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Clark County News

November 11, 1937


Neillsville Gets News of Gas Strike


W. Tufts and Pres. Steinwand, Colby, leave for Whitetail


A telegram received in Neillsville Tuesday upon the arrival of Wm. Tufts and Judge O.W. Schoengarth from Whitetail, Mont., stated that gas had been struck in the well being drilled.


Wm. Tufts, secretary, and Ambrose Steinwand, Colby, president of the oil company in which many local people are interested, left immediately for Whitehall to watch further developments.



Junior class to give play Nov. 23


The annual Junior class play will be presented at the armory Tuesday evening, November 23. The title of the play is "Happy-Go- Lucky," which is filled with a lot of humorous and dramatic situations that keep the audience on edge from start to finish.


Among those taking leading parts are Warren Kuehling, Goldie Scott, Annabel Gassen, Fletcher Pullen, Betty Casler, Betty Scherer, Leslie Stone, Jeanne Potter, Frederick Kluhsman, Marion Calway, Victor Rude and others.


New Chevrolet cars


Simultaneously with the announcement of its new 1938 passenger cards, now being displayed in 9,600 dealer showrooms throughout the United States, including the R.H. Welsh Co. of Neillsville, Chevrolet made public its new prices. They represent an increase ranging from 3.4 per cent to 5 per cent.


New post office cornerstone laid


Brick walls going up rapidly with large crew on job


The cornerstone of the new $70,000 Neillsville post office was put in place Wednesday without ostentation or ceremony, as apparently very few knew it was to take place. Inspector Cook stated that at Rice Lake there also was no ceremony, but where a fraternal or civic body asks the privilege of a ceremony it is given. Sometimes these ceremonies interfere with work for some hours.


Good progress is being made on the brick laying, with eight men at work, and it will take about 15 days more to finish the work. The weather has been warm and ideal.


Light buff colored brick with roughened tapestry facing is being laid. This comes from Galesburg, Ill., and the stone facing comes from Mankato, Minn., and matches very well.


Annual Red Cross Drive begins Armistice Day


The Neillsville branch of the Clark County Chapter, American Red Cross, will open its annual roll call drive on Armistice Day and continue to Thanksgiving Day. One of the following committee will call upon you. Please be prepared to renew your membership. Miss Maude Ruddock, chairman; Mrs. A.F. Flynn, Mrs. James Musil, Mrs. Jud Lyons, and Mrs. Wm. Huntley.


November 6, 1947


Veterans' gift shops to be given help here


The local auxiliary of the American Legion is joining other auxiliaries of the state in sponsoring a Christmas Gift Shop for the 1,700 veterans at Wood and Waukesha hospitals. The plan, tried for the first time this year, is that each veteran may go to the Gift Shop in his hospital, find the gifts displayed there and select from them without charge. He may have one each for his wife, children, father and mother. His selected gift will be suitably wrapped and marked and will be mailed without cost to him to the address given by him.


To make this plan possible the local auxiliary is placing a box in the J.C. Penney store, into which all local persons desiring to participate may place gifts. Each gift is to be worth one dollar. Since the gifts are destined to go ultimately to all members of families, the choice and variety of them is practically unlimited.


The local collection will end November 15, after which gifts will be forwarded to the state auxiliary officials in charge.


Senior class play to be presented Nov. 18


The senior play of the Neillsville High School will be given Tuesday, November 18, at the Armory. The title is "Brother Goose," the playwright, William Davidson. The play tells the story of a young architect who, by the death of his parents, is left to manage a household containing his three younger brothers and sisters. He runs into complications, and the play tells how the whole thing was worked out.


The parts are taken by George Crothers, Catherine Swann, Ruth Kunze, Duane Timerson, Anita Marshall, Phyllis Hauge, Dixie Cardarella, Barbara Holt, Barbara Hart, Edith Cole and Bill Minette.


A musical program will be given between acts, participants being Phyllis Fahlgren, Carole Wang, Eugene Wegner, Robert Scott, Keith Counsell, Ardis Wang and others.


                                            The managing personnel consists of Miss Daphne Beekler, director; Bill Puttkamer, stage manager; Betty Larson and Shirley Haugen, business managers; Cynthia Feuerstein, and Phyliss Fahlgren, properties; Patricia Tibbetts and Bonita Van Gorden, prompters; Ruth White, Wilma Palms, Dorothy Wieting, Betty Ottow, Mildred Neuhaus and Delores Herbel, ushers.


