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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles

Clark County News

December 9, 1937


Two hot basketball games at Armory Wed., Dec. 15


One of the basketball treats of the season will be the two games to be played Wednesday evening, Dec. 15th, at the Armory. In the main game of the evening, Neillsville High plays Owen High School which has not as yet been defeated this season and has beaten Abbotsford twice and Marathon City. Owen is coming with a big crowd of rooters.


In an outstanding preliminary game the Neillsville city team will play the strong Fall Creek city team, which is composed mainly of last season's state championship Class "C" high school team. This game starts at 7:00 p.m. and the other game at 8:00 p.m.


The Neillsville High School band attired in uniforms and directed by R.A. Becker, will play at the games. With the addition of 250 new seats at the Armory there will be seating for all attending.


The Neillsville High team will play in the Class "B" tournament at Eau Claire March 9, 10, and 11, with the following eight teams selected: Augusta, Chippewa Falls, Colfax, Durand, Menomonie, Mondovi, Neillsville and Stanley.


In the Class "C" tournament at Abbotsford the following will compete: Abbotsford, Colby, Dorchester, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Owen, Thorp, Unity and Withee.


Osseo Skyscrapers win game here on Tuesday


In a game filled with plenty of action the Neillsville city team lost to the taller and the rangier Osseo city basketball team at the high school gym here Friday night 33 to 23. Only one member of the Osseo team was under the 6-foot mark, while Insteford nearly 7 feet tall. Kattestad narrowly missed a long shot at the Neillsville basket in the third quarter. "Curly" Donahue of Neillsville refereed the game and did a good job. Bill Wagner of Neillsville was high scorer with 7 field goals.


The Osseo team had previously beaten Altoona and lost to Eau Claire by one point. It is going to be hard for any of the other teams in the league to head off the Osseo Skyscrapers.


The next game of the city team will be at Fairchild this Thursday evening.


In a preliminary game at the high school gym the Indian School team beat the Neillsville Juniors 18 to 12. The Indian boys have a very smooth working team.




Imig in Glee Club


Harold Imig of Neillsville is among the young men in the College of Agriculture at Madison that have added music to their studies and are members of the Agricultural Men's Glee Club.




Christmas decorations


The Christmas decorations for the business section were placed by city workmen the past week. A number of women worked at the city hall making wreaths and festooning. Mayor Fred Stelloh wishes us to express his appreciation and thanks to the business men and citizens who donated toward the street decoration fund.




Try to rob again


 A second attempt to rob the O & N Feed warehouse at Humbird was made the past week, after over $400 in plunder had been hauled away the week previous. The lock held this time, but to be safe Ken Strafford, manager, has put a watchman on guard to "warm the rear pants" of any more would-be robbers with buckshot.




December 4, 1947


Carnival at Granton to raise funds for band


A carnival to raise funds for the purchase of new band uniforms will be held Friday night at the Granton High School. The program starting at 8 p.m., will include band and choral numbers, plays by grade school pupils, solo and ensemble numbers. The crowning of the carnival queen will be a feature following the main show. Candidates for the title are Elizabeth Zahradka, freshman; Virginia Gluck, sophomore; Irene Naedler, junior; and Susan Moeller, senior. Various games and shows will lend carnival atmosphere to the event.



Jane Crothers leads on honor roll at Granton


Jane Crothers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Crothers of Granton, led the honor roll at Granton High School in the second six weeks period of the year, according to an announcement from Principal Carl Eisemann. Miss Crothers compiled and "A" average.


Others on the honor roll, all of whom received honorable mention for averages from 89 to 95, were:


Seniors: Wendell Storm, Virginia Nickel, Susan Moeller, Amber Marg, Mary Jennings, Mildred Erickson, Merle Bartsch.


Juniors: Virjean Buettner, Donald Jahnke, Virginia Larson, Irene Naedler, Wayne Sternitzky.


Sophomores: Diana Eibergen, Esther Jennings, Eileen Korth, Donald Nickel and Rebecca Todd.


Freshman: Ellen Eide, Jacquelyn Garbisch, Richard Harlin, Gladys Lehman and Vivian Roehl.




