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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –


– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

The community is treated to a Rendezvous Christmas Supper, at the Cornell American Legion Hall, with an appearance by Santa Claus. Members of the reenactment group will dress in 1800s attire, and serve turkey, stuffing, corn casserole, vegetables, fry bread and baked goods.

20 Years Ago – 2000

With the help of a crane, volunteers installed a submarine periscope at the Wisconsin Veterans Tribute in Cadott. The periscope was removed from the Lapon 637 Class Fast Attack Submarine in Mare Island, in Vallejo, Calif., in 1992.

30 Years Ago – 1990

The Cornell City Council will seek reparations on the new well house, after “shoddy workmanship” and defective blocks were used in the construction of the building. Rice Lake contractor Brad Brunette did not see anything wrong with the work, but agreed to fix the issues before receiving payment.

40 Years Ago – 1980

Norm Meyer and Vic Loibil, Boyd Farmers Union Co-op, receive 1,000 Ton Awards, recognizing the cooperative for outstanding feed sales and service.

50 Years Ago – 1970

People in Cornell, and the surrounding areas, are cautioned when buying toys this Christmas season, as many toys have been coated with harmful substances.

60 Years Ago – 1960

A large, lighted star has shone brightly atop the Cadott Village water tank each Christmas season, but this year, the question of who would climb up to install the star, arose. Finally, street superintendent Jim Rykal and his brother Ron “Fuzzy” Rykal, were chosen for the job.

100 Years Ago – 1920

A forger is arrested in Cornell, after writing a check for more than $60 under the surname of Adrian, in exchange for cash. A clerk at a local bank noticed that the check appeared to be made out and endorsed by the same hand, and inquiries made, proved the gentleman was a forger.