Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

August 16, 2017, Page 14

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

August 1917


The band picnic at Paulus Park Sunday afternoon attracted a large crowd who enjoyed the concert in the shade of the trees and the breezes from the pond.  The park is petty and would make a nice piece of property for the city to won and to be used as a public park.                                       


The Schwamb’s Cooperative Dairy was organized recently at Tioga with a capital stock of $3,000. The purpose of the company is to manufacture and ship cheese, so a factory is to be built just east of the Village of Tioga with a capacity of 12,000 pounds milk daily.  Work on the factory will begin at once and milk will be received at the new factory early in September.  The capital stock is divided into 120 shares and 30 farmers have joined the undertaking. The start will be with 7,000 pounds of milk daily and the outlook is for this to increase in a short time.


The officers elected are John Schwamb, president; Albert Voight, vice president; Louis Glasow, secretary and R. D. Ingham, treasurer.


A photo of the Tioga railroad depot taken in the summer of 1917, which was located along County Road I, three and one-half miles west of the junction of County Roads G & I.  Next to the people standing on the depot dock are some milk cans, to be put on the train and shipped to a nearby cheese factory by local farmers, prior to having their own factory. There is one vacant building that remains along the former Tioga railroad tract, a remnant of the past.



The round barn, which has made Marshfield famous and is recognized as the finest show pavilion for cattle in the United States, will be crowded with over 250 head of purebreds at the fair.


Notice to Tired Mothers – A few cents invested in toys for the little ones will bring you hours of carefree rest, worth dollars to you.  See the display of summer toys at the special price of 10’ at the Community Store.


The Levis Tigers were at their home field Sunday waiting for the Hewettville team to show up for a baseball game, but it seems they stayed home so they wouldn’t lose.  We believe they got cold feet, knowing the reputation of the Levis Tigers, who were prepared to beat them to a finish.


A few days ago, someone took Geo. Evans’ boat and made off with it down the river and have since failed to return it.  The boat was green in color with a S & R name plate on the front and anyone seeing the boat please notify Geo. Evans.  It might also be advisable for two boys who were seen with the boat to make an effort to have it returned as Mr. Evans has a very good description of the boys and has good knowledge to their identity.


A practical joker had a good time one day last week.  He called up about a hundred homes and asked for the lady of the house.  Then he informed her that the telephone company was speaking, and that it wished her to tie a rag over the mouthpiece between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. that day as the company was going to blow the dust out of the phones from the central exchange.  The joke worked out and there were a lot of mad women in town later on.                                                                                                       


A number of boys stole some watermelons out of a train car along the tracks by the depot and Tuesday paid for in fines.                                                                                                     


I have bought the Mead Bros. livery and will operate it as an up-to-date livery and auto sales stable, but I am still in my former business of buying junk, hides, etc., and will give the public good service as before.  Will also have for sale a supply of farm and draft horses.  Harry Svirnoff


Carl L. Allen and Miss Agda Ottoson, both prominent young people of the Town of Hewett, were united in marriage on Wednesday of last week, by Judge Oscar Schoengarth.


On August 8th, Judge Schoengarth united in marriage Ralph E. Scholtz and Miss Clara Gall, both of the Town of Sherwood, and on 11th, he married Russell Hickok of the United States Army to Miss Hazel Schultz of Abbotsford.  Hickok formerly lived at Curtiss.                                   


The ladies of the Congregational Church will serve ice cream and cake on the lawn at Rev. Longenecker’s this week Thursday, Aug. 23, afternoon and evening.  A ten-cent supper will be served from 5 to 7.  Should it rain it will be held on Friday.  Automobiles will be at the post office at 2:30 and 3 p.m. to take those who need a ride.  Everybody invited.                                                                                


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shramek celebrated the 30th anniversary of their wedding on Sunday and the event was most pleasantly observed by a number of friends and neighbors.


