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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2009

Residents are warned to beware of possible burglaries, after a man claiming to be a fire inspector, asks for unexpected admittance to a rural Cadott home. The home owner asked for ID, which the man did not have, so the “inspector” was denied entry, but before leaving, walked all around the outside of the house, peering in windows.

20 Years Ago –1999

After 40 years of raising turkeys, Harold Gingras ships his last bird from his farm in the Town of Arthur, near Cornell. Gingras once raised as many as 105,000 turkeys annually, but the market has dropped, even though Gingras’ nearest competitor is in Barron.

30 Years Ago – 1989

Dr. Shawn M. Kromrey becomes the first chiropractor to practice in Cadott, operating out of Tony Butchert’s old dentistry building on Ginty Street. Kromrey thought Cadott seemed like a good fit, with residents having to travel out of town for chiropractic services.

40 Years Ago – 1979

Meetings for the Town of Estella will now be held in a new 30x45-foot building, which should be fully furnished by spring. Clerk Virgene Briggs says so far, $25,000 has been spent on the project.

50 Years Ago – 1969

A Catholic Youth Club will be formed at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cadott, with the goals of raising money for the church and St. Joseph School. Any Catholic teenager is invited to join the organization.

60 Years Ago – 1959

Dr. A. A. Jarvis leaves the Cornell Veterinary Clinic for a practice in Owen. Dr. G. C. DeJongh will take over as veterinarian for Cornell.

100 Years Ago – 1919

A fire tears through the second floor of P. J. Odlaug’s furniture store, completely destroying the upper part. With smoke and water damage, the entire structure is a loss. Without the local fire department, and assistance from city businessmen and mill employees, it’s likely the fire would have spread.