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Clark County News
November 4, 1937
Zilk Villa one of finest in state
New super service and cabins and a fine new home
The new Zilk Villa is one of the finest super-service stations in the northwest, for a city the size of Neillsville, and a credit to Joe Zilk, the enterprising owner. Greetings are being extended to Joe by those who had a part in the building and furnishing of the fine new station and home, and the two new, modern cabins he built this year.
Joe Zilk has been a resident of Neillsville for the past 24 years and has been active in the present location the past six years. Previously he was in the oil business eleven years. For six years preceding service in the World War he was a salesman.
The new Zilk Villa is a handsome structure with artistic stone exterior and 20 by 40 feet in size on a corner lot 160 feet square. He has installed a new type of hoist, and grease equipment, and also handles tires besides doing simonizing and washing of cars. Of his six cabins, three are fully modern and electrically heated. The new home of Mr. Zilk nearby is 28 by 28, two stories high and modern in all respects and a handsome addition to the residential section of the city.
Schiller’s rug test
A new sidewalk test of one of their finest rugs will be staged by Schiller’s Furniture store. People will walk over the rug, which will afterwards be cleaned and then sold to the highest bidder. See particulars elsewhere in the paper.
Good Book Week
The Neillsville public library will observe Good Book Week, November 14 to 20, with some interesting displays of books being arranged by Miss Elizabeth Bovee, the librarian. Patrons who have especially interesting or rare volumes are kindly invited to bring them to the library for display.
Thank offering meeting
The Women’s Home Missionary society of the M.E. Church will hold its annual thank offering meeting Sunday evening, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. There will be a speaker from away, special music and a play by local talent. An offering will be taken. Everyone welcome.
Guernsey caravan on a county tour
Owen, Withee, Willard and Neillsville on itinerary
Saturday, November 6, is the big day set aside by the Clark County Guernsey Breeders Association for its caravan tour of the county. This will start at the Woodland Hotel at Owen at 8:30 a.m.
The itinerary as announced by Secretary Arthur Swenson is as follows: Art Louis Farm, Withee; Jesse Winkler, Stanley; Frank Urbanz, Willard; John P. Schering and Floyd Potts, Greenwood. From the Potts farm the caravan will drive to the Palm Garden at Neillsville for dinner.
In the afternoon stops will be made at the farms of O.J. Warren and A. G. Laabs, and the last one at the Elmer Koehn farm near Dorchester.
The third annual banquet will be held at the community hall in Owen Friday, November 12.
Lose to Medford in a close game
Neillsville boys play a fine football game on Friday
Neillsville lost a close game at Medford Friday to the Taylor County team by a score of 12 to 6. The Medford written report of the game stated that Neillsville had clearly outplayed Medford, which took advantage of some fumbles to make the winning touchdown.
Outside of some costly fumbles the Neillsville team played a bang-up game, and as usual were on their toes from the opening to the closing whistle. In the third quarter Neillsville made some long marches but the boys were stopped short of the goal. Throughout the last half the Neillsville team clearly outplayed the Medford boys and made their only touchdown.
Next Saturday and every Saturday thereafter, until next May, the courthouse will be open all day. All of the law offices will also be open all day Saturday during the same time.
4,000 deer tags
County Clerk Calvin Mills has received 4,000 deer tags, which will supply quite a number of hunters who may apply for some. Last year 3,700 deer tags were bought with hunting licenses in this county. The deer season this year is Nov. 26, 27 and 28, taking in a Sunday, so there will likely be a lot of hunters in the woods.
October 30, 1947
Local householders are hospitable to hunters
Places for 40 to 50 hunters had been provided up to Monday noon as result of the publicity appearing in last week’s Press. Art Epding states that local householders responded with alacrity, one woman even making practically a whole house available. Mr. Epding is making up a list at the Merchants Hotel and is placing himself in position to help hunters who cannot otherwise be cared for in this area during the deer season.
