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A day at the fair

Izzi Mason takes a break from the heat last Friday during the Monroe County Fair dairy show to let her cow get a peek at the competition, while Rian...


New Physician Assistant Joins Vernon Memorial Healthcare

Vernon Memorial Healthcare (VMH) is pleased to announce the addition of Sarah Albrecht, PA to its primary care staff. Sarah will see patients at Hirsch Clinic in the Viroqua Area Medical Office...

School district partners with CESA 10 in project planning for band & choir facilities

The school board for the district of Cashton reviewed a tentative proposal for a potential construction/remodel project for the band and/or choir facilities during their last regular board meeting, held on Wednesday, July 21, and approved a...


More support for local firefighters

The Cashton Lions Club and Cashton Area Development Corporation, in conjunction with Cashton's Live on Main Music Festival, have each made a donation to the Cashton Area Fire District for new...


Dig for a Day

Cashton Science Teacher Dan Hanley (above) and his wife Lorraine took a trip out west this summer to attend a “Dig for a Day” at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. This site is...

Small sample poll suggests Wisconsinites split on idea of naming an official State Cheese

It might come as a surprise to some that there is no official Wisconsin State Cheese, but there is an effort underway to change that. But a recent survey indicates that there may not be much of an appetite among state residents to do so. Polco...

Cashton Police Report

July 18 Out with Party Building Check- Front Street Building Check- Main Street Building Check- Park July 19 Gas Drive Off Traffic Stop- Citation Issued Building Check- Park Building Check- Main Street Building Check- Front Street July 20 Community...

Melvina Frog Days preparing to leap back into 2021 with full schedule

The countdown is on, and the Melvina Park is ready for the 44th Annual Melvina Frog Days. On Friday, August 6, the Frogtown Sports Club will return the weekend-long event with all the usual events back on the schedule after last year was scaled...

UW-La Crosse announces spring 2021 Dean's List

The following area students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the spring semester of the 2020-21 academic year, ending May 2021. Students on the Dean’s List from this area include… Bangor...

Recommended Yearly Well-Water Testing

It’s hard to believe that August is around the corner. While you may be out tending to the garden, landscaping, or other yearly tasks, have you taken the time to test your private well water? Many contaminants such as bacteria and nitrates are...

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, July 27, 1951 The Kickapoo Valley was ravaged by flood over the weekend, and a family of six was wiped out by a flash flood at Springville near Viroqua. A fine black horse owned by Dick Langan was out on highway 33...

Fanning Files

By Me Time travel exists, currently, only in science fiction movies. That’s not entirely true, however. Traveling back in time is sometimes as easy as picking up an old newspaper. And, since this is the year the Cashton Record is turning 125...


An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, Back in 2007 with the help of many good men and women I helped create Kids and Mentors Outdoors "KAMO". I used this column to reach out to the public and it worked. Our goal in KAMO is...

Hanley's Helpful Hints

This week’s recipe is from the Aug./Sept. “Taste of Home” magazine. Who doesn’t love bacon? Spaghetti With Bacon 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 1...


Betty Jane Weber

Betty Jane Weber, 83, of Sparta, passed away July 22, 2021, at Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, on June 17, 1938, to Anton and Paulina (Schaub) Weber. As a young child,... Full story


Frankie "Frank" R. Betts

Frankie "Frank" R. Betts, age 68, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1952, in Viroqua, WI to Gordon and Orilee... Full story


Lorraine A. Bardeen

Lorraine A. Bardeen, 88, of rural Bangor, died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta. She was born on February 6, 1933, to Joseph Schmitz and Olga (Petzke) Schmitz on the farm... Full story


Gladys Everson

Gladys Everson, 96, of Rockland, WI, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Gladys was born May 1, 1925, to George and Helen (Bushek) Wettstein. She was... Full story

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