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 By Paul Fanning    News    September 21, 2022 

Village Board eying splash pad project at park

The Cashton Village Board met last Thursday, Sept. 15, for the regular monthly meeting. Matt Carl, the new Village building inspector, was present to introduce himself. Mr. Carl also said there were...

 

Fanning Files

By Me As I sit here at the computer for the last time to write the final Fanning Files, I am reminded it is a day I always knew would come. As often as I imagined what it would feel like, I realized I had no idea what it would feel like when it...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    September 21, 2022 

Eagle crush Necedah 59-0

The Eagle defense held Necedah to just 26 total yards of offense, and Brett Hemmersbach chewed up 124 yards on the ground, and scored a pair of touchdowns, during a blowout win at Necedah last...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    September 21, 2022 

Eagles topple two conference foes in back-to-back wins

The Cashton Eagles Volleyball team hosted the Necedah Cardinals last Tuesday, Sept. 13, for a Scenic Bluffs Conference dual. Cashton squeaked out a 25-22 win in game one, winning on a Vivie Dempsey ki...

 

Football remains unbeaten as big game approaches

A 34-yard field goal by Brady Hemmersbach, the first field goal in recent history, was icing on the cake in a 52-0 blowout win by the Eagle Football team last Friday at Riverdale in a nonconference game. Colin O’Neil had touchdown runs of 41, 45, a...

 

Eagles trample Falcons in conference opener at Cashton

It was another overwhelming win for Cashton Football last Thursday, Sept. 1, as they upended the Brookwood Falcons in their first conference battle of the season, 52-14. Cashton started with the ball...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Many people have seen pictures or our grandson, Artimus Charles Fanning. And we have heard a lot of feedback about how darn cute he is. What most people don’t know, however, is that he was born deaf in his left ear. He has adapted quite well...

 

Volleyball wins conference opener at Bangor

The Cashton Eagles Volleyball team started the conference portion of the season serving up a five-set win over the Bangor Cardinals on Sept. 1. Braylee Hyatt led Cashton with 21 kills, while Ella Brueggen tallied 19 assists. Cashton took the first...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    August 31, 2022

Football wins big again in non conference tilt

It took Connor Butzler just 12 seconds to race 80 yards for the game's first touchdown last Friday, Aug. 26, and put the Eagles on the board in a nonconference matchup. Butzler hauled in the opening...

 

Fanning Files

A long Sunday ride on the bike was a reminder one can literally drive just a few miles in any direction from Cashton and come across some of the best scenery in the state. The Great River Road (Hwy...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    August 24, 2022

Eagles bring down Bulldogs in season opener

The Eagles opened their season in the gridiron last Thursday, Aug. 18, with a shutout win over the nonconference, Ithaca Bulldogs. Cashton coaches will have plenty to critique following the season ope...

 

Fanning Files

There are still plenty of lawn mowing days remaining (hopefully) and it occurs to Me that Micro Me has discovered that spending an hour on a riding mower really isn’t that bad. He has always had a special relationship with his grandmother, and...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Sports    August 17, 2022

Eagles scrimmage offers coaches a chance to gauge where the teams are at

"We've got a lot of work to do," said head coach, Jered Hemmersbach during last Saturday's scrimmage. You wouldn't expect anything less from a head coach in the initial days of practice. And there...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    August 10, 2022

New sporting goods store opens - Triggers n Tackle ready for outdoorsmen

One year ago, Brad Mellen, Cashton, and Jason Bohnert, Sparta, didn't know one another. That changed one day when Brad invited Jason to hunt on some land in the area. They both shared a passion for...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    August 10, 2022

Board hears request for street closures and manure pipeline

The Cashton Village Board met last Wednesday, Aug. 3, for the regular board meeting. Street closures and traffic patrol were approved for the annual Cashton Library, Fall Festival, 5k run/walk. The event is one of the regular fundraisers for the...

 

Fanning Files

At the ripe old age of three, our grandson made his rookie debut at the Melvina Frog Days this past weekend. He participated in, and won the first race of the day, netting him three bucks and a huge freeze pop. I’m not sure which put a bigger...

 

Fanning Files

It was Sunday brunch for a few black bees that were taking advantage of a heavy bloom of purple Hosta flowers last weekend....

 

Fanning Files

By Me This summer, 2022, will go down in my memory as “The year of the Japanese Battle.” But to start this story, we need to go back 25 years, when One was just seven. Her curiosity for bugs was uncharacteristic for such a young girl. There...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 20, 2022

Field expected to be ready for football season

According to reports from Cashton school officials, the turf on the football field is game ready following extensive work last year. But it was also pointed out, it takes time to get a mature and...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Last year One and I spent quite a few minutes cleaning the inflatable wading pool that spent the summer on the back patio. We said it was for Arti when he came to visit, but it was used more as a place to cool off and relax by adults most. A...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 13, 2022

Concern over storm shelter conditions heard by village board

"I was very embarrassed at the condition (of the storm shelter area)." - Board member, Rita Byers. The Cashton Village Board met last Wednesday, July 6, for its regular monthly meeting. The board...

 

Fanning Files

By Me I had the chance to talk to a gentleman Monday afternoon about his recent knee replacement surgery. He said he had the surgery in May and still had quite a bit of pain in the joint. “May,” I said. “You’ve got quite some time to go...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 6, 2022

Residential flooding issues addressed at Cashton Park

A remedy has been installed at the end of a drainage tube at the Cashton Park. The storm drain, which carries water from areas of the park, including the parking lot, had been spilling water onto the...

 

Fanning Files

By Me This 4th of July we had planned to head north to the Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. Pow-Wow grounds near Black River Falls. It would have been our third time attending the ceremony, including one time w...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 6, 2022

Viroqua Area Community band performs for fine arts benefit at Cashton Park

The Cashton Fine Arts Booster Club (CFAB) held a special music event last Wednesday to benefit the Cashton School's Arts programs, "Brats, Burgers, Band." Cashton band director Matt Muraski, along...

 

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