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Clark County News

December 1, 1927


The Womenless Wedding


The “Womenless Wedding” filled the opera house each night for a two-night performance, Tuesday and Wednesday. It was a complete success financially and in every other way.


The feminine costumes and other “makeup” that transformed several Neillsville men into presentable ladies, the selection of the characters in the cast, to fit them to their parts, and the preparations and training of the members of the cast in so short a time called for not a little skill and effort on the part of Miss Dee Ladwig who put on the play. The entire program was one big laugh from start to finish.


Mr. and Mrs. Kelpin feted by friends on anniversary.


A host of former neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Kelpin drove in from Chicago Park Friday night and tendered them a real old fashioned surprise party at their home at 619 South Auburn St. The surprise to the local couple was really a surprise. The Chicago Park people had not forgotten that it was Mr. and Mrs. Kelpin’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their remembrance was finely observed.


The evening was spent in games, music and various entertaining during which time refreshments were served. - Gross Valley, Calif., Ex.


Believes in free mail delivery.


We wish to thank the writer of the article which appeared in a recent issue of the Press regarding free mail delivery being installed here in Neillsville.


Now that the necessary requirements have been met, why the delay in securing this much needed service? We heartily agree with the writer that it would be a benefit to many, especially elderly people, to have their mail delivered at their homes instead of having to walk the long distance to the Post Office as many of us to do. We boost for free mail delivery. We need it and expect it for we believe all good things come to those who wait, if we wait long enough.


(Postmaster A.C. Martin assures the Press that all the necessary preliminary steps have been taken and that we must now await the regular proceedings of the Post Office Department at Washington - a certain method that is followed in all cases. - Editor)


New citizens


Tuesday was “Citizens Day” in circuit court and many applicants for citizenship and their witnesses were present to take the public examination.


C.R. Berg of St. Paul, U.S. Naturalization Examiner, was in court to assist Judge Crosby in the examinations. The following persons were admitted to full citizenship: Matti Mystic, Gustav F. Herrmann, John Marking, Francis Price, Herman Hediger, John Koperski, Anton Tomerak, Joe Skoniezuy, Bolislaw Zawadzki, Magdalen Roder, John Dalbin, Werner Jenni, Edward Sluzewski, Andrey Sukup, Paulina Jacek Sukup, Peter Jenkot, Angela Auman, Jack Malar, Mrs. Helmi Jackola, Fred Petrulis, Anna Petrulis.  



Card of Thanks


The Methodist Church wishes through this card to thank all those who helped make the “Womenless Wedding” an outstanding success.


First, the fellows who were in the play and their humorous behavior caused appreciative entertainment. Those who furnished costumes and other necessary articles of equipment. The ladies who helped in the “makeup,” and to all those who with their responsive presence brought the best out of the actors.


The net proceeds were $538.00. Expense $106.00. The $432 was divided between Sympson Levie producing company and the local church. Signed, Committee.


Jule Sontag, conductor


Jule Sontag has been given the passenger conductor run on the day trains on this line, James McHugh for many years having this run, being assigned a place on the main line. The Merrillan-Marshfield round trip twice a day is one of the most desirable jobs on the line, as trains men living in Merrillan are at home over night and for all meals. Mr. Sontag has been a long time with the Omaha Company and is one of the most efficient men in the service.


Bazaar and food sale


The annual bazaar and food sale of the Ladies Aid of the Reformed Church is to be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ladies will offer for sale at very reasonable prices a variety of fancy work, things to wear, cakes, pies, etc. Patronage respectfully solicited.


Red Cross drive this week.


Everyone is familiar with the nature and scope of the work of the Red Cross. During the next few days you will be given an opportunity to share in this noble undertaking.


One dollar will secure for you a membership in this organization for a period of one year. It is a privilege to be identified with the Red Cross, and in so doing we show our faith by our works. If you had been a victim of the recent flood disaster, you would appreciate the splendid, efficient service which this body administers. In helping the Red Cross, you demonstrate that your sympathies are universal.


At this blessed Christmas season, let us not forget the needs of our less fortunate brothers and sisters the world over.


Evangelical Lutheran Zion’s Church Grant Township


Services Sunday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. in the American language. Sunday School at 11:15 a.m. Friday Young People’s Society will meet at the home of Herman Braatz. Practicing with the children for Christmas program Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. J.G. Buth, Pastor


Colby’s pioneer dies.


