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Clark County News


February 9, 1939


Wrecking of Lowe Store will take about 30 days


Work of wrecking the J.B. Lowe & Son Furniture Store building, destroyed January 16 by fire which took the life of Mrs. J.B. Lowe, 77, was progressing during the last week, and is expected to be completed late this month or early in March.


The wrecking contract was let to Herman Hagen, who is being helped by Kenneth Metcalf, both of Neillsville. They started the work last Saturday.


Neillsville volunteer firemen preceding their monthly meeting last Monday night entertained several Granton firemen and others from that village at a feed in the fire hall in appreciation for their aid in fighting the Lowe fire. Among the Granton men attending were: Chief Charles Bladl, Arlo Lautenbach, Elmer Marg, Roland Quicker, Vernon Peterson, Chester Finnegan, William Schmidtke, Sam Schroeder, Fred Dahl, Leonard St. Dennis and Arnold Garbisch.


A few who aided the Neillsville volunteers were not able to be present. Among them were Assistant Chief Lloyd L. Spry and Herman Schoengarth.




Boy Scout Week will be observed in Neillsville


Members of Neillsville’s three scout patrols this week were busy designing and putting displays in windows in three downtown stores in preparation for National Boy Scout Week, which starts Monday.


The windows will display scout craft and are being put in competition for three cash awards offered by the Kiwanis Club. The work is being dome under the supervision of Scoutmaster Earl Ruedy. Judges will be appointed by the Kiwanis Club at the meeting Monday.



Many measles cases are reported in the county


Reports of many cases of measles in the eastern part of the county were filtering into The Press office this week and last. Country correspondents in this section almost without exception wrote of at least one - and more frequently several cases of measles in their district.


Exact figures on the number of cases in the county at present are not available. However, 64 cases were listed for the county in the state board of health’s bulletin on contagion for the week ending February 4. This is an increase of 54 cases over the previous week’s report, according to the office of Dr. L. M. Morse, head of the district health office.


The cases are distributed as follows: Dorchester, 21; Fremont, 9; Grant, 2; Granton, 1; Lynn, 1; Mayville, 17; Sherwood, 7; Unity, 4; and York, 2.



Conservation Meeting


The regular monthly meeting of the Clark County Conservation League will be held in the East Side Halls at Willard at 8 p.m. Sunday. Talks and motion pictures on conservation subjects are planned. Members from all parts of the county are expected to attend. Work which has been done by the league includes the stocking of several county streams with trout and other game fish, and the improvement of conservation generally in Clark County.



County nurse recovering


County nurse Gertrude Clouse is recovering from a siege of streptococci throat infection which sent her to bed about four weeks ago. She expects to be back on duty in the next week or two.



Meeting is planned


A meeting of Clark County farmers for the purpose of explaining and demonstrating the use of electric brooders is being arranged by County Agent Wallace J. Landry for February 22 and 23 in the Moose Hall here.



Neillsville Golden Glove boxer wins two by K.O.


Alvin Hahn, Neillsville Golden Glover, fighting in the 175-pound class, entered the final round at the Wisconsin Rapids tournament last night by virtue of a first-round knockout victory over Donald Senn of Marshfield. He will fight again in Wisconsin Rapids Thursday, February 16.


Last night’s victory was the second for Hahn - and his second first-round knockout of the tournament. In the first encounter he sprawled Donald Jensen of Arkdale after only a few blows has been exchanged.



Dairy products contest entered by 45 students


About 45 Neillsville high school students under John Perkins have submitted advertisements in the dairy products advertising contest sponsored by the state department of agriculture and markets.


A letter commending Mr. Perkins and the interest he and his students have shown in the contest, was received from the Wisconsin department of agriculture and markets a few days ago. The letter stated in part:


“We want to congratulate you on having an agricultural teacher with as much enthusiasm as has Mr. Perkins. We deeply appreciated such cooperation, and we think that his attempt to interest the farm and city youth in your community agricultural problems of this kind is worthy of mention.”




Miss Ava Erickson of Merrillan, who has been employed at the B.J. Stallard home, has accepted a similar position at Madison.


Mrs. Pickett of Chetek is visiting at the home of her son, Perl, and wife.


Miss Geraldine Smith met with an auto accident Friday, damaging her car quite badly.


John Stuve and Franklin Stuve enrolled at the Eau Claire business College Friday.


The young missionary society met at the Free Methodist parsonage with Mrs. Robert Osborne Saturday afternoon.


Mr. and Mrs. Howe Stuve autoed down to Madison to get their daughter, Dorothy, a student at the university. Dorothy has enrolled for the second semester at the Eau Claire teachers’ College.


The Free Methodist Missionary Society postponed its meeting until a later date. It was to have met at the home of Mrs. Robert Osborne Friday.


Mrs. Moe Hart will entertain the Excelsior Club Tuesday afternoon at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Angus Flood.


Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hart and Laurel were Neillsville callers Friday. They called on Mr. Hart’s mother while there.


Mrs. George Squires was quite sick Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. William Grulke and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Kurtzweg spent Monday afternoon at the Ben Hart home.


