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The late Joseph J. Casby and his wife, Sylvia, of Hudson posed for a rare photograph on the 50th anniversary of their marriage. "Dad was very much a family-oriented guy," says Casby's son, Kurt. Submitted photo

Casby family donates money for Afton observatory

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The late Joseph John Casby would be pleased with the observatory that will bear his name, Casby's son, Kurt, believes.

"I don't think dad was ever a particularly great fan of astronomy, but he was a great fan of knowledge and learning - and that is what happens at these kinds of things," Kurt Casby said in an interview last Friday.


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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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