July 3, 2008
10 Years Ago
Rob and Kari Anderson of rural Westby will be hosting the annual Vernon County Holstein Twi-light Meeting on Friday, June 11. The Andersons reside on a century-old farm on Lovaas Ridg Road with their three children.
Mt. Borah, a local custom apparel company in Coon Valley, shut down their production facility on Monday June 24, to work on the Sidie Hollow mountain bike trail system near Viroqua.
The Chaseburg Coon Valley Blues are on a hot streak, winning of its nine straight last week. The Blues also further cemented their place atop the Mississippi Valley League at 8-0. CCV is 21-5 overall.
July 8, 1993
25 Years Ago
Excavation is completed and the framework has started on a 20-unit motel adjacent to Grand Central Express in Westby. Rooms will cater to senior citizens – phones with large numbered dials for instance. There will be a lobby for visitors also.
Sometime in mid-July, a 50-year-old landmark on Westby’s Main Street will be razed to make room for a parking lot between the Westby-Coon Valley State Bank and the Vernon Electric Co-operative. The brick of this building were first used for a general store in Bloomingdale.
Merna, Michael, Jason, Jory and Jenna Fremstad will open their farm to the annual State Jersey picnic this weekend. Youth ages 9 to 21 will camp out at Oak Mound Saturday night.
July 3, 1968
50 Years Ago
Kathy Solberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Solberg of Westby, has been sponsored by Vernon Electric Co-operative and will be among the more than 150 high school students attending the fifth annual electric cooperative Youth Congress in River Falls.
Nine young people of the Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church left Saturday to spend a week at bible camp. They are: Kenneth Garlick, Daniel and Peter Moe, Donald Vold, David MacFarland, Vicki Rognstad, Pam Fortun, Janet Stalsberg, and Mary Haakenson.
The undefeated Westby Little League All-Stars and their Manager-Coach, Jarvis Aalgaard, left Westby Saturday for a game with LaFarge. They defeated the LaFarge team 4-2, thanks to a home run by Marty Erlandson.
The Westby Times
July 7, 1943
75 Years Ago
Paul, the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Storbakken, of Jore Ridge, holds, we believe, this season’s trout fishing record. On a recent fishing outing in Spring Coulee he landed a trout that measured a good 21 inches and weighed four pounds.
The Fourth was exceptionally quiet in Westby. That was as it should be in these days of war and rationing.
Stamp 18 in Book 1 is good for one pair of shoes through Oct. 31.
More rain again in timber Coulee.