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Clark County News


September 1, 1927


Fair show best in history


At this writing Tuesday afternoon, the big Clark County Fair is taking form sufficiently so that an observer may see that it is to be of rare excellence. As was expected, the cattle exhibit will be on a par with any previous years–probably beyond any previous record; in one particular, namely the Calf Clubs the entries exceed any former year, with quality fully up to past records. This will be one of the biggest features of the fair. The calf barn is certainly a busy scene, and the dormitory for housing and feeding the boys and girls is all in nice condition and in care of competent help. The dairy herds have many of them come a considerable distance, but all appear in fine condition, and in their deep beds of straw and shavings with abundance of excellent quality hay, the cattle are as comfortable as they would be at home.


The farm horse exhibit will be about as usual this year–a good exhibit and of fine type. The swine display is very remarkable for a region not noted as a “hog country.” The pens are all filled up with exhibits of all the leading breeds of swine–a display that would do credit to any county in Iowa. Sheep also are staging a “comeback.” For a number of years, sheep breeding had been nearly abandoned in Clark County, but gradually farmers are finding that a few sheep have a place on almost any farm and the exhibit at the fair is most encouraging.


Poultry will also be a leading feature this year. Although prices for eggs and poultry have not ranged high and some breeders are likely to lose their enthusiasm, there are always enough who keep steadily in the business to fill all the available space at the fair.


The vegetable exhibit, although not all are in as this is written, may fall a little short of former years because of the early date of the fair and the backward season, but with the exception of corn, the quality is up to average. Five booths are in competition and are a big feature of the fair: the County Asylum Farm, Town of Levis, Town of Pine Valley, Town of Eaton and Town of Warner.


The entries in the Fine Arts, Culinary, etc., are all good as are also the machinery and farm appliances.


The school exhibits and those of the 4H Girls’ Clubs under the supervision of Co. Supt. Margaret Van Natta make an interesting display–well worth the visiting.


The racing stables are more than filled, the largest field of horses entered for many years, and lovers of the racetrack will have a treat coming. In the line of free attractions, the program is filled with the best. In purely amusement line, there is everything imaginable, so that night and day the fair will bring fun galore–all that is needed is favorable weather and even a few showers would not hurt much as the grounds are dry and the driveways all well surfaced. Should the weather remain fine, there will be three big days on the fair grounds.


Grain all saved The fine weather of the past two weeks enabled farmers to get their grain all taken care of–either stacked, put into barns or threshed out of the shock. The yield has been fair, especially barley and early oats, and the quality on the whole much better than last year– the crop a year ago being largely lost and damaged by the constant rains. A good crop of second growth alfalfa and red clover is being cut on many farms and makes a fine addition to the forage crop, and this will in a measure help to make up for the shortage of corn and silage, the outlook for which is not good.


Engine leaves track


Tuesday night when the way freight engine was doing some switching at the depot, the engine went off the rails on the sidetrack north of the Canning Factory. The wrecker was sent over from Altoona and got the engine back on the track so that the train got out of here about 2 o’clock Wednesday morning. There was no delay of trains and no material damage done to the engine.


September 3, 1942


Women plan work on surgical dressings


Material for 79,500 pieces on way soon; arranges work room, hours


Work on United States Army surgical dressings will be started by women in Neillsville in the very near future, it was announced this week.


A shipment of material is being made September 7, from which 79,500 pieces are to be made into three different kinds of dressings in one month’s time.


Arrangements are being made to have the work room, at the Kiwanis clubrooms, in the Neillsville bank building, open from 2 to 5 on the afternoons of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 7 until 10 p.m. Wednesdays. The evening hours are planned particularly so that office girls, school teachers and mothers of small children who cannot be left alone in the afternoon will be able to help.


The dressings will not be sterilized until they are needed at the base hospitals. In view of the fact that it may be necessary to use them in emergencies without first sterilizing them, utmost care must be taken here to keep them as clean and free from dirt and germs as possible.


