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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles

Clark County News

October 7, 1937


Hobby club formed by students and high school


Miss Florence Ruesink of the Home Economic Department reports that nearly 100 students of the Neillsville High School have joined a new organization, "The Hobby Club" sponsored by the Industrial Arts and the Home Economics Departments.


The objective of the club is to interest students in hobbies and also to help them find a hobby in which they are particularly interested.


During the past week the Waupun Handcrafters sponsored an exhibit in the Home Economics Department of various types of hobbies. Among those represented were metal modeling, cork work, leather tooling, fiber weaving, beading, weaving, celotwist work and wood carving.


Many of the girls have gone into other work than those mentioned. Some have taken up knitting while others have decided on rug making and embroidery.


With the combined efforts of the Home Economics and the Industrial Arts Departments we are hoping to make this a worthwhile and successful project.



Eighteen boys guide school children at crossings


Chief of Police Fred Rossman and Traffic Officer Lewis Bradbury spoke at a meeting of the School Boys Patrol at the city hall Tuesday evening on the matter of traffic rules and violations and showed the boys how the number of violators could be looked up in books at the city hall and the names and addresses found. At the close of the meeting each of the patrol boys were given a book with duplicate slips on which violations of traffic laws and rules may be reported. These books were printed by the city, and when slips are turned in, the violations will be taken up with respective car owners.


The members of the School Boys' Patrol in Neillsville are as follows: John Haas, Kenneth Dux, Edward Stone, Robert Peters, Robert Horswill, John Kleckner, Dick Van Gorden, Dick Lowe, Forest Scott, Jim Hauge, Myron Payne, Martin Wagner, Norbert Kluesman, Bill Tock, Rowland Kluesman, Ted Schlinsog, Walter Oelke and Alvin Eberhardt.


The boys are very grateful to Herman North for the passes to the theatre last week and are looking forward to being the honored guests at the Kiwanis' dinner sometime in the near future.



Hog cholera nearby


Widespread occurrence of hog cholera in Wisconsin has been reported by Dr. W. Wisnicky, state director of livestock sanitation. The 15 counties in which the disease has broken out are: Green, Winnebago, Buffalo, Ashland, Jefferson, Calumet, Bayfield, Langlade, Rock, Walworth, Trempealeau, Columbia, Dodge, Dunn and Fond du Lac.



October 2, 1947


Effect of fertilizer to be shown at Owen event


The effect of fertilizer applications in varying amounts on new seedings and corn yields will be demonstrated at a field day to be held Monday afternoon, October 6 at the Clark County Asylum farm, east of Owen. The field tours will start at 1:30 p.m., according to County Agent Earl O. Wright. Because of this year's unusual weather, interesting results have been obtained on the test plots, the county agent said. Field tours will be taken under Dr. O.J. Attoe of the soil department, college of agriculture.



Pottery project


Twenty members of the Girl Scout Troop 5 met Wednesday afternoon at the city hall for their regular meeting. This troop has started on a pottery-making project and outstanding workers are to receive badges for their efforts. The troop also went for a hike Saturday afternoon. Mrs. James Musil is the leader.


 New board members


Elmer Georgas has been appointed a member of the library board, to succeed the late J.F. Schuster.


Frank Svetlik has been appointed a member of the airport commission, to succeed Robert Reimer, resigned.


Wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nemitz


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nemitz of Neillsville observed their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary on September 25, by entertaining a group of relatives at their home on West 19th Street. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Reidel and daughters, Ione and Dolly and Mr. and Mrs. Harland Gehrt of the town of Grant; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bardeleben and son, Frank; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nemitz and family of the town of Pine Valley; Mrs. Bertha Meihack and son Anton, of the town of Weston; and William Nemitz of Neillsville.


