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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles

Clark County News

May 12, 1927


New shoe business  

A. Kraft and B. Ostrowski of St. Paul have bought out the shoe shop of T. Schoenherr on Seventh Street and will install a complete set of electrical show machines, also machines for harness and other leatherwork. Both men have had extensive experience along those lines, and expect to give this community the benefit of that experience.



Dr. Ziegler draws lot


At the drawing made Monday evening on the lot contributed by Joe Meyer to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dr. Ziegler of Eau Claire won the prize. Someone from here who was in the hospital at Eau Claire sold the doctor a ticket which proved to be the lucky one. The lot is of considerable value and might be sold quite readily.


The sale of tickets netted over $1,100 for the church.



Neillsville High School wins first baseball game


Neillsville High School had little trouble in walking away with the honors in the game at the fairgrounds Friday afternoon with a team from Granton High School, the score standing 27 to 5 in Neillsville’s favor. Neillsville’s battery consisted of Lepke pitcher and Skroch at catch; with Dick Hemp at first base, Cooper second base, Walter Hemp third base, Arndt shortstop, Barton right field, Chase center field and Bruley left field.



Gas fire


Thursday as Frosty Kurth and Ervie Schultz were drawing out a barrel of gasoline down at the Standard Oil Co, Ervie, who was close to the barrel, absentmindedly struck a match to light a cigarette. The gas which was in the air ignited and the flame followed into the barrel. The fire department was called out and after some trouble the fire was extinguished.



May 14, 1942


Proves he can hit the broad side of a barn


A.B. Davey, star route mail carrier, is one up on the gentleman who couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.


Mr. Davey did – much to his regret.


It happened late Sunday night when the mail carrier drove home on Seventh Street, in his coupe. He steered the car through the garage – and “through” is the proper description.


The car knocked out the front wall as slick as a button, leaving the galvanized iron and wooden framework draped artistically over the front of the car. The car, itself, continued its forward motion until it was stopped as the front wheels went off the edge of the raised garage floor. It came to rest on its running board and under part, its front wheels suspended above the ground.


 Poppy sale here


The American Legion Auxiliary will sell poppies in Neillsville Saturday, May 23. The proceeds will be used in welfare work for soldiers of the present war, as well as for those of the last war.


The local sale will be conducted under the direction of Mrs. Floyd Casler, president of the Otto Haugen unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, and is in charge of Mrs. A.J. Peterson, local poppy chairman.


Enlists in reserves


Marcus T. Baumann, son of the Rev. and Mrs. William A. Baumann of Neillsville, has enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and has passed his preliminary examination. He is a sophomore at Valparaiso University, and is continuing his course there, in accordance with the naval reserve plan.




Top honor students of Granton High School’s class of 1942 are pictured above. Miss Lehmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lehmann of the town of York, won valedictory honors with a four year scholastic average of 95.43. Miss Dahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dahl, also of the town of York, won salutatory honors with a four-year scholastic average of 91.96. Both took part in extracurricular activities. (Contributed photo May 14, 1942)      



May 8, 1952


Fire call


A fire set by a group of small boys resulted in a run by the Neillsville volunteer fire department Saturday afternoon. The fire, which was out when the company arrived, had been set in the grass near the depot and oil storage tanks. When the youngsters saw the fireman, they left. Fortunately, no damage was done.


It’s a small world


While driving a bus on his base in Wiesbaden, Germany, Pfc. Donald Burr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burr of Neillsville, was hailed by a familiar voice. He was very pleasantly surprised to be greeted by his friend, Pfc. Donald Knudsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Knudsen, also of Neillsville. The two boys graduated from high school together last spring, took their basic training together, and after a separation of eight months, now find themselves stationed together at Camp Lindsey, Wiesbaden, Germany.


Butter consumption has fallen fifty percent


Oleo margarine and high prices are blamed by Kiwanis speaker


Per capita consumption of butter has fallen off 50 percent, according to the statement of A.C. Hilstead, veteran state butter grader.


