Today in Whitehall-area History

June 19, 1947

            The courthouse personnel gave a farewell party last Thursday for Harold Pryse, FHA administrator for Trempealeau County. The county office will be officially closed Friday of this week when Miss Doris Knudtson will also terminate her employment, and will return to her home at Chetek.

June 19, 1931

            A large barn on the Ludwig Berg farm in Hale was destroyed by wind during the storm Friday night. Other residents of that area suffering damage were Henry Harnisch and Albert J. Larson; lightning struck a summer kitchen on the L.J. Schansberg farm east of Whitehall.

June 19, 1917

            The fire company was called out Tuesday afternoon to quench a fire that had been started under the Nelson and Larson warehouse near the switch track. It was thought to be the work of little boys who did not know better, although they ought to have known, and it is a warning to parents not to allow the little tots to play with matches.

June 19, 1893

            The village board met last Monday evening and granted four wholesale and retail liquor licenses at $400 each.