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Clark County News

August 19, 1971


Dedication is set for Sunday


$750,000 project at children’s home


Four group homes and new campus of the Winnebago Children’s Home in Neillsville – a project costing approximately $750,000 – will be dedicated in public ceremonies Sunday afternoon.


The Bells of St. Mary’s, a striking marching group from Rhinelander which has appeared in Neillsville on a least two previous occasions, will lend support to the program. They will play a pre-program concert starting at 2:45 p.m. and will lead a procession of the public over to the new campus groups following the formal program.


The dedication is scheduled for 3 p.m. and is expected to take about one hour.


Supt. Gale Wolf has requested that people park on the streets and approaches to the Children’s Home, leaving the available parking areas for those who find it difficult to walk any distance.


Dignitaries from many walks of life will be among those who will take part in the program. However, the Children’s Home officials have received regrets of Astronaut James A. Lovell, who is chairman of the national fundraising campaign, “Winnebago Outreach.” Lovell will be on a goodwill assignment in Africa for President Nixon.


“Of course,” the Rev. Mr. Wolf commented, “his assignment by the president takes precedence.”


The astronaut, however, has sent a greeting, which will be read during the program Sunday.


New cottages will be dedicated to:


The late Dr. Josias Friedl, clergyman and educator, who served for more than a half century on the Winnebago board before his death January 19, 1969.


Capt. Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, who successfully brought his crippled space ship back to earth following an ill-fated moon shot. On his return, he remarked:


“I was so impressed by the prayers of the millions of people who helped get us home safely, I wanted to repay them. I can’t think of a better way than by helping the children of our nation.”


A local resident to whom a cottage will be dedication is Kurt Listeman, 96-yearold community and area benefactor.


Among those who will participate in the program are Dr. Lawrence L. Gruman, minister of the First Congregational Church in Madison and chairman of the Winnebago Children’s Home board;


Dr. James M. Savides, minister of the Northwest Association of Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ.


Mr. Wolf, executive director of the Children’s Home.


Dr. Ralph P. Ley, president of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ, and as such, the leader of 275 local churches with a membership of 87,311.


Dr. Carl A Hansen, executive secretary of the Minnesota Conference of United Church of Christ.


Walter A. Netsch, partner of the Chicago architectural firm which designed the new units and supervised their construction; and


Frank Neugent, administrator of the division of family services, department of health and social services.


Following the program, and as a symbol of celebration with the Children’s Home the Hediger Carillons at the United Church of Christ will provide a brief musical program.


A view of two of the four new strikingly designed group homes which will be dedicated at the Winnebago Children’s Home here Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to the program, which starts at 3 p.m. (Clark County Press photo August 19, 1971)



Hot lunch program at St. Mary’s begins August 27


The hot lunch program at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Neillsville is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 27. Students will be released prior to the noon hour on opening day, August 26.


Mrs. Ray Burr will again head the lunch program at St. Mary’s, as she has done for the past 14 years. This will be the 21st year that Mrs. Burr has been associated with the program. She will be assisted by Mrs. Martin Feuerstein and Mrs. Robert Zschernitz.


Four from county at Camp Wawbeek


Four Clark County young people last week attended the Easter Seals’ Camp Wawbeek, near Wisconsin Dells. The camp has specially designed facilities to serve the physically handicapped. Those attending were Toni Gaffney and Donald Miller of Neillsville, Gerald DeLong of T. 1, Owen, and William Zuraff of Rt. 3, Thorp.


Moose schedules special enrollment


Final plans have been completed for a Red-Letter Day for the Neillsville Moose Lodge. A class enrollment has been scheduled for Sunday, August 22, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.


The ritual work will be exemplified by the state champion ritual staff from Madison. As an added attraction, State President William Grove will be the guest speaker.


Women of the Moose will be in charge of a special program for the wives of the new candidates; all will be invited to hear the story of the Moose related by the State President at the conclusion of the ceremony. Refreshments will be served following the program.


All members of the Moose are invited to attend the program. As a special feature of the day, a visiting Moose Lodge will be in charge of the meeting.


Country western show is booked


One of the top country western performers out of Nashville, Tenn., will present two programs in Neillsville Sunday, October 24, Arden Hinkelman, chairman of the sponsoring Neillsville Lions Club Committee announced this week.


The shows will be given by Dave Dudley and the Road Runners, and also will feature Bobby Rice. All are names familiar to country western music buffs. Rice’s platter, “Mountain of Love,” currently is among the rising popular numbers, while Dudley at present has five of his platters among the top twenty.


