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Clark County News

February 12, 1942


Retail gas blackout in Clark County spreads


The blackout on retail gasoline sales has spread throughout the county during the last week. Since the first of February retail gasoline dealers of Neillsville, Granton, Greenwood, Abbotsford, Thorp and Withee, at least, have gone on a 12-hour weekday basis of operation. The stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays and weekdays, and from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturdays. The voluntary step has been taken by the dealers as a move to cooperate with the defense effort by conserving light, fuel and manpower.


Ad. In the Press, Feb. 12, 1942.


Red Cross dance makes $270 for war relief fund


People of Neillsville have good time making their contributions


Neillsville residents tossed about $270 into the Red Cross War Relief Fund Tuesday night and had a good time doing it.


Preliminary returns from ticket sales for the “100 percent” Red Cross dance, and revenue from the sale of soft drinks and the cloak check room were closely estimated at $270 by Harry Roehrborn, general chairman of the dance. The returns from two of the six sponsoring organizations had not been received up to press time, and a complete accounting will be available later, Mr. Roehrborn said.


The entire amount taken in on the dance will be turned over to the Red Cross toward Neillsville’s quota of $475 for the War Relief fund.


Upward of 500 people crowded into the Armory for the dance, one of the most successful held in Neillsville in recent years. The financial success of the dance was due largely to the advance ticket sale drive by members of the six organizations which are absorbing the expenses of the dance. From the standpoint of those who attended, the dance was a success because of the good crowd and the fine decorations on the dance floor.


Hospital ship


The decorations were built around a miniature Red Cross hospital ship, which formed the stage for the orchestra. The ship was cut out to scale and its sides were painted white. A large blood-red cross amidship and brilliant blue waters completed the national colors. Musicians wore sailor caps to carry out the principal theme.


Other decorations included an ornament’s revolving reflector suspended over the center of the dance floor. Colored spotlights were played on the reflector.


The decorations were worked out by Mr. Roehrborn, Harry Hauge, Elmer Georgas and Gilbert Yorkston.


The dance was sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Moose Lodge, Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club.


Cuts sugar consumption 80 percent  


A saving of about 80 percent in sugar consumed had been reported by a local restauranteur. Since the restaurant removed sugar bowls from the tables, O.W. Lewerenz reported that sugar use by customers has dropped from about five pounds to one pound daily.


Local restaurants have removed sugar bowls as a matter of self-rationing and protection. They are no longer able to buy sugar in the quantities that it once was available.


A customer is asked, “Would you like sugar?” If the answer is “yes,” one or two cubes of sugar are brought with the order for sweetening coffee. The equivalent of two teaspoons of sugar is provided for cereals.


February 7, 1952


Crew is using clinkers on Neillsville streets


A new method for treating icy streets has been found by City Engineer James Hanson. His crew has been putting on fine clinkers from the Neillsville Milk Products furnace to take the iciness out of the streets.


“On slushy streets, the clinkers don’t settle the way sand does. Also, when there is a heavy snowfall, it doesn’t go through the way the sand does,” he explained.


City crews have used five tons of calcium chloride crystals and two tons of salt so far in their efforts to keep the streets passable. The salt and chloride are mixed 200 pounds to four yards of sand. The chloride was used up two months ago but more will be ordered.


Warriors beat Granton for their fourth victory


Coaches act as referees; play the last home game tonight


Not one “boo” was leveled at the referees Tuesday night as Neillsville’s high school Warriors hung up their fourth victory of the season by defeating Granton High, 49-32, in the armory here.


In fact, the coaches had nothing to complain about in the whistle-blowing of that contest. And old-timers who remember the intense rivalry of former years between the two schools might have had apoplexy had they looked in on the game.


Beaver season starts


The beaver season will start in Clark County on February 15, running through March 15. The bag limit is 15 per season. Running concurrent with the beaver season is the otter season. There is no bag limit on otters.


Women competing in state bowling events


Neillsville women’s bowling teams are entered in the Wisconsin State Tournament which runs from January 19 to May 20. Upper Michigan is also included among the 1,854 teams entered.


