July 27, 2022, Page 8

 Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles

Clark County News

July 28, 1927


Houses numbered in Neillsville


Neillsville now has something of a big city air, the street name signs all being placed and the houses numbered, Fred Bullard, who had charge of the numbering finishing this week.


The way is now open to secure free city mail delivery. However, this is quite a slow process–first a petition for delivery must be circulated, and sent in to the post office department at Washington. After action there is taken, an inspector will be sent to look over the situation. Following this some changes will have to be made before carriers are appointed and routes laid out. Postmaster A.C. Martin thinks it may take several months to get the system established.


Drowned in Black River


Stanley Zubin, a boy about 15 years of age was drowned last week Thursday in the Black River, about a mile south of the bridge west of Withee. The lad was taken with cramps but got to the bank and after recovering went back into the water and was again taken when in deep water and could not be rescued by his companions.


Error in county board proceedings


In the list of county orders published last week in the county board proceedings, Claim No. 1426 should have been to the O & N Lumber Co. plan for poor farm barn and the amount $50 instead of $659.40, and this latter amount should have been credited to Otto Roessler for extras on poor farm barn.


Circuit judges get increase


A bill has passed the legislature and been signed by the governor, increasing the salary of circuit judges from $6,500 to $8,000 per year, the increase to take effect at the beginning of the next term.


Boncilla treatments


One complete treatment brings loveliness that you feel at once. One half hours’ notice you can have a wonderful feeling of rejuvenation, a skin refreshed and glowing with natural color and sparkling animation. Thus you find Boncilla treatments used in beauty salons, such as Emile’s of London, Audrey’s of Paris, places patronized by royalty, aristocracy, where women have their complexions taken care of. The full treatments are $1.00 and are given at the Merchants Hotel Barber Shop by Mr. O.L. Gericke, who is an authorized Boncilla specialist. Treatments can be had at any time, or by appointments.


Curls is dead


Curls, the pet spaniel of Mrs. Chas. Sherett died Sunday, aged 18 years. This pretty, affectionate little dog has long been a favorite in the neighborhood, and all will mourn his death.


July 30, 1942


Children’s Day service at Globe Lutheran Church


Children of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Globe, will present a recitation and song service Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. A special sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Adolph Schumann, pastor of the church. Visitors are welcome.


In the afternoon a social gathering and picnic will be held on the church grounds. Singing of the national anthem and nature song by the children will be on the afternoon program.


Tells Rotarians about Social Security Act


Ned Flemming, Marshfield insurance agent, talked before the Neillsville Rotary Club Tuesday evening on the Social Security Act and old age and death benefits available under it. Louis Meinholdt, Herbert Borde and R.P. Munger were guests.


Legion makes last call for phonograph records


The Otto J. Haugen Post, No. 73, American Legion, today issued a “last call” for old and unused phonograph records. The records are to be taken by post delegates to the state Legion convention in Fond du Lac Saturday morning. Consequently, the collection will be made only until about 6 p.m. Friday. Contributions of whole or broken records will be received at F.E. Brown’s store or at Commander Harry Roehrborn’s store until that time.


Among those of the local Legion post who will attend the state confab are Commander Roehrborn and Atty. John M. Peterson, delegates; H.J. Naedler and Joe Zilk, alternates; and Ed Zschernitz and Joe Hartung, color bearers. The convention parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.


Local boys to help in Montana’s wheat


Dick Lowe and Bob Horswill, two local high school boys, are on their way to Montana for work in the wheat fields. They left Wednesday on Dick Lowe’s motorcycle, and looked forward to 1,000 miles of travel. Their destination was Whitetail, in northeastern Montana.


Dick knows the Whitetail country, and figures that he and Bob will have a real experience there. They expect to work in the harvest wherever they find a good opportunity.


They plan to be on the road two or three days.


Fund over $3,000


The Clark County U.S.O. fund climbed over the $3,000 mark this week with three contributions totaling $260.20, according to County Chairman A.C. Wagner. The town of Reseburg, making its first report, sent $217.60; while $5 more from the town of Butler and $9.60 more from the town of Sherwood brought the county total to $3,118.20. Butler’s total contribution now is $43.55, and Sherwood’s is $23.36.


First aid instruction


A class in first aid instruction will be held at Greenwood on Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m.


Anyone interested call Black 113 for further information.


Saucy yellowhammer turns chimney sweep


Mrs. Maude Weller of South Grand Avenue didn’t hire the chimney sweep who gave the flue and stove pipes at her home a thorough cleaning last week. The work was done by a saucy little yellowhammer whose insatiable curiosity led him to explore new territory. After a peek down the chimney cap, which extends several feet above the flue, he just couldn’t resist having a look all the way down. Into the depths he went without including plans for the upward flight. For three days he floundered about, finding plenty of excuses to practice his one distinctive art–that of beating out a loud taboo, upon the walls of his prison.


