Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

June 15, 2011, Page 14

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Clark County News

June 1916


Many farmers living east of Merrillan report having had their hen roosts robbed of late.  Two of the losers state that all of their chickens were taken, except only one being left, a lone rooster. The culprit evidently missed seeing the rooster, but the farmer didn’t and he is hot on the trail of the guilty ones.  It is said that the stolen chickens are disposed of to buyers who ship them to the city market.                                                                     


Owing to the rise in prices of food materials, we will have to charge 20 cents per dozen hereafter for homemade doughnuts.  We will make them to order at that price. Call or phone Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Wood’s Restaurant.


Mr. Anton Kreiser, of Loyal, sold his farm for $131 per acre last week to Mr. August Mech of Milwaukee, who bought it for his son, who will take possession about Sept. 15.  Mr. Kreiser has reserved 15 acres, on the north side of the farm, and will build a house there for himself.


Last week, Wm. Neuenfeldt sold the Loyal Tribune to Mrs. Hattie Richardson. She was formerly owner of the paper so is a lady of experience in newspaper work.                                                     


L. C. Miller started a crew of men Monday to dig a cellar under his place of business, in which he expects to install a modern bowling alley.  He has torn down the old shed at the rear of the building and is going to add a 15-foot two-story addition there.  He also expects to install a modern gymnasium in the second story.


The day of the “Big Lot Sale” in Neillsville dawned fair and a large crowd from the city, country and outside towns, were present at the sale.  Bidding was fairly active from the beginning to end, and every lot was sold.  Several of the purchasers exercised the rights to take several lots at the price per lot, of their successful bids.  Mayor Kleckner showed his faith in the new addition by taking sixteen lots. The indications are that several new houses will go up on the plat within a year.


The following is a list of lot purchasers:


B. H. Wells, Blanche Hewett, August Gluch, I. L. Andrews, J. W. Short, Eva Forbush, F. D. Calway, M. C. Redmond, Wallace Bros., Minnie Braemeld, Henry Rice, J. L. Kleckner, P. H. Bromstad, J. J. Irvine, Cecil Verbeck, J. E. Counsell, Chas. Goldhamer, Mrs. R. W. King, Della Vine, Geo. Philips, Frank Joy, Edwin Hauge, Henry Seifelman, Frank J. Haack, Sarah J. Wren, Even Williams, J. W. Roach.                                      


The Farmers’ Cooperative Elevator Co. will pay 85’ per bushel for good clean rye this week only.  We have Best Patent Flour at only $5.90 per barrel in 98 lb. sacks, beginning June 9th through June 17th.


Mr. Arnold Worchel and Miss Elma Reindel were married at the home of the bride at 3 p.m., June 14, Rev. Brandt officiating.  The groom was attended by Harold Reidel and William Reidel.  Beatrice Miller was bridesmaid and Leah Reindel, sister of the bride was matron of honor.


The bride wore a dress of Georgette Satin.  The groom wore the customary black.


The house was beautifully decorated with white lilies and paper bells.  At six o’clock a splendid supper was served to about two hundred friends and relatives. At eight o’clock, dancing commenced.  A large new machine shed with a new laid-matched floor was made a fine dancing hall.  Music was furnished by a Harp Orchestra.


This was probably the largest attended wedding every held in Clark County, with about fifty automobiles, as well as teams and buggies carrying guests, besides the nearby neighbors who came on foot, all of which betoken the high esteem held by the young couple.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


A very pretty wedding took place at the home of the bride, June 21, 1916, when Miss Clara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buddinger, was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Mr.  Arthur Brussow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brussow. 


The bride is a charming young lady, both in appearance and manner, which has won for her a host of friends.


The groom is a young man of fine appearance, a gentleman in every respect.  He is a carpenter, of the Town of Loyal, where he has a beautiful home for him and his bonny bride.


The bride wore a gown of shadow lace over white silk and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. The groom wore the customary black suit.


Miss Pearl Heller acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. William Buddinger, brother of the bride, was groomsman.


The parlor and dining rooms were beautifully decorated with white and pink carnations. Precisely at 1 o’clock the bridal party took their places beneath a bower of carnations and sprays of ferns, in the center of which hung a large wedding bell.  There, in the presence of many relatives and friends, the sacred words were spoken, which made them man and wife.