Four Neillsville teams took part in the team events at Wausau last weekend. They were Pederson’s Electric team, Hattie Kutsche, captain, Hazel Hantke, Elenore Kuechenmeister, Harriette Hoesly and Elsie Kapfer; Maytagers, Addie Schoenherr, captain, Laniece Schiesel, Lucille Kalsow, Jean Middleton and Violet Wachholz.


Becker’s Cafe, Frances Brewer, captain, Mary Sonnentag, Winifred Tesmer, Delores Miller, and Susie Tresemer; and Russell’s Married Widows, Dixie Steinbring, captain, Lovetta Anderson, June Gault, Marge Bethke, Doris Struble and Grace Urban.


The Green Lantern team will take part in the team event next Saturday at the Stettin Bowl-O-Dome. Members are Kathryn Schlimme, captain, Eve Christie, Doris Struble, Vivian Quicker and Shirley Graves.


Grace Suckow, Addie Schoenherr, Lettie Suckow, Dorene Harvey and Hilda Holt will roll singles and doubles on February 10 at the Wausau Bowling center.


O-o-o-h! That Polish sausage! With pursed lips, Mrs. Charles Deniszkiewicz of Thorp (center foreground) examines a ring of succulent Polish sausage as Mrs. Tom Szatalowicz of Thorp (left) looks on. This picture was snapped behind the scenes at the recent McCarthy dinner in St. Hedwig’s Hall at Thorp. The women pictured above formed a portion of the kitchen force which cooked an excellent meal for the 450 who gathered there. This picture was intended for the use in last week’s issue of the Clark County Press, but (alas!) it got fouled up in the spiffy U.S. Mail service that has become an uncertainty hereabouts of late. (Press photo Feb. 7, 1952)



February 10, 1972


Deborah Bloom is Loyal’s homemaker


Deborah Bloom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bloom of Rt. 1, Loyal, is Loyal High School’s Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1972.


She was chosen on the basis of her score in a written knowledge and attitude examination taken by senior girls on December 7. She will receive a specially designed charm award and is eligible for state and national honors.


Debbie is a member of the Loyal Girls Athletic Association and president of the Spanish Club. She enjoys reading and sewing as hobbies. Debbie plans to attend college at Platteville after high school graduation. She hopes to major in mathematics.


Local snowmobiles plan three rides


A Sunday afternoon and two evening February trail rides were planned at the Tuesday night meeting of the Neillsville Snowmobile Club.


This coming Sunday, February 13, riders will leave the Gross garage parking lot at 1:30 p.m. and end the afternoon with a chili supper to be served at Bali Hai at 5:30 p.m.


Rallying point for the Saturday, February 19, 7 p.m. ride will be the White Horse Inn. The snowmobilers will begin their Tuesday, February 22, ride at the Wildcat Inn at 7 p.m.


Sunday, March 5 was chosen as the date for a club party, with details to be worked out later.


Proudly displaying two trophies they received at Colby Saturday are four of Neillsville High School’s five Cloverbelt Champion wrestlers and their coach, William McCreary. Larry Hansen (left) holds the trophy designating the Warriors Eastern Division Cloverbelt champions. At the right, Ed Schoen displays the trophy won by the Warriors in the Cloverbelt  matches that day. Others pictured are: (left) Kevin Janicki, Coach McCreary and Gerald Sebesta. Absent when the picture was taken, but one of the five champions at NHS was Bili Benson.

                                     (Press photo Feb. 10, 1972)



22 below


Cold again; or is it just a continuation of the cold spell? It was 22 degrees below zero here Monday morning.


Valentine party


The Slovenian Women’s Union will hold a Valentine party next Sunday at the parish hall. A potluck lunch will be served.


Honor graduate


Arthur L. Brey, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Brey of Rt. 1, Neillsville, is included on the dean’s list at DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. Those listed are graduating students with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or better out of a possible 4.


Brey, a 1970 graduate of Neillsville High School, graduated from DeVry Institute Wednesday, February 9. His parents attended the ceremonies.


He will be employed in Chicago as an electronics technician.






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