The attention of the hunters is called to numerous changes in the game laws made by the last legislature.  Particular attention is directed to the manner of issuing licenses.  Heretofore it has been a common practice among hunters to simply enclose the fee of $1.00 in an envelope, together with the last year’s license, and mail it to the county clerk with the request that a new license be issued.


The new law prohibits this method of obtaining the license.  Application must be made out on a regular prescribed form and signed and sworn to before a notary or someone qualified to administer an oath.  Upon receipt of the application properly executed the clerk may issue the license.  The county clerk is liable to a fine of $50 for violation of this statute.  


August 1952


The Rev. Nicholas Hasz, of Irma, will be the guest speaker in the 10:30 a.m. service at Zion Lutheran Church, Granton next Sunday.  The Granton congregation, affiliated with the Lutheran Missouri Synod, is to observe its annual Mission Festival on that day.


Another special service will be held at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Herbert Wunderlich, Stevens Point, preaching the sermon.  The Rev. Arthur A. Oswald, pastor of Zion Church, will serve as liturgist in both services.


The Rev. Oswald reports that the members of his congregation contributed a record total of $1,424.95 on their Mission Day in 1951.  These funds are used in the worldwide mission program carried on by the Missouri Synod.                                                                                                


One of Neillsville’s pet hazards disappeared this week, when a new floor was installed in the children’s room at the library.  The new floor is of concrete, and it is on the level.  It will be easy to navigate and will not put to a test the footwork of the library’s patrons.


In a way the children will miss the old floor, for it was fun to exercise unusual skill.  The floor was made of maple, and the maple had swollen and become full of waves.  On occasion adults who lost their way into the children’s room weren’t sure, but they were in one of those places where one has to hang onto the furniture to keep from going around.


With the new floor, the library will hardly know itself.  It had those waves in its floor for so long that it will be lost without them.                                                                                     


Offering for sale – Sunny Nook Schoolhouse at Public Auction.  Located in Town of Hewett, Clark County, Sec. 34, Town 24, Range 3 West.  Formerly known as Columbia.


Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 1:30 p.m. 2-story Main Building 24 x 60, Addition 1-story 24 x 40, 2 Outdoor Toilets, Furnace, Desks, Tables, Steel Posts, Steel Gate and Bell.  Estimated Usable Lumber in Buildings about 30,000 sq. ft.  Ward Lockman, School Clerk, Rt. 2 Neillsville, Wisconsin.


Jim Hauge & Cities Service Extends a Welcome to Prock’s North Side Grocery on Joining Your Growing Group of Fine Cities Service Retailers.


Stops for Cities Service: Gas – Oil – Lubricants at Hauge & Sons, Thompson’s Service, L. J. Chevrolet, Prock’s Grocery or for Tank Truck Service, Call your Cities Service Agent, Phone 77 or stop at 222 West 5th Street.


St. John’s Lutheran Church Mission Festival on Sunday, August 24.


Chicken Dinner with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy – Serving starts at 11:30 a.m., Adults $1, Children 50’.


“Hats and more hats” was the theme of the Ladies’ Day Jamboree at the Neillsville Country Club, Thursday.  Ladies from Neillsville and other clubs and towns around here spent an all-day session at golfing.  The morning was given to more serious golf but after lunch has been served in the clubhouse, the afternoon was devoted to “goofy golf.”


Hats of all kinds were assembled in most cases to resemble something else beside a hot.


Hats weren’t the only part of the fun.  Each golfer had to “tee off” astride a wooden horse with bright blinking red eyes.  The feet of the golfer were to be in the stirrups and the ball hit with a wooden mallet.  Some of the girls, of course, preferred to ride sidesaddle.  Edna Georgas hit the ball with such a professional swing that it caused everyone to wonder where Edna had learned to play polo.


Further along the golfers had a swing in which they sat, while hitting their ball.  Then on hand was an old-time hearse that went out and picked up the “dead ones” as they got tired and dropped out of the game.


