Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

May 17, 2017, Page 11

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

 May 1887


Joe Lowe has a hen with literary aspirations that is laying her eggs in a nest, on exchanges in True Republican newspaper’s woodshed.  It is a nest of exchanges all right as we have the eggs.


Wm. Free’s bid on the new German Lutheran Church last week was $4,025, only $35 above that of the Fountain City builder, so some surprise is expressed that the society allowed the contract to go abroad, considering all things.  But it is our purpose to criticize the letting, much as we regret to see Neillsville contracts go to outsides.  It is a doctrine of ours that some industry and skill should be patronized, because the wages of this home industry are spent here, while the product of labor, which comes from some other place is spent there.                      


A 1916 view of the Longwood General Store, which was located on the northeast corner of State Highway 73 and County Road N intersection.  At that time, there were also three or four other businesses and a church.  Now, over a hundred years later, the Lutheran Church building remains there, still serving an active congregation.



W. S. Colburn, having become entirely disconnected from the flouring mill here, has taken a mill in Northern Minnesota in company with his former head miller here, W. W. Dodge, and will operate it.  Whether he continues his residence here, or not, we are not informed.  Both these gentlemen know their business thoroughly and ought to succeed.


J. L. Gates was in town Tuesday and yesterday.  At a meeting Tuesday of the syndicate of his former friends here, whom he has partially swallowed financially, it was voted to sue him in order to recover the stock, and papers have already been served, we understand.  Gates is also defendant in several other suits, and is up for the purpose of responding to the papers served.


He recently moved away to Milwaukee and is not in good order among those here who have invested in iron enterprises on the Gogebic Range.  The Gates Iron Co. held its options on that range.  The stock was mostly owned here, and inconsiderable money has been expended in working these options.  The most promising, that on section 12, 47, 46 west, in Michigan, known as the Miner & Wells option, has made such a showing that those who had put in their money were beginning to see a likelihood of rich reward for the outlay, when all at once they found that Gates had been quietly manipulating the business in such a way as to undermine their title and to deprive the stockholders of the fruits of their investment, gobbling the property himself, through a trick, practiced on his old friends, who had put faith in his statements.  It is said that he procured some paper from Judge Dewhurst, president of the company, authorizing him to sell the option, and then, on the strength of this, procured a crew of men to dispute the rights of the Gates Iron Co.  Hence the suit above.


The baseball grounds have a metropolitan look about them, having been graded, scraped, and rolled, with a high and tight fence built on the north and west sides of the grounds.  The boys are entitled to much credit for the enterprise.


S. F. Dankemeyer of Fremont was a caller Tuesday.  The silver he brought was as welcome as was his presence, we enjoyed both.  He has been hard at work with seeding on his farm.          


Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Morely arrived home last Thursday and took rooms at the north Side Hoel.  They are both in excellent health, and more than happy to escape from the din of New York City live.  The doctor is already in the harness, and busy.  He dispatched Freddie Neverman to Leon Valley several days ago to bring back his horse.  An office is the subject now under consideration, and when that is settled, everything will be lovely.  They received a right hearty welcome by their many friends.                                                                                                        


Timely suggestion from an exchange: “Please send in your news to be published when items are fresh.  We don’t like to publish a birth after the child is weaned, a marriage after the honeymoon is over, the death of a man after the widow is married again, or a free notice for an entertainment when all the printing has been done at some other office.”


The Dewhurst residence is in the hands of carpenters.


The Wiesner House is to be moved back and a hew front added.      


Tuesday was very cool, and many a farmer boy went about in his straw hat blowing his fingers to keep them warm.


Miss Mame Dickey has begun teaching in a school, two miles from Thorp.  We desire to have those Thorp fellers understand that Mame is one of the Neillsville’s priziest girls!                    


Recent baseball scores: Oshkosh 10 Minneapolis 1; la Crosse 11, Duluth 6; Des Moines 18, Eau Claire 7; New York 4, Washington 7; Detroit 10, Pittsburg 3; Philadelphia 5, Boston 2; Chicago 7, Indianapolis 3; Cincinnati 18, Cleveland 2.