Mr. and Mrs. Nemitz were married September 25, 1888, in Germany. In 1894, they came to Neillsville. They have two children, Mrs. Herman Reidel and Mrs. Robert Bardeleben, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



October 3, 1957


Homecoming to feature parade, football game


Victory bonfire will trigger event Tuesday night, parade, game Wednesday


Homecoming for Neillsville High School will get underway Tuesday night, October 8, with a bonfire and pep rally at the high school, with parade and football game with Thorp High School Wednesday, October 9, and a homecoming dance over which the king and queen will reign.


Charles Swann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Swann of Grant township, has been elected homecoming king by the student body. He has selected Miss Sharry Briggs as his queen. They will ride in the homecoming parade and will reign over the homecoming dance.


Herbert Williams and Eric Hedquist are the faculty members in charge of the homecoming celebration and announce that the bonfire celebration will start at 8 p.m. Wednesday will feature a pep meeting in the high school at 1 p.m. with faculty members putting on a skit, to be followed by the parade through the business district of Neillsville. Many floats are planned.


The homecoming football game will start at 7:30 p.m. at the fairground. Following the game the homecoming dance will be held in the high school gym.



Mercury nosedives to 16 above zero


Louis Finder, who resides in Dewhurst, one-half mile below the Dells Dam bridge and about one-quarter mile from the river, said the thermometer stood at 16 degrees above zero Friday morning at his home. It was the first killing frost at his farm and it killed everything but a few tomatoes that he had well covered.


Mailbox holds boy, 9, a prisoner


Michael Lulloff, nine, emerged from a postal storage box Sunday in which he had been padlocked, none the worse for wear.


It took Police Chief Lawrence Drescher, who sped to his release with Jack Counsell, a postal worker, to unlock the padlock and give Mike his freedom.


The storage box is located on the boulevard in front of Michael's home. Finding the padlock was open, he opened the door and crawled in. A playmate closed the door and when he applied the padlock, it really snapped. Michael was a prisoner inside.


It was not long before an emergency call brought the police chief. When the boy stepped out, he was okay. He said it was hot inside and that in order to get more fresh air he had pushed with his foot against the lower part of the door to widen the crack for more light and more fresh air. Mike is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lulloff.


Typing class for adult beginners announced


A special adult typing class for beginners will begin next Monday evening, September 30, in the commercial room of Neillsville High School. Mrs. Irene Braatz, high school commercial teacher, will instruct the group from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday evening for 10 weeks.


Those who wish to register for the class are asked by Mrs. Braatz to call the high school, No. 24, or her at Black 330.


 A registration fee will be required from each student.


Final approval is given to Christie


Final approval of the United States Board on Geographic Names has been given to the spelling "Christie" for the community located in the town of Weston, the state geographic board has informed Clark County.


The action was taken at the 106th meeting of the board on September 5, according to notification received by The Clark County Press, which drew attention two years ago to the misspelling of the name on the highway and geographical maps.


To Clark County people, however, it has always been Christie. The U.S. board action merely makes it official.


 Special flag for Colby post office


Feature of the dedication Monday, October 7, of the new post office at Colby will be the raising of a special flag, which has been sent on from Washington. This flag had been flown over the big post office headquarters at Washington. It will be presented to the Colby postmaster, Michael J. Stieber, by a visiting official of the post office department. Mr. Stieber will respond briefly and will turn the flag over to the VFW post of Colby, members of which will raise it.


Contributing to the program will be Anton Unhoefer, retired postmaster, who has prepared and will present a history of the Colby post office.


Honored guests will be these representatives of the post office, Ludwig Roe, assistant director, of Minneapolis, and Dale Whitman, district operations manager.


The program, which begins at 2 p.m., will close with the national anthem, played by the high school band. The exercises will be held in the spacious parking area if the weather is pleasant.




Three Reverends Tanner– Father, Grandfather and son took part in the cornerstone laying ceremonies at the new Calvary Lutheran Church here Sunday afternoon. From left to right they are the father, the Rev. Idar J. Tanner of Calvary Church; the grandfather, Jacob Tanner, S.T.D. (Doctor of Sacred Theology), of Waldorf College in Iowa; and the son, Rev. Ira Tanner, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Greenwood. (Press photo Oct. 3, 1957)








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