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Well, if it didn’t feel like 2005 all over again heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers’ first pick certainly brought us back. After trading up from 30th overall to 26th and with difference-makers still available at positions in need of impact starters, Green Bay opted instead to...
              Aaron Rodgers career with the Green Bay Packers could be ending far sooner than anyone thought prior to Thursday night’s National Football League draft.             Rodgers — in an interview with Pat McAfee and A.J. Hawk earlier this month — said he wanted to play into his 40s, but...
              Fifteen years goes by pretty fast.              I still remember where I was in the living room of my Chicago-suburban home, jumping up and down excitedly at the Packers’ good favor as they took Aaron Rodgers with the 24th overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft.              By some...

Former Whitehall High School track and field coach Chuck Walek gave a speech as he was inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame in February. (Submitted photo)

 
              For recent Wisconsin Track Coaches Association (WISTCA) Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Walek, the journey has been about commitment, community support and a love of competition.             “Most coaches are not willing to put over 30 years into a coaching career,” said Walek, who was...

Ken Stellpflug was honored during a ceremony in 1991 after he had finished his run as a coach for the Whitehall boys basketball team. (Whitehall Times file photo)

 
            A recent initiative led by former Whitehall High School basketball player Ralph Rasmuson is seeking to rename Whitehall’s gym in honor of former coach Ken Stellpflug.             The Wisconsin Basketball Hall of Fame legacy of Stellpflug is well-known: a 378-143 record with only two...
Area golf courses, usually awakening with the sounds of drivers and shouts of “Fore!” as patrons hone in their shots for the summer, have fallen silent this spring amidst state mandates for the closure of businesses deemed nonessential. For courses in Trempealeau County, this means a sudden lack of...
  Whether there will be a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association spring sports season has not yet been decided and there is no deadline for such a ruling to be made. On March 19 the WIAA board of directors voted to postpone making such a decision at a special meeting. At that time, school...

Jerome Halverson earned All-American honors as a high school football player in Independence. (Submitted photo)

The competitive fire, if not ingrained in the Halverson family DNA, is surely taught from an early age. That was on display this year as Chloe Halverson, a junior at Arcadia High School, helped lead the Raiders to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament.  The patriarch...
The leadup to my senior year of bowling for the Red Devils at Hinsdale Central High School in the western Chicago suburbs was a time of great anticipation. After becoming a mainstay on the varsity squad my junior year, I was hoping to take that final leap towards being a reliable contributor and...
As claims for unemployment surge across the state in response to closings driven by the COVID-19 crisis — climbing to over 45,000 last week from a total in the same week in 2019 of just 6,000 — Trempealeau County is not likely to be an exception. Because Trempealeau County has comparatively few...

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