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Clark County News


December 29, 1927


Annual Christmas event held Friday night!


Few cities like Neillsville have a living Christmas tree. Two years ago, a beautiful spruce tree seemed to be growing in the wrong place at the cemetery and a committee volunteered to move it to the city; this was done with considerable ingenuity and labor and the tree was planted in a big hole dug for its roots, in the middle of the lot on the old O’Neill house site. When spring came the tree took on new signs of life and has grown and flourished for two summers and now seems firmly rooted in its new home. Around this tree on Friday night was held the third Community Christmas Program since it was transplanted, and it now seems probable that this has become a permanent part of our local holiday program. The exercises Friday night were attended by a large crowd of old and young, filling the streets to hear the program, which opened with a prayer by Rev. Longenecker. There was scripture reading by Rev. Lambright and a most appropriate address by Mr. S.G. Patey. A quartet of the Kiwanis Club sang two selections and led the assemblage in community singing. At the close of the program the children were formed in line and passed between two groups of men who were kept busy handing out sacks of candy and nuts which had been bought with funds contributed by the businessmen of Neillsville. The weather was fi ne and all seemed to enjoy the occasion greatly.


The entire program was not lengthy as it was necessary to close in time for all who wished to go to the Opera House to attend the program put on by the children of the Indian School.


Come see Gluck and Ure in action


Gluck, a former basketball star of Neillsville High School, now playing with Carroll College team. Ure, a former star of Neillsville High School, and a star for four years at Ripon College, now playing with the company’s team. Herian, a former star will hold the center position. Zaeske, a star now playing with Eau Claire State Teacher’s College will be one of the guards. Babe Bradbury, a star, now on Ripon College, will be one of the forwards. There will be many other former stars in the lineup.


These men can be seen in action once more on the maple court at the Armory Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock Dec. 28th.


Do not fail to see the High School basketball team of today battle with these former stars of Neillsville high school. The public may attend this game for the price of 25 cents; doors will be open at 7:30 p.m.


After the game there will be an Alumni Dance, for the alumni, wives, husbands and sweethearts. We have engaged the best orchestra in the state for the dance.


Do not forget the date Wednesday, Dec. 28th: Come and enjoy the evening.


New tin shop


I am now ready to do your soldering and repairing and furnace work. Will also have a furnace to install. If you believe in competition, give me a chance. Corner south of Math Marx harness shop. Martin Hauge


Christmas Cantata


The annual Christmas Cantata was given last week Wednesday night at the Congregational Church by the Keynote Choral Club. The church was filled to its capacity, and all enjoyed the program greatly. The Club is the city’s only local musical organization and has carried on successfully for several years, giving this community each year a fine Christmas program and, one at Easter. Those who have so successfully worked to this end are deserving of much credit.


Owl puts thirty towns in darkness:


About thirty towns were put in darkness for some time on Wednesday night of last week, all because a large owl flew into the transmission line south of Wheeler. Here, the lights were out of commission for about an hour, while in some places the time was less. The troublesome bird made it necessary for Wesley Larson to make two trips to the scene of the trouble, one late at night and the other during the early hours of the morning. It is useless to say the owl was electrocuted. Wesley brought the bird to Colfax and exhibited it for a time. It was later sent to New Richmond where it is being exhibited in the office of the power company.


Colfax Messenger


Nasonville man killed by falling tree:


Last week Wednesday William Kohl, aged 38, living near Nasonville was fatally injured by a falling tree. He was working with his father cutting timber in the woods; one tree lodged in another and in cutting the second tree he was caught beneath the two trees. He died before reaching the hospital at Marshfield. He leaves a widow and five children.


Local men on Kiwanis


Bert F. Zinn, District Governor elect of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District Kiwanis International, has appointed A.L. Devos a member of the committee on American Citizenship, V.C. Woelffer on Convention Program and Geo. E. Crothers on Publicity.


New Year’s dinner at ME. Church


The menu is as follows: Roast ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, applesauce, California special salad, rutabagas, pickles, hot rolls, orange pie and butterscotch pie, coffee. Served at 12:30 o’clock.


County Line


The funeral of W.M. Kohl was held Monday, Dec. 26 at the Lutheran Church. The entire community grieves at his untimely death.




Miss Edna Bashford came home from Milwaukee Saturday to spend the holiday vacation.


Miss Evelyn Nichols is home for the Christmas vacation.


All the teachers in the public school left for their respective homes last Thursday.


Mrs. Cannon went to Marshfield Monday to spend a few days with Mrs. Kate Gwin.


Robert Franklin is the name of the new baby of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lulloff, born Dec. 22 at the Marshfield hospital. Mother and child are doing well.


The club dance at the M.W.A. Hall last Monday night was well attended, and all enjoyed the evening.


Mrs. John McCarty of Rock Island, Ill., is here to spend the winter with Mrs. E. Lyons and other relatives.

At present she is at Shortville.


Miss Genevieve Calnan, who is attending Lawrence College, is spending two weeks’ vacation with Mr. and Mrs John Edwards.


