About Cashton Record
In August of 1896, J.J. McManamy introduced the Cashton Record to southern Monroe County, in Cashton Wisconsin. Through the decades, the paper has changed hands a few times. Editors: J.J. McManamy, Jan. 4, 1900-March 1, 1900; E. Steinbrecher, June 25, 1937-Feb. 4, 1938; M.E. Hagen, Feb. 11, 1938-Nov. 7, 1969; M. Erickson, Nov. 13, 1969-May 27, 1981; Thomas Besl (info not available); Rose and Jerry Eddy (?-Dec. 1998); Paul and Kim Fanning, Dec. 1998-present.
In December of 1998, Paul and Kim Fanning purchased the paper. Both grew up in small, agriculturally based communities. A few short months later they made the move, along with their three small children, to Cashton. Their goals were simple – Maintain the paper as locally owned, and keep it independent.
With a focus on the community and the surrounding area, the Cashton Record has offered a source for local news and events through the eyes of people who live and work in the small community of Cashton.