Those at the wedding ceremony were: Mr. and Mrs. Brussow, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brussow, Mr. and Mrs. Meiers, Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Brussow, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buddinger, Mr. and Mrs. John Begley, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Garbush, Mr. Charles Leubke and Mrs. Ray Canfield.


After the ceremony, a bounteous wedding supper was served, followed by a reception in the evening at Hein Hall, to which a large concourse of friends gathered.                         


June 1951


The Miller application for a tavern license in the Town of York has been rejected by the Town board.  The board met May 16 at the home of the town clerk, Dwight Graves, and took a vote.  Two members of the board Otto Warren and Emil Henninger, voted against granting a license, and one member, Joe Walters, voted for the license.


The meeting of the town board was held at the stated request of Alvin and Sadie Miller, despite a previous adverse advisory vote at a special town meeting.  The meeting of the vote, held May 15, was 41 in favor of licensing taverns and 73 against, with a total of 114 votes cast.


The Millers who have owned property in the Town of York and who have bought another tract in the vicinity of the Lincoln School appeared before the town board and made further representations, urging that the license be granted.


A point, which was discussed at the special meeting and at the board meeting, was the town’s revenue from the liquor business. The town’s share of liquor money, as distributed by the state is bout $1,600, and it was urged, in the behalf of licensing, that this revenue will be imperiled if the town continues to refuse licenses.


A point, which was made by the Millers, is that they intend to provide recreational facilities in connection with their enterprise, with a baseball diamond and a picnic area.


The Millers are improving the property, which they bought some time ago, and are in the process of moving to Clark County and establishing themselves here.  They bought property in Section 16, at the junctions of County H and K with the purpose of putting up a building near this junction and conducting a tavern there.


The Silver Dome property has been sold by the Keller’s to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weber of Menomonie.  Papers were completed Wednesday.  The transfer will be completed July 1st.


The Kellers will take a vacation this summer and will go to Florida in the fall.  There, they will continue the development of their suburban property.


The Webers are young people, whose family consists of two young boys. Here were formerly engaged in a similar business in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.  They state their purpose to be the continuation of the Silver Dome business, along the same line as that followed by the Kellers.


Owners of the Silver Dome prior to the transfer were three Keller brothers; Albert, Paul and Walter.  Of the three, Albert and Paul were active in the business at the end. Walter had already gone to Florida and had joined Henry Keller, another brother, in establishing a Firestone store at Fort Lauderdale.


The Kellers had built the Silver Dome property from very small beginnings to a leading establishment of its sort in Central Wisconsin.  Starting with a small building known as the Fireplace, almost 21 years ago, they have developed a very considerable physical property, the chief features of which are the Silver Dome Dance hall and the adjacent substantial structure housing the supper club.  The dance hall was constructed in 1933, with the first dance held in May, 1933.  This property is about five miles west of Neillsville, on Highway 10.             


A pitcher’s battle brought some excitement here at Neillsville’s ball diamond last Thursday night.


An inning of wildness cost Wally Hribar and the Greenwood Cloverbelt league baseball club a three-hit game here last Thursday night.


It was a masterful pitching exhibition that a small group of hardy fans saw, as Hribar and Neillsville’s mound ace, Emil Podobnik, faced one another.


There was a lineup of 15 zeros on the scoreboard when Neillsville took its turn at the plate in the eighth.  Hribar’s control failed as he walked three consecutive men, filling the bases with one out.  Then he got down to work, striking out Podobnik.  Tibbett then cracked into the infield, and Seltrecht was forced at home.


But the momentary wildness overtook him again, and Dick Buchholz, Neillsville third baseman, romped home on a wild pitch, bringing in the winning run.


Until that break neither team had made much of a threat of it, as both hurlers received almost faultless support from their mates.


Podobnik came off with a little better showing.  He claimed 15 victims via the strikeout and walked only one.  Hribar fanned 9 and put four on base with four balls.


Greenwood roster: Gregorich, 2nd b; Soweja, ss; Bertz, 3rd b; Arch, rf; Brown, cf; Speich, 1st b; Carl lf; Niemi, c; Hribar, pitcher.