Mrs. E. Lyons received a couple of pheasants from her brother in Dakota, for Christmas dinner. They sure were enjoyed by them.


Miss Frances Annan is visiting relatives here.


Mrs. Dressel, who has been on the sick list, is much improved.


John Castner, son of Albert Castner, living west of the village, suffered the loss of a front tooth Monday morning, when he was kicked by a cow.


Lawrence Davel is home for the holidays from his work in Milwaukee.


Ms. John Shupe went to Green Bay Friday to visit relatives during the holidays and returned Monday.


Miss Clara Darton of Madison came home Saturday for the holidays.


Mrs. Bashford went to Marshfield Wednesday to attend the funeral of a relative who died Dec. 24.


Miss Leona Zuze came Saturday from Milwaukee where she has been for several months.


Mrs. Earl Bashford is visiting at the home of J.B. Bashford.




Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Winn and family took dinner with the Floyd Winn family Sunday.


Mabel and Vance Williams, Norma Schmoll, Lilah Dopp and Elva Smith are spending the Christmas vacation with the home folks.


Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Agin spent Christmas Day at their daughter’s, Mrs. Fred Tyler.


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Garbush and Laverne Gotter spent Sunday afternoon at the Fred Dopp home.


Laverne Gotter left Monday for Altoona where she will spend her vacation.


Richard Gotter is making cheese for W.E. Breseman, due to the fact that Mr. Breseman is sick and confined to his bed.


Leland and Lilah Dopp were in Neillsville shopping, between trains Saturday.


The Granton basketball team was defeated Wednesday night by the Humbird team. The score being 15 to 24.


Carol Knock of Humbird took supper at the Herman Garbush home Wednesday.


Mrs. Geo. Huntley is caring for Mrs. Emma Wood. Mrs. Wood’s nurse is spending the holidays with her parents.


Mr. and Mrs. Will Foote spent Sunday afternoon at the W.E. Breseman home.


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schlinsog spent Christmas day with their daughter, Mrs. Elmer Krause, in Neillsville.


Lenore Hart is spending her vacation with home folks.


Mrs. E.K. Anding and children spent between trains Monday afternoon at the Philip Breseman home.




Sunday School will be held next Sunday, Jan. 1. All come.


Mrs. Lin Shaw returned from Milwaukee Monday after attending the funeral of a friend. The Christie school gave their Christmas program Thursday afternoon. They will have two weeks’ vacation and will have a new teacher when school commences as Mrs. Luedtke has resigned.


Eric Loberg and family are enjoying a new Crosley radio since Santa’s visit.


The road to the Nick Schaefer gravel pit is open and they expect to haul soon.


Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cummings and Howard Metcalf were Christmas Day guests at Loberg’s.


Miss Martha Buchholtz has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Lenhart at Dorchester.




John Coulthard sawed wood for Albert Gall and Edward Zimmendorf last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Art Sparks and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gall motored to Granton Friday.


Emil Jenni and Frank Scholtz motored to Neillsville Thursday.


Mr. and Mrs. E. Messing were at Granton Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. J. Cowgill and Bernice visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. Gall one evening last week.


Art Bartz spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. John Fluegel.


Now that the snowplow went through on 73, automobiles are using that road to good advantage.


Frances Jacobson spent Christmas with Miss Leta Lawrence at her home in Neillsville.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Fluegel and Jean spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Freedlund.


Miss Lucille Zimmendorf, who teaches in Lindsey, came home for Christmas vacation.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Redman and family spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Boller at Star Corner.


Albert Gall left for Eau Claire Monday to enter the hospital to undergo an operation for the removal of his appendix.


Miss Ruby Dow had a genuinely nice school program Friday evening in the Audubon School, and it was enjoyed by all present.


Misses Leta Lawrence and Ruby Dow, who teach in Sherwood, went to their homes for a two weeks’ vacation.


Farning - Clevinger


Mr. James Farning and Miss Charlotte Clevinger were united in marriage on December 15, at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Chicago, Rev. Father Vodocek officiating. The bride and groom arrived here Saturday for a weekend visit with the groom’s relatives, after a trip through the south, taking in Pensacola, Florida, and New Orleans.


The groom grew to manhood here, making his home with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. James Paulus. He graduated from Neillsville High School in the class of 1915. Later he got a position in Chicago and has made a fine record there, being now employed by the Shekelton Bros. in real estate business.


During the World War he served in the navy.


The bride’s home is in Las Vegas, New Mexico, but for some time she has also had a responsible position in building management, in Chicago. She is a young lady of pleasing personality. They will make their home in Chicago.


The groom’s many friends in Neillsville and vicinity extend congratulations and best wishes to the young couple.


An interesting document:


Attorney F.J. Reichenbach of Black River Falls was here Tuesday to begin probate proceedings on a will. This document has quite an interesting history; it was executed in 1910 and left for safe keeping in Mr. Reichenbach’s safe. In the great flood the next year, when a large part of the business district of Black River Falls was swept away, the safe, weighing about three tons, was carried more than a mile down the river. When the flood, abated the safe was found its contents somewhat damp, but only slightly injured. The will is stained but is still legible and will be duly proved.







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