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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles


Clark County News

November 25, 1937


Neillsville boys are on conference teams


Harold Feirn of Neillsville, Wisconsin was given first place on the all-state teachers college conference football team as end, and Hugh Horswill, also of Neillsville, was placed on the second team as tackle.


Both of these young men played for three years on the football and basketball teams of our high school. They are juniors in the Eau Claire teachers college.




Shows at the Armory


"Cafe Metropole " is advertised as a "Thanksgiving Holiday Hit" at the Armory, November 25 and 26. The "Career Woman" will be shown Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, also other features.



Athletic carnival good


The high school carnival, which was held Thursday evening in the gymnasium was a grand success, about $200 being cleared for the benefit of the high school athletic association. There were games, stunts and contests, and everyone kept busy and happy by the committee in charge.



REA electricians at meetings in county


The third meeting of electricians of Clark County to acquaint them with the requirements of the REA setup was held at Neillsville Tuesday, Nov. 23. Previously meetings were held at Thorp Monday and at Unity last Saturday. Roy Gibbs of Stanley, project inspector, and William Dallman of Colby, the new county project supervisor, were in charge of the meetings.



Jackson County to relocate two highways


Highway 10 will be relocated for a distance of two miles east of Fairchild by vote of the Jackson County Board at Black River Falls last week. The board also voted to relocate Highway 95 and 27 through the village of Hixton.


O.H. Overlien was re-elected highway commissioner of Jackson County.



"Dairy Queen" wins in flour naming


Neillsville and Granton tie in Van Gorden contest


E.W. Deal of Neillsville, Royal Teatz of Granton and Mrs. Ole P. Larson of Granton were the three winners in the flour naming contest conducted by H.H. Van Gorden & Sons. The winning name was "Dairy Queen" Flour. There were over 3,200 replies received in the contest from people in Whitehall, Black River Falls, Neillsville, and other places, showing a great interest in the contest.


The fact that Neillsville and Granton folks carried off the honors and will divide the five barrels of flour is very encouraging to their many friends. There are over 8,000 names of flour in use in the United States so it was necessary to check carefully so there would be no infringement of copyright. Kermit Clausen and L.S. Smith, who are with large flour firms in Minneapolis, were the judges.




Deer season will open on Friday


November 26, 27 and 28 dates set for hunt this year


The three-day deer hunting season this year opens Friday of this week and will last for three days, November 26, 27 and 28.


A large number of Clark County hunters have taken out licenses and the big majority will do their hunting in Clark and Jackson counties.


Many hunters will go into Vilas and Sawyer counties despite much posting to hunt on lands open for them. There has been much criticism over the posting, with deer reported plentiful and poachers wanting hunters barred.


The state conservation commission, state medical society and other bodies have issued special warning to hunters to be careful and not shoot before they are sure they are pointing their guns at a buck.



November 20, 1947


Warden on duty


A game warden will be on duty three days prior to, and throughout, the deer season at the County Forestry building. He will be there about 10 a.m. each morning and throughout the day.


His job will be to issue non-residence hunting licenses and deer tags, to handle reports of hunting violations and to take care of the sale of illegally killed and confiscated deer.




10,000 hunters expected in the county Saturday


Vanguard arriving as deer season opening


The vanguard of more than 10,000 hunters who will stalk the white-tail deer in Clark County's 127,000 acres of forest land, is now arriving.


The nine-day season opening Saturday morning is expected to be the greatest in recent history of the county.


It will bring the greatest number of hunters -an estimated 10,000 as compared with 8,000 last year.


It will produce the biggest bag of legal bucks, in the estimate of Game Warden Alva A. Clumpner. He believes something like 2,500 to 3,000 will be taken. Last year 2,700 legal bucks were killed here to mark Clark County as one of the choicest deer hunting grounds in the state.


And, unless hunters exercise more caution than they did in 1946, the season is likely, also, to produce:


The heaviest human toll.


The heaviest too of does and fawns.


