Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

December 14, 2016, Page 9

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

December 1901


With every sack of flour sold at retail for cash from now until Dec. 24th, I will give one ticket on a $12 Kitchen Economy Grocer.  On that date, the lucky number gets the grocer free.  A. B. Marsh


Wood Choppers Wanted: At Hinkle Siding, between Hurley and Kimball, Wis., on the C&NW. RY.  Paying one dollar per cord.  Address, Ashland Iron & Steel Co., Ashland, Wis.                                            


Victor Woelffer, whom everybody in these parts knows and esteems, has bought a drug store at Neillsville and took possession this week.  Mr. Woelffer is a graduated pharmacist, well up in the drug business, diligent in business and of good repute, and worthy of the patronage of the people wherever he may engage in business.  The people of Neillsville have our sincere congratulations. – Lake Mills Leader                                     


Any person desiring to take a bright little girl twelve years of age and give her a home until she is twenty-one, call on the undersigned.  George L. Jacques, County Judge                                              


R. B. French, Jr., went to Merrillan Satruday expecting to meet his wife and little daughter, Gladys, who went to Kewanee a few weeks ago to visit relatives.  They failed to come, however, and on his return, he received a telegram stating that the little girl was sick with scarlet fever.                                                        


The State Bank of Medford will start a bank in Abbotsford January 2, 1902, with Otto Flag as cashier.


Mr. A. E. Dudley has the job of wall papering the jail and sheriff’s residence.


A large company assembled Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Short, of Shortville, to congratulate them on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of their marriage.  It was a most happy gathering and their many friends wished them many recurrences of the day.                                                                        


Puts gray matter in your head, brings a rosy glow to faded cheeks; restores vim, vigor, mental, and physical happiness.  That’s what Rocky Mountain Tea will do, 35’.  C. C. Sniteman Co.


Dwyer Bros. Met Market offers For Sale: Armour’s ham and Homemade bacon; Pure Bred Bronze Turkeys; Mince Meat for Christmas pies; Pressed corned beef, very fine; and for a nice roast, steaks, or chops, stop in at the Meat market with the Blue front.                                                                                                     


Harry St. Claire and Miss Anna Schoengarth were married Wednesday evening, Dec. 3, 1901, at the residence of the bride’s parents in the Town of Grant, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating.  Miss Maude Ruddock of Neillsville acted as bridesmaid, and a brother of the bride as bestman.  A large number of invited guests from this city and the surrounding neighborhood were present, and all united in wishing the young couple a prosperous life voyage.


Columbia Area News:


We pity our town clerk this winter as he has lots of work on his hands, say nothing about working over that nightmare-producing job making out the tax for the Town of Hewett.


Our local quartet for Christmas Eve will be quite a surprise.  They have been in practice for a long time, and its instructor is tireless, in her efforts to make it a great success.


Since all the valuable timber has been taken away from here, or allowed to rot on the ground, people are inspecting even the stumps in hope of finding a shingle block.


Hrs. H. V. Wright is certainly a most enthusiastic nurse, for she is every day out comforting the sick in this neighborhood.


Jack Barchi, in company with Fred Moser and John Greub were at the courthouse a few days ago and Jack made entry for the lapsed Lehman homestead in the Town of Mentor.


When we look at the young folks attending school here, we cannot help feeling real sympathy for our teacher, should any time an occasion arise to spank the bigger ones.                                                     


C. S. Stockwell has burned an old-fashioned charcoal kiln on his domain across from Ross Eddy and has about 600 bushels of charcoal on hand, most of which is contracted to local blacksmiths.  He has also a fine lot of stone out at his quarry.                                                                                                               


Marriage Licenses:


Charles Oestreich and Elsie Quadda; Anna Stuve and William F. Voight; John W. Krause and Hulda Berta Krause; Gustave Anderson and Katie Healy; Homer Leroy Vreeland and Daisy Rollins


