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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


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Clark County News

May 26, 1927


Possible industry for Clark County


In cooperation with the state conservation department, Vernon F. Bailey, Washington, chief field naturalist of the United States biological survey, is trapping beavers alive in Iron County and shipping them to other sections to establish beaver colonies.


In the Drainage District west of Neillsville, and also in the open lands south are many beaver colonies which are increasing rapidly. It is possible that many of these animals might be used to establish beaver farms, now authorized by law.


Wins automobile


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dankemyer, 303 West Sixth Street received word from their son Howard, who is employed in Milwaukee in a phonograph factory, that he won a Nash sedan, valued at $1,500. Tickets were sold on this car and Mr. Dankemyer purchased one, the ticket costing him 25˘.


Picture of President Sims for Colby High School


Mrs. John F. Sims, widow of the late John F. Sims, president of Stevens Point Normal School, has presented Colby High School a portrait of her husband.


Mr. Sims came to Colby before a high school was established there and after one year as principal of the graded school he organized a township high school, of which he was principal for seven years. Later his rise in school work was rapid; for 20 years previous to his death he was president of the State Normal at Stevens Point and had a national reputation as an educator.


Appropriate exercises were held last Wednesday at Colby at the presentation of the portrait, Prof. Neale of Stevens Point making the presentation address, Carl Smith, a senior, giving a fitting response and an address on Pres. Sim’s educational career also being given by Principal Henry Bender of Colby.


May 28, 1942


Navy relief fund dance Wednesday


To be held in armory here, quota for Clark County is $300


Clark County American Legion posts and other organizations this week were staging an all-out ticket sales campaign to raise the county’s quota for the Navy Relief Society. The tickets are for admission to the Navy Relief fund dance, to be held in the Neillsville Armory Wednesday evening, June 3.


The goal of the county drive is to raise the total county quota through the means of the dance. If this goal is achieved, Commander Harry Roehrborn of the Legion said, there will be no necessity for a countywide solicitation. The Armory building and the orchestra are being furnished by individuals.


Although the Navy relief society was established in 1904, this is the first time that the organization has called for a public subscription for funds. The great loss of life since this war started has made great demands upon society so that contributions of Navy men no longer are sufficient.


The Navy Relief Society fund will be used primarily to take care of the many situations not provided for by government aid in the form of pensions. Much of this help must be given to the families of the Navy immediately; long before regular allotments can be property authorized. The fund will take care of hospital expenses in families of Navy men. The funds will also be used to pay for some of the educational costs of orphaned children of Navy men, as well as expenses which cannot be met out for authorized pensions to families.


Hornbeck will speak at Granton Memorial Day


Granton will observe Memorial Day with exercises at the village hall at 10:30 a.m. The address will be made by C.A. Hornbeck, director of rural teachers’ training in the Eau Claire State Teachers’ College. The Rev. Obed Asp will pronounce the invocation and the benediction.


Music will be furnished by the high school band and by a vocal group from the village.


Humbird youth wins in district Mears contest


For the second successive year a Humbird school student has carried off honors in the district Helen Farnsworth Mears art contest.


At the judging held last week, a picture by Arthur Vinney was awarded first place in class B. (in which schools without regular art instructors are rated).


May 22, 1952


Granton beats Spencer to win baseball title


The Granton High School baseball team won the WIAA district baseball tournament at Loyal last Saturday afternoon, becoming the 3C Southern Division champions for the second straight year.


The Granton team beat Loyal 120 and Spencer 65, to win the championship. Spencer defeated Greenwood 54 before bowing to Granton in the afternoon. The Granton team will play in the WIAA sectional tournament to be held later this year.


Local jottings


Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marg, town of Pine Valley, that their son, Irvin, is now stationed at Kwajalein Island. He is a clerk typist with this Air Force. Their son, Donald, also in the Air Force, is now stationed at Lackland A.F.B., San Antonio, Tex.


Local news by the Watchman


Some kind of record (local, at least) for cleaning out merchandise was set last Thursday by the J.C. Penney Company at their fire sale. The store was virtually bare, except for fixtures, by 4 o’clock.


But, contrary to belief, they did not “sell out.” Henry Thomsen, manager, found a pair of size 10 overalls beneath a counter the following day–and sold them to the Watchman.


Also remaining: two shoes for the right foot.


Too bad they were girls’ shoes or Harry Flitter might be able to use them along with those three left shoes he ended up with after the spring cleanup splurge at his house.


