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 By Paul Fanning    Sports    October 13, 2021 

Cashton Football looks to snag SBC title

The Cashton Eagle football team stands on the brink, in position to achieve something the program has not seen since 1978. With one game left in the regular season, Cashton has already sealed at...

 

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By Me As I recover from knee replacement surgery, I am both surprised and frustrated. Surprised that I seem to be doing everything expected of me and frustrated that there are still setbacks. Saturday, day six, was one of the most noticeable setbacks...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    October 13, 2021 

Lady Eagles volleyball upend the Royall Panthers

Cashton volleyball picked up a big win last Thursday, defeating the Royall Panthers in four sets, 25-17, 17-25, 25-23, and 25-18 to improve to 6-4 in Scenic Bluffs action. The ladies got off to a...

 

Anticipated increase in State Aid expected to be key to lower school tax levy locally

The Cashton School Board held its annual meeting Monday, Sept. 27 for the purpose of establishing an estimated local tax levy and 2021-22 school budget. While the numbers will not be solidified until October, when official data becomes available...

 

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By Me A few months ago, I took Arti, our two-year-old grandson, for a walk around the block of his home in Whitewater. I should say I intended to take him for a walk. I made it less than half way around the neighborhood before I had to turn around...

 

Eagles down Necedah to stay unbeaten in SBC

The Eagles notched another conference win last Friday, posting a 37-16 win on the road at Necedah. The Cardinals scored the only points of the first quarter to take an 8-0 lead, but Cashton answered i...

 

Ladies rally from 0-2 for thrilling 5-set win

Cashton Lady Eagles hobbled their way through the first two sets against Necedah last Tuesday night at home, losing 20-25, 23-25. Everything seemed like it was a struggle for Cashton, including the...

 

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By Me Please note, there will be NO PAPER on October 6th! Please plan accordingly!!! I’m sitting here on a Monday night, like most any other Monday night, trying to get caught up on this week’s edition. Outside the night is black, there is...

 

Eagles top Brookwood, New Lisbon for pair of conference wins

Cashton Eagle Volleyball strung together a pair of conference wins last week, beating Brookwood at Cashton in three sets and then defeating New Lisbon on the road in three. Cashton jumped out to the...

 

In need of a miracle, fourth quarter deficit too much ever for the NEVER SAY QUIT Eagles

With just over two minutes left in the game, and trailing by 20 points, the Eagle gridiron gang would need a miracle. And a miracle nearly happened. In the final 2:16, trailing 27-7 in the fourth...

 

Eagles remain unbeaten with convincing win at Luther

The Eagles trailed in almost every category last Friday when they traveled to Onalaska to take on the Luther Knights in a non-conference clash. Luther out-gained the Eagles (365 yards to 284 yards), ran 21 more plays, and had six more first downs....

 

Volleyball records first season win vs. Falcons

The lady Eagles were up against two tough conference opponents last Thursday at Cashton. Braylee Hyatt led Cashton with 1o kills and 3 blocks in the Eagle's first action against Hillsboro, and Taylor...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    September 8, 2021

Cashton Park topic of conversation at Sept. Village Board Meeting

Improvements at the Cashton Park are noticeable, but there are still some issues that remain to be resolved. Howard Von Ruden appeared before the Cashton Village Board last Wednesday, Sept. 1, to...

 

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By Me Driving around our unique area and not noticing the majestic views from atop a ridge road, or the powerful grace in which the Mississippi River flows must be a lot like traveling with one’s eyes closed. We chose a different route to ride...

 

Eagles flip the Falcons on the road

Cashton Football is 3-0. The Eagles traveled to Brookwood Friday, Sept. 3, to take on the Falcons in their second conference battle of the season. In the end, Cashton racked up 406 yards of offense,...

 

Lady Eagles struggle at Bangor during first conference action

I was a rough start to the conference portion of the volleyball schedule for the Eagles, falling at Bangor 13-25, 22-25, 12-25. This year's squad of the lady Eagles got the season off to a solid...

 

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By Me I have always liked history - I just wasn’t very good at it in school. To this day I struggle to remember people’s names, important dates and things that matter to Me. And in school that is what mattered. I can remember details of my own...

 

Eagles overwhelm Tigers in first conference action of the season

Cashton Football notched another win on Saturday, Aug. 28, with a conference win at home over Hillsboro. The Eagles held the Tigers to 156 yards of offense and won a lopsided outing. The Eagle...

 

Volleyball off to a sizzling start to season

La Farge Triangular Still in the early part of the schedule, the Cashton Volleyball team is off to a solid start. The Eagles are 6-1 so far, with wins over La Farge and Onalaska Luther in triangular action and a 4-1 finish to last Saturday’s...

 

Fanning Files

By Me There are those days when everything just seems to fall into place. Days when the sun is shining, the temperature is a steady 70 degrees, there is a slight breeze, and only a few puffy clouds in the sky and they’re all shaped like puppies. On...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    August 25, 2021

Season opener puts Eagles in the win column

The Eagles opened the 2021-22 football season on the road, facing a tough challenge right off the bat at Ithaca. Cashton held the Bulldogs scoreless in the second half, overcoming a seven-point halftime deficit, and notched the winning points in the...

 

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By Me I believed I could do it. Racing toward the tunnel entry on my single speed bicycle fitted with a metal handlebar clamp that cuddled a flashlight. The light, powered by a pair of C batteries, offered little more than a dim narrow beam. As I...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    August 11, 2021

Cashton Park on track to be paved before Fall Fest

The trustees of the Cashton Village Board met last Wednesday, Aug. 4, for the regular monthly meeting. After hearing a recommendation from Sean Lentz, Village financial advisor, the board approved a motion to refinance sewer and water debt clearing...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    August 11, 2021

Is this the new normal?

Area flooding last weekend didn't rise to the levels of the 2018 disaster, but fast and heavy rains Saturday did cause concern for many. A few homes along the Little La Crosse River, between Cashton...

 

Fanning Files

By Me I am convinced that how we feel about our grandchildren reminds us of how much we love our own children. I remember attending an assembly when I was a junior at Sparta High School. It wasn’t a pep assembly, or an awards assembly, it was a...

 

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