Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

June 26, 2019,  Page 11 

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled and Contributed by Dee Zimmerman


June 1909


Paying the highest market prices for wool. H. Marcus at the brick house near the depot and H. Svirnoff, 3rd house southwest of Tragsdorf & Zimmerman store.                            


Stop at Luethe’s if you are in need of farm implements, such as land rollers, corn planters, plows, disc harrows, buggies, wagons or manure spreaders.                                                


Something Dainty In Groceries

The careful housewife will find in my stock of staple FANCY GROCERIES all that is good, fresh and reliable.

I use good judgment in buying only the best goods, and my prices are not any higher

than are charged many times for lower grade Groceries!


Fancy, large Queen Olives … 59’ per qt, Dill pickles per dozen 10’, sour pickles, dozen 10’,

Sardines can, 10, 15, 20’; Kidney Beans per can 10’; Mushrooms, per can 30’; Fancy Raisins, 3 pks. 25’,

Bring in your eggs, butter and produce to sell.

Pure Food Grocery

T.T. Smith, Prop.


(At that time dill, or sour pickles, could be bought by the piece as the pickles with the brine were kept in large, wooden barrels that sat in the aisle of the grocery stores. The number of pickles ordered could then be dipped out and put in a small container for the customer. There were other items, such as apples, that were also put on display in barrels. DZ)                                                                           


Apple, plum and cherry trees, only five dollars per dozen. Warranted to bear fruit, at half-price for replacement, root graft on three-year-old apple trees, $3 per dozen. Those of you who want root grafting on your trees, here is your chance.  Chas. Hudson, the Tree Man.                                


Last Monday a cheese paraffin-waxing plant was opened up in the west end of the Luethe Company’s warehouse to be operated by Mr. Champeen, a representative of the Udell Co. The company has arranged to buy the product of all the cheese factories in this locality, thus saving the cheese-makers the freight on shipments to centralizing points. The company will dip the cheese in paraffin here and then ship it out in carload lots from the local railroad station.                                                  


When it comes to the best in barn door rollers and hayforks, remember that the Lauden is always there, when you are ready to use it, if it is only a few days in a year. The four-flange steel track cost 12 cents a foot, reversible carrier $4.50 and also the track swings. Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co. Store is the one who has those.


(Those of you who are old enough remember, as kids living on the farm, climbing up in the hay mow after some hay had been dumped into the hay mow and being able to romp in the pile of new hay then slide off down to the mow floor. Overhead, under the center of the barn roof, there was a long steel track that went from the front mow-door to the back of the barn, which the hayfork or slings carrier ran on so as to dump a sling of hay at a designated area within the mow by using a trip rope. We were only allowed to play in the hay if dad were present for fear of getting too near the hay chute that was a three-foot square opening in the mow floor, with a climbing ladder on one side, where hay could be forked below to feed the cows and horses. DZ)                          


Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents in the Town of Seif, Robert Schlinkert and Miss Elsa H. Wagner were united in marriage. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner of the Town of Seif. Mr. Schlinkert is a progressive young farmer.                                


Will Smith, the man of telephone fame, who with his business furnished the medium for gossip about town, decided to get back to nature this spring. Accordingly, he planned for a garden in his own back yard and contracted for space and concessions in those of his neighbors. He labored long and planted much, for instance, two acres of potatoes, 60 tomato plans, 60 cabbage plants, one acre of sweet corn and beans, peas, turnips, beggies, carrots, radishes, lettuce, celery and such. As the garden grows, Will’s enthusiasm will diminish and the potato bugs will invade and fatten on the potato plants, but there is still pleasure and satisfaction in raising a garden.                                                     


Sunday night, the Pleasant Ridge creamery burned to the ground. About 8:30 in the evening, some time after the butter-maker had left, the fire was discovered. After much hard work 40 tubs of butter and some cream was saved. The loss will be in the neighborhood of $3,000.


The Pleasant Ridge creamery is one of the best in the county and does a large business. The stockholders are influential farmers and large dairymen, making a great success of the creamery. The fire was unfortunate but will not do any damage to the business.                                     


Plans are being made for a new opera house in Loyal. The management is figuring on a building of about 45 x 120 with 30 ft. stage, floor of 40 x 80, and a 10 ft. space for ticket office and cloakroom. There will be a basement, which is to be used for suppers, lodge meetings, and such that will cost in the neighborhood of $5,000 to $6,000. It is to be located near the Allen block.


Above is a photo of the Neillsville High School building, which opened for classes in 1905. During the summer recesses, the high school band occasionally performed concerts while set up on the front lawn that faced the 200 block of East Fourth Street.  (Later Alternate view)


June 1954


On Sunday afternoon, June 6, the Neillsville 40 Square Dance club will be hosts at a public jamboree to be held in the Neillsville Armory from 2 to 5 p.m. This will be the fifth annual jamboree sponsored by the local dancers, but the first one to be held in the Armory. The public is invited.


Rollie Benedict of Route 2 Loyal, residing in the Town of York, has been selected as the Clark County bee inspector. He will replace the late Frank Greeler of Neillsville.


Mr. Benedict received word from John F. Long, chief apiary inspector, bee and honey section of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, early this week that he had been selected among the various applicants.


Prior to working in Clark County, Mr. Benedict will spend the first few days of June working with Herman Rodeske of Fountain City, state bee inspector. The two of them will inspect hives in the Wood County area.


Your Pleasure Spot

Inwood – Hatfield – Dance – Wed. June 2

‘Babe’ Wagner Orchestra of New Ulm, One of the Country’s Outstanding

Old-Time & Modern Dance Bands!

