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October 14, 2020

70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, October 13, 1950

Chas. Hanson has installed a television set in his home in Ontario and reports he has good results.

A final baseball game at Cashton was a 1-0 thriller that went to West Salem High School Monday afternoon.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, October 14, 1960

Joan Tangen was elected Cashton Homecoming Queen at the annual bonfire Thursday night.

Duane Owen, 23, Viroqua, escaped with minor injuries after his station wagon stalled on the branch railroad crossing on highway 27 north of Leon.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, October 15, 1970

Paul Buhr, son of the Raymond Buhrs, and Barbara Petersen, daughter of the F. N. Petersens, named Homecoming King and Queen.

A new (ladies) auxiliary to the Dickman-Speath Post 8584 VFW was instituted Sunday, at Cashton.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, October 22, 1980

Vivan H. Weber, revered music teacher at Cashton Public School, 1947-1972, will be the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at the State Music Conference in Madison.

The Chess, Checkers Club is led by Gary Dickinson with a 16-0 record in checkers, and Chris Torkelson who holds a 23-8-2 record at chess.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, October 17, 1990

Last Wednesday the area received a layer of snow that stayed until Thursday.

Last Sunday, area people took and 8-mile trek to Skogdalen church in timber Coulee to raise funds for hungry people in this area and throughout the world.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, October 11, 2000

As many have noticed, drinking water will require chlorination indefinitely because of the recurrence of low levels of bacteria.

The Cashton Football team lost it’s first conference game to Necedah in a race for the conference title.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Black Bear, believed to have been responsible for the killing of a six-week-old calf, was trapped and euthanized Tuesday at the Joe and Vicky Harter farm near Melvina. DNR officials estimated the bear weighed between 300 and 350 pounds.

The Cashton Cupboard and Closet resale shop was started one years ago to support the food pantry, located at the Sacred Heart Church Rectory. The food pantry has grown from supporting 30 families per month to more than 80. A new location is being considered.


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