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Clark County News


November 4, 1937


Schiller’s rug test


A new sidewalk test of one of their finest rugs will be staged by Schiller’s Furniture store. People will walk over the rug, which will afterwards be cleaned and then sold to the highest bidder. See particulars elsewhere in the paper.


Good book week


The Neillsville public library will observe Good Book Week, November 14 to 20, with some interesting displays of books being arranged by Miss Elizabeth Bovee, the librarian. Patrons who have especially interesting or rare volumes are kindly invited to bring them to the library for display.


Thank offering meeting


The Women’s Home Missionary society of the M.E. Church will hold its annual thank offering meeting Sunday evening, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. There will be a speaker from away, special music and a play by local talent. An offering will be taken. Everyone welcome.


County nurse warns of scarlet fever


To prevent further flareups of scarlet fever such as communities throughout Wisconsin have experienced during the past few years, Clark County parents are urged by Miss Gertrude Couse, county nurse, to be on the alert for early signs of this dangerous disease among their children.


From October 1936 to the end of June 1937, inclusive, a total of 79 cases of scarlet fever was reported for our county, according to the records of the state board of health.


Open Saturdays


Next Saturday and every Saturday thereafter, until May, the courthouse will be open all day. All of the law offices will also be open all day, Saturday during the same time.


4,000 deer tags


County Clerk Calvin Mills has received 4,000 deer tags, which will supply quite a number of hunters who may apply for some. Last year 3,400 deer tags were bought with hunting licenses in this county. The deer season this year is Nov. 26, 27 and 28, taking in a Sunday, so there will likely be a lot of hunters in the woods.


October 29, 1942


Coffee rationing brings sugar book applications


The OPA [Office of Price Administration] announcement of Monday that coffee will be rationed after November 28 has brought forth a number of Clark County residents who have never had sugar books.


Leo W. Foster, executive secretary of the rationing board, said “at least five” persons had applied for sugar ration books on Monday. The reason is that stamps in the so-called sugar book will be used for coffee.


Coffee will be “frozen” November 23, according to the OPA announcement, and rationing will start after midnight, November 28. Stamp number 27 in the sugar book will be used for the purchase of one pound of coffee for a five-week period.


Local grocers said the announcement of coffee rationing to come has not resulted in the “run” on coffee that might ordinarily be expected. The reason, in most instances, is that their coffee stocks have been small–due to rationing to wholesalers, roasters and retailers.


Whenever they have had coffee on hand, the grocers said, it has been quickly bought up. Some grocers said they have been practicing a self-rationing program during the last two or three weeks to make their coffee stock last longer.


One eye on Halloween, other on Conservation


Neillsville residents, with one eye on conservation and the other on Halloween, will be tacking down all movable objects during the latter part of the week.


Halloween comes Saturday. That is the night for goblins to roam; and suspicion based on past experience is that the goblins might have a little aid from other sources.


Kiwanis helps to get local hospital open


Henry Rahn, president of the Kiwanis Club, has announced the appointment of a committee of three to help to get the Neillsville hospital into operation. The committee consists of Al Devos, Delmar Peterson and Robert Reimer.


At the club meeting Monday evening an urgent presentation of need was made by Jess Scott, the club secretary. He told of the difficult situation in which the community will stand under gas rationing if there is no hospital service available locally. The lack of nurses was said to constitute the chief difficulty.


October 30, 1952


Free service for voters to be rendered Nov. 4


Free service for voters will be rendered next Tuesday in the same manner as it was rendered for the primaries. This has been arranged by the chamber of commerce, according to announcement by John R. Bergemann, the secretary.


Anyone needing a ride may get it by calling the garage of his choice. Anyone needing a babysitter may get one by calling the high school.


These services will be rendered without charge, in the interest of securing a heavy vote.


