November 18, 2020,  Page 11

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Clark County News

November 17, 1927


Red Cross displays


The W. J. Marsh Dry Goods Co. had a very attractive and impressive Red Cross display in the north front window of the store for several days. The arrangement of national flags, the Legion standard, the war helmet, gas mask and other military emblems, together with the pictures showing other fields of Red Cross activities in times of peace made a suggestive representation of the work of the Red Cross.


The Zimmerman and Sons Co. store also had a fine window display for the Red Cross by an attractive arrangement of flags, placards and pictures that attracted the attention of many passersby.


Both drug stores and many other business places also gave considerable window space to Red Cross advertising.


Bazaar at Chili


The Ladies Aid of the Evangelical Church will give their annual bazaar in the church basement Nov. 30. Dinner and supper will be served for 20 and 35 cents. Ice cream will be served throughout the day. A grab bag will be there for amusement. Aprons, rugs, quilts, and fancy articles will be on display for sale. Everybody is cordially invited.


Moonshine Jug Found


Last Friday Policemen Fred Rossman and John Hauser, armed with a warrant, made a search of Nels Swanson’s premises and found a gallon jug of moonshine in the woodshed adjoining his restaurant building. The jug was in a box with stove wood thrown over it. Nels was brought before Justice Dudley and paid a fine and costs amounting to $107.45.


Reward for fox


I will give $25.00 reward for the capture alive of my silver-black fox which escaped recently, or for information leading to its capture.


R. Quinnell, Neillsville




There will be a Hand Social and program given at the Merry Vale School Friday evening. Ladies bring your baskets untrimmed and sell your hands. Men bring your pocketbooks.


Miss Kosmosky, Teacher




We have changed out poultry buying day from Wednesday to Tuesday, starting Nov. 22. We guarantee you the highest market price. Bring in your poultry.


Roehrborn Store


Undertaker at Granton


Irwin Gilbertson has opened a furniture store and undertaking parlor at Granton. He is well known in Neillsville, having been in business here a number of years ago, but more recently has operated a furniture store at Black River Falls. He is well experienced in his line and no doubt will give Granton excellent service.




A humorous program and basket social will be held at the Poplar Grove School, 2 miles east of Lynn Friday, Nov. 18.


Miss Portz, teacher


Library Celebrates Book Week Nov. 13-19 Story Hour Saturday Afternoon


Book Week was organized to bring before parents, educators and everyone concerned with the welfare of children, the importance of cultivating in children the most precious of all gifts, the reading habit, and to offer guidance in the selection of books for boys and girls.


At the Public Library, during this week there are special posters, exhibits of new and attractive children’s books, and book lists for distribution. We invite you to the exhibit.


On Saturday, Nov. 19, at 3 o’clock, there will be a story hour for children in the library auditorium.


Putting up snow fences


The county highway commissioner has been busy the past week or so getting his department in ship shape for winter and eight miles of snow fences are now up and waiting to do a good job and no doubt will get them in a short time.


Just what disposition of the snow removal matter will be made will come up at this meeting of the county board. There has been a general feeling that the roads in Clark County should be kept open this winter, but this will mean the necessity of additional equipment which the county board may decide does not warrant the expenditure under existing conditions.


Watch your dog


Last week the Neillsville police got busy enforcing the dog ordinance, numerous complaints having been made of dogs being allowed to run at large. It is the policy of the police to demand a reasonable compliance with the city ordinances without favor to anyone, and in carrying out that policy fines were paid in police court by the following: Ed Kutchera, Dr. Matheson, Frank Hemp and Mrs. Edith Grow, each paying $4.75 for permitting their dogs to run at large.




Armistice Day was observed in the school by all grades and the high school, with a program. School was closed in the afternoon. A basketball game between Humbird and Fairchild resulted in the former’s victory.


The Frauen-verein of the Reformed Church held their annual apron and food sale Saturday.


Mrs. M. Kretchmer returned from her visit to Gilmanton and Alma last week.


Will Rosolack’s are enjoying a radio at their home. It was installed the past week.


The Green Circle Inn is serving special dinners every Sunday. A turkey dinner is scheduled for this Sunday.


Mrs. Amelia Smith passed away in Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 12th, where she had gone to spend the winter with her niece. The remains will be brought here, and interment made in the Mentor Cemetery. She was an old resident of Humbird, living here with her husband, a Mr. Hatch, ever since they were married. He preceded her in death several years ago. She was again married to David Smith, who died five years ago. She was about 80 years old and leaves no children.




Miss Martha Lopnow is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Arthur Lautenbach for the past two weeks.


W.E. Breseman transacted business in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday.


Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wierenzenski, enroute to Madison, stopped a few minutes at the South Grant Cheese Factory.


Grace Lawson visited Patricia Winn Thursday.


Mrs. Herman Garbush and son Walter transacted business in Neillsville Saturday.


Arthur Reidel did papering for Mrs. F. E. Winn the latter part of the week.


