Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
April 24, 2013, Page 6
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
A meeting was held at the city hall
Monday afternoon to consider organizing a farmers company to purchase and
operate a creamery in Neillsville. A committee of three, O. M. Orvold, H.
Bieneck and Fred Wendt was elected to get prices on both the Lange Creamery and
Mr. Andrus and at such time as the committee in their judgment believe that the
terms offered are reasonable, they are to call another meeting of farmers to
consider the purchase.
On settlement day in the town of
Levis the officers were looking over the old papers and found the records of the
town kept in 1856 by R. B. French, Sr., who was then town
George Rupprecht, former postmaster
at Globe, has bought from R. Schlueter; the place formerly owned by P. Marx,
across Black River from Grant Avenue Bridge and has taken possession.
Abie Turner, of the Town of York,
says if he is elected to the office of constable he will lock up his tool chest,
trade his hat for a cap and attend strictly to business. You will make no
mistake by voting for him.
Louis Kleinschmidt, of Chili, bought
two corner lots of H. Koser and will put up an up-to-date store building, which
will be occupied by L. A. Reichert when
John Apfel and family moved on a
farm near Prince of Peace Church in Pine Valley last week.
Tom Joyce of Weston has bought
another new horse and set of harness. My, isnt he going to shine!
Some farmers in the Tioga area are
getting out telephone posts and expect to have the line extended from David
Boyers through to G. H. Palms store, thus connecting Tioga with Neillsville
In the town of Weston, Albert Lueck,
Theodore Kalsow and Ernest Hemp are going to build new houses this summer.
By a vote on the liquor license
question in the town of Weston on Election Day, no license carried 80 to 50,
which will close the saloon at Christie. In the Town of Warner no license
carried 8 to 36.
The following are members of the
Clark County Board for 1908:
Beaver, A. P. Rossman; Colby, H. A.
Frome; Dewhurst, J. A. Iverson; Grant, Otis Slocomb; Green Grove, Wm. Zassenhaus;
Hewett, Wm. Ritchie; Hixon, S. M. Munson; Hoard, Frank Tonn; Levis, J. W. Short
A contract has been entered into
between James Paulus who owned the ONeill House and August Schoengarth owner of
the Omaha Hotel, by which they are to exchange properties, Mr. Schoengarth
receiving the ONeill House with its full equipment, including the barn and bus,
in fact the entire hotel establishment and Mr. Paulus taking the Omaha Hotel
together with the lots west occupied by The Luethe Co., and a vacant lot
adjoining the hotel lot on the east.
Mr. Kump who has leased the ONeill
House will remain according to the terms of his lease and James Paulus will
lease the saloon part from Mr. Schoengarth for a year from July
The Ross teams went down river
Tuesday with loads of material for new cottages on the banks of Lake Hatfield to
be erected by A. H. Halvorson and El
The C. St. P. M. & O. Rwy Co. has
issued a book giving the origin of the name of states, counties and stations
through which the North Western and C. St. P. M. & O. railway runs. It is a
book full of historical and geographical knowledge. We acknowledge with thanks
the receipt of a copy at this office.
Dance - to be held Friday, April 24
at W. H. Thomas new barn; also an oyster supper will be served. Good music and
a good time.
It is reported that a car load of
young bass, pike and muskellunge is to be planted in Hatfield pond and that a
large amount of wild rice is to be sown in the sloughs and bayous to induce
ducks to frequent the lake. A good many ducks have been there this
Fred Reitz has received and accepted
an offer of a position in the tailor shop at the Waupaca Veterans Home and
expects soon to move there to take up the
John Wasserburger and Fred Bartell
have exchanged property, Mr. Bartell taking the saloon building next to the
Dresden House for his twenty-acre farm, which he bought last year from Mrs. Mary
Now when apples are virtually out of
the market, why not get a gallon of New York apples for 30 cents at Tragsdorf,
Zimmerman & Co.?
Cy Buker, son of Art Buker of
Greenwood, has been listed as one of the first string pitchers of the university
of Wisconsin baseball team, according to the team roster, announced this week.
Cy pitched for Greenwood in the Cloverbelt league last year and is being sought
by Medford for its pitching staff this year.
As a preliminary step toward the
development of a second flowage the Taylor county recreational committee last
week authorized a survey of the Miller Dam area on the Yellow River, north of
Perkinstown. The first water ran over the new dam on the Mondeau River in north
central Taylor County Tuesday, March 22. The dam, built by WPA, creates a
flowage having 25 miles of shoreline, grass grown to the waters edge.
Golf play is in full swing at the
Neillsville Country Club course, which is one of the sportiest to be found in a
city this size in the state. There was a good throughout at the opening Sunday,
April 10, and when the reporter asked R. E. Schmedel for the scores he said the
players were sworn to secrecy for the first day.
Myron Larson, formerly in charge of
the Hillcrest course at Eau Claire and also for a time at the Ojibwa course at
Chippewa Falls, has been hired as Greenskeeper here, and everything is set for
one of the best years in the history of the club. The new clubhouse will be open
steady soon instead of just on Saturday and Sunday.
William Crow was elected sports
chairman of the Neillsville Country Club at the open meeting of stockholders and
others interested in golfing held Wednesday evening, April 14. Mr. Crow will be
in charge of local and intercity tournaments and will select a committee to
assist him in this work.
It was voted at the meeting to
remodel and enlarge the clubhouse to provide living quarters for the new
Greenskeeper and his wife and also to build an outside fireplace that may be
used for cooking purposes.
Two weeks later -- Myron
Larson of Eau Claire, the new Greenskeeper and Mrs. Larson, arrived in the city
yesterday. Mr. Larson immediately started on course improvements.
