Today in Whitehall-area History

October 30, 1942

            Charles Sielaff of Maule Coulee, who was in town Friday, stated that he hoped to be through with his plowing in a few days, despite the unfavorable weather we have been having. Charles states that he does his farm work with horses. While this is much slower than with modern machines, he finds it is quite practical, especially on a farm that is not entirely level.

October 30, 1895

            The second convention of the Seventh District of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union met at the courthouse yesterday. Delegates are present from all the counties comprising the district except Buffalo and Pepin. The members are enthusiastic and the convention proceedings are being conducted in an able, systematic and business-like manner. We can’t see but what the ladies engaged in this work are as competent to run a convention as the men.