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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2009

The Cornell Elementary School is among eight districts in the state nominated for the Blue Ribbon Award, which recognizes high performing and dramatically improving schools.

20 Years Ago –1999

Cadott holds a Winter Wonderland Light Parade, with 22 entries from the area, drawing hundreds of spectators. Winning Best Illuminated entry, was the Cadott-Goetz-Sigel Fire Department, who chauffeured Old Saint Nick down Main Street.

30 Years Ago – 1989

Rhonda Wallace, Holcombe, opens Flamingo Rho’s in Cornell, a floral arranging business which delivers around the area, after Wallace saw a need for a floral business. Wallace is also connected to a floral wire service, meaning that flowers and gifts can be sent to loved ones out of town, as far away as St. Petersburg, Russia.

40 Years Ago – 1979

The Cadott Future Homemakers sponsor a sevenyear- old girl from northern India, through the Christian Children’s Fund. The oldest child of the Indian family, Kismat Kumani lost her father, leaving her mother to sell sal leaves to support the family.

50 Years Ago – 1969

Air Force Second Lt. Thomas M. Scharenbrock, Cornell, is assigned as a data automation officer to a unit of the Aerospace Defense Command, which protects the United States from hostile aircraft and missiles.

60 Years Ago – 1959

Ruff’s Super Market in Cadott, offers holiday specials in the form of 3 dozen oranges for 98 cents; chocolate covered cherries for 49 cents per pound; bulk poppy seed for 49 cents per pound; and fancy candied fruit for 39 cents a pound.

100 Years Ago – 1919

D. D. Williams reports he has received his long-awaited large oven for the new Cornell bakery business. The oven will be installed as quickly as possible, after a freight delay slowed down the delivery.