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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


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Clark County News

February 19, 1942


Five-inch snowfall brings cold wave


Five in city pay fines for violation of a city ordinance


A five-inch snowfall blew into Clark County Sunday afternoon and evening with a blizzard which broke that protracted spell of spring and brought colder weather.


As a result of the sudden snow storm, five Neillsville residents were hauled into the court of Police Justice George A. Ure Monday on a charge of parking cars in the streets, in violation of a city ordinance, passed in 1939. They were assessed fines of $1 each.


But while some were not too happy over the arrival of the snow, it came as a welcome occurrence for some 45 men making up crews of the county highway department. The lack of snow this season has reduced their earnings to a minimum. During the entire month of January the payroll for these 45 men totaled $772.61, according to figures of the county highway commission.


Ordinarily the crewmen depend almost entirely on snow removal and ice and drift prevention work for their winter’s work; but with so little snow this year, their payrolls have been drastically reduced.




Advertisement in The Press Feb. 19, 1942


Confirm Camp McCoy construction project


Rumors of a $20 million construction and improvement project at Camp McCoy, near Sparta, have been confirmed by war department officials in Washington. Work is expected to start immediately.


Plans drawn by engineers almost a year ago will be followed in the construction and improvement of the Wisconsin cantonment, the officials have indicated.


Several men of the Neillsville area worked on the survey of Camp McCoy a year ago, when it was believed that the project would be pushed through. Suddenly, however, the project was dropped; and later preparations were made to turn a portion of the camp area into a con-centration camp.


Children will conduct waste material survey


Steps to further the collection of waste mate-rial in Clark County were determined at a meeting of the salvage committee of the county civilian defense council with members of the county USDA war board Monday afternoon.


While collection of waste paper, scrap metals, rags and other needed materials is being handled efficiently in most urban communities of the county, Dr. R.L. Barnes, chairman of the CCDC committee, reported that problems have arisen in the collection of waste materials in rural areas.


This problem will be one of the major considerations to come under discussion at a meeting in Greenwood Friday night of members of the two committees and Clark County salvage dealers.


In the meantime, children of the rural schools will undertake a survey of waste material during the remainder of February. The survey will include waste paper, rags, scrap metals, rubber and burlap.


Resume recruiting


With enlistments in the navy reopened, visits to Neillsville of naval recruiting officers are being resumed, according to word from P.J. Cass, chief petty officer. Officers will be in the post office February 27, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. to interview and take applications of men interested in enlisting in the navy and the naval reserve.


February 14, 1952


Methodist Youth Group host to fellowship rally


Methodist Youth Fellowship of the Neillsville Methodist Church will be host to a subdistrict youth rally in Neillsville on Monday, February 18. The program, which will be led by Lee Keller, local worship chairman, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a devotional led by the host group.


A supper will be served by the committee headed by Mrs. Florence Counsell.


Two county girls to be capped at Eau Claire


Among the freshmen students receiving their caps in a candlelight service Friday night at the Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire are Elva Schaefer of Neillsville and Selma Thiel of Greenwood.


The caps indicate the students passed their pre-clinical class work and now become fully accepted students at the hospital. An informal reception for students and their parents will be held in the afternoon, with the ceremonies taking place at the Methodist Church in Eau Claire at 8 p.m.


Warriors lose in final home game


Defeated by Owen, 47-37, despite Tresemer’s high scoring


The Neillsville High School Warriors dropped their final home basketball game of the sea-son last Thursday night to Owen High’s second place Cloverbelt Conference team. The score was 47 to 37.


Taking advantage of Owen’s zone defense, Roland Tresemer, Warrior forward and newly elected captain of the squad, made capital of his favorite side-line shot to score 14 points. He tied Owen’s Harlanson for scoring honors.


Neillsville led 11 to 5 at the close of the first period; but several miscues in the second period cost them the lead. Harlanson and Ross of Owen controlled the backboards through most of the game, accounting to some extent for Owen’s victory margin.


