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April 15, 2020

70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, April 14, 1950

Madison-With income from milk sliding downward despite the government price supports, dairy farmers across the nation have enthusiastically agreed to step up their own advertising program in an all-out drive to bring consumption of dairy foods in line with production.

The 4-H Clovers will present a program at Clements School Friday, April 14, at 8:00 p.m. A one act play will be performed. All are welcome.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, April 15, 1960

After an absence of 25 years or more from the sports calendar, track and field competition is attracting 30 to 35 candidates this spring.

At the direction of Village President, M. A. Schroeder, all Cashton business places are requested to close their doors to business between the hours of 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. on Good Friday, April 15 because of religious services.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, April 16, 1970

Cashton native Joe Seitz, high wire artist with leading circuses and expositions, was at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ed Seitz, visiting relatives and friends.

Cashton Motor Company (advertisement) – 1970 Ford Mustang $2721, 1970½ All-new Falcon $2460. Brueggen’s Service Station (advertisement) – Goodyear all-weather IV (whitewall) $12.95 + Fed. Ex. Tax and old tire.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 16, 1980

All safety patrol members planning to make the Washington D.C. trip, their parents, and chaperones are requested to attend the informational meeting for their particular buses on April 17, at 8 p.m. at the elementary school gym.

J. Robert (Bob) Clements of Cashton has purchased the car wash, burned out laundromat building and land at the north end of Front Street from Lawrence Frederick.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 18, 1990

At the annual Easter Egg Hunt last Friday, eggs outnumbered the kids. Everyone got some to carry in their baskets, bags, or pails. The event was held at the elementary school playground and organized by Cashton Girls Scouts and Lions Club.

The Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP) will hold an open house and informational meeting April 23. CROPP is entering its third season as a member-owned farmer’s cooperative.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 12, 2000

The old Cashton Theater, on Broadway Street, was a topic of discussion at last Wednesday’s village board meeting. The building is in disrepair and the lot may be an option for a downtown parking lot.

John Hauser, Sam Pulham and Lyle Schaller kept the chicken frying for the Sacred Heart Chicken-Q last Sunday. 450 halves were cooked crispy on the outside and tender and juicy to perfection.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Town of Portland board members approved a request to have the old town hall torn down. The building is in poo shape and is only used for storage by a local resident.

The parent-based, Cashton Post Prom Committee is once again asking for support for the post prom event. Last year approximately 120 students participated in post prom.


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