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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2009

The Cornell Police Department moves to the former Marshfield Clinic building on Main Street, paying $162,000 for the property and remodeling. Police chief John Barnier says there is eight times the space previously had.

20 Years Ago –1999

With unusual warm, dry weather this November, fire danger shoots through the roof, prompting emergency burning bans in Chippewa County, from the DNR, who asks hunters to stay alert and cautious when out in the woods. Forest fire operating specialist Ken Terrill says units are mobilized and standing by on call if forest fires are reported.

30 Years Ago – 1989

High winds and freezing rain, mixed with snow and cold, wreak havoc in Cornell and Holcombe. The slippery conditions caused many accidents, school closings and cancellations of activities.

40 Years Ago – 1979

The Cadott Ambulance Service faces a problem, as a state mandate, set in 1976, declares all squads must have a 54-inch cab clearance, of which Cadott only has 52 inches. Jack Leiser, ambulance accountant/ bookkeeper, says the department was given a three-year grace period, and that he has requested a variance for the clearance code.

50 Years Ago – 1969

Residents in Cornell, now have three railroad crossings, with the addition of a grade crossing on Osborne Street.

60 Years Ago – 1959

Cadott Standard Oil agent Roger Douville earns a twoday, all expenses paid trip for him and his wife, to Milwaukee, as part of a Standard sales contest. While in the larger city, the couple stayed at the Hotel Pfister, were treated to a banquet and received a silver serving set.

100 Years Ago – 1919

The first card party of the season was held by the Catholic Ladies, but only a few attended, much to the group’s disappointment. Another gathering is planned for the near future.