March 6, 2008
10 Years Ago
At the Westby Cooperative Creamery annual meeting, Sonja and Roger Berger of Westby accepted the Quality Award for low somatic cell count milk production, with a monthly average of 179,000.
Classes at Westby Elementary School were cancelled on Monday, March 3, for unscheduled spring cleaning after a broken roof drain pipe left Principal Mark Anderson feeling like the little Dutch boy whose finger wasn’t anywhere big enough to stop the garden hose flow of water streaming into the building.
Claude Sebion recently shared memories of his experiences during four years of World War II service in the Pacific including seeing General MacArthur and being in the invasion of Okinawa.
March 11, 1993
25 Years Ago
Westby youth have a place to go and spend time with their friends after school and on weekends now that the youth center is open in the old City Hall building. The idea for the youth center came from Pastor Gary Daines.
To keep FFA Alumni members up to date, Julie Larson, Laura Malin, Jim Galstad, Kerry Faulkner and Mark Cade meet once a month to plan issues of “Westby FFA Alumni News.” Loree Nickelotti, Kevin Larson, and Nancy Theige are also members of the newsletter writing team.
On Saturday and Sunday, Westby School District elementary students displayed their artwork in the basement of the Bekkum Memorial Library. The show, coordinated by art teachers Becky Flottmeyer and Julie Mullenberg, celebrated Youth Art Month.
March 7, 1968
50 Years Ago
Effective Jan. 1, 1968, the new law raises from $1500 to $1680 the amount of total earnings a social security beneficiary may have in a year without having any benefits withheld.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Erlandson, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin berg, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Engh, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Theige were among the guests Sunday at the silver wedding reception for Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brye.
The Easter Seal Campaign will be started on March 11. Those in charge in Westby are: Mrs. Lincoln Knutson and Mrs. Otis Holman; Mrs. Henry Leum and Mrs. Marlow Nelson; and Mrs. Noble Stendahl.
The Westby Times
March 10, 1943
75 Years Ago
We are glad to report that Mr. And Mrs. H. J. Severson have received a letter from their daughter, Lilah, who, as far as we know, it the first local nurse to be heard being in North Africa.
Sizing up the Victory Garden program for 1943 as the most vital civilian undertaking in the entire was effort, Jules Rudie said today that from now until the last day of this year that a fruit and vegetable garden product can be harvested, he “will make the Victory gardens in Westby and on our farms, a first order of business.”
Arvid Mikkelson is a new employee at the local post office, having commenced duties last week.