Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

January 15, 2020  Page 10 

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled and Contributed by Dee Zimmerman

 January 1910


Neillsville Money – This week the First National Bank of Neillsville received from the Bureau of Engraving at Washington D.C., $30,000 in five, ten and twenty dollar bills of The First National Bank of Neillsville. These have been countersigned  by President Cornelius and Cashier Ainsworth and are good money. These are known as national bank bills. To secure their redemption at any time, the bank had to deposit in the United States Treasury $30,000 in U.S. Bonds. The bills are crisp, clean and of beautiful design. On the face of the $20 is a picture of Hugh McCulloch, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under Pres. Lincoln, the $10 is a cut of Pres. McKinley and on the $5 is a cut of Pres. Benj. Harrison. They come from Washington in blocks of four bills on a sheet and are cut up at the bank into single bills. It should be quite an advertisement for Neillsville to have these bills in circulation.


(It would be interesting to be able to see one of these bills, if there had been any saved as collectors’ items. DZ)


A “Lean year” dance took place last Friday night at the Woodmen Hall. About twenty couples were present and a fine time is reported. It is said that our popular county judge was escorted home by three young ladies, or else escorted home three times by one of them, we forgot which.


Why does Great Britain buy its oatmeal from the United States?


Certainly, it seems like carrying coals to Newcastle to speak of exporting oatmeal to Scotland and yet, every year the Quaker Oats Company sends hundreds of thousands of cases of Quaker Oats to Great Britain and Europe.


The reason is simple; while the English and Scotch have for centuries eaten oatmeal in quantities and with a regularity that has made them the most rugged physically, and active mentally of people, the American has been eating oatmeal and trying all the time to improve the methods of manufacture so that he might get desirable foreign trade.


How well he has succeeded would be seen at a glance at the export reports on Quaker Oats. This brand is without a rival, is packed in regular 10’ packages and in large size family packages at 25’.


(Now, 110 years later, the Quaker Oats brand of oatmeal can be easily found on any local area grocer’s shelves. DZ)                                                                               


C.H. Hamilton of Richland Center has rented the Merchants Hotel and took possession Jan. 1. Mr. Hamilton and wife ae experienced people, having owned and operated a first-class hotel in Richland Center for five years.                                                                                               


Mr. Subke of South Pine Valley fell down the steps at the factory the other morning and became badly hurt. Our butter-maker had kept the steps free from ice most of the winter so far, but just that morning, they happened to be icy.                                                                                                


Home baked beans can be bought at the new restaurant in 15’, 20’ and 25’ jars.


Notice! I have started my sawmill in Neillsville and am doing planing and all kinds of other work. Logs wanted for custom sawing. Mr. Gilman will also buy logs at the mill.


Adolph Hemp                                                                           


Who wants a claim? A number of parties who have filed on the claims in South Dakota, and who will not be able to go and hold them for lack of means, or other reasons, wish to sell their relinquishments. For further particulars, call the newspaper office.


(Apparently, there were some Clark County people who had filed claims on U.S. federal land still available in South Dakota. However, taxes on that claimed land had to be paid starting after a year’s ownership, even thought the owner hadn’t yet settled on it after his claim had been filed. There may have been a lack of funds to pay the taxes, or a change of interest in moving west to resettle. DZ)


C.C. Sniteman has bought a lot on the banks of Lake Arbutus from A.H. Halvorson and will have a cottage built on it.                                                                                              


Slaughtered prices on cutters! Our carload of cutters, which delivery has been delayed due to snowdrifts, just arrived and now will be sold at wholesale prices and below to make room for a carload of buggies, which is soon to arrive at Wolff & Korman.                                                           


Reinhold Kuechenmeister of the Town of Grant is preparing to build a large residence of solid brick. A string of fifteen teams of horses, his own and his neighbors, hauled brick from Neillsville this week needed for the new house.                                                                                        


Bud Lezotte of Grant is putting up a splendid brick veneer house. Last week, the neighbors joined with him in a brick-hauling “bee” to get the brick on the ground during good sleighing.


