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 Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon. Index of "Oldies" Articles

Clark County News

 November 3, 1938


One day earlier for The Press next week due to Armistice Day


The Clark County Press will appear next Thursday throughout the county. This is one day earlier than usual.


The change is necessitated by the fact that rural deliveries are suspended on Armistice Day, Friday, November 11.


Correspondents and advertisers are asked to note the change, and to cooperate with early copy. The delivery of all copy should be stepped forward 24 hours.




Several county schools closed for convention


Several schools in Clark County were to be closed Wednesday afternoon while their teachers attend the annual convention of the Wisconsin Teachers’ Association in Milwaukee today through Saturday. Record of the schools closed was not immediately available from the office of County Superintendent L.M. Millard. However, it was believed that at least 50 teachers in the county would attend the convention. All other schools in the county closed for a few days in October to permit their teachers to attend the convention of the Northwestern Teachers’ Association in Eau Claire, at which Supt. Donald E. Peters of Neillsville was elected president.




Weatherman confused; has seasons twisted


The weatherman must be slightly confused in the sequence of the seasons. Signs of spring are coming before winter sets in Clark County.


Mrs. R. F. Dubes sent The Press an apple blossom which she plucked Wednesday from a tree on her Granton, route one, farm. Several others report premature growth of spring flowers, probably due to the unseasonably warm weather and warm “spring” showers.




Popple River bridge is open to traffic


The Highway 29 bridge over the Popple river near Owen was opened to traffic Tuesday–just a month after construction on the new span was started. The bridge replaces on which was washed out by the September flood. Repairs on the Dill Creek bridge on County Trunk N were finished a week ago at a cost of $1,136, according to County Highway Commissioner Otto Weyhmiller. Mr. Weyhmiller said work on the Miller bridge in the town of Colby probably will be completed by November 10. The estimated cost of the Miller bridge is $5,000.




Soap making to occupy home economics heads


The making of soap from waste fats will be explained at the next meeting of the Clark County home economics club leaders, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11, at the M.J. Haas farm near Withee, and the York town hall, respectively. Mrs. McCordic of the University of Wisconsin will be in charge of the demonstrations. Leaders will take the lesson back to their home clubs. Announcement of the meetings was made by County Agent Wallace J. Landry.



“Lost” cat is buried in hay for eight days


Further credence to the belief that a cat has nine lives was given on the L. E. Moh farm in Grant township during the recent haying season.


Armin and Lucien who operated the farm missed the cat, which is a great pet in the family, soon after the first hay was put in the mow.


During milking they could hear “meows” but could not seem to locate the sound, although they hunted in every cranny and nook in the barn. On the eighth day, when the sounds were very faint, they decided to make a frantic effort to locate their pet and started to move the hay in the mow, which was no small task. There, under four feet of heavy hay they discovered their pet, although in a very uncomfortable position, she was alive. They carried her to a safe place on the barn floor and fed her warm milk several times a day. On the third day she was able to go down the stairs to the stable and although lame and stiff for several weeks, is now able to resume her duties as chief “mouser” on the Moh farm.


When the cat was found, Lucien was heard to remark “Well, old “puss” you have just about used up eight of your lives, but we will try to save the ninth one for you.” And they did.




November 11, 1948


Two arrested with deer carcass pay $134 total


Two men arrested Monday night on charges of having the carcass of a doe deer in their possession pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday morning and paid fines and costs totaling $139.40.


Orville Bertrang was ordered by Justice V.W. Nehs to pay a fine of $75 and costs of $4.95. Gordon Sharratt was fined $50 and was ordered to pay costs totaling $4.95. The justice revoked the hunting license of each one for one year.


Bertrang and Sharratt were arrested in the town of Seif by Warden Carl Frick.



Yes, it can rain and snow


It can rain and snow.


This is real news to the people of Clark County, who had concluded that nature had gone dry.


The break in the drought came Nov. 3 when the fall was .13 inch. Nov. 5 says a fall of .51–just a little more than half an inch. Nov. 6, .27; Nov. 7, trace; Nov. 8, .15; Nov. 9, .08. These readings are taken in the mornings of the dates given.


All of this adds up only to 1.13 inches, just a little more than a single inch, and that isn’t much to a countryside which has been shy 10 or 12 inches for the year. But the good side of it is that this precipitation has been slow, and that the water has had an excellent opportunity to soak into the ground.


On Tuesday, Nov. 9, snow was falling lightly but constantly, and was mostly thawing as it fell, making the moisture immediately available.


