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– Lookback –

– Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

Cadott School Board president Cedric Boettcher is recognized for 20 years of service to the community, by Wisconsin Association of School Boards president Victoria McCormick.

20 Years Ago –2000

The City of Chippewa Falls is taking steps to create a bicycle trail system within its boundaries, connecting the Old Abe Trail which travels through Cornell. It’s hoped by doing so, that the rural town will receive more visitors and tourists.

30 Years Ago – 1990

Things have changed at the Cadott Sentinel over the last 20 years, according to Caroline McPherron Goodman, daughter of former publisher Charlie McPherron. Caroline remembers before child labor laws were as strict, that she and her siblings were paid 25 cents an hour, to stuff and stencil papers for mailing each week.

40 Years Ago – 1980

Ken and Pam Lowe, Cornell, open their home to a Cambodian refugee family of eight, the Tom clan, who come from a Thailand refugee camp. The Lowes, who have three children of their own, heard about the need on a local radio station and offered their home until the family can get back on their feet and begin a new life.

50 Years Ago – 1970

The Walter Jaenke family receives word from former Philippines exchange student Rafael “Ralph” Maraville, that he has enlisted in the U.S. Navy since returning to his home country in 1967.

60 Years Ago – 1960

Pearl Wilson says she never intended to stay in Cornell, after her family moved from Minnesota, 33 years ago, but after her father opened Archer Variety Store, which she managed, she never left. Although she’s retiring, Wilson says she has no plans to leave, as Cornell is her home.

100 Years Ago – 1920

After four years operating a sawmill in Estella, William F. Crane moves his mill to Jump River, carting his machinery on sleds over the snow.