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Clark County News


March 17, 1938


Wagner planning on a new restaurant


A.C. Wagner is planning on opening a new and larger restaurant in the former Balch building on Hewett Street north of his present location.


Blue prints have been drawn for a dining room 23 by 45, kitchen in the middle of the building and a tap room at the west end with side entrance where plate lunches would be served also. Mr. Wagner, his wife, three sons and daughter have been successfully operating their present restaurant for a number of years. 



Law on cigarette stubs


The Wisconsin Legislature at its last session passed a law which makes it illegal to throw burning cigarettes, cigars or matches from moving automobiles and also prohibits smoking in an auto which is not equipped with an ash tray or a receptacle for the receiving of ashes. Other states could well follow that movement. The educational program related to the prevention of forest fires has certainly achieved great results.



Spring band concert


The Neillsville High School band will hold its annual spring concert March 31 at the armory. The band has been practicing extensively the last few weeks, and the concert should prove a very interesting one, including overtures, marches, a duet and the tournament numbers to be played at Marshfield this year. The junior band will play during the intermission. 



Annual fair meeting


The annual meeting of the Clark County fair association will be held at the Kiwanis rooms under the Neillsville bank Saturday, March 19. Lunch will be served at 12, followed by the business meeting. 



Solid carload of new Maytag washers come


A solid carload of Maytag washing machines was received today by the Neillsville Maytag Co. John Schiesel, manager, informs us this is the first time that a full carload of the washing machines has been received here.


As will be seen by ad else where Mr. Schiesel will have the machines on display as soon as unloading is finished Thursday. He reports sales good and the future as looking optimistic. 



March 11, 1948


You can take a good look at the “new look”


Women and others interested in this area will have a chance for a good look at the “new look” on Monday, March 22. On that evening the new styles will be shown at the high school auditorium in a Style Show, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Neillsville. Merchants are cooperating in staging the event, and special music has been engaged, according to Mrs. Marion Epding, chairman of the style show committee. Similar shows have been conducted in several other Wisconsin cities with success. In addition to women’s and girl’s clothing, children’s clothing will also be modeled. 



Billie Jean Urlaub gets nicest present


Billie Jean Urlaub received the nicest birthday present of them all last Saturday, March 6.


You see, a baby sister was born to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Urlaub of Neillsville on that day. She is Billie Jean’s first sister–born on Billie Jean’s first birthday.


The new baby is Darlene Jane. She weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces at birth.


Mrs. Urlaub at one time was the kindergarten teacher in the Neillsville school system. 



200 babies are born in local hospital in ‘47


3,032 patients served there since reopening in 1943, manager tells club


Two hundred babies–104 boys and 96 girls-were born in the Neillsville hospital last year.


This record was revealed by Herbert Brown, manager of the hospital, in a talk before the Rotary Club on Tuesday evening. In about four and one-half years of operation under his management, Mr. Brown said, 666 babies have been born there and the hospital has cared for a total of 3,032 patients.


He gave these statistics to indicate the importance of a hospital in the life of a community.


The present hospital has a capacity of 22 beds. It operates with three registered nurses, three nurses aids, two cooks, and has other help. During the early years the hospital operated in the red, Mr. Brown said; but in the last year is made a net profit of about $850.


Dr. M.V. Overman, president of the club, told members that the financial record of the institution is unusual. Most hospitals, he said, are operating at a net loss in spite of large endowments and higher rate schedules.




Above is pictured the 60-piece Neillsville High School band, which appeared in its annual public concert last Tuesday evening at the armory. The concert was the first event in what promises to be a busy spring season for the popular Neillsville school organization. Topping off the season’s activities will be the music festival and contests. The band is directed by Walter Keohane, who is not in the picture. (Press photo March 11, 1948)



March 14, 1968


Wildlife shows spring activity


Wildlife is beginning to appear in the Area. William and Georgeana Schulz counted eight deer last week. Skunks also have come out of hibernation.



19 headstones are overturned


Nineteen headstones in the Reseburg Cemetery, south of Thorp, were overturned by vandals sometime Saturday night, Sheriff David R. Bertz reported this week. No prints or tire tracks were discernible because the cemetery had been the scene of the Arthur Mattes funeral Saturday afternoon. The headstones overturned weighed up to 1,000 pounds, according to the sheriff’s estimate.




Clark County was ample in the state and national picture as the home of beautiful girls last week. In addition to the national crown of Miss Rural Electrification, won in Dallas, Tex., by Sandra Meissner of Chili, another Clark County girl was selected as Miss Stevens Point. She was Elizabeth Bowen (above), a 1965 graduate of Owen-Withee High School and the daughter of Mrs. Mary Bowen of Neillsville. She received a $300 scholarship, a new wardrobe and an invitation to participate in the Miss Wisconsin pageant in the summer at Oshkosh. She is a student at Wisconsin State University–Stevens Point. (Press photo March 14, 1968)




The large pickup load of debris pictured here might have been at the bottom of Lake Arbutus adding to pollution of this recreational water, had it not been for members of Neillsville Boy Scout Troop No. 64. The boys cleaned up the ice after the fishing shacks had been moved off the lake near Campman’s (or Windy) point. The debris was what was left by ice fishermen after they removed their shacks before the March 5 deadline. From left to right, pictured above are Tom Lulloff, Dennis Bertz, Joe Simenson, Keith Steiger, Don Kirn of the Clark County Forestry department, Warden Bob Cleary, Joe Bertz, Kim Kunze, Steve Tesmer and Brad Kunze. E. J. Steiger is Scoutmaster for Troop No. 64. (Press photo March 14, 1968)



March 13, 1975


Give-a-way $1,000 next week


Approximately $1,000 will be given away next week in Neillsville, according to the retail committee of the Neillsville area Chamber of Commerce.


The $1,000 give-away is all a part of the community’s annual Spring Preview, a retail event in which participating stores unveil their spring and summer line of merchandise on Friday, March 21.


The event was developed differently this year in that each participating merchant is offering a substantially larger prize to their customers, some nearing the $40.00 value. Each store will offer registration at the preview. 



Needs of seniors in county to be discussed


A public forum will be held Monday, March 17, by the Clark County Committee on aging to discuss the needs of senior citizens and the funding available for these needs. The 1:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Clark Electric auditorium in Greenwood.


Citizens of all ages are invited to attend this session, which will be open to suggestions on how to utilize the 1976 budget.


It is the goal of the Clark County Committee on aging to reach more older adults with programs and services in 1976, according to Rebecca Berry, senior citizens coordinator. This can only be done with the awareness and support of the entire county, she said. 



Mentor donates $190 to fund


Mrs. E. Gerber, chairman for the town of Mentor, announces that $190 was collected for the Heart Fund in the recent drive there. Assistants included: Mrs. Lottie Flynn, Mrs. Hugh Terrell, Mrs. Perle Pickett, Mrs. Lyle Newell, Mrs. Dale Huebner, Arthur Christen, Mrs. James Forsting, Nordahl Fristad, Azure Osborne, Mrs. Patrick Barney, Mrs. Elmer Duerkop and Mrs. LaVern Kaufman.






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