Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
May 15, 2013,
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
Hein & Grafs business place was
much improved last Thursday with the placing of a lamp and post immediately in
front of the building. The lamp glass has the name of the firm printed upon it.
Robert Frenchs well known hotel at
Hatfield was burned to the ground a few days ago and it was uninsured, therefore
a total loss. It was having a good trade and Mr. French was contemplating
enlarging this season. He has the universal sympathy here, where he is well
A tremendous stream of immigrants
from Ireland is pouring into Boston, flowing westward.
Orin Hanks, of South Pine Valley,
stumped nearly 25 acres of land with his oxen for L. Archer.
Mr. Oldham has put in six acres of
crops on new land this spring, also fencing it in.
Both stave mills are running
steadily and mountains of staves are growing into chains of mountains.
It was 333 years ago that the city
of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was first settled by white men and this year a big
celebration takes place there. We acknowledge the receipt of a complimentary
ticket to the doings, but it is too far to walk.
Jaseph & Dole are giving their
friends a valuable opportunity to sweeten up their cups of bitterness. They have
splendid Maple Sugar, at the very lowest price. Send in your
Work on the ground has been
commenced for Blakeslees new block, corner of Main and Fourth Streets. Much of
the woodwork is already completed at the
The building of a bridge across
Cunningham Creek, between sections 4 and 5 in the Shortville area, has been let
to D. M.
Tuesday morning, the 15th, Mr.
Willie Klopf took his place in the Clark County Bank, in which institution he
can hereafter be found. He is one of Neillsvilles most capable and trustworthy
young men and is deservedly popular with our citizens.
Mr. Willie Marsh and Miss Bertie
Wells were married at St. Paul, Monday afternoon, May 14, 1883. Both these
young people are well known and popular at Neillsville, where Miss Bertie has
live all her life and Mrs. Marsh has spent many of his years here also. The
event was a genuine surprise to most of our people and a happy surprise. It was
an occurrence most fitting and desirable, and we wish them all happiness. A few
of their intimate friends were in St. Paul to witness the ceremony and add by
their presence to the felicitousness of the occasion.
Residents of the southern towns in
Clark County have their attention directed to the road jobs to be paid for out
of the county appropriations, to be let in Washburn and Sherwood Forest on the
22nd of May and in Levis the 23rd.
A general tearing up and moving out
is going on at the Gates grocery corner and before many months have passed a
substantial brick block will cover the site of present chaos.
J. R. Richmond of Shortville has
cleared a piece of timberland and sowed it to grass. Like the king of old, he
expects to eat grass as a punishment for his many sins, but till try and keep
his hair from turning into feathers.
The old Gates grocery building,
store and all, including the front section, will now occupy the lot at the side
of Weeks Furniture store.
The plans of the new block to be
erected on the corner of Main and Second Street by J. L. Gates are to be seen at
the shop of architect Bradshaw. The building will consist of three main
sections, two for stores and one, on the corner, for Dewhursts Bank. The
second story will be reached by a stairway running up from the north of Second
Street side, the hall leading through from the stairway to the south side of the
building. This story will be cut into six large rooms to be rented for offices,
and such. The basement, the excavation for which is now going on, will be partly
devoted to regular cellar uses, and partly, we understand, arranged for
occupancy by the Gates butcher shop. The main door to the Second Street section,
or bank, faces the corner.
In 1883, the Dewhurst Bank, later the Neillsville
Bank, was built on the northeast corner of the
Gates block then referred to as Main and Second
Street, now Hewett and Sixth Street.
The bank building was remodeled again in later
barn, which has besides its evident antiquity, nothing about it to admire, has
been moved from its prominent place on Third Street to some more secluded
George A. Austin is packing his
creamery butter in neat wooden boxes, each holding two pounds or so. The boxes
are bound outside with tin, and cost only a few cents each. We recommend the
use of these boxes to farmers generally.
Arrangements have been made by which
the German School, in the Town of Lynn, will be taught by the Rev. G. J. Lang.
