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Letter to the editor

I have voted in 13 presidential elections in my lifetime, and none have been anywhere near as contentious – brutal, even – as this impending 2020 election. It’s almost as if we are two different countries now – no longer the “United...

 

Letter to the editor

In the face of conclusive contradictory evidence, President Donald Trump blames the devastating Western wildfires on forest management, while dismissing global warming. Although fire management practices do play a role with regard to these tragic...

 

Letter to the Editor

I want to address something that has unfortunately become a common campaign tactic. I’m already receiving nearly daily mailers and I’ve gotten several “survey” or “polling” calls, which are really just thinly veiled smear attacks. I want...

 

Letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor… 29 “The most important commandment,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Cashton Record, I just wanted to say thank you. I recently subscribed to the Cashton Record a few months ago. I did it because I miss home. I look forward to finding the paper in my mailbox every Friday! I live in St. Paul, but graduated from...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Editor’s note: While the Cashton Record reserves the right to publish, or not publish, any Letter to the Editor, our general policy is to publish letters as long as they are signed. However, this came to our office (unsigned)...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor… We are just a few days away from the celebration of July 4th!! It would be awesome to see our community come together and show our patriotism by seeing American flags flying at all our homes and businesses. We need to come tog...

 

Life as I see it…

I cautiously opened the door and took one step inside. If it would have helped, I would have sat down and cried, but there was no one to hear me. And if someone did hear me there would be no sympathy coming my way. We all had our chores to do and no...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Badger State Sheriffs’ Association represents 72 Wisconsin Sheriffs, and the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association represents 425 Police Chiefs in the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association is a statewide...

 

Why farmers are dumping milk – and how consumers can help

By Kara O’Connor | Wisconsin Farmers Union Government Relations Director Wisconsin Farmers Union has received a number of inquiries from concerned consumers along the lines of, “Can’t farmers...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Fairmaps is an advisory referendum asking for a change in the process used for voter redistricting, which is done after each census. This referendum is on the Monroe County April 7 ballot. In Wisconsin, the majority party after the...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor… I want to thank the members of the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force, including County Administrator Tina Osterberg and Cashton area residents Jack Herricks and Jim Schroeder, for their important work. With the county fa...

 

Life as I see it…

The sounds of laughter floated up the stairs and into my bedroom even though the door was closed. A hot card game was going on in the kitchen and Don and I had been banished to our bedrooms. We were to young to take part in the festivities below...

 

Letter to the Editor

“Some of the farmers are doing well...We’re over the hump...We’re really doing well,” Trump said recently at a big fund raising rally in Milwaukee where he raised over $3million from rich supporters. (Capital Times Opinion and Commentary,...

 

Letter to the Editor…

Letter to the Editor… I want to thank the Cashton Record for its excellent September 28 editorial on climate change and the Amazon wildfires. Kudos for highlighting the important role that the world’s largest rainforest plays regarding our...

 

Life as I see it…

Keep Going I didn’t mean to cause a problem. All I wanted was a few veggies on my sub sandwich. Was that too much to ask? Please may I have some spinach, cucumbers, peppers, olives, tomatoes and a splash of ranch dressing. That wasn’t an unusual...

 

Life as I see it…

Leisure and Laughter I woke up at the first call so glad that this day had finally come. It was a bright, sunny Sunday morning and the day held so much promise. I quickly dressed and flew down the stairs. Mother had been up before dawn and the...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Opinion    July 24, 2019

Fanning Files

By Me Saturday morning we headed south, to Naperville, IL to help celebrate my brother and sister-in-law’s 25th wedding anniversary. It was 10:30 a.m. but it was raining and dark. More heavy rain was forecast for the weekend, which has become norma...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Miss Cashton Pageant has been around since 1948. Back in the day, the winner was chosen by applause, so you really wanted friends and family to attend. The contest, scholarship program, pageant has evolved over the years. A program that started...

 

Letter to the Editor

I read your article about the progress of the re-location of the bank. I have just a little story. We were working on a job at St. Mary’s Ridge on Oct. 1957 when Leo S. came to me and said, Benny let’s go for a ride to Cashton. I drove his truck...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor… I’m a Sparta native, and my father is from Cashton. A few weeks ago I read the excellent Earth Day section in the Cashton Record, which was filled with important ideas on how individuals can reduce their carbon footprints....

 
 By Paul Fanning    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Fanning Files

By Me Have the robins been snowed on three times yet? I know my grill has, and it has been completely sealed in a cocoon of ice, with long icicles dangling from every corner. Spring has attempted to show itself. There have been a few warm days that...

 

Life as I see it…

I held the annoying thing in my hand and was tempted to fling it off the deck and have it land in the last bit of snow in the back yard. I had been told not to “over think” the workings of this smartphone. And, by the way, those words came from...

 

Letter to the Editor

I would like to extend my sincerest thank you to the voters of Monroe County on behalf of Rolling Hills residents, family members and staff! I am so grateful and humbled by the overwhelming support that has been given to us. I recognize the trust...

 

Life as I see it...

A Fair Trade I looked down at my wet hands. Wrinkles covered my fingertips. I had been washing eggs for hours. Would it never end? I was on my own. Millie had been busy scrubbing and waxing floors and I had been given orders not to drop any eggs on...

 

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