– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –
10 Years Ago – 2009
The home of Marlene Delong on South Second Street in Cornell, suffers the effects of high winds, after a tree falls on her house roof. A high wind advisory was issued for the area, with winds clocked at more than 40 mph.
20 Years Ago –1999
Cadott Elementary School is paid a visit by Ronald Mc-Donald, something principal Dan Strebig says is fortunate. Usually, the children’s entertainer only stops by towns who have McDonald’s restaurants.
30 Years Ago – 1989
A diamond jubilee is reached for the Cornell School District, after a free high school was established in 1914, serving the Joint District No. 2. The school was comprised of students from the Village of Cornell and Town of Holcombe, with L.G. Van Gordon as the first principal.
40 Years Ago – 1979
Three used cars are damaged in a hit-and-run at Cadott’s Corner Motors. According to police chief Ed Wanish, a vehicle was turning onto State Hwy. 27 from County Hwy. X, when the driver crossed the center line, jumping the curb and hitting a parked car, which was then pushed into the other two parked cars.
50 Years Ago – 1969
Former Cornell High School graduate George Smith opens a television store in San Antonio, Texas. Smith’s operation started out as a one-man deal, but he now owns four locations, five service trucks and employs 24 people.
60 Years Ago – 1959
The Cadott Baptist Church celebrates its 30th anniversary, with a special service conducted by Pastor Clair E. Cable. The congregation was moved to the current location in 1959, from four miles south of the village.
100 Years Ago – 1919
Swihart and Tuttle Lumber Company decides to move their industry from Durand to Cornell. The mill and box company will pay a maximum price for thousands of cords of timber, for their countless orders.