Specials at Luethe’s

Sweep Feed Grinder, $12; Logging Sleds, only $8.

Well made, two seated Bob Sleds $45, now $41.


We have the best sleighs, in all sizes, as well as the finest bobsleds available; also, nicely painted sleighs, trimmed in plush fabric, manufactured and sold at reasonable prices at Wolff and Korman’s.


January 1955


The following Clark County men, all volunteers, were forwarded to the Minneapolis Examining and Induction Station on January 7 and were inducted into the army: Arlyn H. Decker, Curtiss, Hary G. Untiedt, Curtiss, Darrell O. Horn, Greenwood, Edward C. Henchen, Neillsville, Marvin E. Smith, Neillsville, Gordon B. Thoma, Neillsville and Richard W. Vanderhyden, Thorp.                              


Don Turner of Neillsville ran half a mile for help on New Year’s night after he had been hurled from a car that had landed against a tree. With a wound over his right eye, which later required 27 stitches, and with an injured left shoulder, he made it to the airport tavern in Jackson County and got help for his two companions, Bud Hantke and Frank Wasserburger.


Help was given by Dick Kapfer and Marvin Pischer, whom Don found at the tavern.


The three boys, Don, Bud and Frank, had probably the roughest experience of any local persons in the New Year period. They were traveling from Black River Falls to Hatfield. Wasserburger’s car left the roadway and pitched and rolled 112 feet. In its course, it hit a sizable tree, later estimated at eight inches in diameter, splintering it from the stump.


By the time the rescue party reached the wreck, Bud and Frank had regained consciousness, but they were suffering from injuries. The party went to Krohn Clinic at Black River Falls, where 20 stitches were taken in a wound on the right leg of Bud Hantke, and Frank Wasserburger was found to have sustained three broken ribs. Don’s head wound was patched together with 27 stitches, and the three boys were considered to be in such condition as to warrant their return that night to their homes in Neillsville.


One part of the expedition, however, was not in shape to travel, and that was the car. It was a 1954 Buick, Century model, which Frank Wasserburger had owned about two weeks. The definite prospect is that it had gone its last mile.                                                                               


Loyal Community News:


Mr. and Mrs. Max Langfeldt celebrated their silver wedding anniversary the past weekend. Friday evening, January 7, the date of the anniversary. Their children and other close relatives were supper guests of the Langfeldts. Sunday evening, relatives and friends gave a party at the Langfeldt home. Lunch was served and games were played. Mr. and Mrs. Langfeldt received many nice cards and gifts. Among the guests were their daughters, Joan and Lois from Stevens Point, and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Polasek of Wild Rose, who remained for the weekend.


The Rev. John Pfohl of Leland has accepted the call of the Loyal Trinity Lutheran Church, and tentative plans have been made for his installation on March 6.


Pupils of the Spokeville School surprised their teacher, Miss Luella Henninger, with a lunch served Friday noon in celebration of her birthday anniversary.                                        


Greenwood Area News:


Leonard Braatz was elected elder of two years and Arthur Hendrickson was elected deacon for two years at the annual business meeting of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed congregation held Sunday afternoon. Edward Braun Sr. was re-elected deacon. Outgoing officers Gilbert Meyer and Robert Schneider were given a rising vote of appreciation. Plans were discussed for the 50th anniversary of the congregation, which will be held this summer. The anniversary committee is comprised of Robert Schneider, Gilbert Meyer, Mrs. Harold Horn, Mrs. Adolph Wessel, Mrs. Daniel Olson and Mrs. Charles Ludwig.


