Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

October 24, 2018 Page 9  

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

October 1908


Our New Tin Shop is now fully equipped with the best material and everything needed to turn out first class work.  It is in charge of Arnold Goethel of Waukesha, a skillful workman.  Repairing and all kinds of new work done to order, promptly.   Cash Hardware Co.                             


The National Congress of Farmers in session at Madison this week passed a resolution favoring national prohibition of the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor.  This Congress was the largest body of farmers ever assembled at one time in the United States, and the passage of such a resolution by men of all shades of political belief is very strange.                                                            


The farmers about Columbia suffered quite a severe loss this year by reason of the cucumber salting station closing too soon.  The dry spell seemed to give the company a scare and they shut down, but a local rain shower started the vines to bearing again, and hundreds of bushels of pickles went to waste.  Many farmers will hold the company liable for closing before the time in their contracts.


(Several farmers in the Columbia area grew cucumbers on their farms to sell for pickling.  That required a local pickling station to be located along a nearby railroad track. DZ) 


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garvin and family started Tuesday for their new home near Watertown, S.D.  They are amongst the early residents, having grown up and lived here all of their lives, and it is a loss to this community to have them leave.  The best wishes to all of them in their new home.


A number in this vicinity are getting interested in the Rosebud Indian Reservation, which will be opened for homestead filing from Oct. 5 to 17.  The drawing of rights to file on claims will be by lottery.


(The Rosebud Indian Reservation is located in south-central South Dakota. DZ) 


The front doors of the courthouse now have upper panels of glass so that those going in will not get noses bumped by those coming out.                                                          


While H.S. Hunt, mail carrier in the Dorchester area, was delivering mail along the road near Nachwey’s Cheese Factory Monday, his umbrella caught fire from a spark of the nearby forest fire and burned it to fragments.                                                                                     


Mr. and Mrs. August Lueck, who live in the Levis area, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday.  About 25 of their friends were present and they had a very pleasant time.


On Tuesday, Max Lange, proprietor of the Neillsville Bakery, sold out to Mr. Jos. Bast.  Bast formerly ran the bakery and sold out here two years ago and moved to Arcadia.


Wanted: Potatoes, Cabbage and Onions at the Farmers Cash Store.


Bring in your White Potatoes, 55’ per bushel for good sound stock.  A.B. Marsh.


Ira and Ed Wolff, who have taken claims and bought land adjoining their claims in Montana, are making plans to go west in the near future.  The claims are about 25 miles northwest of Glendive, Mont., situated in a fertile valley.  A number of families from Thorp and vicinity are settling there and all are hopeful of doing well financially.                                                                                                


There lots of cow stanchions in the market, but Farmers, if you take a look at the Lauden’s which Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co. have, you will admit they are the cheapest in the end, and most comfortable for your livestock, at price of $1.50 each.                                                          


Now is the time for young people to think of spending the winter months most profitably.  No young person could add more to their future service than try enrolling in the Neillsville Business College.  Students inquiring, address Neillsville Business College, R. Raubrich, Principal.     


AZ dance was held in Will Lowell’s new barn, Town of Hewett, last Wednesday night.  There was a large crowd and good music.  A fine oyster supper was served at midnight, which was enjoyed immensely, and a good time was had.                                                                                     


The coon and bird hunters are swarming in every direction in the Shortville community.  All you can hear is the roar of guns and the voices of the long-eared pets that so love to roam the woods.


October 1953


Flitter’s Grocery Weekend Specials!


Meaty, Pork Neck bones 2 lbs. 35’, Yummy when cooked in sauerkraut! Skinless Wieners lb. 45’,

Fresh-Pak Honeycombs: 1, 2,5-lb. Strained Honey, in Dark, or Light.

Pan-Ready Spring Chickens, or 1-year old Stewing hens.

Locally Grown Concord Grapes Ideal for Jellies and Jam!  4-lb. or 16 lb. Baskets.


A crowd estimated at from 3,500 to 5,000 the largest in recent Granton history, strung out along the parade route Sunday as the village climaxed its annual three-day fall festival.


Mildred Sladek, a Loyal High School girl, and her trained horse, “Dusty,” performed for the crowds along the parade route of Granton’s Fall Festival, last Sunday.  Mildred’s horse “Dusty” executed a graceful equine bow, here and there along the parade route.  This pair won first place among the parade’s horses.


Friday evening, an amateur show was held in the village hall.  A crowd of 550 people, which jammed into the hall to watch 25 amateurs perform for cash prizes.


The standing-room-only crowd cheered loud and long as tap dancers, puppeteers, baton twirlers, accordionists, Can-Can dancers, and other local talent entertained.


First, among the amateur contestants, winning the top $10 cash prize, were the three Can-Can dancers from Granton.  Second award went to Walter Wirkuty, Loyal, guitar and singer, $5; the tap dancers, Kathy Asplin and Brenda Neville, from rural Neillsville, third prize of $3.  Honorable mention was awarded to Wayne Gardner and his puppet, Ned received $1.


There were more than 200 entries in the largest fruits and vegetables contest of the annual Granton Fall Festival.                                                               


Approximately 100 attended the District Rally of the Youth Fellowship of the Methodist Church held at Rock Dam Sunday afternoon.  Sixteen members of Greenwood Grace Methodist Church were represented at the Rally.                                                                                                   


John Kozik, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kozik Sr. of Rt. 3 Neillsville, was taken Monday night to the Marshfield hospital, suffering with a fever and stiffness in both legs.  He was placed immediately in isolation and his ailment was diagnosed as polio.  A call from the hospital to his parents Friday morning stated  that he is showing signs of improvement, but still has a slight weakness in his right leg.


