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August 24, 2022

70 Years Ago

Week of Friday, August 22, 1952

Football will come to Cashton high school this fall. Some equipment has been secured, but funds are necessary to help the program get started.

Melvina virtually clinched the Coulee league crown with a 16-9 win over Coles valley Sunday afternoon at Melvina.

60 Years Ago

Week of Friday, August 24, 1962

The last games of the season at the Melvina ballpark will be Sunday. A team of old-timers will clash with Duane Schmitz’ Melvina club.

Postmaster Ted Cole returned to his duties after three month sick leave as he recovered from corrective surgery for a ruptured aorta.

50 Years Ago

Week of Thursday, August 23, 1972

Flush toilets, a new chain link fence, parking posts, gravel for parking area, 15 new picnic tables, seven outdoor grills, an assorted amount of playground equipment, new underground wiring and some shrubbery are part of a $20,000 park improvement project.

The James H. Wuensch family of rural Cashton has been selected Vernon County “Farm Family if the Year.”

40 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 25, 1982

When Heather LaRock begins school next week, she will be the fifth generation of her family to have attended Cashton Schools. Heather’s great-great grandfather, Conrad LaRock, graduated from Cashton High School in 1912.

As early as last April the grass roots movement for a nuclear weapons freeze began to emerge publicly as many demonstration were held cross the country.

30 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 26, 1992

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton with host the Almost Autumn Festival this Sunday, Aug. 30.

Boys who attended Boy Scout summer camp include Lee McDaniel, Chad Leis, Quincy Peters, Lyndon Luckasson, Trent Hancock, Adam Brown, Tony Brown, Tom Sisson and Mike Garvey.

20 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Reigning Miss Cashton, Amanda Arentz crowed a new Miss Cashton, Melanie Jecklin last Saturday at the Miss Cashton Pageant.

Wisconsin retained its No. 1 ranking on the ACT for the sixth consecutive year.

10 Years Ago

Week of Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kenny and Rose Mullenberg are named the 2012, 65th Annual Cashton Fall Festival Parade Marshals.

Dominic Flock ran for 187 yards and 3 TDs, and Caleb Fernholz threw for 164 yards and a TD as the Eagles tamed the Bulldogs 34-14 in the season opener.


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