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March 25, 2020

70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, March 24, 1950

Traffic deaths in Wisconsin during 1950 have passed the 100-mark, reports the safety division of the state motor department.

University of Wisconsin hospitals will be increasing room rates. State-county patient rates under a new provision will be increased to $11.55 per day. Private patients will pay at a rate of $13.60. The increases were set in place to cover soaring hospital prices.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, April 1, 1960

Radio station WCOW-FM is expected to go on the air with regular programming in a few days. WCOW is t 97.1 on the FM radio dial.

Receiving A’s at a recent Forensics contest were Mary Dee Hjermstad, Ruth Ann Mydland, Judy Hansen, Emily Homstad, Marie Peterson, Geraldine Schmitz, Kent Vaaler, Sue Peterson, and Mary Leis.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, March 26, 1970

The rumor that the village of Cashton was finally going to get a library was, unfortunately, just a rumor and has no basis in fact.

Most merchants in Cashton report that their usual flow of mail has dwindled and some supplies have been halted because of a mail worker strike. Many trade journals, newspapers, and other periodicals have ceased to arrive in Cashton since the embargo went into effect.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, March 26, 1980

The Cashton Girls Scouts and Lions Club will c0-sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Cashton Village Park on Saturday, March 29, from 1:30 to 2;:30 p.m.. The event will be held rain r shine.

The La Crosse bookmobile will be in Cashton on April 2 and 23, and May 14. The unit will be at the community hall fro 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, March 28, 1990

Voters in the Cashton Public School District will be asked Tuesday, April 3, to choose two school board members from four candidates. The candidates are Charles Dickman, Clarence Servais, Jeff Mlsna, and David Larson.

Nancy Dickinson and Jenny Weber were named to the scenic Bluffs All-Conference Basketball team. Jennifer Bjornstad received honorable mention. On the boys side, David Ritter and David Lusk made first team honors, and Chris Milne received honorable mention.

20 Years Ago.

Week of Wednesday, March 22, 2000

The Cashton School Board approved a plan last week that will provide transportation for a small number special needs children to a rural Amish school.

Cashton art students submitted two plans for a tile floor tile pattern at the high school. Two proposals were presented to the school board and received rave reviews.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The rebounding sandhill crane population, a conservation success story, means that producers in the areas where cranes are numerous must contend with increasing numbers of these birds foraging in their fields.

Cashton volunteers filled the community hall again last Wednesday for the monthly visit from Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry.


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