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A post office inspector has just done a survey of some of the rural roads in the western part of this county and if some of the roads on these rural roads that are in poor condition are not repaired promptly and restored to good condition as they should be, some rural mail users may lose their postal service, he points out.

Ball season is in full swing. Make the kids happy. Towner deals in all kinds of baseball, tennis, and other sporting goods.

On Sunday, June 25, the new Congregation of Our Saviors Church in Westby will be dedicated….

The party that pulled the woman’s and man’s coats out of a Nash car at Otto Tryggestad’s Saturday night dance is known and, if not immediately returned to the censor’s office, will be severely punished.

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An ancient monument disappears

The Blue Front is no more. Hardwareman Sauer is having the building adorned with a coat of cream-colored paint, and so the building that has held that name for so many years will need to be renamed.

VIOLA NEWSLETTER – TG Dobson and Perlie Snyder each received a carload of cattle at this station last week which will be put out to pasture this summer and put on the fall market. Guy got his cattle from St. Paul and Perlie got hers from Sparta.

Hill’s Garage at Retreat has added gas welding equipment to its equipment and is now ready to handle all classes of heavy machinery breakdown well in addition to regular repair work.

This energetic Bud ball team had two wins last week and still maintains its 100% record for the season.

Boys ages 10-16 will be greatly interested in Jaycee’s decision to sponsor the building of Soap Box race cars this summer. The races will take place on Labor Day, giving all the boys plenty of time to build a fast, well-built racer. Ongoing plans include ensuring that each boy will have plenty of help building and acquiring materials for his car, and prizes galore.

After a most harrowing weekend of rain and dreary cold, Sunday dawned clear and bright, and at the scheduled time of the parade from City Hall to the Bowl, the park and the bowl were filled to capacity. full capacity with thousands marching along the line to see the colorful spectacle. The parade, resplendent with the robes and vestments of the Catholic Church, was a fine sight as it entered the bowl, and the solemn pontifical mass for the repose of the souls of those who gave their lives during the close of the war was watched closely by the huge crowd, with each step clearly explained so that all non-Catholics could have a clear understanding of the Latin ceremony.

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Between July 1 and 15, the two foot transporters in the city of Viroqua will be assigned vehicles to help them with their delivery.

BH Bobbitt, of Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul, and Pacific Railroad Co. recently announced the completion of the sale of the railroad right-of-way in the Village of Coon Valley to a major tenant, Coon Valley Lumber and Supply Company.

The Jersey Parish 4 Annual Show and Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25 at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Viroqua.

Bill’s Supermarket: 3 pound box of Folger’s Coffee $2.69 Grade A Large Eggs 3 doz $1.00

Obituaries: Joseph Nerison (66) Westby; Earl Williams (84) Vernon County; William V. Tainter (90) Viroqua; Orvie Lewison (70) Viroqua; Mahlon Lepley (88) Viroqua; Virgil Silbaugh (60) Viroqua

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A powerful windstorm flattened barns, damaged trees and activated emergency sirens in northern Vernon County last Sunday on Father’s Day. After the storm subsided, meteorologist and emergency government officials said the damage from the storm appeared to be caused by strong straight-line winds, rather than the twisting winds of a tornado.

Former VHS star Skipp Benzing is a starter in the minor league. He will start the Class “A” season atop the mound for the Lowell Spinners. The Lowell, Mass.-based Spinners are a class “A” affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, who selected Benzing in the 1996 summer draft.

Westby Norsemen take second place in the state. The baseball team fell to the Hortonville Polar Bears in an eight-inning WIAA Division II State Championship last Tuesday, 20-12.

Floyd Burt’s home in Bud was damaged by fire on Monday afternoon. Firefighters from Viroqua, Genoa, Westby, Viola and Readstown were called to put out the blaze. The cause of the fire was an electrical short in a water heater that melted a wire. Nobody was home at the time.

Come celebrate Culver’s grand opening celebration June 17-July 3 (Viroqua location only). The grand prize is a four-day trip for two to these possible destinations: Branson, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Hilton Head and more.

Allen Miller found an 11-inch-tall morel mushroom last week. When found, it was over 20 inches in circumference and weighed over a pound and two ounces.

Viroqua’s Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School honors its first promotion. They graduated its first combined seventh and eighth grade class of 23 students. These students will go to other schools in the area.

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On Sunday, June 24, Pastor Bill White will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Viroqua, preaching at the 9:00 a.m. worship service. White, who has roots in Immanuel, retired from Bethel Lutheran in Madison in May 2011. He was well known for many years as the “Lutheran preacher on television. Immanuel Contemporary Worship Group, Ps150, will lead the service. Immanuel Lutheran is a congregation of ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America).

The Vernon County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution authorizing its Buildings and Facilities Committee to spend up to $75,000 to make repairs to the Vernon County Courthouse. These are actually four separate projects. There are signs for courthouses. There are repairs to the south steps, repairs to the east steps and entrance, then ledges. The measure was adopted by 21 votes to 6.

The Viroqua Lions Club presented a check for $1,250 to the Vernon County Historical Museum Capital Campaign. This is the Lion’s third installment as part of its four-year, $5,000 commitment to the campaign.

Two Viroqua residents were among 3,722 students who received degrees during Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies. The class included Brandon Robert Nigh, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering; and Benjamin Kyle Welch, BSc, Animal Ecology.

Vernon County Historical Society – by Bonnie Sterling, Donna Halverson, Linda Zube, Denise Kirchoff and Nancy Bekkedal

Calvin W. Soper