Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Aug 05, 2015, Page 9

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Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

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Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

July 1925


We have taken over the O. W. Johnson Bakery in the Kapellan building on a mortgage.  The doors are closed in order to remodel, repaint and put the place in first class sanitary condition.  It will be opened up next week under the new management, everything new and fresh, and in condition to give the public the very best of service. Bruley Elevator                                                                                       


On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Handke of the Town of Grant were pleasantly surprised by about 30 of their relatives and friends who came to help them celebrate the fifth anniversary of their marriage.  The event is ethically known as a “Wooden” wedding anniversary.  The visitors came well supplied with good “eats.”  Among the fine provisions for the dinner and supper were two wedding cakes, one decorated in brown to represent wood and contained a prize, the other one was white and decorated for the occasion.  The presents were of wood and glass.  It was a most enjoyable gathering.


Sunday night, July 19, a family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Marg.  Those who attended were Louis and Wm. Marg of Helenville, Wis., Mrs. Herbert Bardeleben of Pine Valley, Albert and Fred Marg of Neillsville and Frank, Eddie and Hilda at home.


In the morning, they all attended Lutheran church services and after church they had a family picture taken at Thayer’s Studio, after which they all drove to the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Marg where a delightful dinner was served to all.  This was the first time the family had all been together for 10 years.  A very enjoyable time was had by everyone.


Dances to be held soon:


At Globe, Friday night; July 24, Music by W.E. Pace’s Black Aces, at Prock’s hall.  Also, Friday night, Aug. 7, Music by Klarick’s 6 piece Band


Grant Hall, Saturday night, July 25th; Good Music!


Columbia Hall, Saturday night, July 25 and Saturday night, August 8


At Lynn pavilion, Saturday, Aug. 8: Music by the Wisconsin Serenaders, Tickets 75’

At Pischer’s Barn, Tuesday, Aug. 11th: Music by the Star Syncopators


At the Riverside, southwest of Neillsville Satruday night, Aug. 8; Music by Klarick’s Orchestra, Tickets 75’


Wednesday, July 29th, at 10 o’clock, Miss Alice Rhead of the Town of Weston and Mr. Thomas Krejci of the Town of York were married at Neillsville.  Rev. G. W. Longenecker performed the ceremony.  The attending couple was Mr. Edwin Krejci, brother of the groom, and Miss Estella Gardner.  After the ceremony they returned to the groom’s home where a wedding dinner was served, after which they left on a trip to the Dells of Wisconsin.


The bride is a very fine young lady, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rhead.  Mr. Krejci is one of York Center’s prosperous young farmers and a fine young man.


They will go to housekeeping on the groom’s farm in York, the farm on which he grew to manhood.


Sunday evening many friends and relatives gathered at their home in the Town of York to give them a shower.  They received many useful presents and “A good time was had by all.”  


A new porch on the second story, a new outside door on the third story and a new fire escape are some of the improvements being made to the Neillsville Hotel.                                                                                        


Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Frantz have named their new restaurant at the south end of Hewett Street, “The House by the Side of the Road.”  It has been attractively painted and adorned with handsome signs from the brush of C. H. Chandler, the sign artist.  Inside it is neatly arranged and decorated.  On the south wall over the lunch counter, in illuminated letters, is the first stanza of Samuel Walter Foss’ poem, “The House by the Side of the Road.”


(In the restaurant’s later years of existence it was under the name, “The White Horse Inn,” where good food and many fun times were shared.  If you were to walk along that intersection some evening, you might reminisce and imagine hearing a jukebox playing for dancing or a local “Thursday night after-bowling team” harmonizing in song. DZ)


“The House by the Side of the Road,” a restaurant established by Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Frantz in 1925, was located on the southwest corner of the intersection of South Hewett and Division Streets.  Sometime later the name was changed to “The White Horse Inn,” serving as a restaurant-night club for several years until the property was purchased by a banking firm that then razed the building to make the lot available for their own business purposes.