Mrs. Archie Fradenburg and Mrs. Perl Pickett entertained friends from Neillsville and Humbird Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Fradenburg, the occasion being their birthdays.


Mr. Morris Kretchmer attended a business meeting at Sparta Monday.


Little Rita and Lucille Alberts have missed a few weeks of school because of illness.


Mrs. Russell O’Leary was taken to a clinic at Black River Falls Thursday for treatment.


Mark 63rd anniversary in Neillsville Monday



Sixty-three years of married life were marked Monday by Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schiller, Clark County residents for the past 47 years, at their residence on South Grand Avenue. Mr. Schiller is 84, and Mrs. Schiller is 80.


Many friends and relatives of the grand old couple dropped in on them during the day and early evening to pay their respects and to wish them many more happy years together.


Mr. and Mrs. Schiller, the former Margaret Litzen, were married February 6, 1876, in St. Joseph, Fond du Lac County. Theirs was a long period of courtship which started when they were children. As both of them will relate: “We grew up together.” And their years together have always been happy ones, they agree.


For some time preceding their marriage, Mr. Schiller was employed by Mrs. Schiller’s father in the town of Marshfield, Fond du Lac County. But soon after their marriage they moved to Marion County, where Mr. Schiller planned to settle down to farming.


However, life on a farm did not last long, and in 1892 they moved to Clark County. Mr. Schiller, an old-time logger, started working for John Hein, well-known lumberman of this section during that time, and the first house in which they lived in the county was a log cabin near the sawmill, located on Wedges Creek.


A few years later the mill was moved to the town of York, and Mr. and Mrs. Schiller went along with it. Mr. Schiller was a valued employee of Mr. Hein, and frequently was sent out in search of new timberlands. His search carried him into many parts of Wisconsin, and on one occasion, into Michigan.


For 14 years Mr. Schiller remained with the Hein interests, then he moved into Neillsville and for several years was employed in the city water department.


The advice Mr. and Mrs. Schiller would give to any young couple seeking to learn the secret of a long and happy married life is learned to give and take,


“And you have to give a lot more than you take sometimes”, Mrs. Schiller comments.


Seven children were born to the union. They are Mrs. William Betz of the town of Seif; Mrs. Ed Wolff of Glendive, Mont.; Tony Schiller of Greenwood; Mrs. Francis Preston, at home; W.F. Schiller, deceased; Miss Mildred Schiller, a teacher in the Madison public schools; and Mrs. Thorwald Christopherson of Juneau. There are 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.




Clarence Freedlund and sons delivered wood to the Dewhurst school last week.


Lois, Ivan and Wayne Schwanebeck and Merlin Jacobson returned to school after a siege of measles. Morris Freedlund returned to school Monday, after being confined to his bed with a bad cold. This seems to be a bad winter for sickness.


Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jacobson attended the funeral of Mrs. C. F. McKee at Pittsville last Thursday afternoon.


Mrs. Allen Freedlund has been taking chiropractic treatments in Neillsville.


The Ladies’ Aid met with Mrs. Max Schwanebeck last Thursday.


Joe Seman, our health inspector has made frequent calls around here lately.


Thorp News


Walter and Dewey Williams and Frank Matt Briski were callers at the Joe Malaszu home Saturday evening.


Walter Williams has recovered from his cold and is working for Slauson again.


Joseph Sokolowski returned to his home Friday evening, after working on Walter Williams’ job.


Carl Kippenhan of the town of Mead had the misfortune to lose a horse last week.


Sylvia Krause of Wausau is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krause, in Reseburg.


Esther, Alvin, Paul and Herbert Kippenhan, Mr. and Mrs. John Godden, Jr., and Ruth Bradle were Sunday callers at the home of Rollin Williams.


 Herbert Kippenhan visited with Frank Malaszuk at his home for a while Sunday afternoon.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bradle and daughters, Wilma and Ruth, were visitors at the home of Bill Hickman.




Mrs. L. Church of Milwaukee visited at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Kenyon.


Mrs. Otto Voie is a patient at the Lutheran Hospital at Eau Claire, where she underwent an operation.


Luke Buker, George Humke, Jr., Elmer Steiger and Emmett Longridge, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spent a week here at their respective homes during their between-semesters vacation.


Dr. and Mrs. William Olson have left for Florida where they were accompanied by Mrs. Olson’s mother of Blanchardville.


Miss Ruby Radtke is a patient at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield where she underwent an appendectomy.


The West Side Ladies’ Aid of the Reformer Church met at the home of Mrs. Fred Brick Wednesday, February 8.


Frank Young and daughter, Margery and Quinton Chetwood of Blue River returned to their home Saturday after spending several days at the John Wendt home.


Mr. and Mrs. Irving Sherman spent Sunday at Sheldon. They were accompanied by Mrs. Sherman’s mother, Mrs. Irva Hindal, who had spent several weeks here at their home.


The United Ladies’ Aid was to be entertained at the home of Mrs. Palmer Vinger Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Hermann Olson was to assist the hostess.





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