Granton ends first season with victory
Granton High School climaxed its first year of football with a victory over Spencer, 12 to 6, last weekend; but ruined Spencer’s homecoming in turning the trick.
Spencer grabbed the lead with a first period touchdown; but Granton came back in the final minutes of the half to send Arnold Schumacher over on a quarterback sneak.
Granton kept the play in Spencer territory most of the final half. Midway in the fourth period Granton intercepted a Spencer pass and started a goal line march. Halfback Wayne Sternitzky was sent around left end for the clinching marker.
The Granton squad, first in the school’s history, was composed of: Eugen Trimberger, Erlin Garbisch, Walter Helm, Richard Kauth, Neal Fero and Leonard Scholtz, ends; Merle Bartsch, Robert Seltrecht and Norman Helm, tackles; Nick Rosandich, Edward Todd, Wallace Erickson, Wayne Sternitzky, Raymond Gluch, Franklin Paun and Donald Jahnke, halfbacks; and Leland Bartsch, Robert Witte and Duane Rose, fullbacks.
Christmas decorations are approved by council
Street decorations for the holidays were given approval Tuesday evening by the city council. The decision was that the city would meet the cost and that the work would be supervised by the Rotary Club.
The club was represented by John Mattson and Elliott Warlum. Mr. Mattson presented in some detail an idea for street decorations, and said in response to inquiry, that the Rotary Club has neither time nor money to carry it out. He met agreement when he stated that it was an enterprise of value to the entire city and that the city ought to carry it through. Council members sought some information as to the cost but received no definite figures.
The decision was that the Rotarians would superintend the job and that the city would pay for the materials and do the work under the direction of Street Commissioner Noll.
October 31, 1957
Tot, 2, tangles with elevator
Sally Ann Janke has arm fracture; clothing is torn from her shoulders
Sally Ann Janke, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orin Janke of Humbird, is resting comfortably in Memorial Hospital here after having her arm broken, and the clothing torn from her when she became enmeshed in a grain elevator Monday morning.
Sally Ann was watching with interest the proceedings as her father and uncle, Leo Janke, were picking corn and using the elevator to put it into the corn crib. Leo, who has just brought a load of corn in, went to the crib. He was gone but a moment, but when he returned, he found that Sally Ann had become entangled.
Her jacket, shirtwaist and undershirt had been torn from her shoulders and her arm was lacerated. X-rays taken at the hospital revealed that the upper arm also had been fractured.
“Witch Wagon” prizes offered
Incentive offered to youngsters, Halloween Party at Legion Hall here
“Witch Wagon” prizes will be a new feature of the annual Halloween Party, which will be held tonight (Thursday) in the American Legion Hall.
The event is under the joint sponsorship this year of the Women of the Moose and the Modern Woodmen of America, with financial help being given by the Neillsville volunteer fire department, the B. & P.W. Club, rotary, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
The “witch wagon” prizes will be offered to the children of preschool up to high school ages who are home when contacted by telephone one-half hour after leaving the party. Each child will be provided a ticket (either at school or at the Legion Hall when he arrived), and drawings will be held from these tickets, according to Mrs. Helen Franke, chairman of the Women of the Moose group.
Two age groups
As in the past years, the party will be divided into two age groups. Children ranging in age from preschool to high school will be entertained with games and refreshments from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Prizes will be given for the best costumes in the various age groups.
Teenagers will be entertained from 8 p.m. until midnight, with dancing furnished by the L & L Varsity band, which will be provided through the courtesy of the transcription and recording fund of the American Federation of Musicians.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hedding celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday at their farm home northeast of Humbird.
Miss Barbara Ray (right), Clark County Home Agent, congratulates June Haslow, Loyal, on her selection as the outstanding 4-H Club girl in canning. June’s mother, Mrs. Paul Haslow, looks on proudly. June will attend the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago December 1-5 as a result of her achievement.
(Press photo, October 17, 1957)
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