Henry Lipkie reports considerable inquiry lately for real estate.  He has recently made a number of deals and reports the sale to Joe Kubat of the Geo. Deakin farm of 80 acres, three miles south of Lynn.  A trade by Henry Hubing of 320 acres near Union, Montana, for the Rossow farm a mile northeast of York Center; the trade of the Charles Munger farm southeast of Spencer for a farm in South Dakota, and the exchange of the Walter Gray farm northwest of Greenwood for a house and lot in Loyal.


July 1960


“The Little Brown Jug” will remain in Neillsville for another year.


The women of Neillsville Country Club won their golf contest for it against Marshfield Thursday, 488 to 574. It was the third straight win for the Neillsville Golfers.


Sadie Haight was low for Neillsville; Elsie Blum had low gross for Marshfield.  Twenty-four women took part in the golfing Thursday; but eight Marshfield women were paired with eight Neillsville women for the contest. 


Representing Neillsville were Mrs. Haight, Doris Eisentraut, Lovetta Anderson, Geri Magnuson, Dixie Steinbring, Evelyn Schwantes, Caroline Gustman, Alice Flynn.  Edna Georgas and Mabel Feig were in charge of the dinner at noon.


Rev. E. G. Burtness, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Rockford, Ill., has accepted the call to Calvary Lutheran Church at Neillsville.  In a letter addressed to Thomas Dorski, congregation president, he stated that he will come to Neillsville early in September.  The Rev. T. C. Thorson of Chicago will continue to serve the congregation in the interim.


Less than one inch more of rain fell in the first six months of this year than in the corresponding period of 1959.


And, what’s more, last winter 39 inches of snow fell.


Don’t take the reporter’s word for it.  These facts come from a study of the official weather bureau records kept by Mrs. Norbert Embke at the Indian School farm.


For the first six months of the year, precipitation amounted to 13.09 inches.  That is but .83 of an inch more than fell in the corresponding period of 1959, when 12.26 inches was measured.


In measuring precipitation, Mrs. Embke melts down the snow, which falls in the winter and measures the water, which is formed.                                                                                                        


The automobile and tractor may be here to stay, to venture an obvious prediction, but so are Isabelle and Prince, the two purebred Belgian draft horses of Clarion Counsel, well-known Town of Grant farmer.


As long as they live, these two fine horses will find a home on the Counsell farm, three miles east of Neillsville on UA Highway 10, Isabelle is 24, and Prince is 18 years old.


They are the last of a line of purebreds foaled on the Counsell farm since 1910, when Mr. Counsell’s father, Joe Counsell, went into the breeding of purebred horses.  The first breeding stock was a Percheron brood mare, bought in 1910.  At the same time, Joe’s brother, Gene, bought a mare and stud from a breeder at LaValle.


Each year thereafter two colts were raised on the Counsell farm.  Some were sold; but always there were purebreds there.


In 1935 Mr. Counsell switched from Percherons to Belgians, and Isabelle and Prince are descendants from this stock.


For many years Counsell horses were prize-winners at the Clark County Fair in the draft horse class.


Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bergemann and family, who are building a new home, have moved into the apartment above the Gleaner shop.  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Horn and family moved from their farm north of here into the residence and root beer stand, which they recently purchased from the Bergemann’s.                  


Linda Drescher, 12, riding in the Athens Horse Show Sunday, placed second in English pleasure and third in children’s horsemanship.  She rode “Jewell,” belonging to her grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Farrand.  Linda was accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Drescher, and sister, Sheri, and by Mrs. Farrand.


The proverbial needle in a haystack had nothing on a Melrose woman’s false teeth.


The woman last week told Ed Marek, superintendent of the Jackson County picnic are adjoining Clark County’s Russell Memorial Park at Hatfield that her upper plate had been inadvertently tossed into a trash can.  That happened over the July 4th weekend, when the trash cans were loaded.


They were emptied three days later, and their contents taken to the dump.


Marek took her to the dump, but did not hold out hope of recovery.  He showed her approximately where he believed the last loads of picnic area garbage and trash had been dumped.