As there is a likelihood of fingernail polish chipping and getting into the dressings, workers will be asked to remove nail polish. They also will be asked to bring a white towel or other material to completely cover the hair and a coverall apron or smock to cover their street clothes.


Frequent washing of the hands will be urged. Persons having colds should not appear for work until they have completely recovered.


The definite date on which the work will start will be published in The Clark County Press later, together with a list of the instructors and the days on which they will have charge.


Son is commissioned


Willard Webb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Webb, was graduated at Stockton Field, Calif., August 27th with a commission of second lieutenant in the air corps. An invitation to the graduation exercises came but a few days preceding the event, so a long distance call seemed the only solution for acknowledging it. Mr. Webb put in the call at 7:15 and just an hour later he was congratulating his son over the telephone. The conversation which ensued was a most satisfactory one, making the eventful day the happier for both father and son.


Vacation paradise


Neillsville is the best place to spend vacation! So says Catherine Kiley of Chicago, for it is here that she can have the best time swimming, dancing, roller skating and playing tennis. The young woman spent her spring vacation of ten days here and enjoyed it so much that she decided to spend a month of the summer recess in this city. At the end of that period she decided to remain for the entire summer and manifests her regret that school opens September eighth and that she must return to the city. She is looking forward, however, to the coming holiday season when she will again spend two weeks here.


Ration office moves


The local war price and ration office was to be in its new quarters on the second floor of the Neillsville bank building this morning. The move was to be made early in the morning with the aid of county highway department trucks and men. Executive Secretary Leo W. Foster said the new office probably would be ready for business at its customary opening hour, 8:30 a.m. The ration office formerly occupied space on the first floor of the court house.


 Can have 16 bikes


Authorization for the purchase of 16 bicycles may be made by the local war price and rationing board during September, according to the quotas announced. But, judging from past experience, there is a question in the mind of Leo W. Foster, executive secretary, whether Clark County will have need for that many. The reason is that since bicycle rationing went into effect, the board has not had a single call from an eligible person for a bicycle.


August 28, 1952


Local woman is champion at the flower show here


Mrs. Charles Emling wins 114 prizes–entries number 307


Mrs. Charles Emling of Loyal won first place at the fifth annual flower show sponsored by the Neillsville Monday Progress Club. Mrs. Emling not only won with the total number of points but also entered the champion spike of gladiolus. Her total number of prizes was 114. This included many colors of gladioli, as well as flowers in other classes. One of these was for the largest flower, which was a red dahlia as large as a dinner plate. Second and third place went to Mrs. Gust Rosenbaum and Mrs. Ted Dux, respectively.



Mrs. Charles Emling of Loyal with her champion Gladiolus.

(Press photo August28, 1952)



Winners of the Junior Flower show are left to right, top row: Shari Briggs, Kay Overman, Marilyn Wildish, Luann Hubing. Middle row: Mary Briggs, Carolyn Marg, Kathryn Manz, Mary Manz, Sharon Dux, Doris Dux. Front row: Paul Nulton, Jill Briggs, Juliana Rosenbaum, Donna Lee Groth. (Press photo August 28, 1952)



These girls are winners at the fair in the skirt and blouse class for girls under 14, many of them only 10 years old. Left to right: Jacqueline Foster, Thorp; Marjorie Haines, Neillsville; Rachel Micke, Thorp; Mary Puscheck, Chili; Yvonne Himes, Owen; Sharron Anderson, Withee; Caroline Kramer, Loyal; Sylvia Palmer, Neillsville; Carlotta Tichy, Greenwood. (Press photo August 28, 1952)


36 men in squad of football team

Only three are letter men– intensive training with three sessions daily


Thirty-six boys–only three of them lettermen– were undergoing twice-a-day drills this week as Neillsville High School football candidates began preparations for the opening of the schedule September 12. Coach Dick Berndt and his assistant, Ernest Storm, are working their charges hard. Sessions are held from 9 to 11 each morning, and 2 to 4 each afternoon, with chalk talks in the evenings. Lettermen available are: Forest Larsen, junior end; Ervin Knoop, senior; and Larry Carlson, junior quarterback.  






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