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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


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Clark County News

March 26, 1942


Recipes to appear in new department


Helps for cooks will be new feature of The Clark County Press


Food tips and cooking helps for women who read The Clark County Press!


These will appear in coming issues. Arrangements for their publication has been made by The Press with Consolidated Book Publishing Company.


The first of the recipes will be found in this issue. There are two of “500 Snacks” which are described in a Cook-booklet, which will later be made available.


Women who have the responsibility of preparing meals for a family will find the two recipes in this issue of The Press and will look forward to the opportunity which is about to be opened to them.


Here is a feast for the cooks – which mean feasts for the families!



Tractorettes will ease farm labor shortage


Women of Clark County will have the opportunity to learn how to run tractors and allied farm machinery. A series of lessons is being provided for them locally, as part of a national program of war assistance.


Clark County already has quite a sprinkling of women who are experienced operators of tractors. Now the call is for many women to follow in the footsteps of their sisters and bring relief to the shortage of farm labor.


The lessons will be given locally at the instance of the International Harvester Co., which is conducting a nationwide campaign of instruction for women. The course here will be under the management of C.E. Seif & Son. While it is an international project, the instruction will be given to all women who really want to learn, regardless of the kind of equipment in use on their farms. Also, the instruction is free. All that is necessary is to enroll.



At Texas show


Duane D. Stanley, former Neillsville High School student now enrolled in the college of agriculture, was a member of the livestock judging team which competed in the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock show held recently in Fort Worth, Tex. The team placed third in judging horses, sixth in hogs, and ninth in cattle. Teams from 16 states competed.



Expects air corps call


Anthony Perushek, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Perushek of Seif township, is expecting to be called for training in the army air corps about March 31. His original call was for March 5 but was postponed because training quotas were filled at that time.



Enters training school


Norbert D. Moh, son of Mrs. Dora Moh, former Granton High School athlete, left Tuesday for the air corps training school at Santa Ana, Calif. He enlisted March 2 at Milwaukee and has since been on furlough. Prior to enlisting he had employment as an accountant for an oil firm in Milwaukee.



First line of defense


Next Monday afternoon the Monday Progress Club will have as a special guest speaker Miss Helen Taylor of the FSA, who will speak on “Home, Civilization’s First Line of Defense.” Mrs. C. Frank Hepburn is in charge of the program. The program will be followed by a special “tea,” to be made from South American tea.



To take trains off


Two daytime passenger trains passing through Neillsville are to be discontinued effective March 30. The trains affected are the 6:34 a.m., number 106, and the 3:21 p.m., number 120. The schedules of the other two passenger trains will be altered somewhat. The westbound which arrives here at 2:01 a.m. will come in at 12:41 a.m., and the east bound midnight train will be delayed until 5:30 a.m.



March 20, 1952


Forensic contest held at Granton


Greenwood team wins first place trophy at meeting Monday


A league forensic contest was held at the Granton High School Monday afternoon and evening. Miss Grace Walsh of the Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire, acted as judge.


The Greenwood team won the first-place trophy, with Loyal, Unity, Granton, and Spencer, winning second, third, fourth, and fifth respectively.


Winners, who will go to the district forensic contest March 29 at Stevens Point, will be Nancy Jean Hales of Loyal, Bernice Schilling of Granton and Corrine Hare of Greenwood, serious declamation; Carol Speich of Greenwood and Mary Sersch of Spencer, extemporaneous reading; William Carpenter of Spencer and Merlin Sternitzky of Granton, original oratory; James Voight of Loyal, extemporaneous speaking; Wallace Carlson of Unity, Ione Joyce Jenson or Spencer, Carol Jensen of Loyal Joan Colby of Greenwood and Helen Bjerf of Unity, humorous declamation; Marge Hartl of Unity, nonoriginal oration; and Janet Ohlrogge of Loyal, four minute speech.



Eighteen teams enter Basketball Tournament


Annual county 4H event set for March 29 and April 5 at Loyal


Eighteen 4H teams have been entered in the annual basketball tournament, which will be held at the Loyal gymnasium. The tournament, which was originally scheduled for March 29, has been changed, with the senior league playing on that date, and the junior league and the championships for both leagues being played April 5.