Orchard meeting


"Planning a Farm Orchard" will be the subject of a talk by Conrad L. Kuehner, extension horticulturist, at a meeting in the Neillsville High School at 8 p.m. November 14, County Agent Earl O. Wright announces.


Honors to Mr. Koschak


I.J. Koschak of Willard has again won top honors for cheese. His American cheddar won first place at the state convention of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, scoring 98 1/4 points. The cheddar was of 1946 make. The convention was held this week at Milwaukee.


Schools closed


Neillsville public schools closed at noon Wednesday to permit local teachers to attend the annual state teachers convention, opening today in Milwaukee. Schools will reopen Monday.


November 7, 1957


New Schultz store readies for opening


Grand opening event is planned for next weekend, November 14, 15, 16


The new Schultz Bros. Co. variety store will be receiving its finishing touches in the next few days preparatory for its grand opening next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


A one-level store, it comprises approximately 6,600 square feet of sales space, and is one of the most modern in every respect. The building stands at the corner of Hewett and East Fifth Street on the location formerly occupied by three store buildings: the former Schultz Bros. Co. store, and two older wooden buildings owned by Judge O.W. Schoengarth.


During the next week activities inside the new store will be in full gear as numerous managers and assistant managers of other stores as well as officials from the headquarters office of the variety store group - stock shelves and prepare for the opening.


The new building is one of the fine new additions to Neillsville and will bring to fruition the desire of several years of the company's management to open a larger, modern store in Neillsville.


Schultz Bros. Co. opened their Neillsville store on May 27, 1933 and operated very successfully in the old building for 24 years. In charge of the opening will be I.W. Olson of Watertown, general superintendent for the company, who has been on the scene for several days. Assisting him are J.W. Ocasek of Chippewa Falls, district supervisor. Warren Huddleston is manager of the local store.


The local store is the newest in the modernization program of the company, under which several new store buildings have been opened in the last few years.


Schultz Bros. Co. began operations in Appleton 57 years ago, when Robert Schultz opened a small variety store in 1901. The following year Louis Schultz, his brother, opened a second store in Green Bay, and in 1904 a third unit was opened in Marinette.


After the success of these first stores, two other brothers, Charles and Gustave, joined them in an expansion plan which was the forerunner of today's chain of 63 modern retail stores located in four states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. In 1906 the company's general offices were moved to Chicago, where their new warehouse and central office building is now located on the far north side. A large percentage of all stores' merchandise is supplied from this warehouse containing 54,000 square feet of floor space.


The present management of the company is in the hands of the following: L.F. Schultz, one of the founders and president; H.V. Schultz, son of Charles, one of the original brothers, secretary and general manager; Arndt Jorgens, vice president; and three grandsons of Charles - L.G. Schultz, treasurer, A.F. Schultz, Jr., and C.H. Schultz.


Install food elevator at nursing home here


A new food elevator has been installed in the Neillsville Nursing Home as a gift from the Neillsville Hospital auxiliary.


Mrs. Doris Warren, hospital administrator, states that 18 trays formerly had been carried to the second floor, three times daily.


"This is another instance of the wonderful program of the women's auxiliary of Memorial Hospital," said Mrs. Warren. The Nursing Home is owned and operated by Memorial Hospital.


President of Lynn Mutual for 26 years dies


A.M. Steinwand, 79, was born same year local insurance company was founded


Funeral services were held in Colby Tuesday morning for A.N. Steinwand, 79, who served as president of the Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance company for more than 26 years. Several Neillsville people, including members of the office staff of the insurance company attended.


Identified with the Lynn companies for more than 40 years, Mr. Steinwand was born in 1878 - the same year the Lynn Fire Company was organized. He was elected president of that company June 23, 1931, succeeding Henry Sternitzky; and also served as a director of the Lynn Mutual Wind Insurance Company.


W.A. Wilhelm of Thorp is vice president of the fire company, and now becomes titular head.




More than cats and pumpkins go to make up Halloween. Here are pictured a few others from among the myriad of costumes that ventured forth into the party at the American Legion Hall last Thursday night, staged by the Women of the Moose. The realistic-appearing pirate is Ronald Webster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Webster of Neillsville. Peeking around his elbow, with the peaked witches' cap, is Barbara Schoengarth, daughter of Judge and Mrs Lowell D. Schoengarth. Appearing as a bum with glasses is Paulette Dankemyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dankemyer of Neillsville; and at the extreme right is the fairy princess, Lois Kalsow, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Kalsow of Neillsville. (Press photo November 7, 1957)




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