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25 YEARS AGO January 30, 1997 Whitehall School District students who misbehave on school buses may end up on videotape and in trouble in the near future. The district school board approved a purchase of a video camera and recorder system for use on the buses operated by Thompson Buses, Inc., The...

 

 

  25 YEARS AGO Jan. 23, 1997 The Trempealeau County board of supervisors solicited nominees for appointment to the Trempealeau County Health Care Center board of trustees then ended up reelecting the incumbent anyway. The county board sent a press release seeking nominees, recruiting that was done...
25 YEARS AGO January 16, 1997 A Chicago man who allegedly stole a firearm from an area residence was in Trempealeau County Circuit Court last week on that and a couple other charges. George Tompoe III made his initial appearance Thursday on two counts, theft of a firearm and uttering a forged bank...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO January 9, 1987 An area resident returned last month from helping to get a new Russian school off the ground and training workers at a new company in that eastern European country. Dr. Duane Sackett of Independence spent five weeks during November and December in the Russian cities...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO January 2, 1997 The man convicted of causing the deaths of two area residents in an alcohol-related traffic accident has been charged with drunken driving. Michel Seibel, 30, of Trempealeau was arrested in the Centerville area Nov. 23 by a Wisconsin State Patrol officer and issued a...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO December 26, 1996 It appears that Trempealeau County will be getting a zoning ordinance covering metallic mining that is much more stringent than the present codes. The county board of supervisors’ zoning and land records committee held its third meeting on revisions to the ordinance...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO December 19, 1996 In the past few years many families of Hispanic and Latin American backgrounds have moved to Buffalo and Trempealeau counties to seek employment. In an effort to create a welcoming environment for these new residents, Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council,...
When a member of the public asks why a topic on a government’s agenda is scheduled to be in closed session, essentially saying “because I said so” isn’t a good enough answer. That’s what happened to me last week Monday when I was preparing to cover the city of Blair’s regular monthly meeting. A...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO December 12, 1996 Facing a number of major expenditures over the next couple of years, the Whitehall city council wasn’t in a rush to take on a $1 million water-reservoir and –main project. But the rules imposed by the federal agency that will pay for about two-thirds of the cost of...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Dec. 5, 1996 A Christmas parade, a visit from Santa and a craft show will highlight the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees on Friday.  The Whitehall city council last week approved a 1997 budget that will result in a substantial increase in city-purpose property taxes...

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