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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

The Cleveland Trail Mates, Jim Town Rail Runners, Rainbow Raiders and Rainbow Raiders II snowmobile clubs, join other area clubs for a $2,300 donation to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department. The funds will be used to purchase a replacement trailer for hauling trail enforcement and rescue equipment.

20 Years Ago – 2000

Cadott native Ray Ripienski is presented the Philippine Liberation Medal, for freedom fighting efforts overseas during World War II. Ripienski was among 25 other veterans who received the honor at a ceremony in Milwaukee, delivered by Philippine ambassador Ernesto M. Marceda.

30 Years Ago – 1990

Upon learning a state grant is available to improve water quality and control weeds, members of the Area Property Owners Betterment Association, change their organization’s name to the Lake Holcombe Improvement Association.

40 Years Ago – 1980

Tom and Lori Chapek, Cadott, build a unique earthsheltered home, where the roof of the 36x68 house’s roof is covered with dirt to be planted with sod in the spring. The house built into a hill sits below the frost line, maintaining a yearround temperature of 50 degrees.

50 Years Ago – 1970 The legend of Old Abe, the local Civil War eagle, has become famous outside of Wisconsin. A statute in Abe’s honor sits in the east end of Elliott Field at Chadron State College in Nebraska.

60 Years Ago – 1960

Lelend Greene opens Lee’s Conoco Service Station on State Hwy. 29 in Cadott. The business will offer fuel products, vehicle repair and welding.

100 Years Ago – 1920

John Thine, with sons, Ben and Chester, purchase a popcorn and peanut vending machine, opening a new lunch room, featuring candies and confections. The new business is in the Noyes building, near the theatre.