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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles


Clark County News


February 26, 1942


36 leave for army Tuesday


March quota includes three from Neillsville; four from Greenwood


Thirty-six Clark County men who will make up the March selective service quota are scheduled to leave from the board headquarters in Loyal at 8 a.m. next Tuesday, March 3. Included in their number are three from Neillsville, four from Greenwood, three from Willard and four from Loyal.


The youths scheduled to leave for induction on that day at Fort Sheridan, Ill. are


Neillsville – Frank H. Zank, John H. Gentemann and Harry D. Ploog. Greenwood – Alvin O. Gehrman, Harold E. Schwarze, Henry J. Dill and Bert G. Brown. Willard – Edward F. Grego rich, Harold T. Ziegler and Thomas Pozega, Jr. Loyal – Arthur Bushman, Bernard W. Lucht, Gilbert J. Beaver and Dale E. Kauffman.


Merrillan – Frank Fojt and Joseph Fojt. Spencer – Carl F. Schoolman. Curtiss – Clarence H. Hutter. Thorp – Louis M. Szarkowski, Edward E. Czerski, Frank M. Tribular and William P. Bukowski. Unity – Bartlett A. Olson, Norman L. Kops and Lester L. Safemaster.


Dorchester – Walter C. Fakes, Elmer R. Leach, Andrew M. Leach and Chester A Rinke. Colby – Delmer Q. Reel. Owen – Joseph Lampi, LeRoy J. Braithwait and Willard L. Winslow. Stanley – Andrew Mawrocki and Leonard E. Woodman. Abbotsford – Alfred W. Heimbach.


73 new cases of mumps reported in the county


Mumps, the disease which has plagued several hundred households in Clark County since early last fall, reached a new high last week.


In its report of February 20, the state health department said that 73 new cases of mumps had been reported in Clark County. This was three cases more than had been reported the previous week.


The late report showed a shift southward in the center of the disease. Last week the center of new cases was in the Greenwood area; while the center of new cases in the week previous was in the Thorp-Withee area of Clark County.


The state health department’s weekly summary also listed five cases of chickenpox and four cases of scarlet fever reported in Clark County during the week ending February 20.


Loyal woman gets first auto rationed


The first automobile to be rationed by the Clark County rationing board was granted Tuesday afternoon to Edna Lieske of Route 1, Loyal.


While the car had been purchased in December from a Loyal automobile dealer, it was still in the dealer’s possession when the order freezing new cars was issued, Leo. W. Foster, rationing board chairman, explained.


The car was being held at the time for a set of seat covers and a heater; and when the freezing order was issued, the car transaction also was temporarily “frozen.”


When it considered the transaction the ration board had before it a photostatic copy of the application for registration and certificate of title furnished by the state motor vehicle department. The date of the title change, the photostat recorded, was December 30, 1941. Thus, the board declared that the purchase was a bona fide one consummated prior to the freezing order and authorized that the car be released.


Waste paper meeting goes up in smoke


A meeting of county salvage dealers with the defense salvage committee virtually went up in smoke in Greenwood last Friday night.


The meeting was presided over by Dr. R. L. Barnes, chairman of the committee, postmaster of Greenwood, and an honored member of the Greenwood fire department. The meeting was about to break up when the wail of the fire siren shattered the still of the night.


With one bound Fireman Barnes had his coat in hand. The next that could be seen of him was his coat tail trailing out behind him as he sped through the door. The meeting, thereby, was adjourned.


At training station


Darwin B. Graves, 17, former Neillsville high school athlete, entered the Great Lakes Naval Training station last week. He had enlisted in the navy several weeks ago; but was just called up.


February 21, 1952



Lawrence J. Babka, new Clark County Club agent, assumed his duties with the 4-H and other farm youth clubs in the county February 11. A 1951 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Babka was club agent at Portage County before coming here. (Press photo Feb. 21, 1952)




Rolling truck snaps off railroad post


Little damage done to truck driven by Milo Reese Monday


The railroad signal on South Hewett Street, near the American Legion Hall, was snapped off at the base last Monday morning when a bulk oil truck parked at the east curb rolled down and smashed into it. Little damage was done to the truck, driven by Milo Reese. Mr. Reese had just left the truck and was preparing to make a delivery when the truck started to roll. He was unable to reach the cab before the heavy vehicle struck the signal post and stopped.


