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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

The Cornell-Lake Holcombe Camaraderie Club sponsors a free community dance at Mill Yard Park, with old-time and polka music. The family-friendly event is part of week-long All-School Reunion festivities.

20 Years Ago – 2000

The Bohemian Hall, north of Cadott on State Hwy. 27, has a new retaining wall, ramp for wheelchair access and a new deck. Money for the projects was raised by lodge members, with landscaping and shrubs planned, as well.

30 Years Ago – 1990

Ortmann’s Super Valu in Cornell, hits the one year mark in business, by serving 800 barbecue rib sandwiches to customers. Cooking the meat, was Mac McDowel of Bruce, winner of a seventh place finish in the National Rib Cook-off.

40 Years Ago – 1980

A Water Show Parade is held on the Yellow River, coordinated by Midge Luebstorf and Janet Butterbrodt. The theme of “The Sky is the Limit” featured constellation decorated water crafts in the line-up.

50 Years Ago – 1970

George L. Peterson retires as resident manager of Cornell’s St. Regis Paper Mill, after 36 years with the company. Peterson was born in Chicago, Ill., but came to work for the mill in 1934, starting out as a plant engineer.

60 Years Ago – 1960

With two new horseshoe courts at Cadott’s Riverview Park, Fred Komro and Don Knitter plan to organize leagues. More than two dozen players have already expressed interest in the leagues.

100 Years Ago – 1920

Charles Rehor, a farmer near Cadott, has his team of horses drown, after heavy rains buffet the area when Rehor was on the way home from a trading trip. A creek leading to the farmer’s home was flooded and when Rehor hopped out of the wagon to see if he could make it across the bridge, his team bolted and went over the rail, perishing in the water.