April 6, 2022, Page 8

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles


Clark County News

 April 9, 1942


Permanent home is purchased for Press


 Zbinden Building on Seventh Street is being put into condition


A permanent home has been purchased for The Clark County Press. The building is known locally as the new Zbinden building, located on Seventh Street, west of Grand Avenue. The building is really not new, but it bears that designation in contrast with the “old” Zbinden building, which was on the corner, and which has been wrecked.


The new Zbinden building, though intended as a milk plant, is well suited to the needs of a county newspaper. It is built of brick, with a concrete floor, and is of a single story.


The building will be used with very few changes, but considerable reconditioning was necessary, and is now going on. A new roof is being put on, and new ceilings. A furnace will be installed, for hot air heat. The business office will be entered from Seventh Street.


The purchase, which was made by The Press from the American Stores Dairy Co., includes the vacant site upon which the old Zbinden building once stood. This site still had upon it the basement walls, considerable concrete work and the old boiler room. These are being wrecked, with the debris thrown into the old basement. The purpose is to make a fill, and eventually to landscape the land to the east of the Press building.



Red Cross to try locating soldiers


Service will be carried out through National Red Cross Chapter


A service in locating and determining what has happened to soldiers, sailors and marines from whom there has been no word for an extended period is being inaugurated by the Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross.


Requests may be addressed to Jess W. Scott, chairman of the war fund drive. Information should include the rank and serial number of the one to be traced, as well as the name. This information will be forwarded to the national Red Cross headquarters, which, through its international character, is able to get in touch with prisoners of war.


Two requests already have been forwarded from Clark County parents by the local chapter. They were from Mrs. Ed Hinker, of Greenwood, seeking information about Pvt. Richard Hinker, who was last known to be stationed in Manila; and from Mr. and Mrs. John A. Vesel, also of Greenwood, who sought information concerning their son, Pvt. John A. Vesel, who was last known to be on Corregidor, the army fort blocking the mouth of Manila Bay in the Philippines.


The parents have not heard from either youth since November, before the opening of hostilities in the Pacific.


22 defense pamphlets are available to public


At least 22 pamphlets and handbooks dealing with civilian defense education are available to the public in the Clark County civilian defense office in the courthouse.


The pamphlets and handbooks include the following:


Training Auxiliary Firemen, Protection Against Gas, Air Raid Precaution, Decontamination Squads, Demolition and Clearance Crews, First Aid, Glass and Glass Substitutes, Blackouts, Fire Watchers, Fire Protection in Civilian Defense, Report of Bomb Tests on Materials and Structures, Volunteers in Health, Medical Care and Nursing.


Staff Manual, Messengers, Air Raid Wardens, Road Repair Crews, Auxiliary Firemen, Rescue Squads, How to Organize Civilian Protection in Your Community, The Control System of the Civilian Defense Corps, The United States Citizens Defense Corps, Memorandum on Municipal Signaling Systems, and Protection of Industrial Plants and Public Buildings.


Says worst of road breakup over now


Weyhmiller expects weight restrictions will be lifted shortly


Lifting of weight restrictions on county trunk highways within a few days was forecast this week by Otto Weyhmiller, county highway commissioner.


The county roads, on the whole, have been less affected by the annual spring breakup this year than usual, the highway commissioner stated. Only at the southern end of county trunk K has it been necessary to erect detour signs. Other county trunks have been kept in “fairly good condition,” he said.


The blacktopped state trunk highways (95 from Days Corner south to the county line, and 98 between Loyal and its junction with 73) have been maintained in fair condition. In a few places these roads have “shown symptoms of frost boils, but are in fair shape,” the highway commissioner said.


County trunk I is marked in a few places with frost boils, and W remains in fair condition. County trunk K, between Granton and Loyal, is in better shape than usual at this time of the year, and G, through Globe, is in fairly good condition.


The fact that the highway department this year was able to plow recent snows from the roadways before they started to melt was believed by Mr. Weyhmiller to have been a big factor in keeping the road breakup at a minimum this year.



