October 27, 2021, Page 9

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Clark County News

October 28, 1937


Mrs. Lepke heads five generations


The birth of a son, Donald Allen, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rowe of Bloomer, on Oct. 22 elevated Mrs. Johanna Lepke, 93, of Neillsville to the rank of great-great-grandmother. Mrs. Rowe is the former Miss Helen Hoesly of York, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Hoesly.


The child has an unusual number of grandparents. Besides his maternal grandparents, he has a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rowe St., three great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hoesly Sr. and Mrs. Matt Resong of Neillsville, and his great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Lepke.



Mrs. Kate Mike in National Geographic


The National Geographic Magazine for November, which arrived this week, featured in its leading article "America's First Settlers, the Indians", a picture of Mrs. Kate Mike of Neillsville, with the following paragraph under the picture:


"Mrs. Kate Mike, 74, a Winnebago Indian from Wisconsin, waves the Stars and Stripes and a tobacco pouch as she is about to sail from New York with 112 other Gold Star Mothers to visit their sons' graves in France. About 12,000 American Indians served overseas during the World War."


Junior Chamber of Commerce to meet


The Junior Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting at the city hall Wednesday, November 3, and at 8 p.m., Secretary Everett Skroch will speak on the topic "On the State."


This is an important meeting, and all members are kindly requested to be present.



Deer season Nov. 26-28


The deer season for this year will be Nov. 26, Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, starting the day after Thanksgiving and including a weekend. The new dates were established as final by the conservation commission and gives hunters the Thanksgiving holiday to prepare for a hunting trip and the use of their free time over a weekend.


Shingle peddlers call


Residents of this community are warned against buying shingles of any kind from strangers without a thorough investigation. Uniformly your home lumber dealers can save you money and give better service.


Boosting Highway 95


Alma Center citizens are boosting for paving of Highway 95 from Merrillan to Blair, and completion of paving to Neillsville if possible. Archie Van Gorden is listed among the boosters.


Granton Club women study conservation


The Women's Civic Club of Granton has been holding a number of meetings at which conservation has been the topic of discussion. The next meeting of the club will be with Mrs. S.D. Macomber on November 10, at which time Mrs. Walter Trimberger and her committee will discuss "Travel and Transportation."


At the last meeting soil conservation was the topic with the discussion led by Mrs. Alva Howard and Mrs. George Johnson. New members of the club are Mrs. Albert Mabie, Mrs. H.E Schoengarth and Miss Ruth Pietenpol.




October 23, 1947,


Fog given 'assist' in accident at Humbird


Osseo youth suffers leg fracture as truck hits ditch, overturns


Heavy fog early last Friday was given an assist in an accident in Humbird in which Clarence Mattentock of Osseo was injured and the truck he was driving was overturned.


Mattentock, driving in the fog about 7 a.m. went off onto a soft shoulder of the road. He turned sharply to the right to keep from going into the ditch, and the truck crossed the road and hit the ditch on the other side of the road. The accident happened in front of the Max Schenk residence.


The truck went end-over and Mattentock suffered a fracture of the right leg, according to the report of Traffic Officer Harry Frantz. He was taken to Black River Falls, where the fracture was reduced.




Local girl group to observe Scout Week


National Girl Scout week is being observed October 26 through November 1. Neillsville Girl Scouts will celebrate the week by church attendance on Sunday and by window displays in the downtown area depicting activities of the organization.


On Tuesday afternoon, October 28, a Court of Honor will be held as "fly up" ceremonies for Brownie troops who are being promoted to regular scout troops. This meeting will be held in the dining room at the Masonic Temple and will open promptly at 3:30. The Monday Progress club will act as hostess. All mothers of scout troop committees are urged to be present.


Local organizations sponsoring the Girl Scouts are the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Monday Progress Club, the women's organizations of the Methodist, Congregational and Evangelical and Reformed churches, and the Catholic mothers. Troop committee are members of these organizations.


