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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles


Clark County News

November 18, 1937


Distinguished visitors


Supt. C.D. Stockwell of the Omaha Road and John Morrill, general freight agent, both of Eau Claire, and Major Leo. M. Jackson of Madison made pleasant calls at our office Tuesday. Mr. Stockwell made his start with the Omaha here and at Granton, and Major Jackson once was an officer of the local military company. He was accompanied by Mrs. Jackson.


Wuethrich president


The name of John Wuethrich as president of the Neillsville Production Credit Association was inadvertently omitted from the official roster in our writeup last week. We regret very much that this happened. Mr. Wuethrich who is a real booster for the N.P.C.A., also donated the purebred Holstein bull calf which was presented to Gust Carl.


Struck by lightning


An unusual number of people and animals were struck by lightning during storms in November. Last week a truck driven by a Fairchild man was considerably damaged and a tree near the truck splintered. In the town of Hendren two heifers, a horse and cow of Frank Laken were killed by lightning. Near Rice Lake a telephone worker was struck.


Bowling challenge


A challenge which made his dander rise received by R.E. Schmedel from Jack Amacher Jr. of Stanley, who remarked about the "bowling prowess" of the Neillsville Masonic team, saying "We are inviting you to come down and take your medicine on Tuesday, Dec. 7." Such slighting remarks often cause a good team to lose, in bowling as well as in football.


First National displays


The First National Bank had an interesting window display this week, being books for library week at one side and a beautiful bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums from the Hauge Floral Co. at the other side. Several days previously two sets of the new 1938 auto license plates were shown. These have black figures on a silver background.


Announces annual sale


In another column W.J. Marsh announces his 50th annual November sale, to be held Nov. 19 to 24. These sales have been a merchandising event of great interest to Neillsville and the county for half a century, each year attracting increasing purchasers. Mr. Marsh stands alone as a pioneer merchant in his line, in this community.


Old books shown at public library


Several old and interesting books have been brought to the library and are on display. Among them is the Odes and Poems of Horace printed in 1508, and a copy of Napoleon's Manuscripts, signed "Joseph Bonaparte, Saratoga Springs, June 8, 1820," of the Hanseatic League printed in 1718. Also old Bibles, a prayer book, Lady Godey's magazine for 1866, Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, and Century 70 years old.



Circulation grows


The highest record in circulation at the city library was reached Saturday, when 420 books were drawn out.


The average circulation in years past on Saturdays ran about 300. There has recently been a steady increase in circulation and patrons at the reading tables.




November 13, 1947


Took $1,100 postage to mail letter from China


The price of things may be getting a little high here, but -


Last week a letter reached Neillsville which has required $1,100 to mail! It came from Shanghai, China, addressed to the Neillsville public schools. Three stamps were on the envelope. Each stamp, originally, was for $20. But the inflationary spiral has been so steep in China that the government had just used the stamps and printed over them, with their cancellation, valuations of $500, $500, and $100. "It probably cost about a dime in our money to mail," commented Postmaster Louis W. Kurth.



Blow safe

Safe Crackers last week blew the safe in the H.H. Van Gorden and Sons elevator at Black River Falls and made away with $95.





Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Clouse, Loyal, a daughter, on November 9.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wollert, Colby, a daughter on November 5.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Makholm, Colby, a son, on November 6.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Amos Johnson, Greenwood, a daughter, November 5.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Strey, Loyal, a son November 3.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Witte, Colby, a daughter, November 3. 


Marriage licenses


Elsie Zager, Willard, and Edward Perko, Willard.


Josephine M. Stanek, Withee, and John M. Rauha, Owen.


June Sternitzky, Granton, and Raymond Kaddatz, Neillsville.


Ione Peterson, Black River Falls, and Joseph Mazola, Neillsville.



