Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

November 4, 2009, Page 13

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

November 1909


 S. F. Hewett and Chas. Gates returned last week from Fairchild, where they have been surveying on the new F. & N. E. railroad extension.


A new electric light has been put up at the corner of Grand Avenue and the railroad track, an improvement, which makes a wonderful difference and a great safeguard to the public.  The railroad company has agreed to pay half the cost of the light.


Last week the new restaurant opened its doors in the building just west of the Neillsville Bank, where Mrs. Baum has indeed a neat and clean little restaurant.  Lunches of all kinds will be served at the rate of 25 cents per meal.


Mrs. Baum will also keep on hand at all times an excellent supply of home baked goods of all kinds.  Next Saturday afternoon a free lunch will be served to all who call to inspect the new restaurant and the public in general is invited to call.


A special Thanksgiving dinner is being prepared.  Mrs. Baum cordially invites the patronage of the people of the city and country and assures all patrons of prompt, careful and wholesome treatment.


Notice of the Neillsville Bakery: 6 loaves wheat bread 25’, 3 large loaves of rye 25’.  Every morning they have Fresh Homemade Bread and Fresh Large Buns.  Joseph Bast, Proprietor 


Wanted: 200 bushels of potatoes at the Merchants Hotel


Otto Hantke along with Carl and Chas. Kuechenmeister, Geo. Wilding, R. Galbreath, Ed Kellacut and G. Bender broke camp Sunday morning, bringing out six large deer.  They had their pictures taken with the deer they shot.


For Sale: Two automobile lamps, using kerosene, cost $10, will sell cheap.  Also a full-length fur lined coat with otter collar.  Call or see Bruley.


Will exchange a dish cupboard for firewood


There will be a chicken pie social at the Washburn town hall Friday, Oct. 22, for the purpose of raising money to finish the church being built at Beebe’s Corners.


Work on the Hatfield dam is progressing satisfactorily, the last coffer dam being in place and the work of pumping out the sand and water undertaking.


Mr. Schlender is doing considerable business in the way of buying and shipping cream.  Most of the former Dells Dam cheese factory patrons now separate the cream themselves and dispose of it in this manner.


The stockholders of the York telephone company held a meeting at the Town hall yesterday afternoon at three o’clock.  The following officers were elected: President, B. Hill; Secretary, W. J. Rush; Treasurer, John Vandeberg; Director, C. B. Esselman.  A committee of three was appointed to see all the stockholders of the company in regard to consolidation with the Loyal Telephone Exchange Company and report at an adjourned meeting in three weeks.


John Schuld has purchased the farm of “Ernest Schettler, consisting of forty acres, in the Town of Beaver, for $625.


A. Sischo and family moved over onto F. Wheeler’s place in the town of York for one week to do some work for Mr. Wheeler.  The family has returned to their home near Christie, while Mr. Sischo and son, Merrill are still working at Wheeler’s farm.


The neighbors of E. G. Rowe met at his home last Tuesday and Wednesday for a wood cutting bee to cut his wood supply for the winter. Mr. Rowe is sick with typhoid fever.


Will Lowell, E. Haskins, W. Richie, Herman Scholtz, F. Lavine, Elia Metcalf and George Marden have made the best piece of road ever put up in Hewettville and this side of town.


Mrs. Austin Slocomb’s funeral was the largest ever witnessed by those living on Pleasant Ridge.  Rev. Hendren of Greenwood preached a very sympathetic sermon.  Over 40 teams of horses pulling wagons followed the remains to the cemetery.  The bereaved family has the sympathy of the community.


November 1939


Neillsville will officially observe November 30 as Thanksgiving Day, but many of its residents will eat turkey a week before.


Mayor H. J. Naedler this week announced that he would cling to tradition by proclaiming November 30 as the holiday, following the lead of the State of Wisconsin.


The announcement was made following the completion of a survey of business firms in the city and came shortly after President Roosevelt had issued his proclamation setting aside November 23, as a legal holiday.


Results of the survey showed the city overwhelmingly in favor of sticking to the traditional day.  Only one of more than 30 firms interviewed was in favor of the November 23 holiday.


The public was given an opportunity last Sunday afternoon to inspect the new building of St. Mary’s Catholic School.  They saw a modern, fireproof building, amply large for a grade school and surprisingly modern in design and construction.  The interior seemed much larger and more commodious than the exterior view suggests.


A Radio Sonde, a radio transmitter of atmospheric conditions, was found in the swamps of Washburn last week by Charles Hardy, route 1, Neillsville.  It was the first such instruments reported in the immediate area.


The Radio Sonde acts as a radio broadcaster of temperature of the air, moisture f the air, and the heights of air through which it passes.


In ascends by means of a large gas-filled balloon.  Upon reaching a certain height the lighter air pressure causes the balloon to expand and burst.  The broadcasting instrument returns to the ground by means of a parachute.


It was this parachute, a large one of red silk, which led Mr. Hardy to the instrument.  He spied the cloth draped over a bush while following his trap-line early one morning and became humanly curious.


Investigation revealed the corrugated pasteboard and tinfoil carton housing the delicate radio instruments.  The tinfoil apparently had attracted some species of wild animals in the area, for the corners showed evidence of having been explored, gastronomically speaking, by wildlife.


However, the radio instrument itself, appeared to be in good condition.


According to the legend on the carton, the Radio Sonde was released September 12 from the United States Weather Bureau station at Minneapolis, Minn.  Rewards for the return of the instruments vary from $1 to $20, depending on the serial numbers on the instruments.


