Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

July 14, 2010, Page 12

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

July 1910


For sale, Cheap: Nice little house and lot, barn for two cows, hay shed, chicken coop and woodshed, all for $350, if sold this week.  See Paul Walk.


Shortville News reports:

A fire starting from the sawdust pile of the old Loyal Mill last Thursday, has burned all the marsh land for five miles around.  For the last five days P. Cramer, Ed Kellicut, C. Shaffer, and H. Hunter have been in danger of losing their crops and buildings, but as of now the fire is under control.  The past few years fire has broken out in that section, every time it gets dry.


Well the glorious July 4th is past and there were picnics all around with everyone seeming to enjoy themselves. But we think we would all have been glad to stay home if we could have a good rain.  Everything is so dry, crops look very discouraging and people are beginning to sell off their livestock on account of dry pastures and the lack of winter fodder.


A large party of people from York and North Grant celebrated Monday, the 4th, at Mr. and Mrs. Trimberger’s, picnicking during the day and dancing in the evening at F. Potter’s barn.  A jolly good time was had by all.


At a meeting of the Neillsville Electric Co. Monday it was decided to postpone the building of the dam until next spring.  This decision was reached after considerable discussion, and it was thought advisable owing to the lateness of the season, as it was feared that the equinoxial storms might interfere with the work.  It is the intension of the company to take on the project early in the spring.


In the meantime the services of a competent engineer will be secured to verify the surveys already made. Estimates as to the cost of the dam will also be secured and other information received.  The project is not dead by any means and all the little details will be worked out this fall, so that when the work is commenced it will not be delayed.


Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hemphill and Miss Frances left Tuesday for Duluth, where they took a steamer to Buffalo, and from there will go to Mr. Hemphill’s old home at Clearfield, Pa., to spend a few weeks.  This is Mr. Hemphill’s first visit to his old home in 14 years.


Herman Carl came home from St. Peters, Minn., Saturday where he has been for a couple of days buying hay.  He succeeded in buying enough hay to run him through the winter.  Mr. Carl is a farmer who looks ahead, and if there were more like him there would not have been so much stock sacrificed lately.  Prices for good milch cows will soar next spring, but they will have no effect upon Mr. Carl.  It will take years to some dairymen to rebuild their herds, which were depleted by the enforced sale of their stock.


It’s the water that makes one beer more liked than another, and the water used in brewing Neillsville Beer, according to an analysis; we have the best in Clark County.


This makes our beer a perfect drink; the more so as it is made in a modern spotless plant. Every year we get the choicest barley to malt under our own direction, hence no better malt can be used.


Through long aging we produce a full-tasting beer with a 2 ½% alcohol; in that quantity it is beneficial, as it stimulates digestion.


With our sanitary bottling equipment, Neillsville beer is never exposed to the air from aging period to time you pull the cork, each bottle inspected before and after filling.


When you can purchase an article of home production that’s of equal if not superior value to anything of the kind made elsewhere, why not use the home product?


Always keep a few bottles of Neillsville beer in your home; 24 bottles $1.25


(The Neillsville Brewery was owned and operated by Kurt Listeman, at that time. D.Z.)


S. F. Hewett’s milk delivery service announces a change in prices beginning August 1st: milk being raised to 6 cents per quart and cream will be 30 cents per quart.                                          


Wanted to buy: 60 or 80-acre farm, including stock and machinery; Must be willing to take in part payment, house and lot or vacant lots. For further information inquire H. L. Lenz, 827 Twelfth St. Oshkosh, Wis.


Del Potter bought out the Schumacher drug store at Marshfield and will take possession Monday.


There will be a farewell party for Claude Westphal and Emil Manthey at the Tioga Bowery Saturday night, before they start out West.


July 1950


Work was started this week on laying out an archery course near the Stables Nite Club, six miles west of Neillsville on Highway 10. 


Behind the project is the newly formed archery club, which was formally organized here last week, Wednesday evening.  About 30 archery enthusiasts who turned out for the meeting elected the following officers: Dan Brewer, president; Ray Tesmer, vice president; Mrs. Dan Brewer, secretary-treasurer; and Matt Gassen and James Hauge, directors.


