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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles


Clark County News, June 9, 1927


Dance at Armory


On Thursday night Mildred Couch and her ten Rose Buds will furnish the music for the dance. The public can rest assured of a real treat as this band is a high class musical organization, having played on the Orpheum Circuit, and the management is under a heavy expense booking this band, but it has always been their aim to give the dancing public the best that can be had, so plan now to see, hear and dance to the snappy ladies’ band as they play the kind of music you would like to hear. A guaranteed attraction.


Holstein Club meeting


The Neillsville Holstein Club will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Naedler on Friday evening June 10. Let all members be present; it is Mr. Naedler’s desire to have a large attendance.


Dogs killing sheep


J.G. Acheson, chairman of the town of Weston, reports that many sheep in that town are being killed by dogs. In order to avoid liability for damages to owners of sheep it would be well for dog owners to keep their dogs tied up at night.


June 11, 1942


Robins launch “blitz” on local office


Two feathered folk declared “war” on the Neillsville Production Credit Association office late last week; but peace settled over the place after one sustained “aerial attack” brought them victory.


For about 10 minutes before a pair of adult robins launched their aerial blitz through the open front door, they screeched and flittered from limb to limb of a tree in front. They sounded for all the world like the noises made by Hitler’s “scare” bombs frightening the French into retreat.


Then in sweeping dives they zoomed through the doorway and attacked the office force. Mrs. Evelyn Walk, clerk, was forced into a hasty, unorganized retreat to the back wall of the room. Others in the office were as though stunned. For several minutes the birds fluttered their destruction; then, still screeching madly, they flew out through the door and to the tree, perhaps to reorganize for a second blitz.


Still trembling, the office force went to the door to observe from long range the actions of the “enemy.” Perhaps, for all they knew, the robins were bringing up reinforcements.


But they quickly discovered the cause for the war. A baby robin had wandered unseen into the office, and sat quietly on the floor, hidden from view by the long, high counter. Quickly the “captive” was discharged through the doorway, and in a few minutes the mad screeching had turned to happy chirps. Quiet once again settled over the office.


Boiler lets loose


Herman Hediger, Christie butter maker, suffered painfully but not seriously last Friday when the boiler in his butter plant broke loose from the pressure within. Fine silt lying in the boiler was shot into the room when a hole was forced in the boiler, and some of it lodged in Mr. Hediger’s eyes. He has been treated by an eye specialist and is on the mend. The boiler already has been mended. Little other damage was done.


Picks wrong car to pass on hill Monday, costs $5


Rodney Fleming, a Wood County resident, picked the wrong car to pass on a hill in the town of Dewhurst Monday. As a consequence he paid a fine of $5 and costs in Justice George A. Ure’s court. The car he passed was that of Cleve Evans, a sheriff’s deputy.


June 5, 1952


Wind tears path, narrow and long, in town of Levis


Uproots large trees and shifts silo, breaking its concrete base


A violent windstorm tore a narrow swath through the town of Levis Monday evening. Beginning at the John Bryan place on the east side of the town, it made wrecks across the town so far as the Charles Havlicek farm on the Washburn line.


The wind tore several great oaks up by the roots on the old Sears place, now the home of the Roy Eddy family. The town road which runs along the west side of the Sears farm was so filled with tree trunks and debris that the town crew worked into the night to clear it.


The force of the wind was such that it moved on its foundations the silo on the old Charles Tichy place, now worked by a newcomer, Phil Hermes. The silo was moved eastward six or eight inches, and the stone and concrete foundation was broken, with pieces thrown to the ground. The windbreak pines on this place were bent to the east, and two oaks were torn down, with another partially cleared of its branches. The roof on the stable portion of the Hermes barn was twisted off and ruined.


Crumpled a windmill


On the old Tichy place next west, now deserted the barn was broken up and swept westward against the windmill. It crushed the windmill to the ground, reducing its frame to a crumpled mass. A beam from this barn was hurled into the ground.


