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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

AMPI in Jim Falls, wins the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation Business of the Year Award for Quadrant 2. The dairy employs a staff of more than 200, with sales upward of $500 million.

20 Years Ago – 2000

Residents request that Lake Holcombe School look into adding a track field, near the existing baseball and football fields. Superintendent James Schuchardt said while there is interest in the proposal, it would cost between $150,000 and $200,000.

30 Years Ago – 1990

Knitter’s Chevrolet, Cadott Auto Sales and Stanek’s Implement are the victims of heists and vandalisms. Officer Chuck Humpal, in charge of investigating the incidents for the Cadott Police Department, says he has an idea of the juveniles responsible for the acts.

40 Years Ago – 1980

Brunet Island State Park in Cornell, holds a planting bee, to replace trees that were ripped out during a 1977 tornado. Park manager Neal Kephart says volunteers set out 500 trees.

50 Years Ago – 1970

Ringelspiel Days, a special June promotion, is planned by Boyd businesses to draw in spectators, according to Bob Sholze, featuring a pony pull.

60 Years Ago – 1960

A franchise is granted to the American Gas Company of Wisconsin, Inc., by the Cornell City Council. The two-year agreement allows for the operation of a gas plant/system.

100 Years Ago – 1920

The “Good Ship Cornell,” captained by Skipper Gear, almost meets with disaster while transporting a load of cattle on the Chippewa River. The cattle decided to make a mad dash to one side of the barge, tipping the boat down into the water, while Gear took refuge on top of the engine room. The owners of said cattle jumped overboard and swam to shore, while the ship eventually righted itself after the cattle also jumped off the sinking vessel.