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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

Ovenworks Pizza, the epitome of a good frozen brand, is now available for purchase locally. Carrying the brand in Cadott, are B & S Tavern, DJ’s Mart, Halfway Bar, and Latigo & Lace.

20 Years Ago – 2000

Dusty Nitek becomes Lake Holcombe School’s first State champion in track and field. Nitek brought home the gold in the shot put event.

30 Years Ago – 1990

One of Wisconsin’s heroes of the Civil War, the bald eagle known as Old Abe, is honored, as a massive statue of his likeness is dedicated in Jim Falls. Old Abe served as the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry out of Eau Claire, with the bird coming through 42 battles unscathed.

40 Years Ago – 1980

Heavy rain up to 9 inches, causes a culvert about 1 1/2 miles from the Cobban Bridge on State Hwy. 178, to wash away. A car owned by Dewey Fitzpatrick plunged into the washout during the storm.

50 Years Ago – 1970

Hail stones as big as golf balls fall across Cadott, along with strong winds and heavy rain, causing extensive damage to crops, cars and windows. The storm somehow spared the crop of Dan Roehrborn, the area’s largest strawberry grower.

60 Years Ago – 1960

Preliminary plans for a proposed 45,000 square foot addition to the Cornell High School are approved for $550,000. Superintendent O. T. Premo says in order to finance the project, voters will need to authorize the school board to borrow past the district’s credit limit.

100 Years Ago – 1920

Coming through Cornell, Lester Cox, of Ruby, is nabbed on his runaway attempt from home. The youth spent a night confined, before he was arraigned by Police Magistrate Vaughn. With his mother present, it was decided Cox should be released to continue on his way, in the belief that his desire to sightsee would reach its climax the farther from home he traveled.