August 4, 2021, Page 9

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


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Clark County News


August 4, 1966


Nursing service for county to come before supervisors


Most important business to come before the county’s supervisors at their summer meeting next Tuesday will be the proposal to establish a home nursing service countywide. This proposal will come from a board committee and will be in the form of a resolution. The resolution will provide for the service, to be set up and supervised by the county nurse.


The proposed action will be taken in conformity with a state law of 1961, which establishes the main features of such a plan. By acting in accordance with this legislation, the supervisors will adopt for the county the approved principles, some of which follow:


A fee shall be established for the service, which is to be uniform. While Medicare for the aged is the immediate occasion for setting up the home nursing service, this service is to be available to all persons, either through Medicare, public assistance or by private payment.


The state law says: “No persons shall be denied necessary service, within the limits of available personnel, because of inability to pay the costs of such service.”


Relieves pressure


Home nursing care, says the law, “shall be provided under direction of the licensed physician of the patient’s choice.” But to obtain such home service, the patient is not required to have had prior service at a hospital or nursing home. One evident purpose of the plan is to relieve the pressure upon nursing homes.


The entire service is to be provided under “the advice and guidance of the state board of health and the county Medicare society.”


Chairman Hastings R. Baird will nominate Julius Klapatauskas of Mead to take the place of the late Walter Brenner as supervisor for District Six and Walter Bratz of Worden to take Mr. Brenner’s place on the county highway committee. These nominations require confirmation by the board.


The board will meet at the county hospital at Owen at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 9.


Seven return from Scout Camp


Returning to Neillsville Saturday were seven boys of Boy Scout Troop No. 64, who spent a week at Camp Phillips, in northern Wisconsin.


The boys were: Dennis Bertz, Dan Tesmer, Tom Bergemann, Dave Wasserburger, Larry Opelt, Chris Knoff and Tom Lulloff. The group was joined by Brian Nugent of Champaign, Ill., who has been visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harland Kintzele.


While at Camp Phillips all boys earned awards in activities pointed at scouting advancement and merit badges. Tom Lulloff was tapped out for the Order of the Arrow, with the Ordeal to take place in the Olympics held Friday evening.


Jerry Opelt, Scoutmaster, was with the boys from Thursday to Saturday and brought several of them home. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tesmer drove to Camp Phillips.


Few take time to visit Lucey at reception here


The “I Love (Pat) Lucey” show went on as scheduled in Neillsville last Friday morning, despite a very small audience.


Lucey (Pat, that is) came here for a reception scheduled at the Arbutus Cafe. With him were members of his family, Mrs. Jean Lucey and their three children: Paul, 14, Laurie, 12, David, 10. Also along were David Lasker, a campaign assistant, and even the Lucey dog, Sean, which is the Irish name the Lucey children have attached to the petite white French poodle.


The Lucey family made up exactly one-half of the “crowd” that gathered for the reception scheduled for 11 a.m. Lucey shook the hand of Mrs. John Nikolay and her two children of Abbotsford, and of Mrs. Russel Vandeberg of Neillsville and three others who were not recognized by the reporter.


After he had spent approximately five minutes in the cafe, Lucey was notified that “a crowd” was awaiting his arrival in Marshfield, and he hurriedly read a prepared “news release” to, he said, “make it (the gathering) ‘legal.’”


Patrick Lucey, Democratic candidate for governor, is shown reading a press release for those who showed up last Thursday morning for his “reception” in the Arbutus Cafe. (Press photo August 4, 1966). 



Water problem


The release urged the appointment of a directory of the department of resource development “by August 1, and” it continued, “we should begin our attack on water pollution by August 2nd.”


The dating was there to indicate that the present lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, and one of four candidates for the Democratic nomination as governor, feels that the water pollution problem is one of extreme urgency.


In his release he made reference to the odoriferous water which had filled the mains in the city of Neillsville for a week or more.


“We cannot let another week go by without beginning the cleanup of Wisconsin’s waters,” he asserted. “The people of Neillsville realize that the pollution here is so bad that a glass of drinking water actually smells; and Neillsville is not the only community in Wisconsin where the problem is so serious.”


Referring to this statement in his prepared news release which had been handed to him in advance, The Clark County Press reporter inquired whether Mr. Lucey had a solution to the water problem in Neillsville.


Appreciate help


“If you have,” the reporter stated, “I think the people of Neillsville would be undyingly appreciative. They’ve had engineers trying to find a solution for more than a year and one half, but so far without any apparent success.”


