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25 YEARS AGO Oct. 17, 1996 The products for sale that make up the name of Whitehall’s newest business cover a lot of ground. But there’s more to Carpets, Computers and Crafts than, well, carpets, computers and crafts. Bob Cooke and Mike Demulling also sell satellite “dish” receivers for televisions...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Oct. 10, 1996 A candidate for Trempealeau County office has been told he must stop his campaign, quit his job or face disciplinary action by the federal government. Bill Thoma of Independence received notice last week from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel that he had to choose...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Oct. 3, 1996 Trevor Hanson was awarded the Eagle rank, the highest honor given in scouting, during a ceremony held at the Pigeon Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church. Hanson, the son of Owen Hanson of rural Hixton and the late Joyce Hanson, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 43, sponsored by...

 

 

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...

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