December 20, 2007
10 Years Ago
Michael and Kelly Hagen of Westby and their two-month-old son, Tanner, will represent the holy family during the 2007 live nativity at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Westby. The Hagens also have sons named Riley and Grayson.
Eklov Auto Center on the north end of Westby is now officially owned by Heartland Country Cooperative. The sale of the business from owner Garland McGarvey was completed on Dec. 14.
Dylan Steenberg describes How to be a Christmas Present: Have a bow. Have Wrapping paper. Have a tag. Be big. Be a toy. Be in a box. Have tape. Be under the tree. Be in Santa’s bag. Open on Christmas.
December 17, 1992
25 Years Ago
Westby’s Kris Ekern opens the La Crosse Catbird game with the “National Anthem” Saturday night. The WHS band played pop music for the game.
Wayne Peters of Chaseburg, an organic farmer, who is a member of VOCA (Volunteers for Overseas Co-operative Assistance) recently spent two weeks in Estonia to set up organic cooperative farms. Wayne and his sons, Rory and Roger, farm 300 acres and milk 80 cows.
Congratulations Chad Myhre on being chosen All Conference Center 1st Team and All Coulee Team Honorable Mention. We’re all very proud of you. From Myhre Electric, Mom & Dad, Trina, Sherry, Bruce & Jeremy.
December 21, 1967
50 Years Ago
Nancy Weissenberger, Westby, has been named one of the “Ten Best Dressed” women students at Wisconsin State University – La Crosse, where she is a senior.
Westby Municipal Court – Mark T. Jacobson, 19, Westby, speeding, dismissed.
Jane Aasen of the Westby High School has been chosen as Student of the Month for January. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Aasen of Westby.
The Westby Times
December 23, 1942
75 Years Ago
Highest tax payers on the 1942 Tax Roll for the City of Westby: E. M. Bekkedal, Co. $956.24; H. J. Stevlingson $605.03; D. M. Skundberg $710.35.
Raymond Haakenson spent Sunday afternoon with his parents.
Mrs. Waldo Christianson has received word that her husband has arrived safely somewhere in India. He says that it is very warm there and that in places the dust is 6 inches deep.
Dr. O. T. Nestingen went to La Crosse on Monday for a physical checkup at a hospital.