Several Levis men watched the storm. Mr. Havlicek saw it from the barn. It came from the northwest, and seemed to him a flat wind. Mr. West also saw it from his barn. To him it looked like a wall of black. Tony Adamec, about three quarters of a mile south of the West place, stood and watched it sweep by at a little distance.


Saw a twister


Phil Hermes got a close view of it. He was out in the yard when it swept down upon his place. He saw that it was a twister. To him there were two whirling areas, which closed in together. A steel oil barrel in his yard was swept crazily around in circular flight, with a child’s football in close pursuit.


The path of the wind, as marked by fallen trees and debris, indicated that it blew almost straight eastward. The path was narrow, perhaps not more than half a mile. The length was about five miles. Its restricted and well defined path indicated that it was a tornado, despite the fact that most of the wind’s force was exerted from west to east.


Returning from Korea Rev. and Mrs. Leo Chapman of Neillsville received word earlier this week from their son, Bud, stating that he is on his way home from Korea. He was to leave Korea June 1, and expects to make the crossing by boat in 16 days. He plans to arrive home about June 27 or 28. Bud is in the Marine Corps and has been stationed in Korea since last July.


Frost nips garden


Last week Wednesday morning early risers found frost on the roof tops and in the lowlands in the gardens and fields. In the gardens they found frost had nipped tomatoes, corn, beans and cucumbers.


Surprise shower


A surprise baby shower was held Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Volovsek for Mrs. Ronald Volovsek. Miss Bev Volovsek and Mrs. Edward Volovsek were hostesses.


Twins born


Mr. and Mrs. Verlyn Rollins of Rt. 1, Chili, are the parents of twins, a son and a daughter, born Tuesday, May 23, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. The babies have been named Steven Fred and Susan Lynn. They join two brothers, Dean and David, and a sister, Barbara.


Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rollins of Rt. 2, Spencer, and Mrs. Fred Wesenberg of Rt. 2, Granton.



The upper picture was taken May 18, 1952, when the Harry Hansen family had a reunion, with 50 attending. The lower picture was taken just 15 years before. With one exception, the members of the family stand in the same order in the two pictures. In both pictures Mr. and Mrs. Hansen are in the front row, Mrs. Hansen second from the left and Mr. Hansen second from the right. In both pictures Everett stands at his father’s right. In the lower picture he was 10 years old. In the upper he rivals the three other boys of the family. In both pictures Lila sits at her mother’s left. She was 6 years of age when the lower picture was taken. In the lower picture Carol, Mrs. Robert Mortenson, at Lila’s left, was 8 years of age. Names of all in the picture are as follows: Belle (Mrs. John Mazola), Mrs. Hansen, Lila, Carol (Mrs. Robert Mortenson), Everett, Mr. Hansen, Sylvia (Mrs. Francis White). Top row, left to right: Eleanor (Mrs. Kenneth Seelow), Pearl (Mrs. Harold Prock), Evelyn (Mrs. John Flynn), Leland, Orbert in the top picture and Melnard in the bottom picture, Melnard in the top picture and Orbert in the picture below, and Genevieve (Mrs. Robert Jackson). (Contributed photo June 5, 1952)




Postmaster Mike Krultz, Jr., with one of the two new quarter ton Jeeps now being employed in delivering mail within the city of Neillsville. (Press photo June 8, 1972)




Kenneth Karnitz, president of the Neillsville Men’s Club, presents a check to Scoutmaster Jack Utton, covering the cost of a canoe trailer for the boy scouts. Gathered around are students in the metals shop at Neillsville High School who had a hand in fabricating the trailer. Their instructor, Dave Smith, is at the left, and Earl Smith, Men’s Club secretary, is at Smith’s left. Youths who had a hand in make the trailer climbed aboard their creation to have their picture taken. From left, they are Marvin Mashin, Jeff Marg, Mike Thoma, Herman Luedtke and Ivan Karl. (Press June 8, 1972)






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