The slaughter of 1946- both in men and illegal deer-was the highest in the state, and in the history of hunting in Clark County.


Two men were killed in that season. Five others were wounded by gunshot.


The state estimates that more than 1,000 illegal deer (does and fawns) were dropped in the county. Of these, only about 200 were salvaged by state conservation wardens, Mr. Clumpner said.




St. Mary's School holds open house


In observance of American Education Week, St. Mary's School, Neillsville, held an open house Wednesday evening, November 13, to which all parents and friends of the school were invited. In keeping with the national slogan for 1957, "as the child grows so grows the nation," a program was presented by Sister Grace Marie, Sister Enrico and Sister Ricarda.


Sister Grace Marie demonstrated how audio-visual education is entering the curriculum to stimulate and develop the mind of the child. Sister Enrico, primary teacher, discussed the subject matter of the grades, the preparation needed for entrance, and pointed out how parents can help their children progress.


The program concluded with Sister Ricarda interpreting and analyzing the character and academic marks on the report cards.




New Schultz Bros. Store in 3-day grand opening


Modern retail establishment becomes newest addition in growth of city


A sparkling bright and modern Schultz Bros. Co. Variety store opens today (Thursday) in Neillsville, with a three-day weekend grand opening.


Boasting 6,500 square feet of sales floor, the new building becomes the latest addition to the growth and modernization of this progressive community. Several new departments have been added to increase the "shop-ability" of the store.


New to people of the area is the fact that this store becomes completely self-service, which is the modern trend in merchandising. Customers may shop as fast, or browse as slowly, as they desire. If a clerk is desired to help, the customer may secure one by simply ringing a bell which is provided on each sales counter for that purpose.


Two check-out stations have been provided to help customers complete their shopping with a minimum of delay.


Long tubes of fluorescent lights bring the nearest thing to daylight to every nook and cranny of the large store. New display fixtures have been provided throughout.


The store is completely air conditioned.




Weather cuts crowd


Owing to the bad weather Friday night the card party sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary did not draw a very large crowd. However a good time was enjoyed by those present. Arthur Walker drew the grand prize and Walter Sheffer the door prize.




32 cagers report at Granton High School 


Coach George Cannon starts rebuilding job, with Trimberger only letterman


Thirty-two men have turned out for basketball at Granton High School under the direction of the new coach, George Cannon. Gale Trimberger, guard, is the only letterman back from the last year's squad. Some positions are still wide-open, but of the 32 men, the following 12 are assured of places on the first team squad, with some playing also with the "B-team":


Walter Hiles, Ernest Sternitzky, Anton Dezbyik and Douglas Opelt at center, Norman Vanderwyst, Jim Lee, Orville Garbisch, and Myron Schlinsog at guard, Louis Schilling, Wayne Kurth and Allen Montgomery at forward.



Two important Clark County firms were recognized for meritorious service to 4-H Clubs over the years at the annual 4-H leaders' banquet in Trinity Lutheran Church at Loyal last Thursday evening. Shown with their plaques and being congratulated by County Agent Stanley W. Ihlenfeldt, are Elmer Learman (left) representing Clark Electric Cooperative; and Galen Misfeldt (right) representing the Thorp Finance Corporation.

(Press photo 1957)



Five Clark County 4-H Clubs were singled out for recognition as outstanding clubs in Clark County during the annual 4-H leaders' banquet in Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, last Thursday night. Leaders of these clubs are pictured above (left to right): Mrs. Stephen Tichy of Greenwood, Happy Valley 4-H Club; Mrs. E.C. Haslow of Chili, (pinch-hitting for her daughter, Barbara), Chili 4-H Club; Mr. and Mrs. John Potocnik of Owen, Park's Happy 13 4-H Club; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blunck of Withee, Longwood 4-H Club; and Mrs. Phyllis Conrad of Withee, Longwood Center 4-H Club. At the right is John Oncken, county 4-H club agent.

(Press photo 1957)





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