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70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, July 11, 1952

The Annual Lion’s Club picnic is set for Sunday afternoon, July 13.

“March of the Wooden Soldiers” Staring Laurel-Hardy, is playing at the Welcome Theater in Cashton Friday and Saturday.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, July 13, 1962

A resolution authorizing construction of a new county jail at Sparta for $350,000 was passed last Thursday.

Two new houses are being built on the old ball park road. Norbert Schreier and Jerome Hundt are the owners.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, July 12, 1972

If last week’s grand opening at the Cashton Craft Center is any indication, the place should be a huge success.

Ruth’s Cafe moved to the location formerly occupied by the Seitz Cafe.

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, July 14, 1982

Wendi Wall, 18, of Cashton, was named fourth runner-up in the 1982 Miss Teen Wisconsin Pageant last weekend.

Some progress was made last Saturday on the high school track. Leveling and grading is being done by the 229th Engineering Company of the Wisconsin National Guard.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, July 18, 1992

A consulting firm has been hired to conduct a feasibility study for a 9-1-1 system in Monroe County.

Ray Korn was one of the exhibitors of antique farm machinery as part of Fun Day at the park.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Portions of Front Street, from County U to Ages Past Bed and Breakfast, will be resurfaced this year.

Brian and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen have been named one of four bands featured on a new Smithsonian Museum CD.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Wisc0nsin Historical Society has named the Monroe County History Room and Museum in Sparta one of two Society’s Governor’s Award for Archival Achievement.

Cashton Royalty participated in parades in Westby, Sparta, Ontario, and Rockland in the past two months.


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