Westby Times

November 8, 2007

10 Years Ago

Morris Engh’s military career spanned 20 years and took him through three wars, WWII, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. Engh and other area veterans will be honored during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at Westby Area High School on Nov. 12.

State wildlife officials are encouraging hunters to help eliminate a growing population of feral pigs by reporting feral pig sightings or shooting them if they encounter them in the field while pursuing other game.

By a vote of 17 – 11 the Vernon County Board of Supervisors passed an amended resolution to support the multi-use path construction between the cities of Westby and Viroqua.

The Times

November 5, 1992

25 Years Ago

After several months of careful planning and deliberation by hospital staff and others, the Vernon Memorial Hospital Board last week voted to approve extensive remodeling of the present facilities, according to Garith Steiner, chief executive officer.

The Fremstad family is taking a Jersey heifer to the All American Jersey Sale in Louisville, KY early in November. People from this area who are exhibiting cattle include Jory Fremstad, Jason Fremstad, Michael Hagen, and Kari and Sara Bekkedal of Viroqua. Accompanying the young people will be Mike and Myrna Fremstad, Alden Fremstad, and Monte and Shirley Hagen.

The 10-member Facilities Study Committee met for the first time Monday in the Westby high School library. Hazel Cornell, Mike Harstad, Terrie Haugen, Roger Lewison, Dawn Snodgrass, Stephen McGovern, Eric Nottestad, Ella Raasch, Tonya Rakozy and Phil Strand are members of the committee.

The Times

November 9, 1967

50 Years Ago

Anyone interested in modern dairying will no doubt enjoy attending the open house being held at the La Verne Hall & Sons farm this weekend. Milking will begin at 4:30 p.m. so everyone can have the opportunity to watch pipeline milking.

Relatives and friends called on Eddie Lunde, Sr. Monday evening in honor of his birthday anniversary.

Mrs. Duane Mashak , Patricia, Pamela and Paula, and Mr. and Mrs. Joslyn Bjornstad were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Harold Johnson home to help celebrate Cheryl’s birthday..

Free Saturday matinees will be held at the Westby Theatre beginning November 25. These free shows are sponsored by Westby merchants and business places.

The Westby Times

November 11, 1942

75 Years Ago

Case weather with rain is the weather report from here for Monday, but this morning (Tuesday) it’s cold with high winds from the west.

Seventh grade students held a sample election, having ballot clerks Marilyn Homand, Audrey Giese; inspectors Jimmy Bergtold, Nola Mockrud, Winnifred Olson; clerks of election Richard Perkins and Lilah.

Westby’s first trial blackout on Tuesday night was a complete success. These blackouts, it is hoped, may never have to be real, but it is better to be prepared if a real air raid should come to not be a good target for the Hitler or Jap bombs.