Two months after Ron Janzen resigned his Westby City Council position to become the new Westby Public Works director his Ward 1 seat still remained vacant. That changed earlier this month when Josh Baranczyk was appointed to serve the remainder of Janzen’s term, which expires in April 2016.

After nearly a seven month hiatus, the first meeting of a Westby-Viroqua Joint Police Committee was held on Wednesday, April 9. Westby City Hall was filled with plenty of public commentary as everyone sought to understand the reasoning behind the need for merger discussions.