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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

Cadott’s Sister Aquin Gilles, 87, celebrates her 70th Jubilee of religious profession. Gilles has reached many leadership positions in her time of service to the church, including an appointment as the Provincial Leader of the Sister’s North American Province in 1959, and an election to the Generalate in Rome in 1965.

20 Years Ago – 2000

Former Cornell basketball coach Thomas Schoonover is inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In his 13 years with the team, Schoonover led the Chiefs to five Regional championships, with a 217-67 record and eight Cloverbelt titles.

30 Years Ago – 1990

Jennifer Sterling, 1989 Cadott Miss Nabor Days, is chosen as the semi-finalist in the Miss Junior Wisconsin Pageant. During the event, the 17-year-old modeled an evening gown and proudly sported her Hornets cheer leading outfit in a skit.

40 Years Ago – 1980

On his way to tour every state in the Union and Canada, California native Ralph VanBruggen makes a stop through Cornell, as part of his 15,000-mile journey by bicycle. The recent college graduate averages 100 miles a day on his adventure.

50 Years Ago – 1970

Cadott High School principal Eugene Koci announces “Golden Agers,” 65 years of age or older, are eligible for free passes to this year’s sporting events, as a sign of respect for wisdom and years of support.

60 Years Ago – 1960

Construction continues on South Eight Street in Cornell, on two hills that dip into a deep “valley.” The hills will be leveled, with a new and wider bridge for the street.

100 Years Ago – 1920

Henry Vandenheuvel, who is employed as a blacksmith for Wilford Lord’s garage in Cornell, purchases the Bickerstaff smithy in Holcombe. Vandenheuvel had considered moving to Maryland for his trade, but decided the Holcombe business fit his every need.