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Fanning Files

By Me I have sat at the baseline of an uncountable number of basketball games, and they routinely go the same way. If the score is lopsided one way or the other there isn’t normally a lot of intense hooting from the fans who typically consist of mo...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, January 12, 1951 Some of the ridge farms are still stuck behind huge snow drifts, patiently waiting for the snow plow to come and dig them out. Movies playing at Cashton’s Welcome Theater include: The Great Rupert,...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Penne and Sausage Casserole 2 cups uncooked penne pasta 1 ring bologna, cut into ¼-inch slices 1-1/2 cups milk 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1-1/2 cups french fried onions 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I am writing about a winter camping and ice fishing trip that I went on with my 19-year-old daughter Selina Walters. We headed over to Buffalo City which is about 35-miles...

 

Fanning Files

By Me What 2021 will bring remains to be revealed, but it has begun in spectacular fashion. At least four days-worth of rime ice buildup has created a winter landscape that has remained predominantly unchanged from one day the next. Compare it to an...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, January 5, 1951 Night school for farmers at Grandview school house Monday evening, Jan. 8. E. A. Chinander will talk on rock phosphate and also show slides. Peter E. Mitby, 92, oldest male resident in Cashton, died...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Gumbo 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (mild) or 1 tablespoon (spicey) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 pound chicken, cooked and cubed 1 large onion, chopped 3/4 cup chopped green peppers 3/4 cup chopped red peppers 2 celery ribs, finely chopped 4...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, After I write this column my 19-year-old daughter Selina and I will be heading to the Mississippi River with our golden retrievers Ruby and Fire for three days of fishing and winter...

 

Fanning Files

There’s a photograph, or clip in an old family movie, that has always been stuck in my head. It’s of Mike and Me sitting on the old wooden steps of a former back porch, before dad tore it off and replaced it. I’m not sure how old we were, three...

 

Life As I See It

The afternoon crept by like a snail with a broken foot. At one point, I was almost driven to examine the clock to see if it was still ticking. None of us did a lick of schoolwork all day. Woodlawn School was decorated within an inch of its life....

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, December 22, 1950 Everybody is busy getting ready for the Christmas holidays. Housewives are making their Christmas cookies and baking lefse, and the school are busy preparing their Christmas programs. Week of Friday,...

 

"How do you make the Grinch grin?"

Cashton Elementary Kindergarten classes explain… “How do you make the Grinch grin?” Mrs. Weber’s Class I am going to decorate a tree with the Grinch and let his dog help him because his dog will dance on the tree. - Tenley Carlson I am going...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, The day rifle season ended November 29th, was the end of my busy season. It starts when you can plant potatoes and ends each fall on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This was the 32nd...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Spicy Potato Soup 1 pound ground beef 4 cups cubed potatoes 1 small onion, chopped 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce 4 cups water 1 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1...

 

Fanning Files

By Me The smallest amount of snow that remained on the ground Saturday morning added just the right touch for Santa's visit to Cashton. It wasn't the normal visit at the community hall, where...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, December 15, 1950 E. R. (Bud) Bauman was named policeman by the village board last Thursday. His hours are from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. but he will be on call at other times. The Badger Store’s 23rd annual holiday sale starts...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Even though our family does not have any Norwegian heritage, my daughter really likes the Sunbuckle cookies that one of our family friends makes around Christmas time. With everything going on, she knew that she was probably not going to get any...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I am going to write to you about what life is like at our deer camp for the last six days of the season. We are called The Red Brush Gang, we build a temporary shack in The...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Seventy-nine years have passed since the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. Tuberculosis was running rampant in the United States, and it was estimated that close to 800 people in Wisconsin would be dead from the disease by year’s end....

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, December 8, 1950 The Famous Red Heads, girls basketball team, are coming to Cashton Friday, December 22. A big poultry party will be held at the new American Legion club rooms here Sunday night. There will be dressed turk...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

With Christmas just around the corner, I started some of my holiday baking. This week’s recipe is one we use for our cut out cookies. Enjoy! Norma’s Sugar Cookies 1 cup butter (can use 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening) 2 eggs 2 tablespoons...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I am going to write about what I experienced at my deer camp over the first three days of Wisconsin's deer gun season. I camp and hunt with The Red Brush Gang, this would be...

 

Fanning Files

By Me While some of us wait to see if we will become friends and family again after this past presidential election, and as a handful of unaccepting citizens hold out hope that the election will be truly decided in a recount, and our current...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, December 1, 1950 James Schweiger, Cashton, was one of nine county men, recently named by the draft board, that were inducted into the armed services through the draft. Christmas program practice at the Fish Creek Church...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

I hope everyone had a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving. A few years back my sister-in-law made a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving and it was great. When I was out buying our turkey this year, I came across a smoked Butterball turkey. We purchased...

 

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