January 12, 2022, Page 9

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


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Clark County News


January 10, 1952


Truck crash causes $300 damage Thursday


Drivers uninjured when vehicles collide on icy intersection


An icy intersection of two town of Eaton roads was blamed for a truck crash last Thursday afternoon. Two trucks, unable to stop, collided, causing about $300 damage to the fronts of both. No one was injured.


Irvin Kollmansberger of Greenwood was driving west in a farm truck and Bruce Thiel, also of Greenwood, was driving north in a Wuethrich Creamery truck. The crash took place one-half mile north of the creamery.


The Kollmansberger truck also snapped off a telephone pole. Traffic Officer Lorris Dusso investigated.


Boy Scouts to attend outing at Bruce Mound


Over 200 boys are expected to take part in the Chippewa Valley Boy Scout meet at Bruce Mound this Saturday.


The program will open at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with a Klondike derby. This features patrol competition on first aid, rescue, etc. In the afternoon a general skiing party will be held with the troop leaders furnishing wieners and cocoa.


E and R Club to hold dinner on January 13


Mrs. Betty Bickham, former missionary to China, will relate her experiences at the E and R couples club at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Neillsville January 13.


Members and friends have been invited to the dinner, starting at 7:30 p.m.


Two Neillsville boys box in Golden Gloves


Two Neillsville boys have been entered in the Golden Gloves boxing eliminations to be held at Marshfield next Saturday. They are Hans Harder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harder, and Fred Seelow, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Seelow.


Approximately 20 boys have been trying out for the competition, boxing and sparring at the semi-equipped gym located above Becker’s Cafe. LaVerne Gaier of Neillsville has been in charge of training the youths, who range in age from 13 to 22 and older.



Expect capacity crowd for McCarthy dinner


A capacity crowd is expected to attend a testimonial dinner for Joseph McCarthy, senator from Wisconsin, to be held at Thorp on Saturday, January 26.


Tickets are now on sale for the dinner which will be served at St. Hedwig’s Hall, two miles east of Thorp, at 7 p.m.


H.H. Wollum of Owen is chairman of the Clark County Republicans Club which is sponsoring the dinner.



Keith Bennett accepts “Iron Age” editorship


Keith Bennett, son of Dr. and Mrs. M.E Bennett of Neillsville, has accepted a position as Chicago editor of “Iron Age” magazine, the magazine of the steel industry. He started the job Wednesday.


Formerly connected with the Clark County Press as news editor, he recently served with Fifth Army procurement in Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism.



August 14-17 set as dates for County Fair


Dates for the Clark County Fair will be August 14-17, inclusive, according to Harold Huckstead, secretary of the Clark County Agricultural Society. The dates were set at the state meeting of fair directors at Milwaukee last week. Attending were Alvin Eisentraut, president; Otto Warren, vice president; and Elmer Buddenhagen and Art Wegner, directors. The attractions for the fair were hired at the same time. The Charles Zemater company of Chicago will again furnish the acts, as they did for the 1951 fair. A new carnival company, the Badger State Company, will have the carnival concessions.


          (Advertisement in the Press, Jan. 10, 1952)



January 13, 1972


Klondike Derby scheduled Saturday


The White Pine District Klondike Derby will be held this Saturday, January 15, at the Wilson school forest south of Stanley. Events will be under the supervision of Roger Hansen, Don Yeager, George Willett, Howard Peck, Helge Grotte and Pete Willi.


Webelo dens are invited to attend at 1 p.m. They are asked to bring a toboggan with ropes for pulling.


Boy Scout troops will start their activities at 9:30 a.m.


The cost per boy includes latch segment, hot chocolate and ribbon. Boys are asked to bring cups for hot chocolate. Fees can be paid when units check-in.



New pastor named at Loyal church


Frank Mutchler of Janesville has been named as pastor of the Loyal Free Methodist Church. Mr. Mutchler, a layman, is married; he and his wife are the parents of two daughters, Renee, three years, and Brenda Lee, four months. The family is expected to move into the church parsonage on Saturday.


The new pastor succeeds the Rev. Paul Miller who left the congregation in August 1971 to serve two Minnesota churches.


DAR RECIPIENT Joyce Humboldt, daughter of Mrs. Ruth Humboldt of Rt. 1, Willard has been chosen the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen award for 1971-72 at Greenwood Community schools. Joyce was one of three candidates selected for consideration by her classmates based upon dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. She is now a candidate for the state DAR award.

