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 By Paul Fanning    News    April 7, 2021 

A bit of normalcy returns

Signs that life is slowly getting back to normal continue to show up. Parades, concerts, and other outdoor events are being added back to the calendar. Festivals, too, are being planned, including Cashton’s Fall Festival. That was the decision...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    April 7, 2021 

Eagles wallop Chieftains on home turf

The Cashton football team earned a second victory of the spring season last Thursday, April 1, with a lopsided 44-6 win over the visiting Riverdale Chieftains. It was a rocky start to the game, with...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    April 7, 2021 

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By Me A picture sits on a shelf at work. When I look up from my desk it makes Me smile. It hasn’t been there long, and it wasn’t intended to be there at all. When our daughter (Two) sent a collage of pictures of our grandson playing with his new...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    April 7, 2021 

Volleyball Eagles take down Seneca

The lady Eagles held on to put away Seneca in three sets last Tuesday, March 30 after a hard fought third, winning 25-16, 25-18- 25-22. Seneca came out strong in the final set and led 4-0 before the...

 

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By Me In honor of the Cashton Record’s 125th year in publication, we are reprinting a story about Melvina building a new schoolhouse from January 7, 1941. Melvina to build new schoolhouse At a special meeting of electors in the village of Melvina...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    March 31, 2021

Eagles fall to Wonewoc for the second time

The Eagle Volleyball Team hosted the Wonewoc-Center last Thursday, March 25, hoping to avenge a loss earlier in the season. Cashton lost in five sets to the Wolves in the first matchup. Thursday the...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    March 31, 2021

Eagles win first game against Brookwood

It has been well over one year since the Cashton Football team took the field. In fact, 2020 will go down as the year of no football for the Eagles. Last Saturday, the boys laced up their cleats and...

 

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By Me December 7, 1941 was the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked. It was the act of war on American soil that ultimately provoked the United States into action. World War II had begun. But nearly one year before that there was a warning sent to...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    March 24, 2021

After falling to Royall, spikers serve Bangor first loss of season

The Cashton Volleyball team put in a thrilling week of action last week. Even though they fell to Royall on Tuesday, March 16, they did manage to squeak out a first set win against the undefeated...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    March 17, 2021

Joseph Weibel's Tavern ends its reign at St. Mary's Ridge

Joseph Weibel, Sr. moved to Monroe County in 1866 where he had a saloon and farm, across the road for the church. After the death of his wife, Katherine Kast on May 16, 1873, he married Maria...

 

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By Me An old ice cream pail filled with wooden letter-blocks, several small metal cars, a toy xylophone, and a small array of miscellaneous toys. They all fit neatly into a small, wooden toybox with a few special ones placed on the top. That was it....

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    March 17, 2021

Volleyball adds SBC wins last week

The lady Eagles tacked on two more conference wins last week to improve to 4-1 in the Scenic Bluffs Conference. Necedah - Cashton On Tuesday, March 9, Cashton hosted the Necedah and took care of the...

 

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By Me Even before the pandemic, the rock and roll band I have been in since around 1989 was slowing down from the years of playing three or four gigs a month. Slowing down might be an understatement, though, because we were down to three or four gigs...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    March 10, 2021

Lady Eagle Spikers down the Falcons in season/home opener

Cashton's high school volleyball Eagles served up a win in their season opener against the Brookwood Falcons. The match against the Falcons was also the home opener for Cashton, who won 25-12, 25-12,...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    March 3, 2021

COVID numbers in Wisconsin continue to improve: Nationally data suggest an uptick

With still over 2,000 U.S. citizens dying each day from COVID-19 related causes, Wisconsin has seen a continued decline in the number of cases. The seven-day average of new confirmed cases per test has dipped to 2.2 percent. The downward movement...

 

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By Me In tribute to 125 years of the Cashton Record, this week’s column is brought to you by the May 6 issue of the paper in 1938. It was a feature called “Watching Cashton Grow” that ran occasionally in that year. * * * Let’s go back in...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    February 24, 2021

Scenic Bluffs on priority list of vaccine providers

Tribal and community health centers are playing an important role in getting COVID-19 vaccines distributed and administered to economically and socially disadvantaged communities across Wisconsin, and...

 

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By Me Funny how all of a sudden it hits you…That moment a little voice inside one’s head lets them know they have been married to their partner for over half their life. Occasionally, that moment of awareness arrives a year or two, or six after t...

 

Stellar Eagle season makes final stop at regional semi-final

Twice this season the Cashton Eagle boys faced the Bangor Cardinals. Both times the Eagles hung close until late in the game. Twice, heading into last Friday, Feb. 19, the team came up short. The...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Number of new cases, number of deaths are on decline recently

Wisconsin has managed to move near the top of list of states in vaccinations administered, and the number of new COVID-19 cases in the area continues to be in decline. However, as of Feb. 15 there were still four Monroe County residents hospitalized...

 

Fanning Files

By Me We’ve undoubtedly all done it. Wishing things could be like they used to be. Wishing life could be like it was 20, 50, or even 70 years ago, when everything was simpler, everyone was happier, and there wasn’t so much to worry about....

 

Boys hoops fall to Bangor, topples Wolves

For the second time this season, the Cashton Eagle Boys Basketball team found themselves on the losing end of a Scenic Bluffs Conference game against the Bangor Cardinals. Cashton trailed by a single...

 

Eagles fall to Bangor team in Regional Championship

The magic the lady Eagles found one night earlier, with an improbable second half comeback at home against the Lady Knights of Luther, fell silent last Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Regional Championship...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    February 10, 2021

Village Board cancels plans for Main Street Alley

An alleyway along Main Street in the Village of Cashton was cut from the construction plan, and the funds will be used to replace a section of Main Street in the downtown area. That was the decision...

 

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By Me As I sat and watched the snow fall and the banks pile up, a memory popped into my head from my childhood. Like so many old thoughts retrieved and rewound from the depths of my gray matter, I was not sure how old I was. It seems as though a lot...

 

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