The inroads into the butter business made by oleo margarine and higher prices has cut the average consumption from 18 pounds to nine pounds per capita per year, he told Neillsville Kiwanians Monday night.


Citing this fact, Mr. Hilstead declared that the industry is striving to improve the quality of its product to prevent further inroads.


V.G. Rowley, a state milk sanitarian of Madison who also spoke, told of a grocer friend who reluctantly told him that sales of margarine over butter were 10 to one in his store just outside Madison.


He pointed out that the dairy industry is the state‘s major source of income, and declared; “I don‘t think, in a dairy state, it‘s good business to buy oleo even at a price difference of 48 cents per pound.„


Mrs. Owen Melin of Owen, retiring president of the Clark County Homemakers, is shown above, congratulating her successor, Mr. Harold Tonn of Curtiss, who was elected president at the Spring Council session of the Homemakers held last Thursday afternoon at Withee. The new vice president, Mrs. Gilbert Rhode of Eaton, was ill and unable to be present. She succeeds Mrs. Emil Noah of Greenwood. Left to right in the picture are Mrs. Emil Noah; Mrs. Art Kuechenmeister of Neillsville, present secretary treasurer; Mrs. Harold Tonn; Mrs. Owen Melin and Mrs. Maurice Meredith of Neillsville, district Homemakers president. (Press photo May 8, 1952)




May 11, 1972


Tews two run homer paces Warrior win


Neillsville high school’s baseball team split in a pair of games played during the last week.


They were defeated by Marshfield senior high, 50, in a nonconference test; and won a 100 decision from Greenwood in a conference go marked by a two run homer off the bat of Scott Tews.



Savings & loan opens office here


After several months of preparation, the First Federal Savings & Loan has opened its new offices at the corner of Hewett and West Sixth streets in downtown Neillsville.


In temporary charge of the office is Louis Primus of Fairchild, a former Jackson County board chairman and a vice president of the institution. In the office are Mrs. Corrine Witte and Mrs. Phyllis Carney.


The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, except Friday when it will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


A general open house will be held later.



Honor students are named at Neillsville High School


Virginia Spiegel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Spiegel of Rt. 2, Granton, has earned the honor of being the valedictorian of the Neillsville High School graduating class, Prin. Henry J. Lukes announced this week.


Salutatorian will be Marilyn Watenpuhl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Watenpuhl of Rt. 3, Neillsville.


Designated as honor students because of their high scholastic averages through four years of study are: Eugene Dux, Roger Erickson, Ohla Holoyda, Christine Jake, James Kotcon, Michael Kuchenbecker, Keith Steiger and Sally Volz.


In addition to earning top scholastic honors with this year’s graduating class, Miss Spiegel took part in a variety of extracurricular activities throughout her four years at Neillsville high. She was a member of the Future Teachers of America, the Pep Club, National Honor Society, G.A.A., and the Spanish Club. She served as a class officer, was in school newspaper and Annual staffs and was a teacher’s aide.


Miss Spiegel plans to attend college to prepare for the teaching profession.


Miss Watenpuhl also was unusually active in the field of extracurricular activities. She was a member of the G.A.A., the Future Teachers of America, Spanish Club, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. In addition, she took part in the senior class play, forensics and assisted in the school library.


Miss Watenpuhl is interested in accounting.   


   Virginia Spiegel, Valedictorian   Marilyn Watenpuhl, Salutatorian


Greenwood FFA members receiving achievement pins for outstanding work in special areas are front row, (l-r) Mark Lindner, Dekalb award; Bradley Oldham, livestock farming; and Mike Ruzic, crop farming. Back row: (l- r) Ken Herdrich, Chapter Star Farmer; Richard Susa, forestry management; Don Susa, dairy farming; and Deborah Craig, Star Greenhand. Delbert Dearth who will receive an achievement pin for farm mechanics was absent.            (Press photo May 11, 1972)





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