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25 YEARS AGO Sept. 26, 1996 The Trempealeau County Health Care Center farm operation could become a training ground for young farmers. The county board of supervisors, at its monthly meeting Monday night, approved a resolution in support of a yearlong study of turning the farm into a “young farmer...
As I sit in my apartment attempting to spray some semblance of useful, honest and heartfelt words that make even a fraction of sense onto paper, today is Friday, Sept. 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day. I’ve written a column similar to the one you’re about to read nearly every year since I began my...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Sept. 19, 1996 Reigning over this week’s festivities at Whitehall High School are the members of the 1996 Homecoming court Tracie Schroeder, Camaron Severson, Jennie Maudal, Annesa Semingson, Rebecca Thompson, Arne Berg, Travis Schroeder, Gregg Johnson, Tom Speltz and Todd Danziger....

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Sept. 12, 1996 The Whitehall Lions Club will mark its 50th anniversary Saturday at Club Midway in Independence. The club was formally organized Sept. 5, 1946 when about 150 people attended a charter night dinner and program held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.  Trempealeau County...
There was once a city council in Connecticut whose members were being called very bad names. They were holding a hearing on rezoning on property in which several of them had a financial interest. Their response? They unanimously passed an ordinance banning citizens from calling them names. Without...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO July 4, 1996 The city of Whitehall may bring rollerbladers under the same rules as bicyclists — and may crack down on bike riders who violate city ordinances. That’s the recommendation made by the city council’s law enforcement committee when it met last week Wednesday, anyway. The...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO June 20, 1996 The Independence School District will get a new preschool though high school building, if the school board and district voters accept the recommendation of a special committee. The long-range facilities planning committee met last week Monday and voted unanimously to...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO June 13, 1996 The city of Whitehall apparently will go ahead with rebuilding or replacing its municipal swimming pool at a cost estimated at over half a million dollars. The city council voted to begin the process of hiring an architect/consultant to develop plans and specifications....

 

 

25 YEARS AGO June 6, 1996 The Whitehall School District will consider the possibility of joining the city of Whitehall’s efforts to replace the swimming pool. The district board of education appointed two of its members and one school administrator to serve on a special joint committee with city...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO May 30, 1996 Pigeon Falls Lions Club President Eileen Neperud presented the club’s community service award to Thurman Fremstad and Peter Olson was the recipient of the club’s Lion of the Year award. The Whitehall Municipal Swimming Pool opened on schedule over the weekend for what...

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