by Kevin and Tammy Anderson, Todd and Anna Bronkema,...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO February 18, 1999 Members of the Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors Monday night got an earful from several citizens unhappy with plans to build a new multi-million-dollar county jail in Whitehall. One of the citizens, Sandra Albertson, appeared before the board’s regular monthly...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO February 11, 1999 The city of Whitehall, which acquired a large public building for a dollar several years ago, may find itself on the other end of a similar transaction in the future. The city council Tuesday night reviewed an appraisal of the former City Hall building, which was...
I was shocked at what I was hearing.  The school my son attends was promoting beliefs that I, personally, find disgusting. What really got me, however, was the encouragement that students wear certain clothes to further promote those beliefs. The good news is: It didn’t work.  I consider myself a...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO February 4, 1999 The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors had adopted a timetable that likely will lead to the construction of a new county jail sometime within the next two years. The board approved a plan of action for submission to the state Department of Corrections. The...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO January 28, 1999 If experience in the business is any predictor of success, the new owners of Whitehall’s only motel should be able to make it a successful business. Steve Sendele, Linda Mossman and family have a total of more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. The...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO January 21, 1999 The Whitehall Police Department is back at full strength again as the result of action taken at last week’s city council meeting. The council voted to hire Paul Laursen as the fourth full-time WPD officer. Laursen replaced Dale Lyngen, who resigned in December. ...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO January 14, 1999 Whitehall resident John Radke retired last week after more than three decades as a driver’s license examiner with the state Department of Transportation, but not before he was given an award that has gone to only a handful of his peers. Radke was named the Outstanding...

 

 

 

25 YEARS AGO December 31, 1998 For some Whitehall property owners, there was one item in their mail a couple weeks ago that did not bring Christmas cheer. City property tax bills were sent out the week before the holiday, bringing not-so-glad tidings for many. Dozens of city taxpayers are looking...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO December 24, 1998 The city of Whitehall, for the second time in less than five months, will soon be hiring a new full-time police officer. The city was notified two weeks ago that one of the Whitehall Police Department’s four full-time officers, Dale Lyngen, was quitting. The only step...

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