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While many in the state of Wisconsin are wondering what the future holds for Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers seem to be in position to give him exactly what he seems to want most: Commitment. Rodgers went viral following the team’s NFC Championship Game loss to Tampa Bay when he wondered...
25 YEARS AGO Feb. 1, 1996 Most people who heard about the Jan. 19 carbon monoxide poisoning that killed two Blair-area residents probably figured it couldn’t happen to them. Not Eric and Audrey Haas of rural Whitehall. They knew that the colorless, odorless gas could kill anyone — because it almost...

 

 

The very first draft pick of Ted Thompson’s career as general manager in Green Bay was Aaron Rodgers. He had risen to the job of GM after starting as a scout with the Packers back in 1992 and being recruited to join the Seahawks by Mike Holmgren from 1999 to 2005. That first pick of his tenure was...
25 YEARS AGO Jan. 25, 1996 When he becomes secretary of the state Department of Financial Institutions, it won’t be a first for Dick Dean, but it will be for Wisconsin.  The Whitehall native has already headed a state agency – the office of state banking commissioner – for not quite three years....
 David “Smoothie” Michael Waldera, 66, of Arcadia, passed away December 23, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.  David was born in Arcadia, November 16, 1954, to Severin and Marion (Motzsko) Waldera. He graduated from Arcadia High School with the Class of 1972. On September 13, 1975,...
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...

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