The Warriors will play their last regular season game at Loyal February 26. The game was rescheduled from February 12.



These Neillsville kindergartners, all pupils of Miss Tess Rybicki, convey greetings of the day to all. They are as numbered: 1. Dennis Zajac, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Zajac; 2. Judy Laatch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Laatch; 3. Don Quicker, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Quicker; 4. Sharon Gaier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Gaier; 5. Dorothy Webster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Webster; 6. Allan Hoesly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hoesly; 7. Donna Ripke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Ripke; 8. Peter Manz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Manz; 9. Jean Franke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Franke; 10. Gary Nauertz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nauertz; 11. Carolyn Svetlik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Svetlik; 12. Vicky Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Anderson; 13. Tim Harvey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harvey; 14. Barbara Bethke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bethke, and 15. Ricky Lathrop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Lathrop.                  

                                      (Press photo Feb. 14, 1952)



February 17, 1972


Parish council vote closing of St. Mary’s


The closing of St. Mary’s Catholic School in Neillsville at the end of the current term was made official by a vote of the parish council Tuesday night.


Official notice of the fact was to be forwarded to Supt. Gerald Makie, administrator of the Neillsville district public schools, by Mrs. Carl R. Wegner, secretary.


At the same time, LaVern Mayer, head of the St. Mary’s School Council, said that an effort will be made to increase religious education for the parish if it can attract a priest or a brother. The purpose would be to make such instruction available to both school children and adults.


The Neillsville district public school board spent some time in its meeting Monday night discussing aspects of the projected closing with Mr. Mayer and others. An effort will be made to purchase and use such equipment now at St. Mary’s as may be required by the district to care for the additional load of 118 children, Mr. Makie said.


Many details remain to be worked out to make a transition smooth; but Mr. Makie reaffirmed his original analysis that the transfer could be made with a minimum of disruption in the public school system.


Prin. Dan O’Connell of the elementary school suggested that a day be set aside in the spring on which St. Mary’s students might visit the public schools to become familiar to the routine of classes. In this way, it was felt, the transition might be more smoothly made by the students next fall.


Mailbox and car damaged in mishap


Although vehicles driven by James R. Seefeldt, Rt. 1, Granton, and Alois J. Hoffman, Rt. 1, Greenwood, were both involved in a traffic accident Sunday after-noon, only the Seefeldt sedan was damaged.


According to the report of Officer Walter Oldham, Seefeldt was driving west on a York town road when he saw the Hoffman truck coming east in the center of the road. Seefeldt took to the ditch in order to avoid a head-on collision, and his auto sustained approximately $180 damage to its left rear fender and bumper in the defensive maneuver. A mailbox owned by Elmer Erickson, Rt. 1, Neillsville, was also damaged in the mishap, which occurred five miles northeast of Neillsville.


TV set burns


The Neillsville Volunteer Fire Department was called Tuesday evening to extinguish a fire in a large color television set at the home of Mrs. Anna Frantz on West 5th Street.


Mrs. Frantz and Mrs. Wischulke, who lives upstairs, were watching television together when Mrs. Frantz heard a sudden noise. It was her companion who first noticed that the set was on fire.


A call was quickly placed to the fire department, and efforts were made to put out the blaze in the meantime. Mrs. Frantz said that at one time three-foot flames were shooting from the set and endangering nearby drapes and furnishings. Intense heat cracked the glass of the picture tube and scorched carpeting around the set.


When the firemen arrived, they had to carry the blazing set from the home and dismantle it before the fire could be extinguished. The set was completely destroyed.


The loss was covered by insurance, Mrs. Frantz said.


T/Sgt. William A. Perrine of Police Chief and Mrs. William H. Perrine of Neillsville has completed the special air force recruiter course at Lack-land AFB, Tex. Sgt. Perrine will be an official air force recruiter at Madison. He was picked for the special course and recruiting duty as a volunteer with an outstanding military record. (Press photo Feb. 17, 1972 )






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