May 1952


Today is May 1st, and this past week temperatures have made this the hottest April in the 12 years she has been “weather woman,” Mrs. Mark Vornholt reported Wednesday.


The temperatures Sunday zoomed to a balmy 83, on Monday it rose to a hot 89, and Tuesday, 90.  The hottest April day Mrs. Vornholt found a record of the “heat wave” which was April 26, 1948, when the temperature rose to 83.


Although the temperature went above 90 several times last summer, cold, wet weather prevailed.


(There certainly weren’t any 80-and 90-degree temperature days this April, even though we are supposedly in a “global warming” phase. DZ)                          


The freshman girls’ bowling team, who won the National Junior Bowling Congress Championship, were honored Monday night with a banquet sponsored by the American Junior Bowling Congress and given at the American Legion Hall.


The girls, Charlotte Covell, Marilou Heanery, Carol Nauertz, Dorothy Hart, and Terry Manderfield were presented with both state and national bowling trophies, and high school letters at the banquet.  Their parents were also guests of honor.


More than 188 people were present at the dinner, which was combined with the annual award dinner.


Cub Scouts of Packs 143 and 43 in Neillsville are putting on a circus at the Armory Thursday, beginning at 7:15.


Each den will put on stunts and skits, and awards will be presented to the boys.  In carrying out the circus motive, booths, fames of skill, refreshment booths, a freak show, acrobats, minstrels, and jungle animals will be present.


Leaders in charge are: Alvin Ziegler, cub master of Pack 143, and his assistants, Mrs. Adele Maeder, Mrs. Dorothy Meier, and Mrs. Frances Schmidt; Al Hovey, cub master of Pack 43, assisted by Mrs. Opal Ihlenfeldt, and Mrs. Evelyn Overman.


Now Open! Strebing’s Root Beer Stand! Come in for a Deep Draught of Cool, Refreshing, Creamy Howell’s Root Beer!  Giant Mug for 5’, or Take Home a Gallon for only 75’. (Bring Your Own Container.) Sold in Any Amounts at Strebing’s South Side Food Market, located on Division Street – On Hwy 10.


Little Ricky Hoffmann fell from his bicycle on Hewett Street and cut his chin.  It required a clamp to close the wound.


Flitter’s Grocery Mother’s Special!


Fancy Farm Dressed Chickens, 45’ lb.  Minuet Vanilla Wafers, 9 oz., box, only 29’,


Fresh Vegetables: Lettuce, Carrots, Cabbage, Radishes, Green Onions, Tomatoes, and Celery.


Grand Opening of the Women’s golf program at the country club will be held today.  The program will start at 9:30 with golfing; sandwiches and coffee served at noon; cards starting at 2 p.m. with Canasta and Bridge being played; golfing at 2 p.m. also; a smorgasbord supper at 5 p.m. for 75’; and a social evening.  The women are selling social memberships at $5 for the season for women interested in all or part of the program, which they hope to make a weekly affair.


There are three members of the Clark County Bar Association who have been practicing law for 50 years or more each.  All three are graduates of the University of Wisconsin Law School, W. J. Rush, class of 1900; Judge O. W. Schoengarth, class of 1901; and W. A. Campman, class of 1902.  All three men are from Neillsville.  They were honored at a testimonial dinner given by the Bar Association.                                                                       


“Rural Life Sunday” is observed each spring on the third Sunday in May in all Congregational churches, and the Rev. R. Bans Blocher, pastor of the Neillsville First Congregational Church, announces that the sermon and the music will be adapted to the occasion.                                                                                        


Twenty-seven students are graduating from the eighth grade of the Neillsville Grade School this May.


