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Clark County News

August 18 , 1927


Boy accidentally shoots his sister


Last week Tuesday afternoon Joe Pasek, aged 10, son of John Pasek of the Town of Dewhurst, shot and killed his sister, Helen, aged 8. The shooting was doubtless an accident. The father was cutting oats, and as the field grew smaller, some rabbits that fed in the field ran out of the grain and across the road. The little boy was watching for a chance to shoot the rabbits with a 22 caliber rifle. His little sister was picking huckleberries in the brush by the road, and the boy either shot at a rabbit or mistook her light-colored hair for a rabbit–at any rate he fired, and the bullet struck her in the head. He ran to the C.J. Dickinson home nearby and gave the alarm. Help came at once, but the little girl died in about an hour. The little fellow was so terrified by the result of the accident that he fled into the woods and was not found until the next day.


A party of men and boys numbering more than 70 from around the neighborhood and from Merrillan searched the woods and swamps, some being stationed on Bruce Mound with a telescope to watch the open spaces, but no trace of him was found. Wednesday forenoon Ben Frantz and his blood hound were sent for, and the dog began working in the trail. The boy hearing the baying of the dog started for home and the dog followed him on. He seemed little worse for the distressing experience.


The funeral of the little girl was held at the Catholic Church at Alma Center on Thursday.


Concrete going in on old No. 16


Four miles have been laid on the Chippewa Cadott road by John F. Boomer, Appleton, contractor, and 8.25 remain to be finished. The Cast Stone Construction Co., Eau Claire, contractors on the New Auburn Bloomer concrete road have just started, laying 1 mile, and having the remaining to finish.


A. Larson and Co., Eau Claire, contractors of the largest stretch, have finished 7.42 miles in St. Croix County from the Dunn county line on and have 4.68 miles to complete. Between Stanley and Thorp, Alfred Brown, Holcombe, has laid 1.75 miles and has one mile to complete.


A. Brown, road contractor, who has the job of laying the concrete on State Highway No. 29, between this village and Eidsvold, nearly completed and expects to finish the gap remaining west of the village on Saturday of this week. This will complete a continuous stretch of concrete from a point two miles east of Thorp to the railroad crossing west of Eidsvold, a distance of seven miles.


Made errors at the wrong time


The Neillsville Colts played a return game with Wisconsin Rapids at Rapids Sunday afternoon and were defeated by a score of 5 to 3. The game was a good one, but the locals made a couple errors at the wrong time, with the result that the Rapids boys took a mean advantage of them and scored five times while the home boys were earning three runs. Gerhardt pitched a great game, striking out 15 men, so the Rapids boys know that Neillsville has two mighty fast pitchers on their string.


Thorp will be here next Sunday at the fairgrounds. Thorp has a good team and licked the locals early in the season, but they will have a different problem to tackle next Sunday. Those of you who haven’t seen the Neillsville gang in action, will have the opportunity next Sunday afternoon at the fairgrounds.


Holstein Sale Oct. 5


At the Holstein Picnic Saturday, John Wuethrich announced that the big Holstein sale will be held this fall at the fairgrounds on Oct. 5. He states that there are already many animals listed.


Guernseys for New York


A buyer for New York state came to this county last week to secure a car load of Guernsey cows and heifers. George May sold 10 head from his fine herd, receiving topnotch prices. The car will go out from Greenwood.


August 20, 1942


Stores to close


Stores in Neillsville are asked to close Monday and Tuesday afternoons in support of the fair, in a proclamation issued by Mayor H.J. Naedler:


“To give the Clark County Fair the fullest cooperation in its effort to put on the annual fair:


“I request that all business places in Neillsville close from 12 o’clock noon, on Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25.”


Calvin Mills, county clerk, announces that courthouse offices will close Monday and Tuesday afternoon for the fair, as has been the custom.



Local brothers meet in Australia; cable parents


The long wait for letters from home by Supplies Sgt. John H. Flynn held from him the information that his brother, Master Sgt. Thomas Flynn, was with him, in Australia. He had been under the impression that Tom was in Ireland, according to his queries concerning his brother, in letters which he wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Flynn.


Evidently Mrs. Flynn’s letters, carefully explaining that Tom was not in Ireland, but in the same country with the elder son, finally were received and brought the boys together, for last Thursday the home folks received the following cablegram: “Are together, happy and well. Love, Tommy and Bud.”


The message was sent August tenth, arriving here August thirteenth. The brothers sailed from American shores several months apart, Bud in February and Thomas in April.


Will teach here


Miss Vona Reed of Flint, Mich., has accepted the position as instructor of the lower grades of St. John’s School, which was made vacant by the resignation of Miss Doris Walther of Wisconsin Rapids. September eight is the date set for the opening of St. John’s School.