On the Stables site, the club will have an archery course of 6,600 yards, with 14 targets.  Members met to work last Sunday brushing out trails, placing bunkers and targets for the course.          


George Thoma’s scorching single in the 11th inning scored two runs and gave Globe a 9 to 7 victory over Willard in a Southern Clark County league baseball game Sunday.


The defeat was the first for Willard this year in league play. Willard won the first half of the schedule with four consecutive victories.


Globe was trailing, 2 to 7, when it opened a four-run rally in the eighth. The tying run was pushed across in the ninth.


Credit fir the win went to Arne Buchholz, who relieved Harold Prock in the seventh.


Lynn hung up its first victory of the league season by taking 12 to 7 decision from the Stables nine in the only other league game played Sunday.


The Neillsville Community Band will present the first of a series of open-air concerts on Tuesday, July 18.  The concerts will be held in front of the high school building on East Fifth Street, between Court and State, starting at 7:15 p.m.


The band is made up of about 40 school musicians and 10 townspeople. The purpose of the band is to give the band students summer training and townspeople a chance to use their musical raining of days gone by.


Director C. Scott Hunsberger will be announcer.                                       


There will be a Shower & Free Dance for the Double Wedding of Chester Diercks & La Dona Lightfoot and James Lightfoot and Shirley Diercks, Saturday, July 15 at American Legion Memorial Hall, Neillsville.  The weddings will be held Saturday, July 22.                                                                                           


Rev. Arthur Oswald, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and his assistants, Mrs. Erwin Sternitzky, Mrs. Ralph Lautenbach and Mrs. Harvey Pischer are holding a three-week summer church school at the church and parish house in Granton. The school opened Monday with an enrollment of 66 students.


The crew hair cut of Dick Urban, little son of Joseph Urban, JR. disappeared beneath the waves at Hatfield on July Fourth, just as Arne Matheson took an anxious look. Arnie’s job was to watch Richard Urban, along with three other youngsters, at a picnic.  He jumped right into the canal, with his clothes on, took a firm grip on little Richard and pulled him to shore.


Members of the picnic party, consisting of the Joe Urban, Orville Evenson and Matheson families, reckon that Arne did not jump any too soon.  The canal drops off at a disconcerting rate right there, and a minute or two later little Dick might have been in deep water, where finding in time might have been difficult.


This happened at a spot called Picnic Point, at Hatfield.  The parents of the four children have acquired doubts about that spot as a place to take children.  As for Arne, he was glad that he resisted a chance to go fishing. The two other men of the party had gone off a little way in a boat, but Arne thought he better stick around to watch the children.  His catch was bigger and better than that of the others.


Mr. and Mrs. Earl Luchterhand, who bought the Harvey Roehl farm a few months ago, have put a fine new roof on the house and are papering the interior.


A couple of days last week the Paul Schlagel farmstead swarmed with country folks who came to raise the super structure for the new barn.  Some firm from Athens supervised the work.  Several women were there to help Mrs. Schlagel prepare the meals.  About 65 persons were fed and the tables were spread out doors.  When completed this barn will be one of the most up-to-date around here.


A farm near Loyal is the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Stevens, following their wedding trip in the northern part of the state.  The bride is the former Ella Olsen, the daughter of the Chris Olsens of Loyal.  The groom is the son of the Stanley Stevens of Loyal.


The wedding occurred in Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. The bride wore a white suit with white accessories and a corsage of pink roses.


Attendants were Mrs. Claire Schlinsog of Willard, and Floyd Olsen, a brother of the bride.


Both young people are graduates of the Loyal High School.


The annual school meeting for Joint School District No. 4, Village of Granton and portions of Grant and York was held at the high school July 10., Ray Hoeft, director, was chosen as chairman. The recommendation of the board for a tax levy of $11,500 was approved.  This was to include the cost of building a new walk from the street to the buildings, redecoration of several rooms in the high school building and a fund to be set aside toward the purchase of a bus when needed.


