Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

December 1, 2010, Page 9

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

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Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

November 1875


Hon. W. T. Price has repaired the dam on O’Neill Creek near Austin & Co.’s mills. The only use, to which it is of late, is that of flooding out logs that are put in farther up the stream.           


A year ago the first day of May, Mrs. Lydia J. Norton, of the Town of Beaver, in this county, gave birth to a male child that weighed twenty-six pounds when born.  Mrs. Norton was forty-eight years old at the time she gave birth to this wonderful infant, which was her fifteenth child. The above facts, we received directly from her son, Mr. Geo. Norton, and consider those to be perfectly reliable.                                                                     


Now is the time of the year when liverymen are apt to swear over bad roads and muddy rigs.  The roads are getting badly cut up in some places, which is why teamsters are thought by some to be profane men.


Heavy oxen, suitable for use in the woods, are selling for enormous prices in this county just now.


During the past week many of the boys have gone to the woods to be absent during the winter, and more are preparing to follow in a few days.  We shall miss them in their usual haunts and wish them a safe and pleasant campaign in the timber.


A proposition will be made to the County Board at its next meeting to appropriate money to build a road from Niran Withee’s farm through to some point on the Wisconsin Central Railway.  The proposition is one that should meet with favor and we hope that the Board may see fit to grant the petition.  The road is greatly needed by all living in that part of the county.  They have helped to build the roads we now have and in all justice to them, we should be willing to help them in return, especially when we are to be about equally benefited. A road through to any point on the railroad would be a great advantage not only to settlers in the northern part of the county, but through the business it would bring to this place, it would be a benefit to the county at large.  Ten thousand dollars invested on roads in the northern part of the county would be the best investment that could be made by the people of Clark County.


Everett’s shop is turning out the knobbiest boots ever manufactured.  Frank Darling, his fine workman, cannot be excelled in the matter building a stylish boot.                                                        


Messrs. Muir & Nelson, of the Town of Weston, are manufacturing everything in the line of coopers’ wares, which they offer to the trade in Clark and adjoining counties for very liberal prices.  They have on hand the finest lot of pork barrels ever manufactured in the county, specimens of which can be seen at Dickinson’s store, in this village, where terms, prices and all desired information relating thereto may be obtained.            


The Clark County Bank has finally been moved into the building recently put up for that purpose, where Mr. Kirkland may now be found as fully prepared for business, as when he held forth in less pretentious rooms.  The new Bank is one of the substantial institutions of our county, sound and reliable, and the new building is a credit to our village.


R. J. MacBride started for Burlington, Iowa last Tuesday to be absent about ten days, in attendance at the United States Circuit Court, now in session in that city.  Judge MacBride’s practice before the different courts has become so extensive that he has become almost a non-resident.                                                


The job of building a new frame School House, 22x34 feet, in district No. 2, in Nasonville, is to be let to the lowest bidder. Sealed bids to be sent in on and before the 15th day of January 1876.  For further particulars address: John H. Ebbe, Nasonville, Wood County, Wis.                                                              


The Ladies’ Aid Society of the Methodist Church will give a New England Dinner on Thanksgiving Day in the room formerly occupied by D. Dickinson.  They invite everybody to dispense with their accustomed turkey and come to take dinner with them. The bill of fare will consist of appendage of a dinner of this kind, cooking in the most palatable and tempting manner. Dinner served at half past twelve o’clock; price of 50 cents.


A cold snap that none but the lumbermen appreciate was now, the last week in November.


The severe cold weather of the past week has frozen the swamps solid and made the best bottom for logging purposes to be known along Black River.                                                                    


On Friday evening December 10, the pupils of the Neillsville Grade School will give an entertainment; the object of which is to purchase a set of the American Encyclopedia.  The program, which is to be an interesting one, will consist of plays, tableaux, charades, pantomimes, etc.  The interesting and exciting drama entitled “The Toodles,” will constitute the main feature.


November 1935


In the largest enrollment held in Clark County, 95 county youths were accepted here Thursday for enlistment in various CCC camps in this vicinity. 


The enlistments were in charge of Capt. Em Werkmeister, CCC certifying officer for this district.  Assignment of the selectees were made to Glen Haven camp, with 6; Fort Sheridan, Ill., with 55; Winters camp, with 12; and to Clear Lake, with 22.                                                                                                        


For Economy in Feed Grinding See or Call Otto Hainz, Phone X2121, Neillsville.