Neillsville roster: Tibbett, cf; Lukes, lf; Urban, 1st b; Lezotte, ss; Bremer, 2nd b; Seltrecht rf; Buchholz 3rd b; Bartsch c; Podobnik, pitcher.                                                                                      


Marriage License Applications:

Carl Lindner, Loyal, Ethel Hanson, Abbotsford to be married at Dorchester, June 20

Virgil Holmes, Loyal, Lorna Vick, Loyal, to be married at Loyal, June 16

Peter J. Beyerl, Colby, Evelyn Agnes Schefchik, Loyal, to be married at Loyal, June 21

Herbert Adler, Jr., Spencer, Virginia Pfeffer, Marengo, Wis., to be married at Sanborn, June 30

Eldon Voight, Loyal, Audrey Agnes Hanson, Town of Sherman to be married at Spencer, June 20

Gerald Schwantes, Brighton, Dorothy Haslow, Town of Sherman, to be married at Loyal, June 23

Jesse Richmond, Jr., Town of Weston, Virginia Vandeberg, Town of York, to be married at Christie, June 23

Valeria Gertrude Soborowicz, Withee, Vernon Lewandowski, Reseburg, to be married at Thorp, June 23

Donald Elstrom, Colby, Alice M. Rockow, Abbotsford, to be married at Abbotsford


The formal grand opening of the Red Owl Store in Neillsville is announced for Friday and Saturday of this week, and Monday and Tuesday of next week.  The food store is located in the former Prochazka Brothers Quality Market building, and is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Neil T. Tollefson.


The store has been extensively remodeled into a self-service unit.  New shelving and display racks have been built, and the interior of the building has been freshly painted.


Free coffee and cookies are being served during the first two days of the opening celebration, Friday and Saturday.


Some Grand Opening Specials are: Fine Granulated Sugar 10 lbs. 93’; Red Owl Flour, in colorful print bags, 50 lbs. $3.75; Red Owl Peanut Butter, 1 lb. jar 49’; Charmin Tissue, 4 rolls 33’; Lean Boneless Boston Butt Pork Roast 55’ lb.


(Do some of you women readers remember, as girls, wearing a dress that your mother sewed from a flour sack print? I do! D. Z. [Yes, I remember dresses from the prints and petticoats and garter waists from bleached feed sacks. Dmk])


Donald J. Ayers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Ayers, Neillsville, has completed his initial training in the Marine Corps at San Diego, Calif.  He is now a private first class.


Kenneth Brager and Donald Trewartha, Neillsville, Gordon Hahn of Humbird and Paul Rosandich, Granton, are now attending summer school at River Falls State Teachers’ College.


Richard H. Mott, Neillsville, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force after his graduation from the University of Wisconsin last week.  The ceremony took place in the Field House immediately after commencement.


A Wedding Dance for Marian Dux and Clarence Meier will be Saturday, June 30 at the American Legion Memorial Hall with music by the Maeder Band.                                                                      


Dancing at the Inwood Ballroom in Hatfield, Thursday, June 28 with Johnny Check & His Orchestra; Wednesday, July 4th, with music by Jerry Opelt & His Orchestra


The current budget of realty transfers indicates an average of $4,375 as the consideration in 10 farm deals.  This reflects the slow response of farmland in Clark County to the general inflationary movement.  With lower milk prices, complications in the marketing of meat animals and steady drain on man power, there is lacking the incentive to carry local farmland to new highs.


Substantial values are represented in the dealings of Will Froehlich and his wife, Eunice with William F. Garber. The Froehlichs have taken over from Mr. Barber (Garber) a property in Humbird, located on Assessment Lot 37A.  The value attached to that in the dealing was $3,500.  From the Froehlichs Mr. Garber has acquired property in the Town of Warner, an 80 in Section 28 and about 65 acres in Section 21, with a separate lot in addition. The property lies northwest of Greenwood and west of the Black River.  The consideration paid by Mr. Garber was in the vicinity of $7,750


This scene was captured by camera in the late 1800s, taken in front of a Neillsville grist-flour mill.  It was the era when oxen, rather than horses, were used to pull the grain-laden wagons over the rough country trails to town.





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