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25 YEARS AGO May 13, 1999 Shirley Radke’s graduating seniors traditionally have presented her with a gift during their final high school concert, but the occasion Monday night had added significance. The spring concert that evening was the last also for Radke, who is retiring at the end of the...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO May 6, 1999 Most people don’t work at anything for 68 years, but Louise Olson got an early start at things. The area native retired earlier this year as organist for St. Paul’s Evangelical Church. She started playing at the rural Whitehall church when she was 13 years old.  The city of...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO April 29, 1999 The Colorado firm, which helped develop a needs assessment study for the Trempealeau County Jail, will continue to serve as consultants during the design portion of a proposed new jail. The county board of supervisors voted 18-2 to hire Voorhis Associates for a 10-month...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO April 22, 1999 If and when a new Trempealeau County Jail and Sheriff’s Department are constructed, it apparently won’t be built on city-owned land on Whitehall’s west side. The county’s jail study committee eliminated land in the West Side Commercial Park from consideration as a site...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO April 15, 1999 Members of the 1999 Whitehall High Junior Prom court are Ross Huson, Brandon Foss, Tyler Pientok, Jason Tiffany, Jenni Frye, Kim Maudal, Sarah Sovereign, Cortney Klomsten, Megan Bender, Bethany Hawkins, Rob Sonsalla, Matt Hegge, Jamie DeMarr and Mitch Moe.  Among the...
John Denver, you’ve got a point. I laughed to myself last week as I drove through rural backroads and the 1971 hit ‘Country Roads, Take Me Home’ played in my head while on my way to a spring baseball season opener. Headed toward the Village of Wilton in Monroe County’s Driftless Area on Thursday...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO April 1, 1999 For the first time in more than a couple decades, a major portion of Whitehall’s Beef and Dairy Days festivities will be in a different location this year. The corporation that stages the annual community fundraiser decided last month that the beer, dance and bingo tents...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO March 25, 1999 The Whitehall district school board was warned Monday night of a coming financial crunch and asked to come up with ideas for cutting expenditures to bring them into line with the available revenues. “We are facing some serious financial challenges,” District...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO March 18, 1999 The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors Monday night approved spending an estimated $250,000 for initial architectural and engineering services for a proposed new county jail. The board unanimously approved a request for proposals for initial design and feasibility...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO March 11, 1999 Trempealeau County will use state funds to develop bicycle touring on its back roads with the hopes of attracting cyclists and their dollars. The Trempealeau County Tourism Council was awarded a grant from the state Department of Transportation to help pay for the...

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