Fire is raging in the Town of Unity


Drought leads four town chairmen to seek ban on hunting


A fire was raging Monday and Tuesday in Sec. 21, town of Unity. The blaze started on the Frank Pickett farm; was not brought under control Monday; and brought out the county firefighting equipment Tuesday. It has covered 375 acres and was spreading further, according to the report of Tuesday. e extreme drought led four or more town chairmen to request that hunting and trapping be suspended. At their insistence Mike Krultz, county clerk, consulted the state department of conservation. The attitude there, Mr. Krultz found, was one of watchful waiting. The department is reluctant to shut off all hunting and trapping, especially since the trapping season has barely opened. No such drastic step will be taken unless the department becomes satisfied that local fires are likely to get out of control.


Three of the chairman who sought suspension of hunting and trapping were George Kaduce of Hoard, A.W. Beil of Fremont and Merlin Miller of Unity.



These are the new leaders of Clark County Farm Bureau chosen at the annual meeting last week to direct the work of the bureau through the ensuing year. They are: Front row, left to right, Arthur Samuelson, Worden, secretary-treasurer; Ray Baldeschwiler, Thorp, vice-president; Louis Galiger, Reseburg, president. Back row, directors, left to right: Ted Kippenhan, Mead; Lawrence A. Kitzhaber, Warner; Jess Capes, Longwood; Frank Plautz, Hendren. (Press photo October 30, 1952)


The Greenwood Indians’ 19-0 victory over the Withee Bluejays gave them the undisputed 3C Conference Championship for 1952. Included in this year’s squad are 15 seniors who played their last football game for Greenwood Friday afternoon. (Starred players are seniors.)



The Greenwood Indian players and coaches are as follows: First row: Robert Baird, manager; Don Dallman*, Jim Daines*, Ronald Syth*, Mike Hoehne, Stanley Bruch*, Jim Ellingson*, captain, Louis Landini*, Jim Reineke, Lawrence Warneke*, Lloyd Stewart, John Gregorich, Edwin Behrens, manager, Gary Brux, manager. Second row: Fred Fredrickson, Tom Stiefvater, Reynold Linder, Jerome Horn, Ted Martens, Dale Johnson, Leland Mayenschein, Ray Jordon, Sylvester Champa, Jack DuBrava, Ray Gregorich, Dick Baughman, Tom Steele, Bernard Murphy*. Third row: Harold Haag, assistant coach, Glen Zimmer, Jim Metzke, Jim Mast, Jerry Baird*, Jerry Anderegg, John Turnquist, Jack Corey, Bernard Kuehl*, Rudy Jordon*, Dick Rondorf*, Jim Koci*, Phil Plautz*, Paul Plautz*, Otto Kind, Cy Buker, head coach. (Press photo October 30, 1952)


November 2, 1972


Protest use of “Winnebago” by children’s home here


United Church of Christ pastors making up the board of directors of the Winnebago Benevolent Corporation today (Thursday) are expected to receive a formal request that the designation “Winnebago” be dropped from the children’s home in Neillsville.


The corporation is the parent organization for the local institution which was founded in 1921 by the late Rev. Benj. J. Stucki. Indians connected with the Winnebago United Church of Christ and the Indian Mission east of Black River Falls, claim that gifts and donations actually intended for their community and organization find their way to the Neillsville school instead.


Brochures the local children’s home has had produced and distributed encourage the Winnebago Indian connection, according to the objectors.


The resolution asking the change, and on which the Benevolent Corporation directors will be asked to act, has been approved by the congregation of the Winnebago United Church of Christ at the Indian Mission and endorsed by the Winnebago Tribal Council for American Indian Ministry of the United Church of Christ, and by the American Indian Movement.


Leading the protestors is Mrs. Bernice Whitegull, president of the consistory of the church.


Neither the Rev. Gale Wolf, superintendent, nor Dr. Lee Rockwell, public relations of the home, were available Wednesday for comment. E v e n though cold temperatures have been with Neillsville for the last week, many old-timers still predict a few days of “Indian summer” before everything turns white and hopes of a warmer spring cross people’s minds.



Mike Krultz, Jr., Neillsville postmaster, proudly shows the mountain lion he brought home from an Idaho hunting trip. (Press photo, Nov. 2, 1972)  






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