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  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...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO October 9, 1997 A judge is scheduled to hear more testimony on whether to sentence as a juvenile an Independence youth convicted in the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend. Trempealeau County Circuit Judge John Damon heard a full day of testimony in the case of Ryan Bogdonovich...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO October 2, 1997 In a scene that was more reminiscent to a World Wrestling Federation match than a city council meeting, Independence city hall was filled with a group of emotional firemen and a city council ready to flex its muscle. Members of the Independence Fire Department were at...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO September 25, 1997 Reigning over homecoming festivities being held in Whitehall Memorial High School are the members of the court: Jerry Tiffany, Mike Estenson, Mike Geurink, Jason Estenson, Tim Gunderson, Laura Bender, Nicole Tollefson, Amy Halama, Tricia Sobotta and Tricia Austin...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO September 18, 1997 An Independence teenager charged with killing his mother’s boyfriend has been convicted of a lesser charge, and may yet be sentenced as a juvenile. Ryan Bogdonovich pleaded no contest to reckless homicide with a dangerous weapon Thursday in Trempealeau County...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO September, 11, 1997 Seven Whitehall High School students were honored when the Riverland Girl Scout Council held its annual Gold and Silver Award banquet. Lesley Back, Alyssa Glanzman, Liz Hauser, Cassandra Johnson, Sara Johnson, Sarah Lessard and Amanda Lisowski will be presented...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO September 4, 1997 Jim Herman is your typical Wisconsin teenager who hunts, plays football, helps out on the farm and belongs to the FFA. Oh – he also wins fiddle contests, has a cassette tape-recording for sale and there’s another tape on the way too. Area residents who have attended...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO August 28, 1997 At Ettrick man has been charged with dealing drugs are the result of a “sting” operation in Arcadia. Eric Benjamin is charged with five felony counts of delivery of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. According to the criminal complaint, Benjamin sold the...

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