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February 17, 2021

70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, February 16, 1951

This year’s March of Dimes polio drive in Cashton brought in a total of $322.46, topping last years total by almost $80.

Sunday’s warm weather and the Showflake junior ski meet brought hundreds to Timber Coulee to watch the activities on the Dahlen hill. Perhaps it wasn’t the best skiing weather, but the youngsters made a lot of swell jumps.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, February 17, 1961

Lead characters for the junior class play “Green Valley” are played by Ronald Lee, Mavis Larson, Kent Vaaler, Roy Einer, and Darlene Wavra.

Frank King, a native of Cashton, started his “Skeezix” character on the comic page 40 years ago this week.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, February 18, 1971

As director of astronaut activities for NASA, Deke Slayton, a native of Leon and graduate of Sparta High School, makes the important decision as to who goes where in space.

High single-game scorer for the men at Parkview bowling alley in Cashton was Doug Jefson who rolled a 256. Charlene Pederson led the ladies, bowling a 211.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, February 18, 1981

Another suspected Measles case has been reported in Monroe County, from the Wilton area.

The Eagle gymnasts team won top honors at the Lancer Invitational Meet at La Crescent recently. Jean Leis won top individual honors with 5 medals. Other medal winners were Jody Larson and Cindy Dahl.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, February 20, 1991

The 107th Maintenance Company of Sparta and Viroqua has had its Gulf orders extended to 12 months.

Preschoolers in Marie Berg’s class last Thursday took a field trip to the post office where Postmaster, Barbara Hansen explained how letters are mailed.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Safety concerns are battling economics as the Cashton Village Board debates options for needed Front Street improvements.

Saturday the Cashton wrestlers outdistanced Hillsboro and Royall to claim their third consecutive Regional Championship.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On Friday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb 19, the Cashton Music Department will be hosting a lock-in at the elementary school for 9-12 grade students.

Cashton residents enjoyed the beautiful weather on Sunday while attending the Cashton community Club’s Skate Party at the Cashton park.


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