The 12th birthday of Corinne Denk was celebrated Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Denk. Those present were Donna Herrick, Bonnie Buker, Kathleen McConnell, Kathleen Koschak, Rita Klinke, Kathleen Mast, Coleen Syth, Mary Jo Mast, Nancy Gregorich, Roselyn Ampe, Alice Lindner, Caroline, Rose Mary, Janice and Alice Denk.                                                                


Flitter’s Grocery

Delivery Every Morning, Phone 220 – Before 10 a.m.

Weekend Specials!

Big Balogna .. lb. 39’; Armour’s Bacon 1 lb. 49’; Shaefer Wieners 1 lb. 47’:

Creamed Corn 16 oz. 2/25’; Fresh Chickens Fri. & Sat.:

Wisconsin Grade AA, Pine Valley Brand Butter.


Silver Dome Supper Club – Special!

Friday Nite Fish Fry

Featuring Famous Rainy Lake Walleyed Pike and Salad - 50’ per plate!


A regular meeting of the Neillsville Rotary Club was held on Monday, January 17, at the Merchants Hotel. Guests were Howard Dundas and Mark Russell, conservation warden.


A membership drive was launched at the Monday night meeting. The club members were divided into two teams to work toward getting new members during the next two months. Teams are captained by Stuart Lathrop, club president, and John Schiesel. A banquet for the club members is planned for the finish of the drive with the losing team footing the bill.


The club has issued a challenge to the local Kiwanis Club to meet on the high school gymnasium floor on a game of basketball. The challenge having been accepted, the match is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 3. The Rotary Club’s share of the funds will be placed in the swimming pool fund.


Plans were also formulated for an inter-club ice-fishing contest with the losers scheduled to clean, prepare and serve a fish dinner at a later meeting.


Mark Russell entertained with a sound-film in color, through the courtesy of the U.S. Department of Interior. The subject was a complete year’s cycle of migratory waterfowl, which geographically extends from the arctic regions hatching grounds to the Gulf of Mexico and then returns.


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cole, who recently moved on the farm vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Conrad in the Town of York, were given a housewarming by a group of neighbors and friends. Card playing was the evening’s entertainment.                                                                      



Old-Time, Country & Hillbilly

Musical Festival – Jamboree

Featuring Bobby Art & The Wis. Dutchmen

And Tex Smith & His Roving Cowboys,

Top Flight Radio, Recording & TV Entertainment!

Saturday, January 22

Inwood Ballroom, Downtown Hatfield


Grand Opening!

Clark Coop Farm Supply In Longwood – Friday, January 21

Free Coffee & Donuts!

Feed Grinding & Mixing for the Day!

Limit 10 Sacks

100 – 48% Farm Bureau Dairy $5.25

100 Farm Bureau Calf Builder $6.95

Also Specials on other Farm Bureau Feeds!

Herman Doege, Manager & Howard Olsen, Mill Man.


Longwood is located on STH 73, between Greenwood and Withee, which once was a village with a grocery store, feed mill, gas station and nearby Lutheran Church. The grocery store building was later remodeled into a residence. Only the Lutheran Church remains, still serving its congregation. DZ)       


The Veteran’s Village in Neillsville will disappear from the local scene. The end of it was indicated by action taken Tuesday evening by the city council. The decision was to discontinue renting each unit, whenever it becomes vacant. The effect of this will be to deprive no present tenant of a home for at least a considerable period, but to  five neighbors assurance that eventually the dwelling units will disappear.


Arthur A. Morgan, manager of the Neillsville O&N Lumber Company yard, will retire February 1. Morgan’s manager’s position will be filled by Tom Dorski, who had been serving as the O&N Company’s yard manager at Stanley.


Mr. Dorski has purchased the Grover Huntly house at 408 Clay street and expects to move his family there Saturday.


Mr. Morgan will remain in Neillsville, where he has made his home since coming here from the O&N Marshfield yard 11 years ago. He has been with the O&N Lumber Company for the last 20 years.


In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Gallaher Sawmill & Lumber Yard was located between 4th and 5th Streets on the west side of Grand Avenue in Neillsville. Years later, O&N Lumber Yard was at that location.





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