Bargains galore in Neillsville stores on this weekend


Highpoint of the year for bargain hunters in special event


Dollar Days will be held this Friday and Saturday in Neillsville with retail stores jammed with bargains.


Sponsored for the first time by the Chamber of Commerce, which was organized last fall, the Dollar Days are calculated to make Neillsville an important shopping center for this area.


Among the $1 bargains facing shoppers when stores open Friday morning are brooms, which usually sell for $1.59; enough wall-paper to paper a room, a $3.19 value; house brooms, worth $1.49; three-tines pitch forks, usually sold at $2.19; barn shovels, usually at $1.49; rayon panties, four for $1; handkerchiefs, 20 for $1; paints at $1 a quart; a limited amount of inlaid linoleum at $1 per square yard; and 7” filter disc at $1 a box.


Other specials included chocolate dipped peanuts at 39¢ a pound; which usually sell at 60¢ a pound; enamel water pails at 89¢; and plastic half-aprons at 15¢ apiece.


Cubs beat Boy Scouts in window contest


Winners in the Kiwanis Club Boy Scout window decorating contest were announced this week. Four Boy Scout and two Cub Scout groups were entered.



The Cub Scouts beat the Boy Scouts in the contest with Cub Pack 143 and Cub Pack 43 tying for first place; each received $2.50. Blackhawk patrol of the Indian School and the Moose patrol and Beaver patrol tied for third place. Each received $1.00. The prizes are awarded annually by the Kiwanis Club.


Lions dance tonight


The Thorp Lions Club is holding a square dance tonight (Thursday) at St. Hedwig’s Hall to raise money to furnish a three-bed ward in the new addition to the Victory Hospital at Stanley. The Nemitz brothers of Neillsville will furnish the music for the dance, which will be held from 9 to 1 a.m. A free lunch will be served.



            Advertisement in the Press Feb. 21, 1952, issue




February 24, 1972


Polar bird visits in Columbia area


A bird of the extreme northern breeding there but coming south in winter to the northern United States has been seen feeding at the diners on the Schulz and Sollberger farms.


Common Redpolls, small sparrow-like birds with a black chin spot, a red crown, a deeply notched tail and white wing bars have been coming regularly to feed on sunflower and other seeds.


Its actions and song are somewhat like that of a Goldfinch. Tame and friendly, it can be easily watched. This is the first winter that this bird has been noticed at the feeding stations here.


The Schulzes and the Sollbergers also have a pair of red squirrels each, eating gratis with the birds.


Birkett is named to Land O’ Lakes board of directors


Wayne Birkett, manager of the Greenwood Milk Producers in Greenwood, has been named to the board of directors of Land O’ Lakes, Inc. He is one of five new directors named to the 38-man board at the annual meeting.


Service notes


Airman 1/c Dennis D. Beaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Beaver of Loyal, has graduated at Chanute AFB, Ill., from the air force instrument systems equipment specialist course con-ducted by the Air Training command.


The airman who studied the operation and maintenance of flight instruments, is being assigned to Sawyer AFB Mich., for duty with a unit of the Strategic Air command, America’s nuclear deterrent force of long range bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles.


Airman Beaver is a 1969 graduate of Loyal high school. His wife, Peggy, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wissel of Rt. 2, Loyal.


Mr. and Mrs. Paul Klauer of Memorial Home were chosen king and queen of the February 14 Valentine party by their fellow residents. The Klauers farmed for 40 years in the town of Seif and lived over the Globe store for 15 years before moving to Neillsville in 1964. (Press photo Feb. 24, 1972)




Wrinkled like the bellows on an accordion, the Great Northern railway car in the picture indicated the force with which the car jammed into one ahead of it in a pileup of 27 freight cars which left the tracks at Fairchild Monday. There were 14 cars in this cluster, mostly filled with grain. The road crossings in Fairchild were blocked by wreckage. The accident occurred about 5:30 a.m. The cause was unknown. (Press photo Feb. 24, 1972)





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