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70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, April 6, 1951

Chester L. Thrune is the new village president. He defeated the incumbent, Martin A. Schroeder, and a write-in candidate, Jacob Seitz in Tuesday’s record-breaking election.

Since the muddy roads set in several farmers are hauling their mile to the highway with horses of tractors.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, April 7, 1961

Cashton track coach, Al Vandenberg has announced 32 boys will compete on this year’s team.

Nearly 500 bicycle riders are killed each year in traffic accidents. The Wisconsin division of automobiles is urging cyclists to obey traffic rules.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, April 8, 1971

Gudgeon Shoe Store, owned and operated by Ervin and Vera Gudgeon, will quit operation and has announced a “going out of business sale” to sell the remaining stock.

Roxanne Flock and Marlyn Caulum were named Prom Queen and King. “A Time For Us” is the theme.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 8, 1981

Hired as the village’s new chief police officer was Wayne McDaniel, 30, of Cashton. He was sworn into his new office on Monday, April 6.

Breta Hultberg, Mike Goetz, Todd Torkelson, Chris Torkelson, and Pam Dunnum have qualified for the State Solo and Ensemble competition in Madison.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 10, 1991

Ron Bungart of Melvina caught a 27-pound, 4 oz. 47 inch Northern Pike while fishing near Necedah. It is believed to be a world record catch. His son, Dustin, was with him at the time.

Team champions on the His and Hers League at Parkview Lanes is the Kahils Team made up of Al and Jan Kanable, and Virginia and Orval Hilden.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Cashton Lions president, Kenny Mullenberg presented Cashton librarian, Jill Bjornstad a book about the History of the Wisconsin Lions. The Lions also donated a book to the elementary school library.

Robert Amundson won a narrow victory over Carl Bargabos for village president. The difference in the totals was six votes.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, April 6, 2011

An effort to recall Sen. Dan Kapanke took the next step as a petition was filed containing over 21,000 signatures.

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on St. Mary’s Ridge just completed the new paint job. The first Mass will be on Palm Sunday, April 17, AT 10:00 a.m.


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