Op-Ed

This Father’s Day meant a little more to me. Last Tuesday, my wife and I welcomed our second child, Leo Everett Dannehy. We planned on having children closer together, but even after spending thousands of dollars on infertility treatment, it just wasn’t in the cards. That may be a story for another...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO June 24, 1999 The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors accepted a contract for architectural services for a proposed new county jail. The board voted 18 to three to pay Ayres Associates of Eau Claire $46,750 to develop concept plans and schematic drawings for the jail project.  The...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO June 17, 1999 When some 7,000 athletes take to the field at the Special Olympics World Games later this month in North Carolina, a Whitehall woman will be among them. Sherry Foss will be a member of the Special Olympics team representing Wisconsin and the United States at the World...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO June 10, 1999 The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department will show off its new quarters this weekend when it hosts an open house at the new fire station. The firemen will open the $350,000 building to the public Saturday at 2 p.m. The open house is being combined with the department’s...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO June 3, 1999 For the third straight year, the Pigeon Falls Lions Club has chosen a husband and wife for its top honor. Theron and Avis Knutson are the recipients of the club’s 1999 Community Service Award. The Knutsons were recognized for years of involvement in church, community and...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO May 27, 1999 The city of Whitehall will sell its former City Hall and loan money to the company buying the building. The city council approved the sale of the building to the Whitehall Development Co., a division of the WHTL Group LLC, owners of the radio station WHTL-FM. The selling...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO May 20, 1999 The former Whitehall City Hall building will soon be under new ownership. The city council last week voted unanimously to sell the building and property to the Whitehall Development Co. The 82-year-old Main St. landmark has been largely unused since the city purchased the...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO May 13, 1999 Shirley Radke’s graduating seniors traditionally have presented her with a gift during their final high school concert, but the occasion Monday night had added significance. The spring concert that evening was the last also for Radke, who is retiring at the end of the...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO May 6, 1999 Most people don’t work at anything for 68 years, but Louise Olson got an early start at things. The area native retired earlier this year as organist for St. Paul’s Evangelical Church. She started playing at the rural Whitehall church when she was 13 years old.  The city of...

 

 

25 YEARS AGO April 29, 1999 The Colorado firm, which helped develop a needs assessment study for the Trempealeau County Jail, will continue to serve as consultants during the design portion of a proposed new jail. The county board of supervisors voted 18-2 to hire Voorhis Associates for a 10-month...

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