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– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

– Courier-Sentinel Lookback –

10 Years Ago – 2010

A discussion takes place on the possibility of establishing an ATV trail leading into Cadott, as neighboring towns have routes, but there is no access to Cadott, for fuel or food. It was suggested the route could be the same through town as the one used by snowmobilers.

20 Years Ago – 2000

Construction is underway for a handicapped accessible ramp at the Cornell Public Library. A family bathroom is also planned with the accessibility updates to the former city jail.

30 Years Ago – 1990

Cadott sends three to Wisconsin’s Special Olympics Bowling Tournament – Jeff LaNou, Barry Peloquin and John Thom. The tournament is held in Milwaukee, with more than 600 volunteers on hand to make the event possible.

40 Years Ago – 1980

The Lake Holcombe High School band performs in the Capitol City Holiday Parade in Madison, accompanied by numerous chaperones to the event. The Chieftains group played Fiesta, a Spanish number by Mike Story, under the direction of Dennis Brei.

50 Years Ago – 1970

Direct long distance dialing becomes available for the first time in Cadott, but person-to-person calls must still go through the operator. When dialing within a 715 code area, people can dial one, then the desired telephone number to a station.

60 Years Ago – 1960

Holcombe’s football team virtually re-writes the record book, with the players earning the most consecutive victories, most points in a single game and most yards gained, to name a few. Of the 82 individual and team accolades, the Chieftains set records in all but 10 of the categories.

100 Years Ago – 1920

A young Cornell boy loses his life while skating on the Chippewa River, after he falls through thin ice and is drowned in the cold, rushing water. A search party was organized, but it was too late for the boy, whose lifeless body was later recovered.