– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –
10 Years Ago – 2010
The Ragnar Relay Great River Cross Country Club completes a 193-mile run, with each member running three to eight miles in the 36-leg course. Members from Cadott, who helped raise money to reduce juvenile delinquency, were Carol Gindt and Christopher Rykal.
20 Years Ago – 2000
Super Senior Olympic Games are held at the Cornell Area Care Center. Winning the Olympic competitions, are Chester Ludwig in the frisbee toss; Alice Wolfe in the spelling bee and beanbag toss; and Frank Piotrowski in the ring toss.
30 Years Ago – 1990
William Sneen, metal detector hobbyist, scans the Cadott football field, and discovers a 1966 class ring belonging to former coach Walter Baker, who lost the memento more than 20 years ago. Sneen tracked down the owner and Baker was reunited with his long-lost ring.
40 Years Ago – 1980
Melanie Dressel, Holcombe, is named as the Outstanding Dairy Exhibitor at the Rusk County Fair, based on her conduct, cooperation and attention to visitors during the fair events.
50 Years Ago – 1970
The Cadott Sentinel’s No. 3 Miehle press publishes its last issue, as it is much faster to have the newspaper printed at the Chippewa Herald press. It took the Sentinel press three hours to print an eight-page paper, while the Herald off-set press can print in 10 minutes.
60 Years Ago – 1960
Big eggs are raised in this area, as Howard Hoel boasts of an egg from his fowl that measures 7 inches by 8 inches in diameter.
100 Years Ago – 1920
Engineers and workmen are slowed down with construction on a crossing on a tract of swamp land on Highway No. 64, west of Cornell. The workers put in 250 yards of dirt in the crossing, as well as a matting of logs and brush, but the next day, when they returned to the site to resume work, the fill had disappeared and the workers had to begin again.