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70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, May 26, 1950

Edward Rognstad, Rognstad Ridge’s oldest community member, passes away at his home Thursday at the age of 89.

The voters of Cashton turned out strong at the special election Tuesday and approved the referendum on providing lights at the new ball park by a substantial margin, 206 to 129. There was one blank ballot.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, May 27, 1960

Petey Dahl, Tom Schroeder, and Doug Squire competed in the State Class C State Track meet held at Hartford. Dahl placed fifth in the 100 yard dash, Schroeder sixth in the 880, and Squire sixth in the 440.

Meadowbrook school in the Town of Washington, La Crosse County, was dissolved Tuesday night. Part of the district went to Coon Valley and the rest went to Portland.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, May 28, 1970

The Village of Cashton, with a large helping hand from the American Legion Post, will pause to pay its respects to the war dead on Memorial Day, May 30.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Larson have now completed 17 years as custodians at Cashton High School. Larsons have not missed a day of school in 17 years.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, May 28, 1980

A bat that bit a small boy was taken to Madison where it was found to have rabies. One-and-a-half-year-old Mark Mashak will have to undergo a series of rabies shots for 21 days.

On Sunday, May 25, Cuban refugees began arriving at Fort Mc Coy. The Red Cross needs volunteers to dispense clothing.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, May 30, 1990

Over 25 million gallons of oil is a lot to deliver to customers over a span of 45 years. Cashton’s Owen Bronson figures he handled about that much oil in his career before retiring May 1.

Rabies is on the rise in Wisconsin, according to the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, May 24, 2000

With work being scheduled for the Cashton Park, it seems like the logical time to pursue the construction of a softball field for the village park.

Cashton Band and Choir programs will be granted acceptance as worthy of being counted among the “normal’ high school courses associated with learning. Letter grades will now be given and counted toward class rank.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center and the Village of Cashton will sponsor a Cashton Farmer’s Market, beginning Wednesday, June 16. The market will be held each Wednesday from 3-6 in the Cashton Village Park through September.

The Cashton Middle School made a splash with “Singing in the Rain” to open the annual Pops concert last Friday night.


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