July 10, 2008
10 Years Ago
This year the Westby Area Chamber Garden Party is scheduled for Thursday, July 17. The garden walk will take visitors to the Stabbur and Thoreson House in downtown Westby and to the country homes of Danika and Nathan Wehling, Stan and Kathy Gretebeck, Al and Roxie Von Ruden and Brian and Vernal Nelson.
The Three Norskies – Charles Denman of Sextonville, Walter Mehlum of Westby, and Lillian Leum of Westby – provided some music during Norskedalen’s Midsummer Festival.
Mike Callan, of Coon Valley, his son, Ryan, and daughter, Kelly, were on a two-week once-in-a-lifetime experience to Tanzania, Africa June 14-28. They hiked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and took a five-day safari to the Serengeti.
July 15, 1993
25 Years Ago
Geoffrey Banta and Vicki Miller invite family and friends to join them in celebrating their marriage. A reception will be held at Nate’s Supper Club On Friday, July 23.
Wrestlers Dan Rundahl and Ben Conley participated in the 1993 Badger State Games in Madison on June 26. They both finished with second place medals in the 7th and 8th grade divisions.
A petition, signed by 104 Westby Area School citizens, is requesting to vote at the annual meeting to approve two additional at-large seats to the Westby School Board.
Tabitha Kreuzer, Ali Knapp, Angie Olson and Katie Silha were delegates from Westby to the 50th Badgers Girls State program in June. They attended sessions on parliamentary procedure and government instruction on the city, county and state level.
July 11, 1968
50 Years Ago
New officers of the Westby Legion Auxiliary are: Gerda Aarness, treasurer; Alida Silbaugh, secretary; Marge Terry, first vice president; Dorothy Lunde, president; Pat Stafslien, historian; Mabel Smith, chaplain; and Mary Mockrud, second vice president.
A neighborhood parade was held on the Fourth of July. John DeVine lead the parade. Steven shaw was drummer. Jackie DeVine and Julie Tainter were majorettes. Mary Tainter and Karen Olson carried signs announcing Jody Miller as 4th of July Queen. Penny Engen pulled the Queen’s “float” whole Paul and Timmy Engen, Mark Pederson and Kenny Shaw rode decorated bicycles. Jimmy Shaw finished the parade as a very humorous clown.
Weber’s Jewelry Grand Opening! Three big Days! July 11 – 12 – 13!
Roger’s DX Service Station Grand Opening! July 11 – 12 – 13! Free 5-qt. bucket to everyone.
The Westby Times
July 14, 1943
75 Years Ago
The usual lack of interest in the annual school meetings was also manifest last Monday night when not quite fifty people turned out to take part in the affairs of the school in which a monetary value of nearly $66,000, expenditures for the 1942-1943 school year, is involved.
Miss Olive Leum leaves Thursday for Washington, D.C., where she has employment with a branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In the Oium school district, Peder Jothen was again elected clerk. He has quite a record, we believe, as he has been clerk for forty-three years.