The presentation of a Homemakers’ scholarship was awarded to Janice West, which took place on the grandstand stage at the Clark County Fair.  Sara Steele, home agent; and Mrs. Arthur Kuechenmeister, secretary-treas. presented the scholarship to Miss West.  Mrs. Maurice Meredith, past president of the county and district Homemakers, was responsible in part for the plan of a county scholarship.  Miss West will attend Stout University in Menomonie and will study home economics.


Winners of the 4-H dairy judging at the fair were as follows, in order of the awards: Carol Erickson, Joyce Holt, Harold Holt, Kay Kilgrain and Raymond Wetzel.                                


With a small escort, Gov. Walter Kohler ducked between the raindrops to visit the livestock barns and 4-H club quarters following his luncheon and brief address before the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and guests at the Clark County Fair Friday noon.                                                                   


Marriage Licenses:

David Lavey, Granton and Beverly Rollins, Spencer, to be married at Chili on August 27,

Robert Kunze, Neillsville and Edith Scholtz, Neillsville, to be married at Neillsville August 23,

Clifford Frank Smith, Owen, and Geraldine Alice Bowen, Abbotsford, to be married at Colby August 30,

Orin Duane Janke, Humbird, and Jeanette Ottillie Stiemke, Neillsville to be married at Globe August 22.


Threshing finished in the Sherwood Community, last Thursday.  Al Kramer who lives on the Joe Cowgill farm, threshed out over 1,800 bushels of grain.                                         


John Mrotek of the Loyal Flying Eagles 4-H Club won the county championship in the tractor contest and is representing Clark County at the state far.  John showed great skill and accuracy in putting a tractor through its paces.  His competitors were boys who had won their way through local contests, Rueben Garbisch of Granton, Robert Tichy of Loyal Neil Broeren of Thorp and Leland Mayenschein of Butler.


Louis and Arthur Nemitz, local musicians, took second place for dance music at the Minnesota State fair.  They also played for a group of square dancers from Eau Claire, who went through the dances riding horses.


City properties that have recently changed hands in Clark County, according to transfers have been recorded at the Register of Deeds office last week.


Among those was the purchase of the former Rev. Koehler residence, bordering Schuster Park, property purchase by Carl R. Wegner and Bernita Wasserburger, county nurse.  The purchase was made through Ada Koehler and Irene Koehler, heirs of the estate.  The residence will become home for the young people upon their marriage at a date later to be announced.


Other transfers recorded in the week included:


Frank Thomas has purchased from John Lansbach lot 6 in the city of Thorp;


Ernest Luchterhand has bought from Emil Luchterhand, as executor of the estate of Bertha Luchterhand, lots 5 and 6 in the city of Colby;


Richard J. Thompson and his wife, Shirley, have purchased from Arthur J. Christie and his wife, Gwendolyn a parcel of land in section 34, Town of Warner;


Charles W. Kalsow and his wife, Laura, have purchased from Maude Cramer property on West Street in Neillsville;


Henry Anderegg and Harvey Brussow have purchased from Ralph Rayhorn and his wife, Gladys, property in the Village of Loyal.  The transaction included machinery and fixtures.


Miss Irene Rakow, has accepted the position as teacher in the Lutheran parochial school in Granton.  Miss Rakow will stay at the Lucien Moh home.                                                   


(A trivia question: Where in Neillsville can a GAR emblem be seen displayed on each peak of three gables of a house in Neillsville?  GAR represents “Grand Army of the Republic,” a fraternal organization organized by veterans of the Union Army), after the Civil War.  The organization dissolved upon the death of its last member, Albert Woolson of Duluth, MN, in 1956.


The builder, first owner of the house with the GAR emblem, was a Civil War veteran.  I walked past that house daily for years before noticing the emblem, that is painted the same color as the siding, which blends into its background, making it not easily visible.  DZ)





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