                  (Press photo 1972)



January 9, 1992


Guard troops off to Panama


“Fuertes Caminos.” The phrase sounds foreign to most, but for over 3,500 Wisconsin National Guard members, “Fuertes Caminos ‘92” has been at the tip of their tongues for most of the past year. Last weekend, the first guard rotation of nice total, left from bases in Wisconsin to spend approximately one month in Panama, where they will be building schools, hospitals, and repairing roads.


Wayne Short, of Neillsville, was one of the members from the 106th Quarter Master Supply Company which left last weekend. The duty of the company will be to set up the main support base for all the troops who will follow.


“It will be good training and a good experience,” said Short in an interview earlier last week. “It will be nice that they will utilize our skills in what we are trained for.”


Short explained that they learned about Fuertes Caminos ‘92 two years ago and the words translated mean “strong road,” for horizontal construction. They learned about the project two years ago but found out for sure about one year ago what their company’s role would be in the project.


Upon arriving at Howard Air Force Base, the company will be transporting 200 pieces of equipment to job sites in different parts of Panama. They will also be responsible for setting up the main support base, in Santiago, where lumber and other building supplies will be stored and passed out as needed.


According to Sergeant Gabrielson, commander of the 106th Company, from Black River, the company is comprised of both men and women. They currently have 127 members, of which 91 are being deployed to Panama on the first rotation. The remaining members, which were not able to go on this rotation, will more than likely get to Panama sometime between now and June when the last rotation is deployed.


In order to prepare for the Panama excursion, the company members’ have sat through many orientations to make them aware of what to expect. At one of the last briefings, they were told that some rioting had broken out, primarily near the capitol, due to the third anniversary of “Just Cause” when Noriega was ousted from his position in Panama. But the deployed troops don’t seem to show any concern for the National Guard members safety.


“Basically, we are going into friendly country,” said Gabrielson.


Short told that they had been informed of the poverty in the country and that any area after Santiago, where they would be setting up the main support base, was very desolate, with no electricity, plumbing or other luxuries we would commonly be used to. “And when it rains, no one gets in or out because of the flooding,” said Short. “We were also told that if we have any toys laying around that the kids don’t use anymore and if we have extra room in our duffle bags, we should bring them along to give to the kids there because they appreciate anything we can give them.”


Short added that they were told one man had left pens and pencils for students when they finished building a school. “They like that as much as anything, because three of four kids commonly shared one pencil.”


The companies were also given briefings on the laws of Panama and the importance of following them. Short explained that not only should the troops be well behaved to show respect for good public relations but were warned that although the country is pretty much Americanized, the jails might be “much like Mexican jails.” They put you in and may forget to tell anyone that you are there.”


With the temperatures at 95 degrees plus, Short also said that they were told that heat stroke is something to be cautious about - just as they have been told to check their boots before putting them on in the morning because tarantulas find boots a nice cool place to cuddle up during the night.


While the average stay for members during each rotation will be between two and three weeks and mail passage takes around 14 days, the family members have also been well orientated and support groups have been set up in case the need arises.


“Overall though,” Short added, “the families seem more in favor of this than the two weeks we would typically spend in Fort McCoy because we are actually doing something that we have been trained for. While we are there, it will pretty mush be day-today business.”


“Anytime you do something new, it’s exciting,” said Gabrielson, “It’s something different and what we’re doing will make a difference. The whole exercise will also be good for us.”



Three vie for first ward


Voters in the city’s first ward will have three candidates to choose from when they vote for an alderman in the April 7 election. The successful candidate will be elected for one term to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Joe Perkins last November. The seat is vacant at this time.


The candidates are John Perrine, 113 West 10th Street; Myrna Koula, 120 West 20th St.; and Lynn King, 1008 Hewett Street.


Harvey Pischer, 403 Clay St., who was appointed about six weeks ago as third alderman in place of Robert Johnson, who moved from the ward, is running for a two-year term and is unopposed.


Also unopposed for re-election are Mayor Robert Lulloff, 39 Center St., and fourth ward alderman, Sam Ray, 322 Hill St.


Five generations are represented in this photo of the family headed by Mrs. Zelda Wincentsen. Mrs. Wincentsen, who moved to Neillsville during the past summer, holds her great-great-granddaughter, Gennifer Ann Lulloff, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Lulloff of Neillsville. Standing are Mrs. Wincentsen’s daughter, Mrs. I.B. Mathews, and Mrs. Mathews’ daughter, Mrs. Harold Richmond, both of Neillsville. The baby’s mother, who is Mrs. Richmond’s daughter-in-law, is between them.      

                   (Press photo 1972)






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