Farmers you can buy pure Bran for $18 a ton at H. H. Van Gorden & Sons.


Dollar Day Bargains at Erich’s Tavern, Owner is Erich G. Schoenherr at 119 West 7th St. Neillsville.


Balch’s Hardware Specials for Dollar Day: $1 Stepladders for 75’; 8 lb. Chicken Fryers $1; heavy duty, 12 qt. Dairy Pails 3 for $1.


Berger & Quinlan Dollar Day Specials: Men’s Horse Hide Chopper Mitts, 2 pr. for $1; Heavy Wool Boot Sox, 2-pair for $1; $1 off on purchase of any Coat or Suit.


Prochazka Bros. Quality Meats and Grocery specials: golden Sheaf Flour, 24 ½ lb. Bag $1; Macaroni and Spaghetti, 2 lb. Pkg. 15’; Red & White Corn Flakes, 2 pkgs. 19’; Hills Bros. Coffee lb. 29’; Jello, all flavors 5’ pkg.


Free Dance at Tioga Tavern Saturday, Nov. 9, with Good Music.         


Twenty-two candidates reported to Coach Vern Anderson for basketball practice Tuesday afternoon.  Of the players, only Mitchell Whiterabbit can be considered as a regular of last year.  Several others, including Arndt, Schield, Krutch, Murray Whiterabbit and Lynch, saw little action last year, but will carry the brunt of the play this season.


Go to Greenwood for their annual Lutefisk Supper and Sale, which will be held in the United Lutheran Church basement, Thursday Evening, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. Menu: Lutefisk, Lefse, flatbrod, creamed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Peas and Carrots, Cranberry Relish, jello, Pickles, Rolls, Pumpkin and Apple Pie, Cookies and Coffee; Adults 25’; Children under 12 years, 20’.                                                                                      


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vick, Loyal, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last Saturday at their home, with nearly sixty relatives being present for the occasion.


The couple was married at Plymouth, on November 5, 1885, and began their married life on a farm near Sheboygan Falls.  In 1906 they moved to Clark County, purchasing the Frederick Herdrich farm south of Loyal.  The happy couple has three children, Clarence Vick, Sherman, Texas; Mrs. J. (Vera) Henseler, Loyal; and Edgar Vick, on the home farm.


Dinner was served to the guests at five o’clock Saturday evening in the dining room of their home. A large wedding cake, bouquets of chrysanthemums, asters and snapdragons made up the decorations.


Mr. and Mrs. Vick were presented with a purse of money and several other gifts.


Marriage Licenses:


Marzell Joseph Weix, Dorchester, and Vera Fredricka Lapp, Dorchester; W. M. Dawson, Town of Rock, and Minnie Garbisch, Village of Granton; Mike Slowtina, Town of Mead, and Mary Dudra, Town of Reseburg; Alvin Thorson, Town of Longwood, and Marie Gonschorek, Town of Mead; and Julius Nysted, Loyal, and Nina Stock, Loyal.


Neillsville Train & Bus Schedule:


C. M. St. Paul & Omaha Railroad, Train No.: 108 Eastbound 12:21 a.m.; 106 Eastbound 7:17 a.m.; 109 Westbound 2:01 a.m.; 129 Westbound 3:21 p.m.; Eastbound Way Freight 5:50 p.m.; Sioux Bus Schedule (Wegner’s Restaurant) Eastbound – 12:15 a.m. Westbound – 5:30 a.m.; Post Office Bus – West to Merrillan 11 a.m. East to Marshfield 12:30.


Some one cut down a bee tree in Ed Prock’s woods, in the Globe area, without asking for Ed’s consent.


The hunting expedition of the American Legion members Sunday was very successful. Twenty-five rabbits were bagged, followed by a “Hasenpfeffer” dinner being served to the hunters, Tuesday evening at 6:30.


Alterations and repairs are being made on to the Odd Fellows building, West Fifth Street, formerly occupied by a bakery, which will be the home o f a new grocery store to be opened within the next few weeks by Cy Bartlett.


Mr. Bartlett needs no introduction to this community, having been employed in local grocery stores for the past 26 years.