The teams entered in the senior league are the Eager Beavers, managed by Guy Langfeldt; Longwood, by Robert Blunk; Clark County Central, by Robert Timmler; Mayflower, by Walter Stauffacher; Park’s Happy 13, by James Stephens; Chili, by Irwin Rusch; Pleasant Ridge, by Fred Garbisch; Butler Builders, by Jim Reineke; Willard Champions, by Phil Plautz; and Braun, by Gerald Horn.


Those teams entered in the junior league are Eaton Center, managed by Donald Franke; Longwood, by Robert Blunk; Pleasant Ridge, by Fred Garbisch; Clark County Central, by Bob Timmler; Park’s Happy 13, by James Stephens; Dorchester, by Norbert Schumacher; Chili, by Darrell Farnsworth; and Twin Groves, by Norman Wesenberg.



Tournament ends


Grand prize winners were announced last night as the Eastern Star bridge tournament ended.


Alta Devos and Jess Snyder won first; Harriett Peterson and Evelyn Schwantes, second; Irene Yenni and Miss Lenore Walsh, third; and Frances Schmidt and Catherine Svetlik, fourth.


Evening prize winners were Miss Walsh and Mrs Yenni, high; Mrs. Kenneth Manz and Mrs. Henry Thomsen, low; Belle Wildish, social high; and Virginia Gassen, low. Harriett Peterson won the door prize.



Choirs practicing for Palm Sunday concert


Choirs from three Protestant churches in Neillsville are now working on “The Crucifixion” by John Stainer. This cantata will be presented the evening of Palm Sunday at the Neillsville armory.


The 40-voice combined choir is directed by C. Scott Hunsberger, and rehearsals are held Wednesday nights following the Union Lenten services. Mrs. Virgil Nulton is the organist.



Mrs. John Hartung injured in accident


Suffers fractured ribs in two car collision at city intersection


Mrs. John Hartung, 82, of Neillsville, is now a patient at the Neillsville hospital with fractured ribs, following a two car collision at the intersection of Hewett and Fifth streets at 7:30 Sunday morning.


No one else was injured. Damage was estimated at about $125 damage to cars driven by Ruth Dyer and Antone Bichler, both of Neillsville. Mrs. Dyer was going east on Fifth Street, and Bichler north on Hewett. The Bichler car, a 1956 model, was damaged on the left rear fender, wheel and door. The Dyer car was damaged in front.




                  Advertisement in the Press, March 20, 1952



March 23, 1972


County sportsmen voice opinions at annual hearing


Close to 70 Clark County sportsmen met Monday evening in Greenwood to discuss the pros and cons of hunting and fishing proposals presented at the 1972 County Conservation hearing. Also at the annual meeting, Les Jens of Owen was reelected delegate to the Conservations Congress and Jerry Sowieja of Greenwood was reelected as alternate.


A proposal to close Clark County to deer party permit hunting was approved by those present. The assembly also favored a closed season on already scarce wildcats (bobcats). Another proposal resulted in the recommendation that a 200-foot zone below Mead Dam be closed to fishing. The area is heavily populated with fish during the spring spawning season.



Breakfast begins Camp Fire Week


Neillsville Camp Fire Girls began their observance of Camp Fire Birthday Week with a father daughter breakfast Sunday morning, March 19, at the United Church of Christ. Approximately 200 girls and their fathers were in attendance.


During the short program which accompanied the 7:30 a.m. meal, Mrs. Smith’s seventh grade girls presented individual recitations. Wayne Grap gave a response on behalf of the fathers.


The annual Camp Fire Girl candy sale conducted Saturday, March 11, was termed a huge success by its organizers. All candy on hand was sold. According to Mrs. Roni Kaczor, Camp Fire Board chairman, many persons in the organization contributed toward the success of the annual fundraising sale and breakfast celebration.



Service notes


Lt. James J. Sterzinger, son of Mrs. Morris M. Sterzinger of Rt. 1, Colby, has been awarded silver wings at Vance AFB, Okla. upon graduation from air force pilot training.




First place winners among the individuals in the River Falls agricultural techniques contests last Saturday were these Neillsville High School agriculture students. They are Richard Kuhn (left), first in soils; and Joe Schiltz, first in electricity. (Press photo March 23, 1972)



          Advertisement in the Press, March 26, 1942





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