Geo. J. Smith, disposed of his pair of badgers this week to Al Rounds of Eau Claire, who it is understood, will present them to the battleship Wisconsin.  If it costs the navy as much for spring chickens as it did George to feed the badgers, the appropriation for the navy will have to be increased.                                           


There is a considerable scope of country south of the discontinued Carlisle and Shortville post offices that is sadly in need of better postal facilities.  They live too far off the rural free delivery route to patronize it with any degree of convenience, and it is a long way to come to Neillsville, to get mail or post letters.  Why could not either Carlisle or Shortville, or both, post offices be re-established, and a closed sack be taken out each day by the route driver?


(Carlisle was 2Ό miles, northwest of Shortville, corner of Carlyle Rd, and Owen Ave. DZ)


The boys of the Senior Class in high school treated the Senior Class girls to a moonlight sleigh ride Monday evening.


Lester Tilton sold 29 forties in the Town of Longwood last week, being part of the John S. Owen and the Withee lands.


We have and Jerry on tap; also, all kinds of fine wines for family use for Christmas.  Fine turkey lunch served all day at the Palace.  Farning & Boullion, Props.


December 1946


Nine months ago, when George A. Bauer first came to Neillsville to become acting manager of the Weidenhoff plant here, he was an unhappy man.  Accustomed to the excitement and congestion of Chicago, he was a lost soul for the first few weeks.  But gradually the life of Neillsville has seeped into his consciousness and taste.  The climax came when, early in the deer season, he quickly and easily got a 10-point buck, which weighted more than 200 pounds.


It happens that W. H. Yenni of the Weidenhoff organization, whose home is in Neillsville and who is not working in the West, also has an appetite for hunting, and the outdoors, and he has doubtless been restless in the West as the deer season opened in Wisconsin.  His feelings were not helped any when he received a collect telegram from Mr. Bauer, in which Bauer told all about the 10-point buck.  The cost of the telegram was between four and five dollars; that is what it cost Mr. Yenni to learn what a fine time Mr. Bauer is having.


At present, Mr. Bauer is doing the gloating, but he knows Mr. Yenni, and he knows that the day of reckoning in not far away.                                                                                                                        


George Mashin of the Town of Hewett, finally closed accounts on the big buck he had been after for the last five deer seasons.


The buck, a 200-to-225-pound beauty, was the king of the marshland in the rear of George’s farm.  George had seen the big buck; and had, on rare occasion, taken a shot at him.


But it was not until this season that he completed his self-appointed mission of bringing the big one home.


In the European crisis, when starvation is inviting revolution, the people of the Neillsville community are given opportunity through Mrs. Del Eberhardt to give a helping hand. Mrs. Eberhardt is conducting a drive for food and clothing.  Her interest arises in large part from the fact that her husband is not doing relief work in Hungary.  The donations will be handled through Friends’ Service committee, the Quaker organization.


Things to Give:


Food: Powdered milk, canned milk, canned meat, soup mixes, bouillon cubes, dried fruits, nuts, cereals, soap bars, Postum, chocolate drinks, oils, and candy bars.


Clothing: New clothing, shoes.  Used Clothing must be mended and cleaned.  No frills such as high-heeled shoes, ties, ribbons, etc.


Yarn for knitting items, items are then sold through the American Friends Service Committee.


Sewing Kits, as the people of those countries are out of thread, needles, pins, scissors, and buttons.  Make drawstring bags and put these articles inside.  Bring to Mrs. Eberhardt.                                    


A foxhunt open to all sportsmen of Clark County will be held Sunday, December 15, according to an announcement by the Rock Dam Rod and Gun Club.  The hunt will assemble at the Rock Dam resort at 9 a.m.  The Rod & Gun Club, sponsors of the event, announces that 25 dogs have been registered and asks all hunters who wish, to bring their own dogs along.


