In early 1992, District Attorney Scott Horne said several people arrested during the ’91 Oktoberfest had pled guilty, or they were convicted and sentenced. Run-ins with city police were routine for a few years during Oktoberfest and the Coon Creek festival, until police began a practice of blocking off parts of 3rd Street to traffic on certain nights of Oktoberfest.
School football season was over by January, but the sport was a hot topic for the Onalaska school board. Members of the board discussed whether Onalaska would be better off playing in a conference with smaller schools like Holmen and Sparta, instead of schools the size of Central and Logan.
The Super Bowl was played in the Minneapolis Metrodome in January of 1992, with the Redskins beating the Buffalo Bills. The Packers had finished their season 4-and-12, and Coach Lindy Infante was gone. During the off-season, Green Bay picked up a quarterback named Brett Favre, yesterday in La Crosse.