It is under the control of the German Lutheran Church.
Sixty-one young people of the
Neillsville community will graduate from the Neillsville High School this year.
For them commencement exercises will be held Thursday evening, May 20, according
to an announcement made by D. E. Peters, superintendent of
An inspection of Moraine Tower Park,
on highway 10 at county trunk G, resulted in the appointment of a number of
Rotary club sub-committees to maintain the park this summer. The instructor was
Arthur Epding, who made these appointments: Dr. M. V. Overman and Dave Parry,
cooks; Arnold Gustman and Epding, food; E. E. Hart and William Hanley,
fire-makers; Frank Meier and Elliott Warlum, maintenance; Carl Hoffman and Sam
Ray, carpentry detail; Fred Draft tree-planting detail; and Ted Smith, park
A new garage building will be
constructed by the Town of York at a maximum cost of $7,000. The building will
be located on the old site, where the former building was destroyed by fire. The
town has a building fund of $3,000, which was authorized by the town board at a
special meeting recently held to borrow not more than $4,000 with the
understanding that the loan would be paid off by the provision of the town tax
budget at the rate of $1,000 per year.
The new building will be constructed
of concrete blocks. The size will be 46 feet by 46 feet.
Marriage vows were exchanged in a
double ring ceremony at St. Pauls Lutheran Church of Sherwood, Saturday, May 1,
when Lois Schwanebeck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schwanebeck of that
town, became the bride of Albert Hasz, son of Herman Hasz of Granton, R. 2.
Pastor LeRoy Koepke performed the ceremony.
The bride was attended by her sister
Nona, as maid of honor and Darlene Miller of Rockford, Ill., cousin of the bride
The groom was attended by his
brother, Otto as best man and Wayne Schwanebeck, brother of the bride as
A reception was held at the home of
the brides parents for the immediate relatives and friends.
The ashes of William E. Tragsdorf,
widely known native son of Neillsville, will be laid to rest in the Neillsville
cemetery Sunday afternoon following Masonic services in the temple at 2:30 p.m.
Mr. Tragsdorf died February 9, 1948,
in the Panama Canal Zone, where he retired from long government service a few
Here for the services will be his
widow, who makes her home in Cocoli, Canal Zone and his son, William E.
Tragsdorf, Jr., secretary of the Chamber of Commerce at Eugene, Ore.
Also expected to be present are
three sisters: Mrs. Joe Grinde and Mrs. Roy Fitch, both of Madison, and Mrs. A.
E. Russell of Neillsville. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fladstohl, brother and
sister-in-law of Mrs. Tragsdorf, also are expected to be present.
Total of 2,500 legal sized brook
trout have been planted in five streams of Clark County. This was revealed this
week by Carl Frick, county game warden, as the opening of the trout and other
fish season neared.
Five hundred brook trout we planted
in each of the following streams, the game warden said: Ryan, Dickinson, Big
Black, Surveyor and Little Black.
The warden was expecting a lot of
German Brown trout shortly. They will be planted mostly in Hay Creek, with some
of them going into Scott Creek; the shipment of Browns was not likely to come
before the season opening.
There is no closed stream in Clark
Mr. and Mrs. August Strebing, 323
South Court Street, celebrated their golden wedding with a family reunion and
dinner, Sunday, May 9. Five children, twelve grandchildren and two great
grandchildren were gathered around them to mark the occasion of their fifty
years of married life. Their three sons, Howard Strebing and family and Raymond
Strebing and family of Neillsville, and Kenneth Strebing of Chicago, were
present, as were their two daughters, Mrs. Carl Spaete and her family of
Neillsville and Miss Evelyn Strebing of St. Paul.
Mr. Strebing was born in Lyons,
Illinois, and Mrs. Strebing, nee Esther Hewett, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
They were married May 10, 1898, at Riverside, Illinois and moved to Neillsville
in 1919, where they have located ever since.
