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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Clark County News

November 24, 1927


Will Kubat badly hurt by saw


Thursday afternoon Will Kubat who lives a short distance west of the Romadka School house, met with a terrible accident while working at a wood saw. The ground was frozen and icy, and Mr. Kubat slipped in some manure, falling directly toward the rotating saw. He struck the saw with his right shoulder at the same time throwing up his right hand, the back of the fingers also touching the saw.


A deep gash was cut clear into the shoulder joint and several fingers of the right hand were quite badly cut. The injury to the shoulder was a deep, dangerous wound. His brother, John Kubat, and a neighbor, Howard Canfield, were working with him. Rudolph Frantz of Neillsville and Mr. Halmarst, a monument agent from La Crosse, had driven into Mr. Kubat’s place just before the accident occurred, and the men all helped to staunch the blood from the wound the best they could and not waiting for the arrival of a doctor, they drove with Mr. Halmarst in his car, taking Mr. Kubat to the hospital in Marshfield.


The last reports indicate that he is getting along better than was expected.


Community club notes


The community club had a largely attended meeting on the afternoon of November 11th (Armistice Day). They packed four boxes of clothing for needy ones, and a six o’clock dinner was served to members and their families.


The next meeting will be held Friday afternoon, Nov. 25th, at which every member is urged to attend, as there is lots of work to be done for the holiday period.


Bazaar at Chili


The Ladies Aid of the Evangelical Church will give their annual bazaar in the church basement, Nov. 30th. Chicken dinner will be served at 20 and 35¢. Supper will also be served at the same price. Ice cream will be sold throughout the day. A grab bag will be there for amusement. Aprons, rugs, quilts and fancy articles will be on display to be sold. Everybody is cordially invited.


Auto smashed buggy


Friday evening as Harvey Campbell was driving along the street on the north side near the Catholic Church an auto crashed into the buggy, completely demolishing it. With Mr. Campbell was his brother, Chas. Campbell of Fairchild who was here on a visit. Both men were thrown some distance, and badly bruised. They did not recognize the driver of the auto, who did not stop to see what damage he had done, but in picking up the wreck of the buggy a license plate was found and through this the driver, Merrill Vandeberg of the town of York was located. It is understood that he will make good the damage.


Christmas Seal sale started


Prof. W.C. Hansen will direct the Christmas seal campaign in Neillsville this year. He has just received word of his appointment by the Wisconsin Anti- Tuberculosis Association which is now conducting its annual Christmas Seal campaign.


The campaign of 1927 will be the twentieth one conducted in this state. Funds raised through the sale of the seals are used to fight tuberculosis and to finance a program of general health education.


“That these funds have been used effectively is shown by the way the death rate from tuberculosis has been decreased as the returns from Seal Sale campaigns have increased,” according to Mr. Hansen. “In 1908 the death rate was 108 per 100,000 people. The Seal Sale, the first ever held, was $8,000. In 1926 the death rate was only 66 per 100,000 people, with a Seal Sale of $162,000.


“The Seal Sale campaign is one of the most democratic ones in which Wisconsin citizens are asked to participate. Tuberculosis is a contagious disease which has a foothold in practically every community in the state and to lessen the death rate from this disease, a statewide campaign for funds must be carried on.


“Christmas Seals are the life givers and lifesavers that we are called on to buy annually. Their purchase price allows everyone to have a part in ‘stamping out’ the great white plague.”


Thanksgiving dinner and bazaar


The Ladies Aid of Pleasant Ridge church will hold a bazaar on Thanksgiving Day and serve roast pork dinner at Reed School on Thursday, beginning at 12:30 until all are served. Everyone invited.


Granton Holstein Club


The Granton Holstein Club will meet Friday evening, Nov. 25th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Braatz. V.G. Howard, Sec.


Passing of No. 161


The old locomotive No. 161, which pulled the passenger train back and forth between Merrillan and Marshfield, has been given an honorable discharge and an engine of a large type, No. 252, placed on the job. Little old 161 did a great service for its size and will be missed by everybody along the line. It has done service on this line for many years.




The Mother’s Club of Christie Mound School will give a carnival and lunch at the schoolhouse Saturday evening, Dec. 3. Proceeds go towards the school. Everybody invited.


Card Party


The American Legion and Auxiliary will give a card party Monday evening, Nov. 28.


Did a very nice piece of work


The Kiwanis Club has taken an active part in all municipal projects and for the past two years has been particularly active in the matter of good roads for the county. While the good roads matter came to a successful culmination last week on the passing of the bond issue by the county board, the Kiwanis Club does not take any credit for the project, merely assisting in the directing of public sentiment toward the concrete road proposal. It did have a very active committee at work on the proposal and this committee has spent much time in the work and in helping with the project. The committee is composed of F.D Calway, Judge Schoengarth, George A. Ure, and W. J. Rush and at its meeting Monday the Kiwanis Club accorded the committee a full measure of commendation for their excellent work. They have worked harmoniously with the State Highway Commission, the County Highway Committee and with the good roads boosters from the north end of the county and it is indeed a matter of public interest to know that Clark County is now the closest to a concrete road program that it has ever been.


