Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

May 10, 2017 Page 12

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Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

May 1917


Next Saturday, May 5, there will be a demonstration in Neillsville, which will be along the lines of conservation and preparedness, and at the same time be of patriotic character.  This is Wisconsin Baby Week, and it is hoped that all babies within traveling distance will be entered in the parade and all other children and their parents as well.


Let every man, woman, and child, who has a desire to help in the crisis, which our country faces now, come out and take part in this patriotic demonstration.  There will be music, flags, children, and folks in costume, whom you will be glad to see on the streets of Neillsville, and it is hoped that everyone who owns an automobile will bring his family, and then take the children for a short ride after the parade, and back to the library for the program.


Rainy Season & Cold Wave:

I predict a light oat crop.  Potatoes will help feed the nation, 50’ seed potatoes today will save Clark County alone; 25 barrels of Flour alone at $14 per barrel.  Just arrived carload of seed potatoes, all re-screened and sacked, sacks cost extra.  Royal Yorkers, Burbanks, late White Potatoes, and red King Potatoes.  These potatoes for sale, cash payment, Bruley’s Elevator.                                                                                                    


On Wednesday afternoon of last week, Edward A. Kalsow and Miss Elsie Nemitz were united in marriage by Rev. Parisius.  The ceremony took place 2 o’clock at the Globe Lutheran Church.  The couple was attended by Misses Laura Klueckman and Hulda Dux; C. W. Kalsow and Albert Wegner.  A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents after the ceremony to celebrate the event.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nemitz who is a most estimable and highly pleasing young lady.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kalsow and is a capable and industrious young man.  They will make their home on the farm, which the groom has rented from his father.


New Prices for Ice – Beginning May 1, I am compelled to announce a new scale of prices for ice, the general increasing prices of all commodities making this necessary.  The new prices will be $2.20 per month to fill the icebox and $1.70 per month if merely delivered at the door.  James Paulus.                           


The Linster Bros, Ben Thoma, and Emil Poppe have bought new Chevrolet cars from Maedler & Rinehart.


A dance will be given at Heintown Hall Friday evening, May 11, extra good music.  Everybody is cordially invited to attend.                                                                                                                        


North Grant News: A spelling and arithmetic contest for the Reed, Kurth, and Foemmel Schools was held at the Kurth schoolhouse Friday afternoon. 


The carpenters have finished at the Fred Vine home and now the woodwork, floors, and such are being finished.


George Vine is hauling milk on a route to Pleasant Ridge Cheese Factory. 


The children and some of the grown-ups in the area are enjoying May Basket season.


(Years ago, we made up little May baskets, then quickly, secretly hung each basket on friend’s door My 1st, which was May Day.  Each small decoratively hand-made basket was filled with little flowers or candy. DZ)


Section Forman Nelson found a youngster, about four-years-old with a foot caught between the rail and a plank at the railroad crossing at Hewett Street, and had considerable trouble extricating the little fellow.


Suckers and red horse have been tabooed many times, because they have so many bones, that it does not put a hungry man to sit down to a dish of them, no matter how well and tempting they are prepared.  Here is a preparation that will relieve the necessity of picking bones, and if it is of any use whatever, enter it into the conversation program of the community.


Cut and place the pieces of fish in a stone jar or other large baking dish.  Season with salt and butter, then cover with a liquor made in the proportion of a cup of vinegar to two cups of water. Put in the oven and bake for six hours.


The bones will be dissolved and the dish tastes very much like salmon.


Miss Belletta Paulson, a sister of Peter Paulson of this city, was one of 200 doctors and nurses who left Chicago last Wednesday night in a body for the battlefields of France.                                    


Corn looks fine, better in the sack than in the cold ground.  When you see the apple trees ae not in bloom and the wind hangs too much in the northeast, it won’t be a good corn year.                      


On Tuesday, June 5th, every male person in the United States between the ages of 21 and 30 will be required to register under the army conscription act.  The first draft will be for 500,000 men, and additional drafts will be made as the needs of the war demand.                                                                                                  


The fairgrounds have ben tented for the season to Mr. O. R. Perkins, who has full charge of the gates, fences, and grounds until fair time.  No other parties have any right to break into or enter these grounds.  Trespassing of this kind will be dealt with by the law. M. E. Wilding, Secretary


May 1947

John Swenson has purchased the grocery business of Bernard Pietenpol, located on Highway 10.  He will assume management of the business Monday.  The Swenson family will move into the living quarters connected with the store, and the Pietenpol family will move into the Swenson home, which they will rent.  Mr. Pietenpol’s future plans are not definite.


(The store was located at 510 West 5th Street, which was known as The West Side Store. DZ.) 


A tract of 1,300 acres on Bear Lake has been presented to the Chippewa Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, by Lewis E. Phillips, Eau Claire industrialist.  Mr. Phillips has also promised $100,000 to be used for the development of the site as a camp for the Scouts.  The site is about three miles from Rice Lake, and is convenient for transportation.  Also, it has the natural advantages of an ideal campsite.


The Chippewa Council has announced the appointment of Robert E. Will of Menomonie as field executive for the Old Abe and Black River districts.                                                                                       


Six Neillsville men, along with several thousand other sportsmen, opened the trout season on north-flowing waters last Saturday and Sunday.  They returned with 11 trout, and a story of seeing one 8 ½ pound rainbow beauty, which had been taken in the Brule. Those who made the junket in two cars were: Matt Gassen, Louie Meinholdt, Eugene Wegner, Elmer Georgas, Bill Hill, and Louie Scholtz of Granton.