Dance at Dans Lakeshore Pavilion,
Hixton, Sat. May 15, with Roger Johnson and his Spot Light Orchestra.
Mrs. Edward Kokaly of Willard will
assume her new duties as county nurse Monday. She will succeed Miss Bernita
Wasserburger, who has served as county nurse.
Mrs. Kokaly is the former Miss
Francis Ruzic; a registered nurse and a graduate of St. Josephs School of
Nursing. She served in the army nurses corps during the war, seeing service in
the southwest Pacific.
A style revue featuring clothing
worn during the last 100 years is planned as a feature of the second annual
Clark County Homemakers achievement day, June 16, according to an announcement
from Home Agent Helen Wurthmann Jackson.
The achievement day will be held in
the Greenwood High School. Each homemaker club of the county will have a booth,
in which will be displayed articles of historical interest.
Style show entries should be sent to
Mrs. August Reinholdt, Greenwood, or to the home agent at Neillsville, according
to Mrs. Jackson. Included with the entry should be a brief description, the
approximate number of years it was worn and the name and address of the entrant
and the club.
Dance Sat. May 22 at Lake Side Inn,
Rock Dam, with Music by the Four Sisters. Hall free for weddings and parties.
4-H Club Dance at the Inwood
Ballroom, Hatfield Sat. May 22, music by Jack Kolbecks Orchestra. Sponsored by
South Alma TNT 4-H
Plan now to enjoy Memorial Day
dinner at the Merchants Hotel. Treat your family and friends to a delicious
dinner. Phone #48 for reservations
Gordon Vine, a recent graduate of
the 4-year agriculture course at the River Falls State Teachers College, has
completed arrangements for a training course in agriculture for veterans of
World War II.
The classes are being held in the
Granton High School ag class room and meet Monday nights. The course requires
150 hours of class room instruction.
To be eligible to take this course,
a veteran must own or be in partnership of a farm or rent a farm for a time.
Mr. Vine is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vine and has spent his entire life on
the farm in the Town of Grant. He graduated from Neillsville High School and
spent several years in the army air corps.
The Suckows of Pleasant Ridge, for
some time to come, are likely to have an odorous reminder of an accident in
front of their place last Saturday.
Untold quantities of whey were
dumped there, all unintentionally of course. And, when that odor comes, as come
it must, it is likely to bring out the real, full-bloom odor of whey.
A tractor and tank trailer loaded
with whey were stopped in front of the Suchow place on highway 10 when the
tractor burned out a bearing. The whey-filled trailer was propped up, the
disabled tractor was removed, and another tractor was backed into place.
But in the backing the tractor
missed the king pin coupling, going to one side. The resulting jar was
sufficient to overturn the trailer load of whey and the odorous liquid gurgled
out of the top hole and soaked into the ground.
The tractor and trailer belonged to
Norman Luchterhand of Loyal.
Edith Vinney, Humbird, and Philip
Grace D. Hertz, Abbotsford, and
Roger Staffeil, Colby
Ellen Henseler, Loyal, and Orville
Wava Bush, Neillsville, and Kenneth
Larson, Alma Center
Betty Mathews, Loyal, and Leonard
Joyce Noreen Hardwick, Humbird, and
Carroll E. Kelsh, Humbird
Dorothy E. Stuve, Owen, and Henry
Auction, June 3, located 2 miles
north of the Shortville Store, Ύ miles west, and then ½ mile south. Starts at
12:30 p.m. Kenneth Seelow,
The logic of a childs mind often
times is something to behold. An apt illustration in the conversation Luanne
Hubing, 7, had recently with her mother, Mrs. Charles Hubing.
If Charlotte and Bob (Jacob) are
newlyweds, reasoned Luanne, then you and daddy must be cobwebs!
Trips by Air: Charter trips by air
in a three-passenger plane; one passenger, $7 per hour actual flying time; two
passengers $9 an hour actual flying time. Write or call Robert Johnson,
Greenwood, Wis. Phone 2R6