O.A. Crockett, a tenant at the Weller home, took down a stove pipe in an effort to liberate the flicker, but the bird took fright and disappeared. He found his way to a laundry stove in the bathroom via stove pipe, scampering out of sight as soon as the lid was lifted.


Evidently too tired to make the route back through the narrow passageway, Mrs. Weller finally was able to catch the wily young fellow. He pecked her hand viciously before she could get him outside. Looking saucily about for a few minutes, he shook the soot from his feathers, flew to a nearby tree and disappeared. One eye apparently had been injured.


July 24, 1952


The beer was lost


A beer truck driven by Francis Porter, Mosinee, tipped over 13 miles south of Neillsville on highway 73 near Shortville. The truck blew a tire, ran off the end of a culvert and tipped over, with considerable loss of beer. The driver was uninjured.


292 pints of blood go from Neillsville


Two hundred and ninety-two pints of blood went out from Neillsville last weekend on a lifesaving service. This blood was the gift of people of Clark County, made through the Red Cross to service men in Korea and to others in similar need. It was the result of a long planning by local persona, and of two days of intensive and organized activity at the Neillsville center.


The blood was collected at the Legion Hall by technicians of the Red Cross and by a staff of about 60 local women. The local staff was organized by Mrs. Elizabeth Helwig and was instructed by Dr. Marian Caldwell of the Red Cross. Dr. Caldwell, at the conclusion of the work, paid a high tribute to the efficiency of the local cooperation.


The local persons associated with the enterprise witnessed a revelation of the precautions with which blood is collected. They felt complete assurance that the blood, when finally used, would do its appointed work, and that it would not convey any of the ills of the human flesh.




County Agent Stanley Ihlenfeldt and William Schulz examine alfalfa on the Schulz Bros. field where the first major Farmer’s Field Day of this area will be held next Thursday, July 31. This was the first field to use the high fertility program, and has given 13 cuttings to date, with an average yield of “twice the amount of ordinary hay fields,” according to Mr. Schulz. The Schulz Bros. farm is located in the town of Hewett.

(Press photo July 24, 1952)


July 27, 1972


Farmer Store in Thorp robbed


The Farmers’ Store in Thorp was robbed shortly before noon on Wednesday, July 26, of over $1,500 in cash.


According to Bill Zukowski, “I had gone to dinner at 11 and returned at 12 to make a bank deposit. When I got back the money was missing from the cash drawer.” Zukowski added that the $1,500 was composed solely of cash. Checks and coins were left behind by the thieves.


Zukowski, the temporary office manager while manager Bill Nagy is on vacation, stated that two strangers were in the store earlier in the morning, but he did not know if they were involved. No one in the store saw the incident happen.


Neillsville FFA boys go a fishin’


Early last week Wednesday 15 members of the Neillsville FFA chapter left for a three day fishing and camping trip at Lake Wissota, near Chippewa Falls.


Despite poor fishing conditions, some bass, perch, sunfish and bullheads were caught by the boys. Most of the fishing was done in Lake Wissota and Potato Lake. In addition, a lot of softball, swimming and card playing was done. Friday afternoon the chapter returned to Neillsville. The boys were accompanied by their advisors, Herman Seebandt and Dennis Puchalla.


Rabbit on roadway results in wreck Phyllis G. Carney, Rt. 2, Neillsville, escaped injury Sunday evening as the car she was driving went out of control and overturned on a Weston town road when she attempted to avoid a rabbit. The Carney sedan was wrecked in the maneuver.


According to the report of Officer Simek, Mrs. Carney was driving east on the town road, four miles north of Highway 10 on Country Trunk G and a mile east, when the rabbit ran onto the roadway. The vehicle struck a Weston town bridge before overturning.




Calvin Swenson, Neillsville’s assistant postmaster, is pictured here with the large muskie he caught in the backwaters of Lake Arbutus.

The fish measured 47 inches and it “bottomed” a 28 lb. maximum scale. (Press photo July 1972)



Brothers of the brush have been quite a sight around Neillsville in recent months, and not all of them are necessarily following the trend of the times. They are “Brothers of the Brush,” growing the itchy things out of deference to the 100th anniversary of the Clark County Fair. Many are supporting beautiful beards (if, indeed, one looks upon such as being beauty per se). Here are three of the better beards from the left: Fritz Seelow, Jerry Strack and Val Payleitner. (photo courtesy of Strack Photography July 27, 1972


Brothers of the brush have been quite a sight around Neillsville in recent months, and not all of them are necessarily following the trend of the times. They are “Brothers of the Brush,” growing the itchy things out of deference to the 100th anniversary of the Clark County Fair. Many are supporting beautiful beards (if, indeed, one looks upon such as being beauty per se). Here are three of the better beards from the left: Fritz Seelow, Jerry Strack and Val Payleitner. (photo courtesy of Strack Photography July 27, 1972)




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