The Country Club offices reported
that out of about 75 trees planted on the course last fall, all but one are
Sale of oleomargarine, butterine, or
similar substance with coloring matter in imitation of yellow butter is a
violation of the Wisconsin statutes regarding of how the colored product is
packaged or sold, Ralph E. Ammon, acting director of the department of
agriculture and markets, warned this week.
Ominous forest fires in the vicinity
of Pray and Merrillan Junction Sunday caused a pall of smoke to hang over quite
a territory in the section. Bad fires also raged in northern Clark County and
southern Taylor County. The woods area extremely dry here as everywhere else and
forest rangers are issuing special warnings for smokers and starting forest
fires, which may prove very costly. With most of the CCC camps in this section
closed there is a lack of prompt and efficient fire fighting when a blaze breaks
out in the woods area.
While Irving Carl of Greenwood was
cleaning a room over his shop he found an old tin can with rags stuck in it,
underneath, which were silver dollars and 50’ pieces. It was a pleasant
surprise for Carl.
The Golden wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford last week was a big event. It came on Mrs. Fords
birthday. She is 71 and Mr. Ford is 75. Mr. Ford cut timber from his fathers
farm near Detroit, with which to build their first home. He later found
employment with the Detroit Edison Company, as an electrician at $35 a month.
While on this job he invented the first motor driven vehicle, working nights and
Sundays on the project.
Navigation opened up Friday noon on
Black River when Bob Dwyer and Snowball Meyer struck out for Hatfield via
rowboat, launching their craft just below the Grand Avenue Bridge.
A large crowd of spectators gathered
at the harbor to bid them farewell and then hurried to the hwy 10 bridge to
watch them pass under, thence south to the Cunningham Bridge for a last view of
the daring Holt-LaRue wave gliders.
They coped with the situation
gallantly until a rock down near the Herian farm got in their way and upset the
vessel, landing the pair in the icy depths of the river. Dame fortune or some
such miracle chose for them one of the few spots where walking ashore was
Thus the urge to cruise downstream
to the lake was nipped in the bud, hats off to their bravery, and the desire for
adventure arrested for a
The Waumandee State Bank was robbed
Friday night of several hundred dollars by yeggs that burned a hole with an
acetylene torch through the vault door large enough for a man to crawl through.
May 1 opens the trout season in the
Lake Superior counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron. The trout season
in the rest of the state does not start until May 15. The conservation
commission has withdrawn its order limiting fishing on one section of the Brule
River to the use of fly rods, but the contention continues that some form of
restriction on the famous stream is needed if trout fishing conditions are to be
Roller skating at the Silver Dome,
Neillsville, Grand Opening Wednesday, April 20; Skating every Sunday afternoon
and evening, every Wednesday night; Admission
The old Schroeder Shoe Shop, which
was moved to the rear of the lot last winter to make room for a new structure,
is being torn down this week. The Schroeders have added a shoe shining stand to
their shop equipment.
Free Opening Dance at Hakes Barn,
Saturday Nite April 23rd. Everybody welcome!
Beer in the tap-room will be served
by direct draught from the kegs, doing away with coils.
Gypsies who crossed through Clark
County last Friday left a trail of filching all the way from Greenwood to Black
River Falls. The only loss in this vicinity was reported by Sherm Lowery, who
said he was robbed of $25 by one of the gypsies while working at the Irving
Appointment of R. A. Kolb as acting
community manager of the 72-farm project in Wood, Marathon, Clark, and Jackson
counties was announced this week by the Farm Security Administration.
The project near Marshfield contains
about 6,800 acres and includes 38 farms in Clark County, 15 in Marathon, 14 in
Wood and 5 in Jackson. Most of these farms wee purchased by the Government from
aged persons or other who wished to retire from farming and are now being
occupied by their new owners.
Most of the necessary remodeling and
repair work, which was started last August to place all the buildings in good
condition, has been
Dividend checks totaling over
$41,000 arrived from the comptroller of the currency at Washington, D. C.
Wednesday to pay a final and liquidating dividend of 17 per cent of the Old
First national Bank. This makes a total of 102 per cent paid to the depositors,
which is more than many had anticipated. H. W. Krueger, receiver for the bank,
and his assistants will start today handing out over 1,000 checks.
The first 65 per cent dividend was
paid when the present First National Bank was chartered June 19, 1934. A second
dividend of ten percent was paid Dec. 31, 1935; a third dividend of ten percent
Nov. 14, 1936, and now is the final dividend of 15 percent interest, making a
total of 102 percent.
The old bank was permitted to reopen
after the country-wide bank moratorium of March, 1933, and was operated by James
Musil as conservator. He had served as cashier. Oct. 25, 1933, J. S. Pullen
was named receiver and served until Dec. 31, 1936, when he was succeeded by H.
W. Krueger the present receiver, who has served until this time. James Musil is
also now cashier of the new First National Bank.
The new Wagner restaurant is coming
along in fine shape and will be one of the finest found in a city the size of
Neillsville in the state when completed. Mr. Wagner is planning to hold the
opening on the same day next month that an important family anniversary takes
The new front is nearing completion,
and as soon as the sidewalls are completed they will be adorned with chromium
beading and an artistic blending of colors from the ceiling down to the walnut
panels. The ceiling has also been finished in new weather-boarding.
The main dining hall will seat 65
people at tables, in booths and at the long counter, at one time. In the tap
room at the west end, which will also have booths finished in walnut wood, forty
people can be served at one time. Air conditioning will add to the pleasure of
service. Later on the basement will be fitted into a large clubroom and the
upstairs rooms also fitted with air-conditioning, Mr. Wagner states.
The Wagner restaurant was located on the northwest
corner of Hewett and Sixth Streets.
The restaurant was remodeled in 1938 with a grand
opening being held when it was completed.