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Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, April 6, 1951 Chester L. Thrune is the new village president. He defeated the incumbent, Martin A. Schroeder, and a write-in candidate, Jacob Seitz in Tuesday’s record-breaking election. Since the muddy roads set in...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter holiday! This week’s recipe was found in the April/May 2021 “All Recipes” magazine. Such an easy recipe to make. The Best Lemon Bars 2-1/3 cups flour (divided) 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups white sugar...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, When I hit send on this column I will be getting in my truck and heading to the state of Mississippi with my brothers Tom and Mike for a week of fun and crappie fishing. First, I have...

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, March 30, 1951 A recent survey, conducted by the conservation department, indicates there are 8,624 lakes in Wisconsin with a total surface area of 879,710 acres. A recent test shows it takes about eight days, on the aver...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Cookies Supreme 2 cups butter 2 cups sugar 2 cups brown sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 cups flour 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal and blend to a fine powder) 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 4 oz....

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, The last two years in the month of March I have headed down to Buffalo City which is located on the Mississippi River about 40-miles north of Lacrosse and used my atv to go three miles...

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, March 23, 1951 The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Cashton Cooperative Creamery was held last Wednesday at the Cashton Community Hall. The traveling library at the Odd Fellow hall will be open Friday afternoon f...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Coffee Cake 4 eggs 1 cup oil 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 can pie filling (your choice) Beat the eggs for 3 minutes. Add sugar and oil and beat to mix. Add dry ingredients and mix. Spread 1/2 of mixture on...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week's column has way more to write about than I have space, so here it goes. Ashland, Lake Superior, Chequamegon Bay and ice fishing/winter camping along with two buddies that...

 

Fanning Files

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....

 

Life As I See It

Watching the fly, I knew that his actions were futile. He flung himself against the glass window over and over again. No matter how much he wanted to get out into the fresh clean air, he was going about it the wrong way. I could feel his pain for I...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, March 16, 1951 A crowd of 135 voters jammed the village hall Thursday night in one of the largest caucus turnouts in Cashton’s history. All Cashton business places are requested to close their doors to business between...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Chocolate Cookie Muffins 1-3/4 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup cold butter 1 egg 1 cup milk 16 Oreos (crushed) Topping: 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons sugar 5 Oreos (finely crushed) 2 tablespoons cold butter 1 cup white...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I am writing to you about an ice fishing trip that I took with my good friend Doug Cibulka and my golden retriever Ruby. Back in 1997 I fished Upper Michigan's Little Bay de...

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, March 9, 1951 Nine lay workers will assists the immunization clinic to be held at the community hall here Monday morning, starting at 9. Mark your calendars. A program to be put on by the Sparta barber shop chorus at the...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Fluffy Pineapple Torte 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar Filling: 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk 1 package (3 oz.) lemon gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This past week I stayed in a 17-foot Ice Castle fishing shack on Stump and Devils Lake near Devil's Lake, North Dakota. Dakota Jeffords, Ross Moll, Joey Weber, and Weston Sexton all...

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, March 2, 1951 The second county-wide immunization clinic will be held in Cashton Monday, March 12, at the Cashton Community Hall. The national $5,000,000 collection for the Bishop’s Fund for victims of war will be...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Mushroom Beef Patties 1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon dried basil 5 t...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, My original plan for this week's column was to hike from my house with a backpack loaded with essentials and hunt rabbits and coyote for three days. That plan changed and became the......

 

Fanning Files

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...

 

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