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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2009

Cadott resident Shirley Starck accepts a Silver Achievement Award as president of the Chippewa County Republican Women’s Club, at the National Federation of Republic Women Convention.

20 Years Ago –1999

On behalf of the Cornell Education Foundation, president Caroline Hickethier presents $250 to the Cornell Food Pantry, toward the purchase of a new distribution building. The funds were raised by the teachers union from sales at their Homecoming picnic.

30 Years Ago – 1989

The Boyd and Chippewa Farmers Union Co-ops join to form River Country Coop, which includes the Jim Falls town mart, Owen feed mill and fertilizer plant, and the plants and main offices in Chippewa Falls. According to overall manager Dave Running, the merger took place for better efficiency and profitability.

40 Years Ago – 1979

The inevitable happens, as Cornell gasoline prices soar over $1 a gallon for unleaded fuel at local pumps. Regular gasoline was also hiked to 97.5 cents per gallon.

50 Years Ago – 1969

After breaking ground at the four corners in Cadott, on Highways X and 27, the Midland Cooperative Services store is open for business, managed by Leonard “Peanuts” Rykal. The venture offers not only gasoline for sale at its pumps, but also full lines of appliances, lawn mowers, hardware, sporting goods, plumbing and electrical items.

60 Years Ago – 1959

Two more Cornell landmarks are lost forever, as the buildings housing the former Jimmy’s Shoe Store and an appliance store, are torn down, leaving vacant lots in their place.

100 Years Ago – 1919

To help with hauling various public works projects around Cornell, the city fathers purchase a fine team of horses from a farmer in Flambeau. Hauling in the past has been performed by local transfer companies.