Believe peak of deer past here


Number of hunters and the legal kill are down, but illegal kill is heavy


The peak in Clark County's deer hunting in the present cycle has been passed.


If nothing else, this was the definite opinion of close followers of the sport as a result of the nine-day buck season which closed Sunday.


Almost every phase this season fell below last year's results-and way below advance estimates. Fewer legal deer were killed; and Warden Alva A. Clumpner estimated that hunters numbered approximately 40 percent below last year.


One in 45


An indication of the small kill was found in revelations of road checks conducted during the season by game wardens in the area. One on road check, near the Lone Pine School in the town of Foster, only one legal buck was found by the wardens out of 45 cars checked. In another check, in a different location, only two legal bucks were seen in more than 50 cars checked.


Only one area in the county yielded a consistently good kill, and that area comprised only a few sections on the Seif-Foster town line, according to Warden Clumpner. Kills in all other sections were spotty.


The illegal kill was described by the warden as "tremendous" during the last half of the season. He expressed belief that it would run as high as last year's illegal kill, which was estimated at 1,000 fawns and does.




November 28, 1957


Snowbound residents and hunters are finally freed


Several hunting parties, residents wait two days and longer after storm


The 13-inch snowfall and blizzard last week kept a lot of people locked in a deep, snowy grip for several days before snowplows were able to get to them.


As far as The Clark County Press could learn, there was no case of actual hardship; but several- including hunters-had experienced which they would just as soon not go through again for a while.


Take the case of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sollberger of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. George Church of Pine Valley and Ernest Sollberger of Madison. They were snowbound for two days in the old Poertner cabin, four miles southwest of Columbia.


Five stranded


 "We had plenty to eat; we were comfortably warm," Mrs. Church related. The snowstorm and blizzard had filled the highways and woodlands waist deep. "We had more snow southwest of Columbia than you had in the Neillsville area," she said, "and after two days of being snowbound we decided that someone would have to make the four-mile trek to a telephone."


Albert Sollberger, who was raised in Columbia and has hunted all of his life in that area, volunteered to walk to the home of his brother, William, in Columbia. He arrived after a long and hard hike, telephoned his daughter, Mrs. Gavin Upton, at Neillsville, and asked her to keep the fires going at the Sollberger residence. Then he called August Klann and asked him to put out some feed for the youngstock at the Church farm. Mr. Church had expected to drive home to feed the youngstock, but the blizzard nipped that intention.


Although they couldn't hunt for two days after the storm, they brought home five deer.


Snowbound in tent


Five Madison men, living in a canvas tent a little west of the Church- Sollberger cabin, also were snowbound. They were very happy when they heard the tractor of George Poertner, plowing out a track wide enough for a car to get out. The Madison men were late going home. They had lived under crude conditions in a tent; but were healthy, and happy to be freed.


There were others similarly snowbound for varying periods. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Brown of Neillsville, who were not able to get out of their cabin on Lake Arbutus until Sunday morning.




 Military Notes


Pfc. Leo Lindner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lindner, Route 2, Neillsville, recently graduated from the eight-week fire control instrument repair course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. He entered the army in September 1956, and completed basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. He is a graduate of Neillsville High School.


William C. Marty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Casper J. Marty, Neillsville, recently was promoted to specialist, third class, in Munich, Germany, while serving with the 11th Airborne Division. He entered the army in May 1955, and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1955.


Pvt. Louis Gurney, son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Gurney, Route 1, Neillsville, is scheduled to complete eight weeks of basic combat training, December 7 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is a 1957 graduate of Neillsville High School.


Spc. 3/s Richard E. Friedenfels, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Friedenfels, Route 2, Owen, recently attended the world-famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" in Munich, Germany. It is one of Munich's greatest and most colorful spectacles. Friedenfels arrived in Europe in February 1956. He attended Owen High School.



One of the early parties to "fill" during the deer season was that including Walter Trimberger (left) of Granton, and his son, Wayne W. Trimberger, Clark County's district attorney. They are shown with four of the five deer taken by the four men included on their party permit. (Press photo Nov. 28, 1957)



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