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By Me Mrs. Me and I are planning a kidnapping of sorts. Of course, we don’t plan on executing our plot without permission. It has been a few weeks since we saw our grandson last, and this is causing a bit of withdrawal from the both of us. No one i...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 14, 2021

Gazebo likely to occupy space on village square

Talk of building a gazebo on the village square – the grassy area between Front Street and Trinity Lutheran Church – has been circulating through the Cashton community periodically over the past...

 

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By Me I thought she might have been having a seizure, or muscle spasms. We made a quick, two-day journey north over the weekend to visit some new places and be reminded of some old ones at the northern coast of Wisconsin, along Lake Superior where...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 7, 2021

Cashton Community Club ramping up for 74th Annual Cashton Fall Festival

The 74th Annual Cashton Fall Fest will look a bit different than the 73rd, when a global pandemic all but shut down an entire year of annual events. In 2020, Fall Fest was relegated to a Chicken-Q...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 7, 2021

Cashton Library hosts Garden Walk

The Cashton Library is holding a Garden Walk on Sunday, July 18th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the homes of 5 local gardeners. Explore the beautiful gardens of Kathy & Kurt Flock, Deb & Steve Hundt, La...

 

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By Me This past weekend, as many celebrated July 4th with outdoor activities, the temperatures reached into the 90’s. Not to be left out, Mrs. Me and Me departed to two separate outdoor adventures that were quite enjoyable in spite of how much red...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    June 30, 2021

Unintended consequences may be what save Jersey Valley

Just under $25 million. That was the estimate given during a special public meeting held last Tuesday by EA Engineering Science and Technology, Inc. to replace two failed dames in the West Fork...

 

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By Me “These are the People in Your Neighborhood,” go the words to one popular Sesame Street song. Sometimes, even after you’ve been gone for a long time, a person still considers those people part of one’s neighborhood. That was the...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Opinion    June 23, 2021

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By Me “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” - Bob Marley… “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” – Oscar Wilde… Music, I would argue, has the stronger ability to do so....

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    June 23, 2021

Boys fall by one run in to De Soto in Regional tournament

The Cashton Eagles traveled to Stoddard last Tuesday to continue their tournament path, taking on the De Soto Pirates. Aiden Cook had three hits, including a double in the sixth to lead the Eagle offe...

 

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By Me Three gallons of strawberries, fresh picked and still warm from the sun. There is this idea we grow up with. That life is filled with happiness, like the sweet taste of red-ripe strawberries fresh out of the garden. For the most part, if one...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    June 16, 2021

Eagles advance with tournament win over Falcons

The Eagle nine wrapped up the regular season portion of the baseball season with an 11-7 win over Luther on June 9. Last Thursday, June 10, the boys entered tournament play with a match-up against the...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    June 9, 2021

Concerns aired over new street layout and park keys

The Cashton Village Board met last Wednesday, June 2 for its regular monthly meeting. Village resident, Frank Leis addressed the board to start the meeting with concerns about the new "bump outs"...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    June 9, 2021

Cashton softball starts regional play next week

Sydney Helgerson faced the minimum in the first three innings of last Tuesday's softball game between the Eagles and the New Lisbon Rockets at New Lisbon. The Cashton defense surrendered two runs...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    June 9, 2021

Baseball picks up three more conference wins

Bowdy Dempsey's three-run homer over the right field fence was the icing on the cake of an abbreviated, five-inning win over New Lisbon last Monday, June 1, at Cashton. Dempsey's blast came with the...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    June 2, 2021

Meet Thomas Arthur Rosenow

There are 12,216 Wisconsin soldiers reported killed in action during the Civil War, 3,932 killed during WWI, and 8,390 died while in action during WWII. During the Vietnam War, 1,159 Wisconsinites wer...

 

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As the class of 2021 gathered at the track and field venue to celebrate the end of their high school years, it was refreshing to be able to see faces again at the ceremony. This year’s class is the second that has endured the unusual way in which t...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    June 2, 2021

Eagles give up lead late in loss to Necedah

The Necedah Cardinals tied the Eagles in the sixth inning and scored two more in the top of the ninth to upend the host Eagles 5-3. Connor Butzler doubled to left with one out and scored on a base hit...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    June 2, 2021

Tigers rally for four runs in the sixth to hand lady Eagles loss

The Cashton Eagles rallied from six-runs down in the fourth inning at Hillsboro to tie the game at 8-8. They held the Tigers without a run in both the fourth and fifth innings and put in another...

 

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By Me It was an old, “pedally thing” that I guess dad pulled out of the dump one year when we were kids. He saw something in it worth salvaging. Not everything we try to fix or rebuild works out. Dad, though, found a way to make things work. And...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    May 26, 2021

Baseball tops Wonewoc Center Wolves - Falls to Seneca

The Cashton nine racked up 12 hits and scored 11 runs on Monday, May 17, when they hosted the Wonewoc-Center Wolves winning 11-1. On the mound, Presley Brueggen and Connor Butzler combined for 10...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    May 26, 2021

Offense struggles to find runs in trio of losses

The Cashton Eagles hosted an impressive Bangor crew on Monday, May 17 and lost both games of a double header. Faith Butzler doubled and scored in the fifth inning, for Cashton's only run of the...

 

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Looking back, I’m not sure I knew what was coming. But through the years the revelation of what is now should have hit Me at some point. But to know where I am going with this, I must go back to events that shaped what would become what is. In...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    May 19, 2021

PLAY BALL! Baseball season underway

The spring baseball season got a late start as football season wrapped up, but the wait is over as teams are off and running. Royall 2 - Cashton 3 The Eagles kicked off their season at home against...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    May 19, 2021

Cashton softball takes two more conference wins

New Lisbon 0 - Cashton 10 After being retired in order in the first inning, the lady Eagles busted out the offense in the second, scoring seven runs in a shut out on Monday, May 10, at home against...

 

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