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  25 YEARS AGO April 17, 1997 After a meeting last week between members of the Whitehall city council and the Whitehall district school board, a joint effort to build an indoor swimming pool looks unlikely. The indoor pool had been considered as an alternative to the city’s plan to replace its...
To the Editor: A good friend and I came down from the Twin Cities to Trempealeau last weekend to golf at Trempealeau Mountain.   I lived in Trempealeau from 1964 to 1968.  Things have changed.  The growth is substantial. But one thing remains the same — small town hospitality!  We started our day...
To the Editor: It is the season of colorful yard signs indicating it is community election time. Therefore, I wish to speak about our upcoming Mayoral election in Arcadia. Please keep in mind, candidate John Kimmel was recalled and removed from the office of Mayor of Arcadia, WI on November 24,...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO March 27, 1997 If all goes as planned, a Whitehall High student will take college courses next fall, at school district expense, and get credit toward graduation. The district school board approved the first application filed under the new post-secondary enrollment option program...
To the Editor: The newest rage is inflation. The Republicans say its Biden’s fault because we spent too much stimulating jobs.  Inflation is based on rising prices of energy and food as compared to wage increases. Energy, food and health care prices are controlled by mega corporations that control...

 

 

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...

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