The other two children in the family have been given polio prevention shots.


Wayne Sternitzky, who has been employed as a mining engineer for Stanlind Oil Co., at Lovell, Wyo., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sternitzky of Lynn, since Thursday. He will be leaving for induction into the army on Wednesday.                                                                      


Mr. and Mrs. Leo Roehl of the Riverside Community invited their friends on Thursday evening for a corn husking bee.  After the corn was husked, a nice lunch was served to those present.  Just at that time, the fire alarm was sounded, and it was found that a fire had started in the sawmill in Chili, owned by Glen Roehl and Ed Ploman.  The people left in a hurry to go to the fire.  A pile of sawdust had started to burn but was soon put out without any damage to the mill.                                                        


The harvest of the 1953 cranberry crop started Monday, September 21,at the Edlen cranberry marshes.  A crew of about 15 men is employed raking and sorting.  It will take about three weeks to harvest the crop.  Albert Sitinga is local manager of the Edlen Cranberry Co., which supplies cranberries for Eatmore and Ocean-spray companies.  The trucks come from Chicago and pick up the fresh cranberries.  Later in the season, the berries will be packed in the cranberry packing plant at the marsh.     


West Eaton School students came over last Friday to play ball with the Fairview School students.  A very exciting and enjoyable afternoon was spent.  The score was Fairview 24, West Eaton 22.  A tasty lunch was served by the Mother’s Club at the close of the game.


(The West Eaton School was located three miles west and 1 1/2 mile south of Greenwood, east side of CTH O.  It was consolidated with the Greenwood School District in 1957.


Fairview School was two miles south of Globe along CRH G.  Built in 1873, classes were held there for 89 years before the school was consolidated with the Neillsville School District. DZ)    


Donna Elaine Gregory, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Gregory of Granton, was married at 8:30 a.m. to Thomas Roland Froeba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Froeba of Loyal.  The marriage took place at St. Anthony’s Church, Loyal, the Rev. Norbert E. King officiating.     


The Black River, in a lazy and seldom fished pool near his farm, yielded a 10 1/4 pound muskie for John E. Ormond, Town of Weston farmer and one-time clerk of the town, Tuesday just before noon.  The muskie was the second to hit Ormond’s lure in a space of but a few minutes.  He failed to hook the first; but reefed up on the second so hard that the fish gave up with but about a five-minute struggle.  It measured 35 inches in length.


CARE Packages For Needy Farmers Abroad, to Help Them Make Underdeveloped Farms Self-supporting


A Shovel, Hoe, Mattock, Pitchfork would cost this Greek farmer 2 months income.  You can send these tools as a CARE Package for $10!


The Care Plow, $17.50 Delivered – can help double food production.


Care Carpenter Kit for $18.50 will train a German, or Greek, or South American boy, give him a useful trade and self-respect. 


Care Books – English  Language Instruction book package, or Children Book Packages, $10 each delivered abroad.


Send Money to CARE Regional Office, 125 E. Wells St. Milwaukee, Wis.


Dance to Battle of Bands – Marshfield Armory – Tuesday, Oct. 27 – “Tiny Hill,” vs, Lawrence Duchow” – Dancing from 8:30 to 1.


(Tiny Hill wasn’t “little.”  He led the band and played with his talented fellow musicians. DZ) 


Hot of Cold, You Can Be Sure With New Standard Premium & All Weather Permalube – Winterize Here Now and Be All Set and Safe!  Rollie Jenni’s Standard Service Station, Across from the Hotel.


The trustees of the Congregational Church have negotiated the purchase of the residential property at the northeast corner of Park and Fourth, and volunteers from the church have been putting it in to condition for occupancy.  The house will be used as a parsonage.                       


Discover an Interesting Dine-Out Place!


It’s a treat to discover an interesting place to dine away from home, so stop in at the Roadside Bar & Cafι, where 10-73 and 95 join on Division Street in Neillsville.


It is not a pretentious place; but is spick and span.  Vi and Ed Burckhard see to that.  The Roadside Cafι has a ”Homey” atmosphere, which you will enjoy.


Ed, with his friendly grin, is the official greeter; and Vi, his wife, presides expertly and efficiently in the kitchen.  Vi  turns out a variety of dinners, enough to tempt every member of the family, no matter the individual taste.


There is French fried shrimp, crisp and good; big, meaty African lobster tail; homemade pies and cakes that make your mouth water; sandwiches and short orders; available at all times.


There are three “Specialties of the House”.


First, which both Vi and Ed consider as their topper, is Fried Chicken,” served only on Saturday and Sunday.  A generous, large dinner is served for $1.00.


Another dish, that rates as a “specialty” is the “Fish Fry Special,” which Wisconsin people enjoy, is the Friday Nite Fish Fries,” so stop in for Vi’s good fish fry at 50 cents.


They also serve short orders, which featured in that class is the “Western Special.”


A letter requesting that an additional study be given to the federal government’s announced plan for reorganizing the soil conservation service was approved on Monday night by the Neillsville Kiwanis Club.


This letter will be sent to Senators Wiley and McCarthy, Congressman Lester R. Johnson and to Agriculture Secretary Bensen by the club’s secretary, John R. Bergemann.


The state office system was tried in the early years of soil conservation, it was stated, and this system was found to be both inefficient and expensive.                                          


Now’s the Time to Get Your Fall Permanent at the Granton Beauty Shop.  Mrs. Bertha Digoski, prop.



The first building of the Grace United Methodist Church was erected and opened for worship in May of 1902.  Rev. W.E. Kloster was then leader of the congregation.  The second church building opened in 1950.  The church served its congregation for over 100 years, closing about 7 years ago.





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