Looking Back


December 15, 2021

70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, December 14, 1951

Cashton High School Basketball has started the season 5-1 and are the defending Monroe-Vernon Conference champions.

Santa Clause will be in Cashton a week from tomorrow, Saturday afternoon, Dec. 22.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, December 15, 1961

164 of 452 miles on interstate highway scheduled to b built in Monroe County are complete. The remainder will be constructed as soon as funds are available.

The first sub zero temperatures and heavy snow hit the Cashton area this week.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, December 16, 1971

More donations are needed for the Mitten Tree, sponsored by the Cashton Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization.

Village Employees, Dale Biever and Carl Thorsen were busy putting up Christmas decorations downtown.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, December 16, 1981

A tax levy increase of 21.4% (39,000) was approved by the Cashton Village Board.

Cashton’s Jean Leis took top honors in the all-around competition as Cashton won the three-team gymnastics meet at Cashton. Jody Larson placed second in the all-around.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, December 18, 1991

The “Holidays at Home” Cashton business promotion concludes this Saturday, and gift certificate winners will be announced in next week’s paper.

Calista Downing, Andrew Path, Bill Kruegger, and Dan Path are among the cast t Sr. Mary’s Ridge School students preparing to present “Gettin’ Ready for Miracle”.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Cashton High School varsity boys basketball coach, Kevin Alderson recorded his 200th win last Friday at the team started the season with two straight wins.

The Annual Christmas Gala fundraiser will be held this Saturday to benefit the Torkelson Memorial Library.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Maple Valley, an organic cooperative of around 27 farmers, is producing high quality maple syrup and other products right in downtown Cashton.

The Cashton High School Band traveled to La Crosse to perform under the Rotary Lights at Riverside Park.


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