They are Tops! Wedding Dance Thursday, June 10,

In Honor of Jeanette Capaul, of Alma Center & Donald Bohac, of Black River Falls.

Stan Thurston & His Orchestra.”

Also, Food Served to Your Liking!

Chicken-in-a-Basket, Steaks, Pork Chops, Lobster & Shrimp.


$5.00 Trade-In Allowance on Your Old Hand Mower

On the Purchase of a New Hand Mower with Prices Starting at $12.95!

See Chuck or Jim Jordahl, Authorized Dealers at Gambles Store.


Hohl Bros. of Greenwood have reconstructed their gas station and sales room, and are having a grand opening Saturday, June 12. The new structure is 74’ x 55’, twice as large as the building, which burned November 5, 1953.


Hohl Bros. state their gratification at the splendid spirit shown them in the Greenwood community, a spirit which, they say, left them no choice but to provide larger quarters and to expand their business.


Fishing in Wisconsin is tops and 48 Granton Future Farmers can prove that statement. Returning from their annual four-day fishing trip, the boys had the fish. Fishing on Des Moines Lake, Little Bear Lake, and Loon Lake, the boys caught 1,800 pan fish and 50 Northern that averaged 22 inches each.


The boys left Granton by school bus early on June 1 and traveled to a lodge 23 miles northwest of Spooner. They stayed in cabins and cooked their own meals. The weather was ideal and most of the time was spent fishing.


This is an annual adventure and is financed with funds, which the boys accumulate through the year selling garden seeds, Christmas cards and treating seed grain. This is the trip that the boys look forward to each year.


The following Clark County registrants, all of whom were volunteers, left by a chartered Greyhound bus on Wednesday, June 2, for Minneapolis, Minn., where they were inducted into the army.


James R. Hannon, Kenneth C. Goetz, Verland A. Schmidt, all of Loyal; Frederick F. Grap, Jr., Melvin W. Hoffman, both of Neillsville; Lawrence Walteraitis, Thorp and Rudolph Zorman, Willard.


Relatives, neighbors and friends surprised Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hemp with a rousing chavivari Saturday, June 12,  their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.


An enjoyable evening was then spent with them, At midnight a bountiful lunch was served.


Their daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Bohnsack, baked and artfully decorated the large white and silver wedding cake.


Mrs. LaVerne Johnson of Mt. Horeb, who had been her sister’s maid of honor, was present.


A pre-nuptial shower was held Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kitzhaber, honoring their daughter, JoAnn, and James Suda, whose marriage will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood Wednesday, June 23. The honorees received many gifts.


Ronald Hoeser left Monday night for Camp Gordon, Ga., where he will receive 26 weeks training in radar school. He has been spending a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hoeser of rural Loyal.


The Neillsville Athletics are defending Cloverbelt League champions and present leaders in the Cloverbelt pennant race. They will meet the Appleton Merchants, current leaders in the Fox Valley circuit, at the Neillsville Athletic field Saturday night in one of the highlight games of the season.


Members of the Neillsville Athletics city team, are Arne Buchholz, pitcher; Larry Thayer, shortstop; Glen Lezotte, Jr., manager; Merle Bartsch, catcher; Charles Klapatauskas, pitcher; Palmer Wold, pitcher; Jerry Baird, pitcher; Dick Stuve, infielder; Dick Tibbett, outfielder; Bob Urban, first baseman; Red Staffon, outfielder; John Gregorich, third baseman; Dennis Maus, second basemen; Dick Buchholz, outfielder and Jesse Richmond, outfielder.


Welcome and congratulations to the “Tidy Wood Products Company Plant” located west of Neillsville.


The First National Bank joins the community in extending its compliments and wishes for success to the Tidy Wood Products Company, which has located its modern wood plant near the city. This new industry produces wooden salad bowls, such as are displayed in the window of the First National Bank.


Congratulations also are extended to Mr. J. Norman, the owner, on his foresight and self-sufficiency in establishing and developing this industry. It is our hope that the establishment of the Tidy Wood Products plant near Neillsville will be beneficial to the industry and to the community as well.


Maple logs are Wanted! We urge residents of the area to inquire at the Tidy Wood Products plant concerning the type and grade of logs needed by them.


(The Tidy Wood Products Company operated for only a short time. The building was then sold to new owners of “The Hacienda,” nightclub, business for a number of years before closing. A towing and auto body shop now occupies that building on the southwest corner of the intersection of CTH 10 and CTH G, two and one-half miles west of Neillsville.  DZ)                                                                        


Ordination into the Lutheran ministry of Edward Winter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Winter of Route 2 Granton will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20, in the Zion Lutheran Church, Granton.


On June 2, 1954, Mr. Winter completed his theological training and was graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. His early education was obtained in the public schools at Lynn and at Granton High School.


After a brief period of farming, he attended Wartburg College at Waverly, Iowa. He received a B.A. degree from there in 1951.


On August 30, 1953, Mr. Winter was married to Miss Joan Cragg of Dubuque, Iowa.


Mr. Winter has accepted a call to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, at Cortland, Ind., where he will serve as the pastor.                                                                                             


Free Band Concert By the Neillsville High School Band, Thursday Evening, June 24, 8 p.m., on the High School Lawn.                                                                                            


Ladies of the Neillsville Country Club

Regular Meeting July 24, Thursday Afternoon,

Following a 1 o’clock Luncheon,

Cards & Golf will be Played in the Afternoon.

Members and Friends Urged to Attend.


Community Drive-In, On Hwy. 73, at Christie

Sunday-Monday-Tuesday, Double Feature Showing

‘White Mane,’ Story of A Boy & His Horse And ‘Heidi’,

Story of a Little Girl Who Lived With Her Grandfather in the Swiss Alps.





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