This moisture, coming in advance of the winter’s freeze, will have a highly beneficial effect upon seeding and all other vegetation.





Advertisement in The Press November 11, 1948




October 31, 1968


Neillsville girl wins championship


Miss Tammy Van Gorden of Neillsville won the Wisconsin Equitation championship for the senior age group (14-17), it was announced at the annual Wisconsin Horse Association trophy banquet in Madison Saturday night. Present at the banquet were Tammy and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert C. Struble.




May farm is sold in two parcels


Allen Sonderberg of Neillsville has purchased the buildings and land south of them from Mr. and Mrs. George May. The remainder of the land, about 66 acres, on the May farm has been sold to John S. Novacek of Oak Brook, Ill.


Mr. and Mrs. May moved last week into the former Garman house on East 5th Street, which they purchased last summer. Helping them move were Jack Casler of Madison, Tom Casler of Moline, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Tuttle of Marshfield.




 Warriors end season, 13-6


The Neillsville High School football Warriors gained an edge in the statistics, but lost 13-6, on the scoreboard to close their football season here last Friday night against Colby. The loss left the Warriors with a 1-7 record for the season, and a fifth place finish in the eastern division of the Cloverbelt conference.


Twice in the second half Neillsville moved to Colby’s 10-yard stripe, but was unable to go further as the Hornet defense stiffened.


Colby gathered a 13-0 lead with touchdowns in the first and second periods, then hung on tenaciously throughout the second half as the Warriors beat on their goal line door.


Neillsville scored on a 35-yard pass from Tom Tibbett to end Glen Johnson before the halftime.


Colby’s scoring in the first period came on a four yard plunge by Bob Harris; and its second period on an eighty yard run by Tom Peissig.


Neillsville gained 332 yards to 248 for Colby. The Warriors completed four of 16 pass attempts for 105 yards, compared with 24 yards for Colby on five competitions in 18 attempts.





These are scenes of the new stretch of Interstate 94, between Black River Falls and Tomah, which was opened following formal ribbon cutting ceremonies Wednesday. The 28mile stretch is the last link in the state I94 system form Minneapolis, Minn., to the Illinois Toll Road, and completes a link of super highways with the eastern seaboard. Many residents of Clark county attended the official ceremonies in Black River Falls Wednesday afternoon and evening. The view at the left is of the Highway 12 interchange at Black River Falls, the one on the right is of Bell Mound and the surrounding area south of the city. (Contributed photo Oct. 31, 1968)




October 30, 1975


Shopping center gets okay in 4 to 1 vote by council


In a roll call vote of four to one, the interests of Roger Romanski, a Wisconsin Rapids developer promoting a shopping center in Neillsville, were upheld in city council action, Tuesday evening.


The vote was taken on an amendment to a proposed zoning ordinance allowing Romanski to add on to an already planned grocery store by obtaining special use permits for any new store added to the center. The council by the vote threw out that idea and instead moved that the 330 by 400 feet parcel of Romanski be zoned local commercial, allowing him any type of business he wanted for the center.


The vote saw Councilmen Joe Wavrunek, John Rychnovsky, Martin Feuerstein and Walter Brown voting for the freedom of Romanski’s development and John Ringstad casting the sole “nay” vote. Ringstad stated later that he voted in the minority due to his belief that the city’s planning commission had spent two years on the proposed zoning ordinance and made their recommendations from sound judgment.


Appearing at the council sessions was Romanski; Francis Podvin, Romanski’s attorney; and Robert Lockyear, a zoning consultant to the city. Lockyear expressed dissenting views to the council from those of Romanski, stating that the city should decide on allowing the shopping center full development or choosing to protect the downtown business district.


The entire discussion took over three hours, broken up by other city business and halted by what appeared to be a stalemate among councilmen and Mayer Kenneth Olson. It was not until Romanski, and his attorney left did the council, after the prodding of Alderman Brown, agree to decide on the issue once and for all.





What an assortment of ragamuffins. This group were recent visitors to The Clark County Press and came prepared with newspaper hats, inquisitive looks and bubbling questions. All are participants in the Neillsville Day Care Center and were busily touring the community on this particular day. One look at the group provides seven different expressions, from a frown to a squint. The children are (back row, l to r) Sarah Mardis, Becky Mardis, Kerri McLean and Joann Irwin; and (front row, l to r) Jenny Rasmussen, Michael Rasmussen and Christopher McLean. (Press photo October 30, 1975)  





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