“I don’t know exactly what your problem is,” responded Mr. Lucey. “What causes it?”


“As far as we know,” the reporter replied, “it is connected with surface runoff; has nothing to do with industrial or human wasters.”


“Let’s see,” said Mr. Lucey, “you get your water from the Black River, don’t you? How many communities dump untreated waste into the river?”


The reporter said he thought that Greenwood now has primary treatment, at least, and that there probably was little, if any, municipal or industrial waste dumped into Black River above Neillsville.


Picnic is planned by county society


The Clark County Historical Society will meet next Thursday, on land adjacent to Thunderbird Museum in Hatfield for a 5 p.m. picnic. Members and their friends are asked to come between 3 and 4 p.m. so as to attend a free tour of Thunderbird Museum, guests of Miss Violet Teeples, the society president.


An invitation has been extended to the Jackson County Historical Society, the North Wood County and South Wood County historical societies to join in the picnic and tour.


Each family is asked to bring silverware, dishes, its own sandwiches and a dish to pass. Coffee and Kool- Aid will be furnished.


A tri-county committee will be elected to plan annual meetings of the Clark, Jackson and Wood County historical societies.


Fair to feature fun for everyone


The fairground gates will open today (Thursday) on the 94th annual edition of the Clark County Fair.


And, in the words of the old-timers, “it’s bigger and better than ever!” This year’s fair will be jampacked with interest and action throughout its full four days. A big mid-way, with carnival and shows, is augmented by a program of entertainment throughout the period, and activities will be brisk in the exhibits, the livestock barns and pens.


The advance indication is that a near-record number of exhibits will be entered in this year’s competition. Judging is expected to get under way Friday and will be completed Saturday.


Starts with a bang


But, for the casual fairgoer, the entertainment will start out this (Thursday) evening with a bang – literally as well as figuratively speaking. For an 8 p.m. Crash Dick and his auto Daredevils will present a show crowded with automobile thrills.


Friday night will feature a tractor pulling contest in front of the grandstand at 8 p.m., to be followed Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock by a pony pulling contest conducted by the Saddle Tramps, Inc., Neillsville area riding club.


The seventh annual “Parade of Talent,” sponsored under the courtesy of the Listeman Foundation, will feature the grandstand entertainment starting at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. A varied program has been arranged, and amateurs of the area will compete for substantial cash prizes.


Sunday afternoon’s entertainment will feature harness racing, which will be making its third return after its revival on the local half-mile oval.


Old Rivalries


Many old rivalries will be renewed, and probably some new ones born.


Three races, each for a purse of $500, have drawn a total of 23 entries, including many horses racing at Neillsville for the first time.


Each race will be decided in two-mile heats, a total of six exciting contests starting at 1:30 p.m.


One race sure to produce plenty of action is a trot with six starters, including Lucky Dean, who set a track record here last year when he covered the mile in 2:13 4/5. Owner Felix DePas of Green Bay has stated he will be out to lower that mark this year.


He could be surprised by any one of the rest of the field that includes Hi Land Prudy, owned by Ward Schuette of Manitowoc; Eva’s Patty, Hank Van Schyndel, Kaukauna; Nat Dare, Clayton Prevost, Green Bay; Scott’s Reward, Helmer Undeberg, Rochester; and Spud’s Sally, owned by Wayne Jensen of Seymour, and this year driven by 16-year-old Tim Jensen.


Closing the grandstand entertainment Sunday night at 8 p.m. will be the “Badger Ballads,” musicians featuring songs familiar in Wisconsin in years gone by.


At this last entertainment, a 21-inch colored television will be given to the holder of the right grandstand ticket; but the winner must be present to take the set away.


 Kuehns observe 35th anniversary


Mr. and Mrs. George Kuehn celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary Friday by taking out a few guests to eat


Miss Kay E. Walk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Walk of Neillsville, will graduate August 7 from Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire. In September she plans to join the Luther Hospital staff and will also attend Wisconsin State University– Eau Claire, as a parttime student. (Press photo August 4, 1966)



Fire Chief Harry Frantz (right) is shown presenting a watch to Ray Kutsche Monday night, a retirement gift for the former Clark County sheriff after 16 years of service with the Neillsville volunteer organization. Kutsche, who served for 22 years as Clark County sheriff and under-sheriff of the city of Neillsville by Mayor John C. Brandt. (Press photo August 4, 1966).





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