Miss Roselyn Plautz, daughter of Mrs. Mary Plautz, Willard, and Frank Pakiz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mirko Pakiz, Willard, were married Saturday, November 30, at the Holy Family parsonage at Willard with the Rev. Bernard Ambrozic officiating.  A wedding dance was held at the East Side Hall at Willard on Saturday.


The four sons of Mrs. W. F. Tibbett who resides on West Fifth Street have been together for several days the past week for a family reunion.  Mr. and Mrs. William R. Tibbett and two children of St. Louis, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tibbett and child of Stoughton, arrived in Neillsville last Wednesday, and visited here with their mother and brothers until Sunday.  The sons, who reside in Neillsville, George and Jack Tibbett, with their families, joined the group and all had Thanksgiving Day dinner at the home of their mother.                                                                         


The teachers of the public schools of Neillsville will receive a cost of living bonus, effective with the first of 1947.  The bonus will be 7 percent of monthly salaries of $200 and more, and 10 percent of less than $200.


George Haskins moved his house last Tuesday from the Town of Grant to a lot on East Fifth Street, Neillsville.  The house was moved from a location about seven miles northeast of Granton, a distance of 15 miles, in six hours.  Crowds of Christmas shoppers stopped to look as the house made the turn at the corner of Fifth Street.  Mr. Haskins expects to put it on a foundation in the spring.  Andrew Lewis, with whom Mr. Haskins is working, furnished the moving equipment.                                                                                                  


A boyish looking fellow, Alvin Mitchell, 20, of Gary stood last Tuesday before Judge William J. Murray in Lake County, Ind., Criminal Court at Crown Point.  He had just pleaded guilty to the burglary of a store November 26, with furthered guilt in three thefts. 


The Rev. H. B. Mitchell, pastor of the Church of God, Gary, Ind., and uncle of the defendant, pleaded for leniency. “He always has been a good boy,” the pastor said.  “He works hard as a shoemaker.  Every Sunday he sings in our choir.”


“There have been too many cases of this kind, and too much leniency,” the judge said sternly.  “Before I pass sentence, young man, have you anything to say?”


“Well, judge, with your permission, I’d like to sing a song,” Alvin humbly replied. “What would you like?”


The judge, veteran of 14 years on the criminal court bench, paused a minute. “Why not a Christmas carol?” the judge asked.


Alvin cleared his throat and then, in a beautiful baritone voice, sang “Silent Night.”


No one said anything for a minute or so.  Then Alvin began singing “Ave Maria.”  People stepped in from the hall.  Before the young man had finished, the courtroom was filled nearly to capacity.  Again, there was quiet.  Tears came to the eyes of at least half the spectators.  The judge pulled out a handkerchief, blew his nose, and wiped his eyes. Then he broke the silence.


“Mitchell, I impose upon you a suspended two-to-five-year prison term and place you on probation for three years.  When it comes to singing, you rate pretty high.  But if you ever break into another store, it will be me and not you who does the singing.  And I promise, you won’t like my song.”  Mitchell looked up and, in a quiet voice said, “Thank You, judge.”


Judge Murray smiled, cleared his throat, and ducked his head into his papers.  Those sitting near the bench heard him say, “Next case, please.”                                                                                        


Neuville En Condroz, Belgium – In a hillcrest clearing on the fringe of the dark and awesome Ardennes forest of Belgium, 5,134 white crosses stand in rows.  From their midst, a white pole holds high in the wintry skies the bright flag of the United States.  This, like the cemetery at Bastogne, to the south, is the dearly-paid-for monument to victory in the Battle of the Bulge.


The above photo of the Richard and Hattie Beyer home’s front window was taken during World War II. The three Blue Star service banners, or service flags, represented each of their sons: Walter, Harold, and Robert, who were all serving in the military forces.  This month, some of us remember the Pearl Harbor attack of Dec. 7, 1941.  Every community throughout our country knew one or more servicemen who were there on a ship, or on the nearby airfield during the attack.





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