Warren Medicke and Matt Schaefer delivered a load of chickens from Christie to Greenwood Monday.  They then continued on to Stanley, where they had business to do.                        


East Town of Weston & West Town of York News:


Leon Metcalf sawed wood for Walter DeMert Tuesday.  Mrs. Ed Sly helped with the cooking.


Mrs. Gus Garbusch is the proud owner of a new washing machine.    


At St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, Miss Mary L. Schereer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Scherer, Sr., Greenwood, and Leonard F. Denk, of Kohler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Denk, Sr., of Greenwood, were united in marriage by Rev. Philip Weller.


The couple was attended by Miss Cecelia Scherer, sister of the bride, and Virgil Denk, brother of the groom.


The bride wore a gown of white velvet with a long tulle veil and cap, and carried a prayer book.  The bridesmaid wore a wine colored transparent velvet gown with turban to match.  Both wore corsages of roses and chrysanthemums.


Following the ceremony, sixty guests attended a reception at the Moonlight Gardens in Greenwood. A wedding dance was held at the “Merry Ol’ Gardens” Ballroom near Longwood, that evening.


Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Denk will be at home to their friends after December 1st, at 123 Mill St., Sheboygan Falls. Mr. Denk is employed by the Kohler Co., Kohler, Wis.                                              


The Missionary Society of Trinity Evan. Lutheran Church, of Loyal, gave their Thank Offering program Sunday evening.  It consisted of a sermon by Rev. Ganibs of Veefkind, then the Thanksgiving offering and singing by the ladies of the society.                                                                                                        


Calvin Mills and James Fradette returned from Chicago Tuesday night where they delivered the bonds on Highway 98 to the Northern Trust Bonding Company.                                                  


A twenty-ton Fairbanks platform scale is being built in the driveway platform of the new building being erected by the Fullerton Lumber Company.  This scale is believed to be the largest of its kind in this part of the country.


Twenty-three members of James Hauge’s Sunday school class, with Rev. and Mrs. Longenecker, and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wilding met at James’ home Sunday evening, the topic under discussion was, “Are radio broadcasts harmful or educational to children.”                                                                         •••••••••


News from Globe:


Herman Schoenherr, Jr. is in a CCC camp at Minocqua doing carpenter work.


Alfred Schultz is at the CCC camp at Iron Mountain, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schultz are giving a shower and free wedding dance at the Silver Dome Friday for their daughter, Miss Margaret, who will be married to Clarence Roderick, Saturday.  Rev. G. W. Longenecker will perform the ceremony.


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schoenherr and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Klueckman took wool to the Chippewa Woolen Mills last week.


The men working in the Belter gravel pit mix a generous amount of mirth with their cold, disagreeable work.  They have agreed that “Red” Van Gorden must hereafter burn the carcass of the moose he shoots in Canada, or ‘twas either the spirit of that moose he shot in Canada or else Paul Bunyan’s Ox, Blue Babe, that walked through the gravel pit the other night.


C. E. Seif & Sons will be glad to demonstrate in your home, the new ABC Farm Washer, the finest washer for rural homes.


In a Large Capacity Quality Built ABC Farm Washer that remarkably meet the needs of the farm wife.


Look at These Features:


ABC Finger Touch Safety Clothes Feeder,

ABC Patented Heavy-duty Wringer,

ABC Exclusive French Type Agitator,

ABC Vitreous Porcelain Corrugated Tub,

ABC Convenient Tub Cover Suspension,

Model 44C equipped with Johnson Iron Horse 4-Cycle Gas Engine provides power for Washer’s Operation.




The Clark County Bank was the first organized bank as of 1875 in Neillsville.  J. L. Gates started a private bank in 1879, which was later organized in 1883, when it as sold to Richard Dewhurst.  A few years later, in 1898, the Commercial State Bank, which is believed to have been also referred to as the Dairy Exchange Bank, had a special interest in serving the commercial and agricultural development within Clark County.  The above men, associated with the bank were, left to right: President, Homer M. Root; cashier, E. J. Rossman and teller, A. N. (Ollie) Haderer.  Later, the Commercial Bank merged with the Neillsville Bank.  (This photo courtesy of Marian Linster’s family collection; Ollie Haderer was a cousin to Marian.




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