Lawrence Kirk, who has filled the un-expired term of Otto Hasz as school clerk, has declined re-election and Miss Pearl Beeckler was elected for three years.


Harry Scott, the incoming supervising principal, spoke briefly on the new school laws.


The 11-year-old son of Frank Nauertz of this city caught a 14-lb. catfish last Tuesday in Black River, near the Neillsville city water works plant.                                                                                  


The Haugen-Richmond Post No. 73, local post of the American Legion, has 238 members on its roll, the largest membership in the history of the post.


This membership entitles the local post to four delegates at the state convention of the Legion, to be held at Green Bay August 11-13. The delegates elected July 20 were: Earle Seibert, John Bergemann, Robert Peters and John (Hans) Brandt.  Alternates were: Harry Roehrborn, Herman Moen, Henry Naedler and Bruce Beilfuss.


The Sleepy Hollow School Building, located 2 miles south of Cannonville Corners, will be sold at auction on the school grounds Saturday, August 5, at 2 p.m.  Building must be moved or torn down.  For further information about the building, contact: Dave Krutsch, clerk of Joint District No. 1, Washburn, Sherwood and Levis.


(Cannonville Corners was located at the Hwy 73 and County K intersection. D. Z.)


Everyone likes a crowd, so join the crowds at the New Little Club, the Tri-County’s Only Stage Bar, presenting “Miss Skippy Jackson,” sensational piano and song stylist.  She is direct from Chicago’s 606 Club.  Sweet or Hot, she is terrific!


There is entertainment every night except Monday; located 1 ½ miles West o Spencer on Highway 98.  Everyone is Welcome.


Ray Alexander & Bob Johnson, owners


Record has been made of the transfer to Halbert B. Horswill and his wife Nellie of the property across the street from the post office on South Hewett Street, Neillsville and recently occupied by John Lato as a tavern. The grantors in this transaction were John M. Lato and his wife, Mary H.


This property is a long frame building with the business portion on the first floor, with living apartments on the second floor.  (This building is now occupied by Donna’s Cozy Kitchen restaurant. D. Z.)


Christine Witcraft and Henry Erickson have sold to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zeller a tract in Humbird, which lies on U.S. 12 and which is triangular shape, the triangle having legs of 91 ½ feet, 156 feet and 183 ½ feet.


You’re the winner when you sell eggs to Bowman Dairy Co., West 7th St. at Grand Avenue.


Laufenberg – Spiegel Wedding Dance, Thursday, August 3; with “Wally Ives and the Jolly Dutchmen Orchestra” at the Inwood Ballroom, Hatfield                                                                 


U. S. Keds, the Tennis Shoe of Champions, $2.49 with X-Ray Shoe Fitting available; Hinshaw Shoe Co. Karl Schmidt, managing partner.                                                                                   


It’s Urban’s Sales & Service for Used Cars & Trucks: ’47 Nash Ambassador, ’47 Chevrolet Fleet-master Sedan; ’38 Plymouth, bargain at $350


Remember: “You Save Dough when you Trade with Joe!”


Marriage Licenses:


Austin Mlada, and Anne Huntzicker, Greenwood to be married at Greenwood, July 29;


Theodore P. Acker, Greenwood, Barbara Barrett, Owen, married at Phillips on July 21;


Betty Jane Hatton, Town of Eaton, Wilbur Lenz, Town of Eaton, married at Neillsville on July  22; and


Norbert J. Wolf, Town of Colby, Rose Hein, Marshfield, married at Colby July 26


A & P Foods Specials: Potato Chips lb. pkg. 59’; White Bread 2 loaves 44’; Wis. Swiss Cheese lb. 69’; Neillsville Butter lb. 66’; Elberta Peaches 17 lbs $2.49 and Grape Jam 2 lb. jar 39’




Lato’s Bar, owned by John and Mary Lato, served Friday Night Fish Fry’s, which were well attended during their years in business at 630 Hewett Street.  John Lato is pictured standing behind the bar.





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