Reflections week 48

Edwin Storbakken, Westby Times, Nov. 30, 1967

Westby Times

November 29, 2007

10 Years Ago

The Nordic Sports building will become home to the new Vernon Memorial Pharmacy-Westby in the spring of 2008. The century-old building was constructed as the Westby fire station, and police station including the city jail with the Westby library on a second floor.

Ken and Ruth Rupp will be holding a grand re-opening of the Westby Bus Depot on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. They invite everyone to stop by and register to win prizes and enjoy food and refreshments.

Nordic Lanes Bowling scores from November 13 and 14: Barb Mathison 213, Darlene Kraabel 202, Cheryl Nelson 200, Randy Strangstalien 269, John Sordahl 239, Joe Bloedorn 234.

The Times

November 26, 1992

25 Years Ago

State Representative Du Wayne Johnsrud announced that Susan Berg of Westby has been chosen as the recipient of the 1992 Spirit of Giving Award. The annual award sponsored by Johnsrud, recognizes a person who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to volunteering.

Margaret Veum’s kindergarten class enjoyed the adventures of a little bear in “Karate Bear,” read by Janice Lee of Coon Valley. Lee’s visit was just one of the activities that took place during American Education Week.

Coon Valley’s Main Street has something old that’s new again – Stockmen’s Inn. The Helen Pedretti family – Julie, Corinne, Dale and Donna, Ed and Janna, and Dawn and Tim Dahl – of Westby have purchased Stockmen’s Inn and reopened it on Election Day.

The Times

November 30, 1967

50 Years Ago

Edwin Storbakken passed away suddenly at his home early Tuesday morning, November 28, at the age of 60. He was an active business man in Westby until the time of his death, the owner and operator of the E. J. Storbakken Grocery for more than 30 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Erlandson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Erickson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. George Navrestad and family were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Erlandson.

Vern Houghtaling accompanied by Rod Sand of La Crosse spent the weekend hunting at Black River Ralls. Matt, Tom and Jeff Houghtaling joined them on Saturday.

The Westby Times

December 2, 1942

75 Years Ago

Ben Logan has installed a most valuable addition to his feed and seed establishment here – a complete and modern Bryant Hammermill feed mill. The mill is complete with bagger and dust collector.

The following residents became naturalized citizens of the United States last Tuesday: Ole Martinson, Amalie Jensen, Severt Brown Virak, Jens Swendson Rude, Tina Rude, Peter Peterson, and Olaf Olson Syverhuset.

In accordance with plans made to observe the first anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on a national scale, Wisconsin’s civilian population is being asked to devote 30 seconds of its time at 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 7.


Westby Times editor

Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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