County Board was banqueted


Friday evening the officers of the Clark County Agricultural Society gave a banquet in honor of the County Board at the Kiwanis Club rooms in the Neillsville Bank building. There being an attendance of fifty. A fine dinner was served after which there was a social program. Atty. A.L. Devos acting as toastmaster.


A number of impromptu speeches were made, and a jolly time enjoyed by all.


An informal collection was taken up by members of the board to purchase mementos for J.W. Short and Matt Greisch, the retiring members of the Highway Committee who have given long and faithful service. Also, a present for Miss Helen Crocker who, it is understood, expects soon to resign her position as secretary of the Highway Committee where her efficient services have been greatly appreciated. Fine clocks were purchased for Mr. Short and Mr. Greisch and some silverware for Miss Crocker.


On the whole it was a most enjoyable occasion.




Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Silkey ware the proud parents of a baby girl.


Chas. Timerson was a visitor at Rosa Broker’s Sunday.


A large crowd attended church last Sunday. There is a Sunday School class before church, and everyone is welcome to attend.


The Ladies Aid held at Rosa Broker’s was very well attended. Alonzo Morse and family spent Sunday at Leon West’s.


Ed Silkey and wife were hunting Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kelch and daughter, Iona, were visitors at the E. West home on Sunday.


Lee Mills had the misfortune to break his arm, a few days ago.


Mrs. S.E. Morse visited the past week at Leon West’s at Loyal.


Dick Murphy and Paul Morse were at Spokeville Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. R. Bartelt of Greenwood spent Friday evening with Mrs. Grace West and family.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred May spent Sunday with the Fred Buchholz family.


The school program held in the hall Tuesday night was very good, and the teacher, Mrs. Luedtke, and those taking part, deserve a good deal of credit for their splendid work.


Dan Timerson has fixed up the lower part of the garage and will live there for the present.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Iffland came up from Humbird to attend the Ladies Aid at this writing.


Eric Loberg is not much improved at this writing.


Geo. Bohnsack is on the sick list again.


Ernest and Gertrude Morse and Mrs. and Mrs. Fred Buchholtz and baby were callers at Paul Morse’s on Friday evening.




Mr. and Mrs. A. Limburg and Mrs. A.K. Church were at Colby Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cox went to Oshkosh to spend Thanksgiving with relatives.


A fire started from an overheated pipe in the Arthur Brussow house, occupied by Mr. Ditner. Owing to the prompt and efficient work of the firemen the house was saved.


Dr. Christofferson and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haslett went to Chippewa hospital last Saturday where Mr. Haslett will receive medical attention.


Mrs. Sam Johnston who suffered an attack of inflammatory rheumatism last week, is much improved.


The Birthday Circle met with Mrs. A. Leatherdale last Thursday in honor of her birthday. Not all the members were present, owing to bad weather.


Mr. and Mrs. Will Catlin were business visitors at Spencer last Wednesday afternoon.


Ralph Clementson is suffering with an attack of pneumonia.


Several members of the Birthday Circle and a few friends surprised Mrs. Mary Brasier last Wednesday. They brought their dinner and presents. Mrs. Brasier is 83 years old and very active.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rahm and son and Mrs. Noah were returning from Marshfield last week Saturday afternoon during fog and got off the cement, causing the car to overturn. All suffered injuries, Mrs. Noah a broken arm, Mrs. Rahm several cuts on the head and the little boy was badly hurt, all are at the Marshfield hospital.




Mrs. Fred Meyers, Mrs. Swanson, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Grewell of Wood County attended the Community Club at Mrs. Art Spark’s on Wednesday.


Ralph Doudy drove up from West Allis Saturday and took his wife and family to West Allis for the winter.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gall, Mrs. Geo Redman and Franc Scholtz motored to Wausau Thursday, returning home Saturday afternoon.


Geo. Redman who spent the past weeks in Chicago, returned home on Thursday.


Miss Leta Lawrence spent the weekend with the home folks.


Frank Scholtz was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Redman on Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gall, Theo, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scholtz and family and Mrs. Frechette were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gall Sunday.


William Redman, Carl Anderson and Kenneth Eggen spent Sunday with Roland Gall.


Lloyd Spry brought a truck load of feed out from Granton Wednesday for the Schwanebeck boys.


John and Tom Paun, Steve Rosandich and Joe Matousek butchered hogs one day last week.




Thanksgiving Day has come,

The ground is white with snow,

The little flowers sleep,

‘Tis winter time you know.

O happy are we all,

For turkeys and mince pies

Are waiting on the pantry shelf,

To take us by surprise.


Mr. and Mrs. McLane have taken up housekeeping in rooms at Mr. and Mrs. Chester Finnegan’s.


Frieda Warsinski is sewing at the George Beaver home.


Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Breseman and Laverne Gotter did shopping in Neillsville Saturday.


Otto Garbush of Wausau spent the weekend at the Herman Garbush home.







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