Joins Navy


Carl Peterson, who worked in the office of the Fullerton Lumber company here as bookkeeper until about a year ago, has enlisted in the Navy. He was in Neillsville early this week visiting friends before reporting at Minneapolis for duty. He is to report Friday, and expects to be stationed temporarily at Norfolk, Va.



Advertisement in the Press, Aug. 20, 1942 issue.


August 14, 1952


Sportsmen to lay plans for releasing pheasants


The method of distributing 325 nine week old pheasants raised in their pens at Globe will be up for discussion at a meeting of the Neillsville Sportsmen’s Club next Tuesday evening in the V.F.W. hall.


The club has had good success in raising the pheasants in this, their first year, according to Gene Christie, president of the organization. They received 350 day old pheasants on June 6.


A lunch and motion picture will conclude the agenda for the meeting. Motion pictures to be shown will include: “Tight Lines,” a fishing picture, and “Wild Fowl in Slow Motion.”


Boys move out of the cow barn lots


New quarters provided for them in the remodeled old arts building


With the erection of the new exposition building at the fairgrounds, the old fine arts building will be turned into a complete youth exhibit this year. All the exhibits in the old building will be 4H, with the exception of the educational display shown by the superintendent of schools, Russell Drake. These exhibits will occupy the north, east and west wings. The south wing has been made into a dormitory for the boys who stay on the grounds during the fair. The boys in other years slept in the loft over the cow barn. Their cots will now be moved from the cow barn to the boy’s new dormitory.


A new requirement is that 4H members bring calves from 1 to 5 o’clock only on Thursday. This is due to a new state order requiring calves to be examined by a veterinarian at the time of entry. The order was issued in consequence of the appearance of anthrax elsewhere in the state.


Mr. Blocher attends the ‘Trees for Tomorrow’ camp


The Rev. R. Banks Blocher, pastor of the First Congregational church, Neillsville, has been selected to represent the Neillsville Kiwanis Club at the “Trees for Tomorrow” camp, held this week at Eagle River.


At the Kiwanis meeting of the Neillsville Kiwanis Club on Aug. 25, Mr. Blocher will speak on “Conservation,” covering the program of the “Trees for Tomorrow” camp. The Neillsville Kiwanis Club will meet Friday at 12:30 in the 4H Club dining hall at the fairgrounds and there will be no meeting of Kiwanis next Monday night, Aug. 18.


August 17, 1972


Kenneth Kren is named “outstanding” farmer


Kenneth D. Kren of Rt. 3, Neillsville, was honored as an outstanding young farmer at the state fair in West Allis Tuesday.


Present as he accepted the honor were his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Seebandt, also of Neillsville, who accompanied them. Mr. Seebandt is a Neillsville High School agriculture instructor and an advisor of the local Future Farmers of America chapter which accorded Mr. Kren the honor.


The Kren’s own and operate the home farm, four miles southeast of Neillsville on Highway 73. They rented the farm from Kenneth’s father, Frank, in 1947, and purchased the farm in 1958.


The home farm consists of 100 acres, and they rent and work another adjacent 80 acres.


Since their purchase of the home farm, the Kren family has been in the middle of one development after another. Some of the developments have been designed to improve the physical plant; others to improve the quality of their Holstein herd.


The rolling herd average last year was 576 pounds of butterfat. In July this year, it was 596 pounds; and Kren is confident that before the year is over the herd average will be above the 600 pound butterfat mark.


While Kenneth was honored Tuesday, he is generous in his credit to other members of his family. All of its members are interested in the farm and in dairy farming.


Tree is downed, misses Olson house


The residence of Dr. William A. Olson at 208 E. Division St., in Greenwood experienced a near miss from a falling elm tree during last Monday’s noon day thunderstorm.


According to Dr. Olson, “The 120yearold elm tree just scraped the house. If the wind had not been blowing from the north, we would have had it land on the house.”


The tree was located on the west side of the doctor’s stone home.


Dr. Olson added that there was no great damage to city and area residences, “but the trees received the most damage.”



Susan Smith and Kay Alperstett, recipients, respectively, of the 1972 4H and Homemaker Memorial scholarship and of the Clark County Extension Homemaker scholarship, display the framed certificates presented to them by Gerald Luchterhand of R. 2, Spencer, president of the 4H Leaders Federation, and Mrs. Darrel Horn of Greenwood, cochairman of the Extension Homemaker Family Life, Youth and Scholarship committee. Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Smith of Rt. 1, Greenwood. Miss Alperstett’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Alperstett of Rt. 3, Greenwood. (Press photo August 17, 1972) 





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