At present there are 128 Girl Scouts in Neillsville. Mrs. Martin O. Zillisch will be the leader of the new troop to be formed by the "fly-ups."




(As seen in The Press 1947)




The action is precautionary; several small blazes subdued in county


With forests of the area tinder-dry because of the lack of rainfall and the unusually warm weather of recent weeks, the conservation department has clamped on emergency fire regulations throughout the area.


This is the second time this year that this action has been necessary. It is purely precautionary, for no large blazes as yet have appeared in this area.


There have been several small ones, according to Arthur M. Papke, Fairchild Forest Ranger.


 Fire in Eaton town


A brush and forest fire burned over half a section in the town of Eaton the first of this week. The area burned was mostly on the George Flagg place. The fire started about three miles west of Eaton Center on the 26 Road and traveled about half a mile westward.


The fire burned two days and was fought by a considerable crew. Backfiring stopped the further spread and held the flames away from the Dillenbeck and Clintsman farm buildings.




October 24, 1957


Greenwood women to demonstrate how thread once was made in country


A "Spinning Wheel" party will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church this Thursday afternoon, with Mrs. Carl Turnquist as program chairman.


Hostesses will be Mrs. Leonard Olson, Mrs. Leo Olson, Mrs. William Abbott, Mrs. Lyle Verhulst, Mrs. Oscar Olson, Mrs. Arthur Turnquist and Mrs. Carl Turnquist.




New PMA manager buys Zilk home here


Jack Bertz of Loyal, has been appointed office manager of the agricultural stabilization and conservation program at Neillsville to succeed Mrs. Norene H. Reinart, who has been employed in the office for 20 years, and office manager since October 1953. Mr. Bertz is now on the job, has purchased the Joe Zilk, Jr., residence on State Street, and plans to move to Neillsville with his wife and four children about November 1.



World Community Day here November 1


World Community Day will be observed in Neillsville Friday, November 1, at 2 p.m. in the Congregational Church in Neillsville. This will be Evangelical and Reformed, Congregational and Methodist churches. The theme is "Bread, Freedom and Dignity." The "asking's" this year are for all types of warm clothing, yardages of denim for work clothes, household linens, blankets, and children's warm clothing. These will be bundled for refugees awaiting resettlement in camps in Austria, Germany, Italy, the Near East and Southeast area.


People in the Neillsville area having any of these things to give may take them to any of the three participating churches prior to November 1.




Neillsville Hi-Lights


Future Homemakers of America have elected: Nancy Huckstead, president; Bonnie Hughes, vice president; Bette Genteman, secretary; and Kathleen Krause, treasurer.




Coaches and administrators of the Cloverbelt league held a fall planning and policy making meeting at Stanley High recently. Principal Ivan Lauscher and coaches Gene Staffen and Henry Lukes, and Charles Hoehn attended



Mrs. Lois Burghardt, instructor of home economics, states that she has 15 women from Neillsville and the surrounding area enrolled in a general clothing class, held every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the home economics room. Mrs. Burghardt reports that Miss Sharon Fink and Miss Marilyn Bangs, student teachers of Stout State College, have been practice teaching.




A son to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Conner, Granton, October 15.


A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bensen, Neillsville, October 15. A son to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Lezotte, Neillsville, October 15.


A daughter to Rev. and Mrs. I. J. Tanner, Greenwood, October 16.


A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Richert, Greenwood, October 18.


A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Seif, Neillsville.



Most popular attractions for youngsters during the Fall Festival were the stagecoach, pony and car rides provided by Chap Paulson and his helpers. Stagecoach rides which sold during the summer for 50 cents each at Wisconsin Dells, were passed out free under an arrangement with the Chamber of Commerce. And the rides did a truly grand office business throughout Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. In fact, there were times when children and their parents were lined up for a half block or more. In this picture "Dry Gulch" Gabby Schultz is shown expertly handling the four-in-hand. Driver of the second stagecoach was "Sagebrush Jack" Tibbett.  (Press photo 1957) 





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