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Yesterday in La Crosse

The Central principal was being punished, 29 years ago



In the spring of 1990, former La Crosse Central principal Robert Bulthaus was sentenced to a month in jail, and apologized for misusing student activity funds during the two years he was in charge of the high school. Bulthaus resigned in 1988, shortly after it was discovered that he had spent about $11,000 of money intended for student programs at Central on office furniture for himself, including a desk.

Three major car dealers in La Crosse threatened to leave the city, if the common council didn’t allow one of them to close one block of traffic for business expansion. Dahl Ford said it needed to have Ferry Street closed between 3rd and 4th, to allow more development. Eversole Motors and Honda Motorwerks joined Dahl in threatening to pull their dealerships out of La Crosse if the change wasn’t made. The council approved the street closure.

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev visited Washington to meet with President Bush, and then traveled to Minnesota for a day’s worth of events in the Twin Cities.

The WIAA took a chance on hosting the state high school track championships at U-W-La Crosse, after the event was held for many years in Madison. The state meet has been in La Crosse ever since 1990…yesterday in La Crosse.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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