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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles


Clark County News

December 16, 1937


Triplets and twins in the Withee school


Teachers of the freshman and sophomore classes in the high school at Withee can never be quite sure whether it’s Mary, Catherine or Victoria Koperski they’re addressing, or whether it’s John or Chris Klay who is supposed to hand in that theme, but they have little trouble with Albert and Bertha Urban.


The 14-year-old Koperski sisters are identical triplets. Even their best friends have given up any attempt to tell the Klay twins, also 14, apart. Those who want to know for certain ask the boys. All are members of the freshman class.


The 16-year-old Urban twins are sophomores. All the triplets and twins stand high in their studies.



Fire at Art Epding’s


The fire company was called to the former A. Wenzel home–now owned by David Seif–Saturday noon.


Flames had gained considerable headway, working to the second story between the wall, evidently originating at a register on the first floor, and was possibly caused by an over-heated furnace.


The fire was discovered by Mrs. Bertha Dux, who had an apartment in the house, Mr. and Mrs. Art Epding being absent from home.


Ice fishing permits


Ice fishing will be permitted in the following counties of this state until January 15: Barron, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire. The rule which formerly permitted an angler to use three lines has been changed, placing the limit at two lines, according to Game Warden Al Klumpner.


Rural Social Study Club


Mrs. Fred Haupt entertained the members of the Rural Social and Study Club at her home on December 8th. A Christmas program was given, and gifts exchanged.


Miss Dunning gives talk


Miss Blanche Dunning, one of the supervising teachers of Clark County, gave a talk on progressive education at a meeting of the Mother’s Club at Colby.


December 11, 1947


Two county bridges are approved by Governor


Contracts for building two bridges in Clark County–at Granton on County Trunk K, and near Chili on County Trunk Y– were approved Monday by Gov. Oscar Rennebohm.


The contracts, calling for an outlay of $48,727.40 for the two projects, had previously been made by the state highway commission with I.H. Pertzsch of Onalaska.


The project on County Trunk K covers the construction of a new bridge over O’Neill Creek inside the village near the public schools. The project on County Trunk Y, located about a mile north of that community, covers the construction of a 75–foot span over the Yellow River.


Both bridges will replace present structures which have been determined inadequate for present legal loads.


Christmas party


A Christmas party and banquet will be held jointly by the Neillsville Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs next Monday evening. The party is to be held in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, starting at 6:30 p.m. Wives or husbands of the club members will be guests. A program is being arranged by Mrs. Marie Covell of the women’s group, Ivan Lauscher of the Kiwanis Club, and Dr. M.V. Overman of the Rotary Club.


Wins big buck contest


Sixteen-year-old Murel Mott of Neillsville, Route One, has won one of the big buck contests conducted in conjunction with the deer season. His winning was based on the antler spread of the 11-point buck he took the first morning in the town of Pine Valley. The spread was 23 1/4 inches.


“Goat” in hide deal


Heron (Pink) Van Gorden is wondering a little about who is the goat in a hide deal he made Monday morning. A man walked into Van Gorden’s and told Pink he had two “buck hides” in a gunny sack. So Pink paid him, and the man left. A little later the hides were dumped out of the sack. One was a buck deer hide. The other may have belonged to a “buck,” all right; but it must have been a buck goat.




Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krutsch, Neillsville, are the parents of a daughter born December 3.


Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chubb, Granton, are the parents of a daughter born on December 3.


Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson are the parents of a son born on November 27.


Mr. and Mrs. Roland Reel, Colby, are the parents of a son born on December 1.


The son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Short of Granton, R3, has been named Wayne Edward. He was born November 21.


December 5, 1957


Clark County mink growers to pelt an estimated 60,000; it’s “big business”


More than 60,000 mink are on their way from Clark County to the Happy Hunting Grounds– right now. While the breath of life departs, their pelts are bound for the coats of wealthy American women. These 60,000 or more represent the year’s harvest in the flourishing mink industry of the county.


The figure of 60,000 is an estimate, but it is not a wild guess. The writer for The Clark County Press went over a partial list of the county’s producers, with the help of an experienced fur grower. A figure was set down as an estimate for each grower. These figures, added up, gave at least a reasonably accurate figure for the county as a whole. Not all the growers were known; the figures were purposely kept on the conservative side. So it may be depended upon that the total of mink killed in the county in 1957 will be at least 60,000.


Prepare for opening of Bruce Mound tow


Explorer scouts to operate ski hill, volunteers make repairs and improvements


“The Bruce Mound ski tow will be in operation either the coming weekend or one week hence,” Jim Hauge, president of the Half Moon Ski Club, announced this week, adding “it depends on how rapidly we can get the tow in operation.”


On Sunday Mr. Hauge, Henry Stucki, Jerry Smith, Joseph Ylvisaker, Dr. M.V. Overman and a group of high school boys worked at the slide and set five new posts for holding pulleys for the warming house at the foot of the slide.


At one time the hill had two tows in operation, one for the beginners and a longer one for experienced skiers. Mr. Hauge said they are now trying to get one of the tows, on the beginner’s hill, ready for operation.


Christmas tree business “booming” in, Clark County


But it didn’t boom fast enough, “no sale” replies first, now flood of orders


Clark County’s Christmas tree business is “booming.”


That’s the description given by County Clerk Mike Krultz, Jr.


The only trouble is that it didn’t “boom” fast enough.


On November 12 county forestry department employees had cut 2,700 trees in their normal “thinning” operations in county forest plantations. But, despite six weeks of sales effort, the county clerk’s office had orders for only 900 trees.


Suddenly with the advent of December 1, came an avalanche of orders from a four-state area. Monday afternoon there were orders for 1,000 more trees than had been cut. The county’s price is pegged at $1 per tree as compared to 90 cents last year. Wholesale buyers who take them to the cities and sell to retail outlets receive about $2.25 per tree, delivered.



Robert Eunson and his son Dale

Mr. Eunson, once sheriff of Clark County, at the age of 12 gave his brothers and sisters away on Christmas day. His son Dale, who wrote “The Day They Gave Babies Away” is now fiction editor of the Cosmopolitan magazine.  

(Press photo 1947)



The first step in pelting at the Kurt Marg mink farm. Left to right the workers are Keith Marg, son of Kurt Marg; Harold Zank, Jerry Lewis and Louis Hause. (Press photo 1957)



Pictured are mink pelts in the finishing room at the Marg Mink Farm. These pelts have been thoroughly scraped and are now drying on their frames. Mr. Marg is seated at the left, in conversation with Ira Hedding, who is wiping oil from the back of the pelts. This final wiping is given the pelts to remove from them the last of the oil and grease. The pelts hang in this room, at a temperature of about 50 degrees before they are packed for shipment.  (Press photo 1957)






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