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August 5, 2020

70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, August 4, 1950

Eddie and Reuben Birkholz have purchased the building and equipment of Carl Babbe’s welding shop and took possession Tuesday.

The Sparta jinx held sway again Tuesday night and the Trojans nosed out Cashton 7-4, at Sparta.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, August 5, 1960

Danny N. Schwarz, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Schwarz, was recently promoted to radarman seaman. He is serving aboard the USS Decatur, a destroyer now taking part in an Atlantic Fleet exercise.

According to H. M. (Mike) Bartlett, commander of the Cashton American Legion post, everything is shaping up for Cashton’s 13th Annual Fall Festival.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, August 6, 1970

A summer picnic is being planned for August 12th by Cashton Future Homemakers of America. A bus will take the members to Wildcat Park at 10:30.

Two fires of major proportions hit Monroe County Monday, destroying a home in Cashton and a bowling alley in Sparta in their wake.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 6, 1980

Eugene Kast, Cashton, and Carol Peters, Melvina, were the winners of Melvina Frog Days frog races for their respective men’s and women’s frog race categories.

The first place tractor operating trophy winner at a recent contest at the Vernon County Fair Grounds was Scott Dahl of Cashton.

The Cashton Police Department has extended its night patrolling hours in light of the recent arson attempt at the Cashton Cooperative Elevator.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 8, 1990

Cashton Village Board trustee, Nelbert Seitz suggested last Wednesday that the Board consider obtaining some land for a village industrial park.

Joe and Marlene Flock of Route 1 Cashton, will be among the families receiving Century Farm and Home Awards at the Wisconsin State Fair this week.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Established in 1878, the Portland Evangelical Lutheran Church held it’s last Mass on July 9, 2000, conducted by Pastor James Olson.

Tuesday, the culmination of a milk price protest was realized when 6,652 pounds of cheese was loaded and delivered to area food pantries and non profit organizations. The cheese was produced at Westby Creamery and was made using donations from area church diocese and groups. Several Cashton farmers opted to donate the milk for cheese rather than dump it, as part of a nation-wide protest on July 4.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 4, 2010

After a short-lived run in Cashton, Best Bio Diesel closed its door Monday. The plant was designed to produce 10 million gallons of bio fuel per year.

Verna Hankee, age 92, was recognized as one of the founding member of Cashton’s Western Saddle Club, during the speed show held on July 17, at the club’s coral located north of Cashton on Highway 27.


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