Robert Knoop wins Madison scholarship


Robert Knoop of Neillsville is among 35 young farmers of the state to receive scholarships to attend a short course at the University of Wisconsin. The young man was chosen for the excellence of his essay on "The Future of Agriculture in Wisconsin." The winners will begin their short course work next week.



November 14, 1957


Local hunters bring 10 trophies back


Three nimrods return with three elk, six mule deer and an antelope


Three elk, six mule deer, and one antelope were the trophies of Bob Gress, Henry Becker and Charles Wasserburger, on their return from a 10-day hunting trip in the Twin Bridge country of western Montana.


The men traveled to the hunting grounds each day, part way by car and the rest on foot. All hunting was done in the mountains and the weather was excellent. There was a blizzard one day, but the men hunted anyway. The temperature was not too cold, and they reported hunting was very good. It was the first trip for Bob and "Bitsy," but Henry had been several times before.


"The work came," said Bob Gress, "in getting out the elk. It took five men to drag the elk out and all game was brought home whole."




Silver Anniversary


Mr. and Mrs. David Lavey and family attended the silver wedding anniversary Saturday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rollins. Open house was held at St. Stephen's Parish in Chili. A dinner for immediate relatives was served a 6 p.m., and later approximately 175 guests attended a supper. Mr. and Mrs. Rollins are the parents of 10 living children.


Woman to represent county at polio meeting


Mrs. Bruno Woodzick of Neillsville will attend a meeting of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in Chicago November 18 as Clark County's representative. The meeting was called to school each chapter on the 1958 "March of Dimes" campaign. Mrs. Woodzick will assist Atty. Wayne W. Trimberger, who has been named chairman of the 1958 March of Dimes campaign. The appointments were made by Jess W. Scott, chapter chairman.



Stuffed toys is York group aim


Planned for Christmas gifts to State School, news of the York area


The Good Neighbors Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs. Lawrence DeMert. A business meeting was held, at which it was decided to make stuffed toys for the Northern Colony home. They are to be done by November 20, when the Homemakers will meet at the home of Mrs. Ronald Greeler. Any old usable clothing also is to be brought to this meeting, which will be held in the afternoon. A potluck lunch will be served.



Calvary Church received 30


New members are taken in Sunday; represent 10 families, total now 40


Thirty new members were taken into the congregation of the newly formed Calvary Lutheran Church during the Sunday morning service by the Rev. I.J, Tanner, pastor. The new members are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoehn and son, James; Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Heimstad and sons, Theodore, Douglas and Gary; Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Kalsow; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ives; Mrs. DeWayne Lloyd and daughter, Jona Raie; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marvin and daughters, Diane Lynn, Wanda Gail, Kathleen Marie, Lois Ann and Christine Ellen; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ratsch and sons, Russell, James and Jeffrey; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson; Alfred Schultz; and Miss Joan Wolfrom.


The above named constitutes 10 families. The membership of the church now consists of 40 families.


Cow in Granton herd produces 819 pounds fat


Adelyne Acres Frosty Sonja, top Guernsey cow of the Frank Johnson herd, Granton, finished 305 days lactation with a record of 819 pounds of butterfat and 12,720 pounds of milk on twice-a-day milking.



This picture shows I.J. Koschak of Willard with the American cheddar which brought him first honors at the recent convention of state cheese men. This is aged cheese, made by Mr. Koschak before he retired to his present home in Willard. (Reprint from The Milwaukee Journal 1947)



The men who will be in charge of the new Schultz Bros. Co. store in Neillsville, which opens today with a three-day grand opening event, are pictured above. Both are recent comers to Neillsville. Warren Huddleston (left) is the manager. He comes here from Spooner, where he was in charge of the Schultz Bros. store for four years. His assistant is Ed Hanson, who comes here from Barron. (Press photo 1957)



Managers and assistants from many stores in Wisconsin last week were rushing the stocking of the new Schultz Bros. Co. Variety Store, which will hold its three-day grand opening today, Friday and Saturday. The picture above shows work in progress. (Press photo 1957)





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