News: Wind and Hail Storm (1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Belter, Hauge, Seelow, Elmhorst, Nelson, Balch, Marshall 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 11, 1953 

Wind and Hail Storm (4 June 1953) 

Wind and Hail hit area but Twisters kept away -  

Wind and hail cut loose on Clark County last Thursday.  The hail brought along stories of hail as big as a goose egg, and it would not take much to make Herman Belter, Town of York, believe all of it, for hail stones at his place were large enough to make holes in the roofs of his house and barn. 

The damage to glass was considerable, all over this area.  At Hauge Floral in Neillsville not far from 200 panes of glass were broken.  Out in York lots of windows were broken. This damage was due both to hail and wind, for the wind swept the hail against the windows with no little force.  

The wind carried over the William Seelow and Henry Elmhorst silos in York, as well as the Gerald Nelson silo in Fremont. 

A large elm tree was blown over in the Balch yard on the North side of Neillsville, scraping the house in its fall.  Norbert Marshall, in the salesroom of the Ford Garage when the storm hit, saw the tail of a tornado come out of the southwest and pass over the corner of the old Bradbury building across the street.  He was sure it was a twister, and it was low, but not low enough to do any damage in Neillsville. 

Some damage was done to telephone and power lines. 



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