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25 YEARS AGO December 17, 1998 The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department members moved into the new station, located in the Westside Commercial Park on Dec. 1. The station was built with the help of a 60 percent Community Development Block Grant from the state Department of Commerce. The state grant...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO December 10, 1998 With only a few comments from Whitehall citizens, the city council last week Tuesday approved a $1.38 million 1999 budget. The spending total approved was barely half of the $2.65 million budgeted for 1998. The current year’s figure, however, includes major capital...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO December 3, 1998 If the Whitehall district board of education accepts a proposal from the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department, the local middle/high school could be a training site for drug-detection dogs. The La Crosse County department’s offer was forwarded to the local school...
For much of last week Tuesday’s special Galesville city council meeting on attorney fees and a records request to the city police department by councilor Tory-Kale Schulz, Kelly Kreger was quiet as she followed along with conversation between the rest of the council, city employees, the public and...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO November 26, 1998 For a whitetail deer on the third week in November, just about any place looks safer than the great outdoors. But escaping indoors, at the Trempealeau County Health Care Center, proved fatal for one of the animals on Sunday. The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO November 19, 1998 The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors last week approved a 1999 budget that results in a slightly higher total property tax levy than had been proposed. Two new positions in the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department created by the board at last week Tuesday’s...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO November 5, 1998 Tuesday’s general election was a good one in Trempealeau County for incumbents. Sheriff Ralph Weisenberger and district Attorney Peter Gierok were reelected. Weisenberger had a more than 2,000 vote advantage over challenger Terrance Daffinson. Gierok won by more than 3...
To the Editor: It’s my turn again. Hopefully, when I’m finished wordsmithing, it will cause you to stir. I’m leaning into today’s current state of affairs, so my rhetoric must invariably have political highlights or else why bother? Some of you are already rolling your eyes, while others have re-...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO October 29, 1998 The race for Trempealeau County Sheriff features something that is common in many communities, but apparently hasn’t happened in Trempealeau County before: A uniformed county officer, Republican Terrence Daffinson, is running against an incumbent sheriff, his boss,...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO October 22, 1998 The city of Whitehall’s insurance company has refused to pay claims filed by city property owners whose basements were damaged when sanitary sewer lines backed up during heavy rains in late June. Wausau Insurance Co. had informed the city by letter that it would not...

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