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Holmen school board leader admits to posting in social media under a fake account

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One area school board president is being criticized after admitting that she had recently posted on social media under an assumed name. 

Cheryl Hancock told people attending the Holmen School Board meeting last night, and confirmed to WIZM News, that she did have an “alter ego” Facebook page, which she is not using any more. 

Cheryl Hancock, speaks to begin during an event at the Coulee Recovery Center on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, where she is the executive director. (PHOTO: Rick Solem)

Hancock made the statement before the board’s organizational meeting. The online video shows no mention of the issue during the official meeting, and she was re-elected board president for another year by a vote of 4-2 over Brian Wopat.

Commenters posting on-line say Hancock was manipulating people using the fake account, and should step down.  Hancock says she plans to issue a release about the situation on Tuesday.     

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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  1. John

    April 26, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Where is the rest of the story, please? What did she post on her fake account that manipulated people?

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