Change of management and Re-Opening of Bunny’s Bar, formerly operated by H. F. Zimmerman, will be Nov. 10th.  Friday, they will feature Hot Roast Beef and Chili.  It is located opposite the Zilk Villa on Division Street.


Ten Neillsville youths signified intentions of playing hockey this winter with the Neillsville Flyers at a recent meeting.  They are: Harley, Bill and Orville Jake, Robert (Stir) Wagner, Dwayne Felser, Donald Gress, Eddie Bruhn, Joe Schiller, Darwin Graves and Henry F. Ott, manager.


A project for a county hospital was advanced Tuesday to the board of supervisors of Clark County. The proposal is that for the county to build and equip a hospital centrally located.  The institution would have 50 beds, would be operated by the county, and would cost an estimated $50,000.


The hospital proposal was made by 17 physicians of Clark County, who were represented by the committee consisting of Dr. B. H. Dike of Owen, Dr. H. H. Christopherson of Colby and Dr. Milton Rosekrans of Neillsville.  This committee of physicians met with a joint committee of supervisors and discussed the proposals.


The discussion centered upon a tentative contract, which had been drawn up by the physicians and which set up the project definitely.  One of the specifications was that the doctors would treat indignant patients at a reduced rate for ten years.  It was also specified that the staff should consist of physicians of Clark County, but that the hospital should be open to all physicians regularly licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin.


One of the possibilities was that federal aid might be possibly secured for the construction.


Dances at the Silver Dome Ballroom:


Thursday, Nov. 16, Free Wedding Dance in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rondorf;


Saturday, Nov. 18, Louis and His Orchestra, Gents 25’ and Ladies Free;


Tuesday, Nov. 21, Free Wedding Dance in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Noeldner;


Wednesday, Nov. 22, American Legion Benefit Turkey Dance


Thorp News:


Winter must be here, with people killing hogs, and cars steaming when radiators are frozen, but during the day the sunshine makes one think it’s still early fall.


August Ehlert, Charles Baldeschwiler and Stanley Malaszuk went Wednesday to the old logging camps looking for deer hunting places.


The St. Helwig’s Boys and Girls club had a meeting Monday evening.  All who were at La Crosse gave reports. The airplane ride was enjoyed the most.


Lloyd Triplet, Neillsville barber, was sentenced Monday to serve 10 days in the county jail after he pleaded guilty before Judge A. E. Dudley to a charge of using abusive language.  Fred Stelloh had signed the complaint.  (Are people still being fined for such an act or has that fallen along the wayside? D. Z.)


Mr. and Mrs. Neil F. Warren have gone into the mink fur business at Ketchikan, Alaska.  They have so advised Mr. and Mrs. Otto Warren, Town of York, parents of Mr. Warren. The young people had been expected to return to Wisconsin for a holiday visit, but now the visit is off. The details of the new venture are not fully known.  The young people will live at a little distance from Ketchikan, on the mink farm, whose population now consists of fifty-odd adult mink.  The Warrens hope that this population will grow under their care.


An adequate supply of soft water for the $56,000 water supply project of the village of Granton has been found, according to Vernon S. Hamel, member of the firm of consulting engineers in charge.


Sufficient water was found in the last of seven test wells drilled for the project, and produces 40 gallons per minute, or 2,400 gallons per hour through a six-inch test-hole pipe, the engineer said.


The well is located on the eastern edge of the city and is in water bearing limestone strata about 36 feet deep. The water is soft, “softer than Black River water,” Mr. Hamel declared, “and is free from iron.”


Drilling of the final well is expected to be done this winter probably in January; and construction of a 50,000 gallon stand pipe reservoir probably will be started in the spring.


Work on the project is moving along at a rapid pace, Mr. Hamel said.  As of this date, more than 2,000 feet of water main has been laid by a WPA crew.  The project calls for the laying of 10,000 feet of main.


Bowling with a handicap of 27 pins, a five-man team, paced by Willard Allen, hung up the best score in a three-game competition on the Masonic Temple alleys last week.


The team scored 2,419 for a lead of 55 pins over its nearest rivals.  Members of the high scoring team, and their three-game totals were: Mr. Allen, 496; O. W. Schoengarth, 490; John Perkins, 480; William A. Campman 465; and Rae Munger, 461.


H. H. Van Gorden & Sons, of Neillsville, has for sale, Starks Apples only $1 per bushel.


Specials for Thanksgiving at A & P Food Store:


A & P Fancy Pumpkin, 29 oz. cans, 2 for 15’; Campbell’s Soups, 10 ½ oz can, 3 for 25’; Quaker Oats, 3 lbs. 17’; Lifebuoy Soap, 3 for 17’; 49 lb. Bag Flour, $1.17; Celery, 2 bunches 19’; Sunkist Oranges, doz. 15’; Donuts, dozen 10’.


Penney’s has Gifts for Everyone:


Glamorous Housecoats, rayon satin $2.98; Rayon/satin Slips $1.98; Men’s Dress Shirts, colored broadcloth $1.49; and Boy’s Blue Shirts, percales, in gift box 79’.


Berger & Quinlin Men’s Store Special – New Wembley Ties, made of Nor-East Non-Crush fabric that will not wrinkle, only $1.00



Loyal’s newly established bank, finalized by a stockholders meeting on October 14, 1909, would be known as Citizens State Bank of Loyal, which is still in business and celebrating its 100th year.  Members of the first board of directors were: Robert Connor, M. F. Doyle, Dr. H. H. Christofferson, Albert Davel, W. J. Rush, William Lenling, B. W. Colby, C. H. Brown and Clem B. Esselman.  M. F. Doyle was the bank’s first president and harry Haslett the cashier.  (Photo courtesy of Citizens State Bank of Loyal)




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