Mrs. Frank Cadlec, formerly of the South York Cheese Factory, is caring for her mother at the Madison Hospital for the past five weeks.


Willis Ducklow was called to Minnesota Monday by the sudden death of his grandfather.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred DeKarske and daughter Florence visited the Philip Breseman family Friday.


Mrs. E.R. Anding attended the Ladies Aid at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.P. Breseman, between trains Wednesday.


Mrs. Oscar Lautenbach spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. A. Lautenbach.


 Mr. and Mrs. W. Beecher of Janesville came up the latter part of the week on account of his father’s illness.




Mrs. B. Picus went to Milwaukee Monday for a short visit.


Mrs. George Green, who visited here several days returned to Marshfield the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Christianson are rejoicing over a new 11-lb. baby girl, who arrived Nov. 11. We are sure Grandma and Grandpa Christianson are so happy.


Mrs. Leo Reed was taken to Marshfield Hospital last Monday. We understand she has spinal meningitis, and her recovery is doubtful.


Raymond Golby made a trip to Crystal Lake last Friday.


A.G. Wepfer of Norwalk spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning here with his brother, E.A. Wepfer and wife.


Mr. R. Pratt has added to the appearance of his house by removing the siding and putting on stucco, with pebble dash.


Grandma Welsh, who was 94 years old Oct. 31 celebrated by giving a fine dinner to several relatives and friends. Four generations were represented at the party. Grandma Welsh has kept house for 75 years, is well and very bright and active.


Mr. and Mrs. Orin Trindal were surprised by friends last Sunday night, who came to help celebrate their wedding anniversary.  


L. Oestreich visited his parents Sunday. He is located at Minocqua and is working for the telephone company there.




The basket social and dance held in the Woodlawn School was well attended and everyone reports a fine time.


Raymond Heinshel and Frank Dvorak Jr. and Misses Helen Benish and Blanch Ransom drove to Chicago Sunday where they expect to have employment.


Miss Grace Hurlburt spent over Saturday with her parents at Allen Creek.


Mr. and Mrs. Alton Falk and son of Chicago are visiting with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Falk at Hatfield.


Ellen Dvorak of Merrillan spend Sunday evening with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dvorak.


Goldie Anderson returned to her home in this vicinity, after a few weeks’ employment in Merrillan.


Esther Falk spent one day of last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Falk.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jarolimek Jr. and family spent Sunday evening at F. Dvorak’s.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jarolimek Sr. are entertaining company from Chicago.




Ed Sternitzky had the misfortune of smashing his thumb last week Monday evening while closing the box car door. He was taken to a doctor where stitches were taken.


John Kittle shipped a carload of stock from here Wednesday.


Louis Rack has completed his new cheese factory and moved the machinery into it Friday.


Mr. and Mrs. Max Opelt called on relatives and friends here Thursday. Mr. Opelt and daughter Mrs. Paul Martin of Lindsey had just returned from their recent visit at Plymouth, Sheboygan and Oshkosh and Mrs. Opelt cared for Mrs. Martin’s children while she was away.


Quite a number from here attended the movie at Granton Friday evening, showing the life of Dr. Martin Luther.


Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sternitzky and family visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Short last week Tuesday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Capella were Thursday supper guests at the Mr. Mrs. Carl Puscheck home.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lindow and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Johnson and daughter Genevieve were Sunday dinner guests at the Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ure home.


Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sternitzky and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin visited at the August Wittke home Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ure entertained at dinner Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sternitzky and nieces, Vivian, Ermine and Irene S.


Richard Gotter of Loyal called at the August Gotter home last week Monday.


Al Christian of Marshfield is drilling a well for John Breseman.

Mrs. Fred Batsch entertained at a duck supper Friday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viergutz and son Arthur autoed to Marshfield Sunday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Viergutz.


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Riedel and family visited her parents at Marshfield Sunday.


Miss Anna and Mrs. Walter Sternitzky took in the movie of Dr. Martin Luther’s Life at Neillsville Thursday.


Mrs. John Schafer and children and Willie Dankemyer were business callers at Neillsville Saturday.


Victor Christianson of Marshfield was selling honey through here last week.


Dr. Clafin will be blushing bride


Seventy-five businessmen of Neillsville have consented to take part in the “Womanless Wedding” to be given at the Opera House next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and impersonate matrons, vampires, fashion plates and flappers in this rollicking comedy.


Neillsville society is all a flutter with expectancy over this great social event, and the “wedding” seems to be arousing much enthusiasm and curiosity. It is the same screaming comic spectacle which Black River Falls staged a few days ago. Miss Esther Dee Ludwig, director, of the Sympson- Levis Co. of Bardstown, Kentucky, reports very good success in securing the cast and the players will now settle down to a season of rehearsals.


Tonight, is to be the first big meeting of the case of the “Wedding” at the M.E. Church and the rehearsal will undoubtedly be a scream.


Reserved seat tickets go on sale Saturday at 9 a.m.



Movie time at the Trags Theatre






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