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Today in Whitehall-area History

September 29, 1971

            Mrs. Ray Shanklin of Whitehall sustained a broken leg as the result of a traffic accident that occurred in heavy fog on Hwy. 53 near Ettrick last week Wednesday.

September 29, 1960

            Gunder Solsrud, who has worked with the Green Bay and Western section crew out of Whitehall since 1925, retired this week.

September 29, 1933

            Slot machines are a thing of the past in Trempealeau County. Sheriff Ed Gardner made a clean sweep Friday and smashed eight of the 10 that remained despite warnings. Machines were taken from the establishments of Frank Kamrowski, Centerville; Sam Klimek and Louis Weir, Independence; Otto Bollinger, Strum; Melvin Sveen, Ettrick; and William Matchett and Lorin Nelson, Osseo. By this time the other two, one from the Foss Restaurant and one from Kelly’s Pavilion in Centerville, have also been destroyed.

September 29, 1919

            John Holtan of Stoughton came to Whitehall Monday to look over the tobacco crops purchased by the Holtan Tobacco Co.

September 29, 1895

            Sunday night occurred the first genuine white frost of the season. Everybody was prepared for the visit, and none regretted it coming. It is seldom that killing frosts do not occur in this section before the first of October.