Afternoon and evening performances will be presented in the Neillsville High School gymnasium, Hinkelman said.


 Impersonating warden cost $34


Douglas Braun, Granton, charged with unlawfully and falsely representing himself to be a conservation warden July 25 in the Town of Levis, entered a plea of guilty in county court Wednesday. He was fined a total of $34 and placed on six months’ probation to the Clark County Department of Social Services.


A complaint signed by Officer Gary Gurske of the Department of Natural Resources stated that Braun claimed to be a deputy game warden to Mrs. Lil Jacobson, Wisconsin Rapids, and to Harold Prock, Neillsville, while “investigating” a complaint at Lake Arbutus.


 Fire destroys Gearing barn


Thursday about 6:15 p.m. the local fire truck was called to help control a fire on the Sidney Gearing farm, south of Alma Center. The barn was completely destroyed. Luckily no stock were in the barn. Combustion is thought to be the cause of the fire.


 Hardwick reunion


The Hardwick reunion was held in the local park Sunday. A picnic dinner was enjoyed by a large gathering. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Karl Johnson and family of Kenosha. Mr. and Mrs. LaMar Hardwick came Friday for a few days’ visit with his mother, Mrs. Elgie Hardwick, and other relatives and friends here.


 Neillsville Lions present check to camp at Rosholt


A $300 check was to be presented to the Lions Camp for the Blind and Handicapped at Rosholt by members and their wives visiting there Wednesday afternoon and evening.


The money represents one-half of the proceeds of the public auction conducted earlier this summer by the club. The balance of these proceeds will be used for local projects, according to club members.


The Neillsville Lions Club has been active in its support of the Rosholt Camp in recent years.


 Five from county compete at state


Five 4-H blue ribbon winners from Clark County are participating in the junior department of the Wisconsin State Fair this week in West Allis.


Christine York, member of the Parks Happy 13 4-H Club, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James York of Rt. 1, Dorchester, will give her dairy demonstration, “Mastitis,” once each day on August 20, 21, and 22 in the Junior fair pavilion. An active 4-H’er for several years, coming from Walworth County to Clark County two years ago, Chris shows her interest in animals in her project selections – Dairy, Dog, Horse and Pony, Vet Science as well as junior leadership.


Brenda Lust of Braun 4-H Club and Bonnie Karaba of Parks Happy 13 4-H Club will participate in the state fair dress revue.


Brenda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Lust of rural Greenwood. She will model her “mini-overalls” of red, white and blue denim; Bonnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Karaba of rural Owen will model a dress-for-school-wear made of novelty-weave 100 percent acetate fiber.


Both girls will model their garments twice each day and, with other 4-H’ers, assist in writing, narrating, or preparing a third revue given daily on the fairgrounds.


Debbie Zepaltas, daughter of Mrs. Rose Zepaltas of Greenwood, and Sharon Steiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steiner of Granton, are participating in the 4-H chorus and band, respectively. Daily performances on August 20, 21, and 22 will be given by this combined group.


 Marriage licenses


Donald Ward Griffiths, Wauwatosa, and Cynthia Sue Cleveland, Withee, to be married August 21 in Owen.


4-H leader demonstrates she can do it herself, too


Mrs. Charles Diers has established a reputation as an energetic and effective general leader of the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club – a group of Neillsville area girls who have done an outstanding job, particularly in the promotion of dairy products during June Dairy Month.


But she has added one more pearl to her achievement cluster. She recently received a $1,000 check from the Kraft Food Company as one of the top 25 winners in a nationwide recipe contest.


Mrs. Diers’ recipe was on frosting; but that is as far as she’ll go. The $1,000 recipe is a Kraft secret, and will remain so, as far as she is concerned until the food company decides to release the formula.


A representative of the company stopped in Neillsville recently to present the award check to Mrs. Diers. He notified her in advance of his arrival by telephone.


“What are you going to do with your windfall?” inquired the nosy reporter.


“I really don’t know,” she replied. “It’s come so fast I haven’t had time to think about it. But I think a little bit of it we’ll give to the church. I wouldn’t have got very far if it hadn’t been for that Good Guy up there!”


Mrs. Charles Diers



Patrons of the Neillsville IGA Foodliner may recall this display. It was erected during the strawberry season by Barbara Shaw and David Spiegel. Last week Clark Kohnert, manager, was notified that the display had won a 6th prize in a nationwide contest sponsored by the National Strawberry Growers Association, a California-based organization. (Clark County Press photo August 19, 1971)






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