J.E. Gray, one of the early settlers, passed away Monday morning at the age of 77 years and 30 days, a stroke of paralysis being the cause of his death. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon Nov. 23.




Mr. and Mrs. John Trickner enjoyed a duck supper at the Muzynonski home Sunday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Scheeler and her sister and husband of Fond du Lac visited at the Wm. Herman and Adolph Meier homes last Friday.


Mrs. Schoen and daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth called on Mrs. G.C. Kaddatz last Saturday afternoon.


Mr. and Mrs. Piech and Mr. and Mrs. Kurasz and sons spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Tichy and family.


Miss Ruth Kurtzweg and Mr. Ben Hart were married Saturday; the wedding was followed by a dance at the Columbia Hall. This community extends best wishes for a happy married life.


Miss Emma Boson and Mrs. Katherine Meier enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays at their respective homes.


All who attended the party at the Sebesta home Thanksgiving evening report a good time.


Mrs. Wm. Meier helped her daughter, Mrs. Ott, strip feathers Tuesday.




Mrs. E. R. Anding and children spent Thanksgiving with the J.P. Breseman family.


John Garbush of Random Lake is spending a week in the Garbush homes here.


Mrs. F.E. Gotter and children of Thorp spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Julius Lautenbach.


Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Breseman and son spent Thanksgiving at the August Pieper home at Loyal.


Carl Degnitz has rented the Walter Moldenhauer farm and will take possession December 1st.


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schlinsog, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schlinsog and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lautenbach and children, Mr. and Mrs. O. Lautenbach and children and Mrs. Gerschmehl spent Sunday at the Julius Lautenbach home.




Mr. and Mrs. Dan Timerson entertained her sister and family Sunday, from York.


Mrs. Marie Brown spent Thanksgiving at Jennie Atkins.


Lean West and family, Paul Morse and wife and baby, Fresh Buchholtz and family, Grandma Morse and Irene and Blanch West were at A. Morse’s for Thanksgiving.


Mrs. Asplin is staying with Mrs. Boone and helping with the work there.


There were many children in Sunday School, Sunday.


Glenn and Nina Drew spent a few days with her mother, last week.


Mr. and Mrs. R. Bartelt spent Sunday with her mother.


 Mr. and Mrs. D. Timerson and Chas. were at Bruce Armitage’s for Thanksgiving.


Mr. Fred Buchholtz Sr. and wife have moved into their small house and Fred Jr. is living on the farm now.




Mr. and Mrs. Ed Short spent Sunday at the Eugene Short home.


Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. H. Qually and family and Mrs. D. Carstenson and sons spent Thanksgiving Day at the Jas. Short home.


Mr. and Mrs. Ira Turner and family were guests at the Wm. Groves home Thanksgiving Day.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Short and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Short, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kissling and son and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Taylor and family were dinner guests at the Geo. Bue home Thanksgiving Day.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Searles and daughter spent Saturday evening at the Wm. Groves home.


Mrs. and Mrs. Paul Kuhn and family and Mrs. Carter spent Thanksgiving Day at the Ed Short home.


Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Stevens and family were dinner guests at the Thos. Winters home Thanksgiving.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Short and family spent Thursday night at the Wm. Grove’s home.


Mr. and Mrs. A. O’Dell were at Neillsville Saturday.


Mrs. Krutsch and Mrs. Slagle were Neillsville shoppers Saturday.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Albaugh and Lucille Wilding attended the wedding of his sister Grace and Mr. Branch of Prentice, at her home on Thanksgiving Day.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stevens and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ottow were Neillsville visitors Saturday.


Quite a crowd attended church services at Cannonville Thursday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Searles and daughter spent Thanksgiving at the home of her parents.


Chas. Mackeprang was a Neillsville visitor Friday.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Short and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Short were Neillsville visitors Saturday.




Mrs. Grace Nankivil and son, Robert visited at the John Altenburg home one day last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Max Opelt and Mr. and Mrs. Will Sternitzky visited at the Mr. and Mrs. Will Dankemyer home Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sternitzky and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. R. Ure and daughter visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lautenbach in Levis, Sunday.


Mrs. John Schafer and family were Marshfield shoppers Tuesday of last week.


Henry Sternitzky and daughter, Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hasz and family and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Nickels were Thanksgiving guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theron Crockett.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mottles entertained Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sternitzky and daughter, June, and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Christman at Thanksgiving dinner.


Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Riedel spent Thanksgiving at the Shier home in Wisconsin Rapids.




Candy, candy, candy! Yummy!







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