(In the mid-1940s through the 1950s were the years when many local trout fishermen journeyed to the northern Wisconsin streams on opening weekend of trout season, no matter what the weather was.  I remember one year on the season-opener when my husband Lloyd, along with Sherrin Mack of Loyal and Les Buss of Owen, went fly-fishing on the Brule River.  It started snowing as they were fishing and ice formed on the lines, but after driving that far they were determined to stay for the day. DZ)                                                                                                                


The Granton Baseball league met Monday evening at the Davis barbershop.  Clarence Pannier was elected manager, and John Hammond, treasurer.  Fifteen boys came out.  Practice will be held in the Granton ballpark under the supervision of Carl Eisemann.                                                                                                         


The Volkmann tourist cabins, the small house and the building housing a tavern located on Division Street at the south end of Hewett Street, will transfer possession to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scheuermann on or before the 15th of this month.  The Schueremanns until recently operated the Soo Cafι in Owen.


The tourist cabins, with a small house and the adjacent tavern known as “The House by The Side of The Road,” later named “The White Horse,” was on the south end of Hewett street.  During the 1940’s, Volkmann was an owner, then Scheuermann, with Burchard owning it at one time, also.  Burchard is shown standing in front of the house and cabins in the above photo. 



The Madrigal Singers, a group of students from the Colby High School, trained in folk dancing, square dancing and singing, will give a 40-minute program as a part of the evening “Hoe Down” to be held at the Recreation Laboratory at Loyal on May 10.                                                                                         


The battery for Neillsville’s opening Cloverbelt League baseball tilt at Curtiss Sunday remained uncertain early this week.


Choice for the mound duty appeared to be between Harold Murphy, Christie baseball thrower, and Clarence Becker; while either Harold Milbreit or Jerry Smith will receive the backstop assignment.


The tentative line-up for the rest of the team is: Bob Urban, first base; Earl Magnuson or Art Christie, who played last year for Greenwood, at shortstop; Paul Wolske, assistant county agent, at third base; Frankie Zank, Joe Urban, Jr., and Albert (Leftie) Zank in the outfield.                                                                       


Management of the Neillsville Memorial Airport this year will be under R. A. Johnson, and the Johnson Flying Service, which will continue to operate the Greenwood-Loyal airport.  Mr. Johnson is a qualified instructor.


The formation of a Neillsville Athletic Association will be undertaken at a meeting called for in the council room of the city hall tonight at 8 p.m.


The purpose of the organization would be to formulate and carry out a year-around program of organized athletics for men and women of Neillsville, and the surrounding rural area.                      


Ride with Greyhound to Milwaukee, $4.30 One Way, or $7.75 Round Trip. 


Greyhound Stop is at Lewerenz Sweet Shop.                                                


Opening of Schlimme Shoe Store, Tuesday, May 20, Featuring a Full Line of Red Wing Shoes for Men, Women, and Children.


We have a quality line of genuine leather shoes, fully guaranteed by a company of known responsibility.


Free Coffee and Doughnuts Served all Day!                                                


The change in ownership of two Neillsville businesses was announced this week.


Walter Beyer, former deputy county clerk, has purchased the grocery business conducted by John C. Brandt; and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Epding have purchased the Neillsville Taxi Service company from Clarence Burchell.


The transfer of the Brandt property had been in the making for some time, and Mr. Beyer worked with Mr. Brandt for several weeks before the purchase of the store was completed.  Mr. Beyer is being assisted by Mrs. Beyer, the former Edna Tews.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Beyer have had experience in retailing locally.


The building in which the grocery business is being conducted has been purchased from Mr. Brandt by Edgar Tews, a brother of Mrs. Beyer.


Mr. Brandt says he plans to do some serious vacationing before getting back into the harness.


The purchase of the taxi company brought with it a change in the location of the business.  Mr. and Mrs. Epding are operating the business from the Merchants Hotel, which they also operate.  Mr. Burchell, who operated the taxi business for several months, is now employed by the Svetlik Tractor and equipment company.


Members of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, at the Kiwanis rooms to make Memorial Day wreaths for the cemeteries.  Sixty wreaths are needed this year.


American Legion Poppy Day will be observed in Neillsville and Granton Friday, May 23, in accordance with the annual custom.  The local sale is in charge of Mrs. John Swenson as chairman, the poppies sold will be those made by disabled veterans at the hospital at Wood, Wis., and for which they receive compensation.  The profits derived from the sale are used for the rehabilitation of disabled veterans.                                         


About 60 boys and girls received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Bernard’s Church in Thorp on Wednesday, May 14.  His Excellency Bishop Traecy of La Crosse was there, as were several other priests from neighboring towns.


About 120 acres of county-owned land in Wood County has been allotted to youth groups for conservation and tree planting purposes.  A county youth camp is being planned.                            


Marriage Licenses:

Bernice G. Strebing, Neillsville, and Richard Thompson, Neillsville,

Irene Schefchik, Loyal, and Roman Braun, Loyal,

Lorena F. Vanderhoff, Spencer, and Russell a. Gehrke, Loyal,

Regina E. Gorsegner, Thorp, and Carl H. Broeking, Stanley,

Una B. Stephens, Owen, and Martin E. Peterson, Owen.                                    


KSTP Barn Dance Monday Night at the Neillsville Armory!


The Northwest’s Most Popular Radio & Stage Show!


Look at the Big Cast!


Pearl & Ade Walsh, Banjo Don, John Konchal, David Stone, Irene & Lou, Fiddlin’ Russ & the Grand Comedy of Bobby and Quarantine!  Doors open 7p.m.  Show at 8:15 p.m.  Being Sponsored by Happy Valley 4-H Club.


Silver Dome Ballroom, Wednesday, June 4th – Dance to Romy Gosz, “The Polka King” & His Recording Band.  Admission 67’ plus tax. 




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