George Hendrickson tells a woeful tale about young Bob Opelt pulling out a nice 14-pound Northern from the Black River on opening day...only to learn with deepest dismay that the Northern was really a Muskie. It about tore his heart to shreds to turn the 36-inch fish loose again.


About half of the fishing population of Neillsville opened the season on Yellow Lake, up north–or so it would seem. Vernon Peterson said there were 22 boats near his on that lake Saturday and he knew at least one person in most of them. Joe (Fuzz) Urban, Jr., who also fished Yellow Lake, reported a limit catch.


 Ronald Garbisch wins state dairyman award


Ronald Garbisch of Granton was one of five boys in the state chosen as outstanding junior dairyman. The award was made at the fifth annual state convention of the Wisconsin Junior Dairymen’s Association at Marshfield recently.


Five Granton boys received certificates in recognition of their continuous herd milk testing for two years. They were Richard Gower, Walter Stauffacher, Richard Lautenbach, Harry Schmitz, and Ronald Garbisch. Their advisor is Francis Steiner.


Granton beats Spencer to win baseball title


The Granton High School baseball team won the WIAA district baseball tournament at Loyal last Saturday afternoon, becoming the 3C Southern Division champions for the second straight year.


The Granton team beat Loyal 120 and Spencer 65, to win the championship. Spencer defeated Greenwood 54 before bowing to Granton in the afternoon. The Granton team will play in the WIAA sectional tournaments to be held later this year.


Future graduates of the Class of 1964


Pictured above is the North Side kindergarten group at their graduation last week. Left to right, (standing in the back row) are Jimmy Hiles, John Lynch, Jimmy Simek, Lois Kalsow, Caroline Svetlik and Nathan Ripenburg; (kneeling in the second row), Dennis May, Dorothy Webster, Gary Nauertz, Judy Ludwig, Loren Poehnlein, and Nancy Hopfer; (sitting in the front row), Gary Zickert, Lee Schmidt, Anton Dern, Don Becker, Don Quicker, and Bernie Zager. Absent when the picture was taken were Betty Darling, Dennis Zajac, and Judith Laatch. Dennis Zajac, however, had his picture taken with the South Side group. (Press photo May 22, 1952)



The South Side School kindergarteners also graduated last week. Miss Tess Rybicki, teacher of the two groups, conducted the “commencement” exercise. Pictured above are (standing in the back row) : Peter Manz, Jean Franke, Timmy Flynn, Donna Ripke, Dennis Struensee, Chuckie Urban, Mike Strebing, Wayne Brown, and Rosemary O’Leary; (kneeling in the second row) Vicky Anderson, Carol Hrasky, Barbara Bethke, Dick Ihlenfeldt, Dennis Zajac, Craig Graves, Roger Brooks, Sheri Lee Drescher, Dale Northup, and Dick Hanson; (sitting in the front row) Larry Keller, Allen Hoesly, Danny Schield, Robert Bethke, Linda Schraufnagel, Tim Harvey, John Walk, and Ricky Lathrop. Bradley Karl was absent when the picture was taken. (Press photo May 22, 1952)



May 25, 1972


Rabid skunk bites tot, 2; warning is given to beware


Little Brenda Dallman, about two, is nearing the completion of a series of 14 tough anti-rabies shots.


The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Dallman of Route 1, Greenwood, she was bitten May 12 by a skunk which followed the family dog into the barn after biting it, and attacked Brenda. She was bitten on the hand and forearm.


When the skunk was seen by Robert D. Briski, 16, Greenwood high school student who helps with chores at the Dallman farm after school, it was “biting at the girl’s pants,” he related. Briski kicked the animal away from the girl, then killed it with a pitch fork.


The attack took place May 12, and two days later Dr. N.R. Capati of Neillsville was appraised of a positive report. Treatment was started immediately.


A fine mess of trout is exhibited by Tim Tresemer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Tresemer. He caught them on the opening morning at the young folks’ pond at the Marguerite Listeman park. (Press photo May 25, 1972)



Three youths will represent Neillsville High School in the National FFA agriculture mechanics contest at Kansas City, Mo., next October. The youths recently won the state contests at Madison to quality for the national event. From the left they are James Kotcon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Kotcon of Rt. 1; Neillsville; Roger Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Erickson of Rt. 1, Neillsville; and Larry Strangfeld, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Strangfeld of Rt. 3, Neillsville. The national contest will cover such areas as welding, electricity, engines and machinery. The State FFA Association will pay $240 toward the expense of sending the team to Kansas City. (Press photo May 25, 1972)





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