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“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,...

 

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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

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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

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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...

 

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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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Letter to the Editor This is a very sad story about a beloved pet—our 12 year old dog Buck. On Friday, March 8, Buck spent most of the day in the woods with Ron running maple syrup lines on our farm in rural Ontario on West Norwegian Valley Road....

 

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Dear Cashton, I would like to take this opportunity to let the community know that I will be stepping down as Chief of Police. Over the last 8+ years I have made Cashton my home, this is a wonderful community, and I could not be prouder to call...

 

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Letter to the Editor: Knocking Down Silos for Healthier Communities As rural health care providers, we build strong communities because we help give people access to the things they need to stay healthy. Access includes clinical appointments, and...

 

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Though I was unable to attend the Middle/High School Christmas Concert this year, I heard raving reviews. The band was great as usual, and Facebook brimmed with videos of my former choir classmates having a blast. I want to congratulate those...

 

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Letter to the Editor… December 13, 2018 an exceptional woman (Dolores Leis) passed from this life into the next. This woman was just a little bit of a thing but carried a big wallop wherever she went. She walked in the shadow of a man who was as...

 

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As I write this letter, our school is buzzing with the activities that happen annually this wintry time of year. Students are practicing for upcoming holiday concerts, the Electrathon team is busy decorating and getting ready for the holiday craft...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Wham!!! Winter is here. Saturday night, as an audience was enjoying the rebirth of the Cashton Library Christmas Gala, a light snow was falling outside the Cashton Community Hall. From inside looking out through the massive second story window...

 

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Dear Editor… THE FUTURE OF ROLLING HILLS REHAB CENTER MAY DEPEND ON YOU On October 17th the Rolling Hills Committee recently indicated an interest in closing Rolling Hills and getting out of the nursing home business. When in fact in July of 2017...

 

Life as I see it

A Magical World I jumped out of bed ready to meet a new day. I quickly dressed putting on my new dress and shoes. There was no mirror in the room and I had no idea how I looked. My shoes were still a bit stiff and I clomped downstairs. My older broth...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dairy farmers: It’s time to ‘Pull Together’ Could you take a 30% cut in pay? Dairy farmers have taken that cut, or more, but still work hard to put wholesome food on our tables. The dairy crisis is real, folks, not only in Wisconsin, but...

 

Fanning Files

By Me You know that “spinning wheel of death” you get sometimes on your computer? It usually happens when its hard drive gets stuck, or it is trying to complete a complex task. Well, that happens to Me sometimes, and it can lead to a...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Saturday presented a rare opportunity to spend the day with two of our children. Rare, because it is difficult to convince them to do something for an entire day with mom and dad. Rarer, still, because Two managed to convince her Chicago...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: As volunteers for Cashton Cupboard and Closet, we, along with our generous community, and partners like Second Harvest Foodbank and Hunger Task Force, are committed to serve the families in our community who struggle with hunger. The...

 

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