Bio: Howard, Vern (1955)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Howard, Zilk 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 8, 1955 

Vern Howard farm (1955) 

Near Granton - Heifer Falls into well, is pulled up to shiver:

The Zilk Bros. towing truck was called Tuesday morning to the Vern Howard farm near Granton to perform an act of mercy. A year old heifer of the Howard’s had stepped through a plank covering an unused well.  She fell hind feet first through a two-foot square opening into a 16-foot-deep well, which had eight feet of water in it. After the opening was enlarged the heifer was placed in a rope sling and was pulled up by the tow truck into the frigid air of Tuesday morning. 

The heifer’s condition was reported as good with the exception of being skinned on the hind part of her body and being chilled to a shiver after her rescue. 



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