She and her husband rolled up their sleeves and pitched in.  A half hour later she held up her hand and shouted:


“Here they are! That’s $50 we’ve saved!”                                                     


Approximately 175 pipeline workers are racing to push through a 65 ½ mile pipeline across Clark County.


They expect to make 1-1 Ό miles per day, or more, depending on weather and terrain; and the project is expected to be completed within three months, again with the cooperation of the weather.


The section from Bakerville to Chippewa Falls is being laid by Panama, Inc., of Houston, Tex., specialists in the pipeline construction field.  They have set up an office on the municipal parking lot in Loyal, which will be their headquarters for the project.


Actual lying of the pipeline began Monday morning, although preliminary work got under way earlier.  Starting from Bakerville, pipe was taken from the huge stockpile south of Loyal on County Trunk K, being hauled out by big trucks especially constructed for that purpose.                                                  


Loss estimated at approximately $7,000 resulted Saturday afternoon when a barn on the Wallace Garbisch farm, seven miles northeast of Neillsville in the Town of York, was razed by fire.  The loss included about 400 bales of new hay.  Most of the loss was covered by insurance.                                                           


The annual Chili-Fremont Firemen’s dance is scheduled for next week Wednesday, July 27, in Chili’s downtown, according to work from Don Bersell, chairman of the event.  An orchestra has been engaged for street dancing throughout the evening.  The firemen will have charcoal broiled chicken, bratwurst and wieners available.


By a narrow four-vote margin, electors of the Neillsville School District Monday night provided $10,000 for the purchase of lighting for the high school athletic field; and then approved a school budget calling for the levy of $176,805.88.


The vote for the lights was 25 to 21; and a budget calling for total expenditures of $359,332.88 was adopted 44-3.


Supt. D. E. Peters told the handful of people who had gathered that the board would proceed immediately with the investigation and installation of a lighting system.                                     


Two new teachers, who will join Neillsville public school’s faculty at the opening of the fall term, have chosen Saturday for their wedding days.


Miss Gwendolyn Urbanz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Urbanz of Willard, will wed Louis Landini of Willard at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. She will teach home economics here.


Miss Louise Andres of Marshfield, who will teach vocal music and English in the high school, will become Mrs. Paul Nelson Saturday.  After her marriage, her address will be Rt. 2 Marshfield.


Neillsville Cub Scouts will spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Camp Higichari under the direction of Cubmaster Jim Simonsen, who will be assisted by Don Lipscy and by Lowell Don Schoengarth and Dean Crissinger as junior leaders.  Mrs. Vera Shumway will be the cook.                                                


A Noah family reunion was held Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Huth, Granton rural route, with the entire family of eight children joining in a supper.  The attending children included: Ronnie, James, Richard, Allen and Arthur Noah of Granton, Mary Jane Noah of Loyal, Sandra Noah of Neillsville and Mrs. Dorothy Huth.


Others joining in the reunion included Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Noah and Steve of Minneapolis, Mrs. Herman Noah of Neillsville, Art Noah, Sr., of Greenwood, and Mrs. Linda Frank and Carrie of California.  It was the first time the children had been together since 1953.                                                                          


William Thiel of Pray reported Monday a bumper crop of blueberries in the Babcock, Cranmoor, Necedah areas, and some blueberries around Saddle Mound south of Pray.  In most cases, berries are not found on the marshes or the highland but upon low land near the marshes.  Several pickers have also found good berry picking in the towns of Hewett and Dewhurst.


Six neighbors held a “Haybee” at the Wally Garbisch home last week, and assisted Mr. Garbisch, who recently lost his barn by fire, by cutting and baling his hay.  They also built a large stack made up of 1,300 bales of hay for him.


Sixty-two electors voted a tax levy of $78,000 at the annual school meeting in Loyal Monday.


Joseph Esselman and W. L. Lee were re-elected to the school board.  William A. Thiesen was chairman of the meeting.


It was reported that Spokeville District was recently consolidated, and the school will be maintained during the next year.  Heathville School will also be continued.


Two new buses have been purchased and will be put into operation this fall.




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