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25 YEARS AGO March 20, 1997 Only a few years ago, the Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors imposed a hiring freeze on county government and battled over just about every new position created. Keeping a lid on county government hiring is apparently a thing of the past, though. Monday night, the...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO February 27, 1997 The most serious residential fire in the area in several years caused extensive damage to a Whitehall woman’s home on Friday. The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department was called to the Arline Johnson residence on Dewey Street about 10 a.m. that day. Johnson was not...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO February 20, 1997 The Trempealeau County Health Care Center and county University of Wisconsin-Extension have begun a yearlong study of proposals to drastically change the center’s farm operation.  A proposal to spend more than $100,000 a year on a computer consultant for Trempealeau...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO February 13, 1997 The Whitehall city council approved borrowing money for the city’s share of a project that could cost upwards of $1 million. The resolution approved calls for the city to borrow $386,800 from John O. Melby and Co. Bank. That amount is the city’s share of the...

 

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO February 6, 1997 There probably have been thousands of marketing efforts attempting to capitalize on the success of the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. So Norm Herman’s creation could get lost among the other songs, t-shirts and silly headgear. Except that, perhaps, people...
25 YEARS AGO January 30, 1997 Whitehall School District students who misbehave on school buses may end up on videotape and in trouble in the near future. The district school board approved a purchase of a video camera and recorder system for use on the buses operated by Thompson Buses, Inc., The...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO Jan. 23, 1997 The Trempealeau County board of supervisors solicited nominees for appointment to the Trempealeau County Health Care Center board of trustees then ended up reelecting the incumbent anyway. The county board sent a press release seeking nominees, recruiting that was done...
25 YEARS AGO January 16, 1997 A Chicago man who allegedly stole a firearm from an area residence was in Trempealeau County Circuit Court last week on that and a couple other charges. George Tompoe III made his initial appearance Thursday on two counts, theft of a firearm and uttering a forged bank...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO January 9, 1987 An area resident returned last month from helping to get a new Russian school off the ground and training workers at a new company in that eastern European country. Dr. Duane Sackett of Independence spent five weeks during November and December in the Russian cities...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO January 2, 1997 The man convicted of causing the deaths of two area residents in an alcohol-related traffic accident has been charged with drunken driving. Michel Seibel, 30, of Trempealeau was arrested in the Centerville area Nov. 23 by a Wisconsin State Patrol officer and issued a...

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