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Fanning Files

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...

 

Life As I See It…

NO! It can’t be. I just crawled into bed. How can it be morning already? Morning sunshine was already streaming through the window. Could this stifling room be the same room that turns into an igloo in the winter? Alas, it is true. We will be hit...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, June 8, 1951 Cpl. Arlie O. Thompson was killed in action in Korea on May 29. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thompson of Timber Coulee. Wavra’s Drive-in in now open for business, featuring ice cold root beer, ice...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

By Lorraine Hanley This week’s recipe is from the June/July 2021 “Taste of Home” magazine. Baked Chicken and Zucchini 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup dry bread crumbs 4 boneless skinless chick...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week certainly had another memorable experience and go for it kind of trip for MGW and his crew. Please read for details. Monday, June 7 High 84, low 63 So, before I went on this w...

 

Fanning Files

By Me _____________________________ I felt this poem written about longtime Cashton icon Ike Mlsna by his granddaughter was worth sharing here this week. Sympathies to the family for their loss. The following is a poem Jacqui Davison wrote. Jacqui...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, June 8, 1951 Free chest x-rays will be offered at the Cashton Community Hall on June 20-21 to search for tuberculoses victims. Walter Leis of Cashton is among eight Monroe County men drafted and leaving June 18 for...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Summer is here and this week’s recipe is one to help you keep cool. I found it in the June/July 2021 “Taste of Home” magazine. Enjoy! Almost It’s - It Ice Cream Sandwiches 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, Back in 1992 I made the decision that if I was going to be the best outdoor adventures writer that I could be I was going to have to add winter camping to my play list. I may have bit...

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, June 1, 1951 Cashton High School Class of 1951 Valedictorian is Don Beffa. Salutatorian is Norbert Schreier. In spite of the rain many of the parents attended the school picnic at Portland school last Saturday. 60 Years A...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

This week’s recipe came from the February/March 2021 “Taste of Home” magazine. Salted Peanut Squares 3-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts, divided 1 package (10 oz.) peanut butter chips 2 tablespoons butter 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 1...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, Each winter in early January I ice fish with a group of really fun guys in Sawyer County. Several of these guys are from the Birchwood area and for years Chris Schiefelbein who is a...

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

Life As I See It

It was love at first sight. It was love without borders or boundaries. It had no depth. It was an emotion so breath taking, it was a struggle to find the right words to describe it. I felt like the Grinch. My heart had to grow to hold all of that...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, May 25, 1951 Hansen Hardware and Appliance of Cashton is quitting business and closing out the entire $10,000 of inventory. Records, your choice, 4 for $1.00. Memorial Day will be Observed in Cashton next Wednesday with...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Gooey Butter Cake 2-1/2 cups flour 1-3/4 cups sugar 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, melted 3 eggs 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups powdered sugar 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a...

 

Vernon County Sheriff's Report

5/22 - Mevludin Ibrisevic, Chicago, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 56 in the town of Liberty; when he struck a deer. Ibrisevic did not receive any injuries and the vehicle was not towed. Message from Sheriff Spears: There have been...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week's column is all over the map. My plan was to trout fish in Florence County and sleep in the bed of my truck at night, simple, inexpensive, and adventuresome. I had obtained...

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

Looking back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, May 18, 1951 The annual junior-senior prom was held here April 27. Registration in the guest book totaled 92 couples, but some couples did not register. Roger Peterson and Myrna Kolowrat presided as king and queen. Jon...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

This week’s recipe is from the Feb./March 2021 “Taste of Home” magazine. Banana Fudge Pie 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, melted 3 cups whipped topping, divided 2 large eggs 1/4 cup sugar 2 bananas,...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This past week I spent a lot of time in the turkey blind with Michelle Chiaro who was hoping to harvest her first turkey and with my 20-year-old daughter Selina who has was hoping to...

 

Fanning Files

By Me We stopped by my mother’s home on Mother’s Day with some charcoal chicken from the Cashton Community Club’s Chicken-Q. We visited for several hours, and as often happens, we talked about old memories. This time it was about my Grandma...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, May 11, 1951 Eighteen Monroe County men left Wednesday from Sparta for induction into the armed forces. From Cashton were Donald Janzen, Willard Brueggen, and Arnold Haugen. The annual Spring Clean-up will be conducted Tu...

 

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