April, 1942 Northern Clark County, Wisconsin Tornado

Three of 15 barns leveled by a tornado which passed through the town of Worden, northern Clark County, late last Saturday afternoon are pictured above after the storm has passed over. Damage was estimated at $35,000. Several head of stock were killed; three houses badly damaged; but no one was injured. Top picture is of wreckage of barn on C. W. Dodge farm; center, Anton Benzschawel’s barn (note that the silo roof remains); and bottom, barn and shed wreckage at the Oscar Moe farm.

                    (Press photo, April 9, 1942)



April 3, 1952


Granton honor roll lists five pupils


The honor roll at the Granton High School has been announced for the third quarter.


Dorothy Hiles, a senior, Carolyn Mae Zahradka, a sophomore, and the following freshmen are listed, Russel Gardner, Robert Holt and Robert Scott.


Honorable mention seniors are Robert Albrecht, Katherine Bartz, Wayne Trimberger, and Ethel Winters; juniors, Alvin Spaete, Margaret Bolander, Patricia Gallagher, La Von Garbisch, and Marlen Jakubowski; sophomores, Alvin Dahl, Carol Jean Garbisch, Marcia Hiles, Eleanore Marek, Margie Paun and Patty Sternitzky; freshman, Roland Helm.


Shown holding the state trophy, which Neillsville bowling teams will keep permanently, are the freshman girls’ bowling team, which won the state and national Junior Bowling Congress tournaments recently. Left to right are Charlotte Covell, Terry Manderfield, Marilou Heaney, Dorothy Hart and Carol Nauertz.

                       (Press photo, April 3, 1952)




Absentmindedness is almost ruin of Quicker


The absentminded professor who threw the alarm clock out and wound up the cat has nothing on H.H. Quicker of Neillsville.


He walked off and left his truck double-parked near the main intersection of Neillsville, motor idling, where it stood for two hours last Friday night.


Mr. Quicker stopped the truck in front of a grocery store to make a delivery. When he came out, he stopped and chatted with friends, then made his way on foot to his place of business, a block away. Later he went bowling.


Dairy employees, unable to locate the truck in a time of need, called Mr. Quicker to seek his help. The light dawned. Two thousand dollars’ worth of equipment had been left on the street, motor running, lights on and ready to go.


They found it patiently waiting.




Pheasants released in Clark County Monday


About 190 pheasants were released in Clark County Monday afternoon by six county sportsmen’s clubs. The pheasants were divided equally among clubs from Withee, Greenwood, Loyal, Granton, Neillsville and Humbird. The pheasants were furnished by the state conservation department. The pheasants were adult birds and the shipment included 150 hens and 40 roosters.




April 6, 1972


 Average family income in Clark County is $7,199, says report


Average family income was $7,199 in Clark County in 1969, compared with $10,068 for the state according to a report on the 1970 census by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Per capita income for the county amounted to $2,214, the report shows.


The 1970 census counted 30,361 residents in the county; 3.0 percent were foreign born and 17.1 percent native born, with one or both parents of foreign birth.


Among the county’s 27,771 inhabitants aged five and over in 1970, 1,980 were living in a different county within the state in 1965 and 1,316 in a different state.


In the population age 16 and over, 74.1 percent of the men and 37.0 percent of the women were in the labor force. Among the employed, 27.2 percent were holding white collar jobs, and 10.1 percent were government workers.


About 39.1 percent of the married women with husband present were in the labor force, and 31.5 percent of these wives had children under six.


There were 8,885 persons three to 34 years old enrolled in school. In the 25andolder population, 34.9 percent of the men and 48.2 percent of the women were high school graduates.




Greenwood utility seeks price hike


The public service commission announced this week that it has scheduled a hearing on an application of the Greenwood water utility for a rate increase. The hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Hill Farms state office building in Madison.


The utility, which is owned by the city, filed the application March 21.




Granton youth wins FFA creed contest


Kevin Steiner, a member of the Granton FFA and a freshman at the Granton High School, won first place in the sectional FFA creed contest held last Thursday at Marshfield. He is one of the 10 finalists in the state who will compete in the state contest in June at Green Lake.



Greenwood’s Badger Boys – Back row: Larry Briski (left), son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Briski and Mike Fontaine (right), son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Fontaine, both of Greenwood, have been selected to attend Badger Boys State at Ripon in June. Alternates (front) are Ray Lamovec (left) and Larry Krainz (right).

                                      (Press photo, April 6, 1972)







© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel