Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

October 5, 2011, Page 16

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

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Clark County News

October 1901


A harvest awaits the enterprising well driller who will move his drilling rig to the north side of the town of Hewettville where he can go to work drilling wells for the house owners living there.  Many wells on the north side have gone dry and the housekeeper dreads the advent of washday.                                            


Last Saturday, Fred Broker sold his farm of 120 acres located about 4 miles north of the city to Frank Zickert, of Watertown, Wis.  A small amount of personal property went with the farm. Consideration, $5,700


A number of railroad crew that went over on the main line to work last week, have quit.  The cost of board and difficulty of getting accommodations made little in it for the men at $1.50 a day.


S. F. Hewett has purchased N. E. Crandell’s milk route within the city, which adds about forty to his list of patrons. Mr. Crandell’s health is not good so he does not feel able to be out in bad weather.


Dick Townsend caught a coon Monday, somewhere along the borders of somebody’s cornfield, but declines to give particulars. We suspect that he has spotted a coon-tree and does not want his claim jumped.


Wm. Walls and Miss Elva Turner were united in marriage, Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Turner of York. Rev. Hendren, of Greenwood, performed the ceremony.  Many beautiful presents were bestowed and all sat down to the goodly banquet after which the wedded pair left on the noon train for a bridal tour in the north.


The groom is well known and is a young man of sterling character; his bride, who is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Turner, is highly respected by all.


Allie Turner, brother of the bride, acted as bestman and Miss Grace Walls, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid.


Those attending the wedding from abroad were Mrs. L. W. Benedict of La Crosse, and Mrs. M. Hurtak and daughter Minnie, who acted as maid of honor, and superintended the wedding festival, are also of La Crosse.


The old telephone line from Black River Falls to Greenwood, which runs through Neillsville, is being removed.  It was put up about eighteen years ago by the Bell Telephone Co.  Later it was purchased by the Black River Driving Association and used by them as a convenience in their log driving operations.  The Badger State Telephone and Telegraph Co. of which H. H. Heath is president, has purchase the portion of  the line extending from the city south to S. E. Hutchings’ Corners.  This will not be removed, but will be repaired and new poles set in the spring.


Detectives Wanted: We want a sharp, responsible man in every city and town to do secret work: $4.00 a day and expenses for actual service; postage for reply: International Detective Agency, Milwaukee, Wis.


Thursday of last week, Drs. T. F. and Jon Conroy and Dr. Viola French performed a difficult operation on Lloyd Weast, the sixteen-year-old son of E. E. Weast of Weston.  It was necessary to remove a large part of the bones of the leg from the knee down.  The surgeons are attempting to grow new bones by use of a special preparation of calf’s bone, with all indications at present; the process seems as being successful.               


It looks like a good business to see the creamery men stacking those big loads of firkins into the refrigerator train cars.


(Firkins were small wooden kegs of one-fourth barrel size. D. Z.)   


Marriage licenses: F. J. Thorne, Fairchild and Lucy Penny, Colby; Charlie Gluch and Freda Loeffler, both of Grant; William Elliot Draper of Malvern, Arkansas and Lillian M. Poff of Washburn; Gilbert Ruscher and Nora Fellows both of Thorp; Louis Decker and Idena Kippenhan, both of Greenwood; Herman Vandeberg and Mary Salzwedel; Ernest Bredlau and Anna Rahm; Eugene Dix and Anna Behling                                      


Bob Garvin got back from North Dakota last week, having put in several weeks there running a thresher.  He made some money and gained ten pounds in weight, and feels that the trip paid.


1901 Buckwheat flour can now be bought at the Flour & Feed store.  


We would like to see our farmers turning their attention to the raising of sugar cane.  Let a sufficient acreage of it be put in next season, and then someone will put in a mill. Farmers, and especially their wives, could enjoy the luxury of good home made molasses. To our mind it’s hard to equal home made sorghum.             


At the common council meeting, the city clerk ordered to issue order and pay taxes on the city’s horse cemetery.


October 1946


A campaign is under way to make and keep Clark County safe from smallpox and diphtheria.  That campaign is a drive for immunization of the young.  Under the leadership of the county committee, the campaign is directed toward some 10,000 children and youths of the county. An unknown proportion of these young persons may already have been immunized, but many others have not been.  Therefore the local health authorities have set up as their goal the vaccination of at least 2,000 children and youths and the immunization against diphtheria of not less than 1,500.


The Neillsville City Council voted Tuesday evening to extend Clay Street 330 feet southward from First Street.  This will open an area upon which houses are projected for John and Tom Flynn and Mike Krultz, Jr.


A farm sale of $24,000 tops the current boom in the realty of Clark County.  The sale was of the 300-acre farm of Keller Bros., in the Town of Eaton.  Included was the personal property.  The purchasers are Mathias J. Mondloch, Delbert Mondloch and Roland A. Mondloch.


The personal property, included in the sale consist of 68 head of livestock,  there being 32 milk cows and 36 head of young stock and bulls, and also a full line of farm machinery. 


The Keller sale is one of the very large farm transactions of the past seven years. The Keller brothers, who made this sale, conduct their business under the name of Keller Bros. Distributing Co.  They are also the owners of the Silver Dome Ballroom in the Town of Hewett.  They purchased the farm in question three or four years ago, and bought two other farms at the same time.  Members of the corporation are Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Keller, and Walter and Paul Keller.


Another sale of note is that of Club Ten, located on U. S. 10 east of Neillsville at Kurth Corners.  The sale was made by Otto Hainz to Mrs. Mary Walters of Beloit and her two sons. The sons will run the business and Mrs. Walters, it is understood, expects to make her home in Neillsville.  The leasee of Club Ten has been Darrell Tompkins.


Clark County Marriage Licenses:


Loretta Wachsmuth, Taylor County, and Leondo Frantz, Town of Warner; Ruth Selves and Armin Moh, Town of Grant; Betty Krejci, Town of York and David Winkel, Town of Seif; Marie C. Lashua, Owen, and Howard H. Barrows, Harvard, Ill.; Doris El Elstrom, Town of Colby, and Junior D. Seboe, Horicon; Margaret Foemmel and David Seif, Neillsville; Helen Lundahl and Norman Lukas, Town of Mayville; Norma Herdrich, Town of Beaver and Harold Dahl, Town of York; Bertha Mae Quast, Town of Seif and Ernest Cram, Jr., Town of Weston      


Clark County Rural Mail Carriers and members of their association auxiliary celebrated the 50th anniversary of free mail delivery in rural areas of America at a meeting October 1, in Greenwood.


It was six years ago this week that the local Service Company was called into the federal service.  On October 15, 1941, the international situation looked so forbidding that the United States took the step of calling the National Guard into service. Soon thereafter the local boys took their departure for the South and for their training. They were in advanced preparation when the Japanese blew the international situation wide open by bombing Pearl Harbor.


To the local soldiers, who saw early fighting and who went through the New Guinea Campaign, it seems difficult to realize that so much time has passed. This was the comment of Capt. Archie Van Gorden, who drew the anniversary date to the attention of The Clark County Press.                                                     


For 25 cents you can give your farm a name.


That’s the fee, under Wisconsin law, for registering a special name, like “Shady Grove” and “Maple Acres,” exclusively for your farm home, says Miles Riley, attorney and lecturer at the Wisconsin College of Agriculture.


Section 59.94 of the Wisconsin statutes covers farm masses.  It provides that you must first check the records in a special registry book at the office of the county register of deeds. Those records tell if anyone else thought of your farm name first.


If it’s not yet listed in the registry book you can pay your 25 cents and have it recorded then and there.

It’s even easier to record livestock brands, Riley adds.  Brand laws were first enacted in Wisconsin in 1849.  They appear now in section 95.1 of the Wisconsin revised statutes.


You can record a brand just by applying to the town clerk and giving him a description of the brand you want to use.


Four candidates to represent local organizations in the queen contest for the veterans’ homecoming, on November 9, 10 and 11, have been named to date, according to Mrs. Robert W. Schiller, contest Chairman.


Those named are Gloria Milton for the Kiwanis Club, Janet Kunze for the American Legion, Muriel Wagner for the Rotary Club, and Dixie Graves to represent the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts throughout the county are expected to name their candidates at meetings to be held within the next few days to give the queen popularity contest county-wide interest.


Mrs. Julia Reber has sold the Al’-Aboard restaurant to Hallie and Robert Horswill of Neillsville. They plan to continue the operation of the restaurant.                                                                    


Neillsville High School Homecoming Game and Dance October 24 Neillsville vs. Cornell at the Clark County Fairground field; Parade will be 1 p.m.  The Dance begins at 8 p.m. at the Armory. Students, 35’, Adults 50’, includes tax


Headquarters for Standard Products at Christi is the Dakota Club, a neighborhood social center. Watch for the Standard emblems on the west side of highway 73 in Christie.


Suckow’s Service on Highway 10, 3 ½ miles east of Neillsville; Complete Standard Service; gasoline & lubricants; also complete line of feeds at their mill.                                                            


One hundred thirty-three pheasants was the bag for seven hunters who combed the wheat fields of South Dakota last week. The total figured to 19 each, out of a legal limit of 25.


Those included in the hunting party were: Ray Paulson, Frank, Tony and Charles Svetlik, Joe Urlaub, all of Neillsville, Fay Raymond of Fond du Lac, and Gene Hart of Milwaukee.  They did their hunting around Doland.


The South Dakota fields were literally swamped by hunters, they reported.  On their way there, they said, carloads of hunters drove in long lines, following one another almost bumper-to-bumper.


Dance at the Silver Dome, Thursday, Oct. 31 with music by the “Moeller Accordion Band”


Saturday, Nov. 2 will be the Wedding Dance of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Carl with music by the “Ted Wirth Orchestra”


Announcing the Grand Opening, under New Management, of Merry Ol’ Gardens, 4½ miles south of Withee, Saturday, Nov. 2, with Music by “Sturtz’ Swing Kings”


H. Lyon and J. Neuenfeldt, Proprietors                                            


The Country Ballroom on Hwy. 97, 1½ miles north of Marshfield will have a dance Friday, Nov. 8.  Music will be by the Nation’s Polka King, “Romy Gosz,” in person with his famous Radio Recording Orchestra.


Christie Ladies Aid Society will sponsor an Election Day Dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at noon sharp, at the Weston Town Hall.  Menu includes roast beef, price 75’                                              


Duck Shoot at Grandview Tavern, 3 miles west of Neillsville, Sunday Nov. 3 in the afternoon, Percy Zickert, proprietor


Platform Rockers, covered in tapestry, frieze and mohair, in various styles, priced from $34.95 to $69.50, at Russell’s Furniture.                                                                                                       


Neillsville Shipping Association will ship Sheep again Oct. 29th from Granton and Neillsville.


Paid for 8 lambs, 945 lbs. $157.43; 1 Ewe, 140 lbs $11.48                  


The truck from the Indian School was in the Madison area last week and brought home 300 quarts of canned foods and a quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables, the gift of four churches.  This week they will be making a trip to the Sheboygan area.



The Winnebago Indian Mission School was built in 1921 on the west side of Neillsville, financed by the Reformed Churches and directed by Rev. Benjamin Stucki.  In 1928, the building was added on to, which doubled the original size, as shown in the above photo.  Later the facility was used for the Sunburst Youth Homes organization; the building was razed in recent years.





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