They are: Vivian Randall, Sarah Lou Albrecht, Dixie Lou Bush, Erma Marie Stucki, Devere E. Krejci, Bette Ann Matousek, Patsy Lou Wren, Kathleen Jane Overman, Wendell D. Seif, Joan M. Meinholdt, Cheryl Ann Mabie, La Vonne Williams, Eileen Alyce Zank, Lucille Jane Dodte, Gary A. Ziegler, Mary L. Hagie, Karen M. Botnen, and Gary E. Northup, Alan G. Freezy, Constance Joan Duchow, Arne Lee Eisentraut, Melvin C. Gall, Ruth Ann Moffat, Jackie Lee Prochazka, Harry Edward Begley, and Winifred Jean Bruhn.                              


About 2,500 trees were planted in the Granton High School forest last Thursday afternoon by 85 high school students under the direction of Francis Steiner, agricultural instructor.


Transplants from the nursery, consisting of species of Norway, White, Jack Pine, and in addition, older trees, set out a decade ago, were pruned.


Boys in the high school shop class have finished building and painting a new school forest sign, which will be placed along the highway.                                                                                                        


Over 600 Boy Scouts and leaders attended the Boy Scout Craft-O-Ree, held last weekend at Wildcat Mound.  The inter-patrol contest drew competition from 73 patrols located in the southern portion of Chippewa Valley Council.


Marine Reserve Sergeant Harry C. Smith, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of Loyal, has been released to inactive duty in the Marine Corps following 17 months of active duty. 


Sgt. Smith enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in November 1950.  He reported to the East Coast Marine Corps recruit depot at Parris Island, S C., shortly after that, and was sent to the weapons training battalion after he completed boot training.                                                                                                                    


Neillsville kindergarten classes graduated this week.


North Side School kindergarten members were: 


Jimmy Hiles, John Lynch, Jimmy Simek, Lois Kalsow, Caroline Svetlik, Nathan Riphenburg, Dennis May, Dorothy Webster, Gary Nauertz, Judy Ludwig, Loren Poehnlein, Nancy Hopfer, Gary Zickert, Lee Schmidt, Anton, Dern, Don Becker, Don Quicker, Bernie Zager, Betty Darling, Dennis Zajac, and Judith Laatch.


South Side School kindergarten members were:


Peter Manz, Jean Franke, Timmy Flynn, Donna Ripke, Dennis Struensee, Chuckie Urban, Mike Strebing, Wayne Brown, Rosemary O’Leary, Vicky Anderson, Carol Hrasky, Barbara Bethke, Dick Ihlenfeldt, Craig Graves, Roger Brooks, Sheri Lee Drescher, Dale Northup, Dick Hanson, Larry Keller, Allen Hoesly, Danny Schield, Bradley Karl, Robert Bethke Linda Schraufnagel, Tim Harvey, John Walk, Ricky Lathrop, and Bradley Karl.


Ronald Garbisch of Granton was one of five boys in the state chosen as outstanding junior dairyman.  The award was made at the fifth annual state convention of the Wisconsin Junior Dairymen’s’ association.


The time has arrived when the patient waiters will be rewarded by a choice of lots on the new Mead Lake.  With the lots now laid out, the county is ready to complete the leases.  A few lots have been reserved for public use, and the other lots will go in the order in which applicants made their down payments.  First and third choices go to S. J. Glankoski of Thorp.  Second choice goes to Calvin Mills of Owen.  Both of these men put their money down five years ago.


Thirty-four persons had made their deposits and will now make their choices.  The choosing will be a somewhat deliberate affair, the present plan calling for about three choices per day.


All told there are 192 lots available around the lake, it is the anticipation of Mike Krultz, Jr., county clerk, that there will be an increasing demand for them now that the lake is in being and the area platted.


Mayor Foster requests Neillsville people to fly the American flag generally and generously on Memorial Day.


There will be an auction on the Ray Petke Farm, located two miles north of Longwood on Highway 73; or 2½ miles south of Withee on Highway 73.  Sale starts at 12:30 p.m.  Ray Petke, former owner, Walter Digoski, Granton, Auctioneer.  Thornton Finance Corp., Clerk, represented by Wm. F. Neuenfeld & Son, Greenwood.





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