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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...
  25 YEARS AGO Nov. 21, 1996 One of the arguments made against Trempealeau County’s one-half percent sales tax when the question was being debated in 1995 was that the new levy would be used as a way for county government to get around a state-imposed tax limit. After the first full budget cycle...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 1996 What was advertised as the last of the “easy” city of Whitehall budgets won’t be as easy on the city property taxpayers as it could have been. The 1997 budget recommended for adoption last week by the city council’s finance committee would result in a 17 percent increase...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Oct. 31, 1996 Voters in the area and throughout the United States will go to the polls this coming Tuesday, cast their ballots for everything from county courthouse posts to the highest offices in the land. Heading the ballot on the Nov. 5 general election is the race for president of...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO Oct. 24, 1996 A teenager arrested for the theft of a vehicle from a Whitehall-area car dealership has been sentenced to jail fro the second time for violating the terms of his probation. David Fonstad, Taylor, appeared in Trempealeau County Circuit Court Friday for a revocation hearing...
To the Editor: When right is right, you just know it. The Trempealeau Times wouldn’t allow me, because of policy, to promote a specific political candidate through their letters to the editor section. So like a fun puzzle, you will have to use your critical thinking skills, ready? A virtuous man of...

 

 

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...

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