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Clark County News


April 7, 1938


Gale Vandeberg wins FFA speaking contest


Gale Vandeberg of the Neillsville High School won first place in the district Future Farmers speaking contest held Friday evening and will represent this district at the sectional contest to be held at Stanley later this month. Garit Tempas of the Wood County School of Agriculture at Wisconsin Rapids won second place with “Rural Youth at the Cross Roads,” and Kenneth Swope of Auburndale placed third with “Farm Tenancy” as his topic.


The judges of the contest were Arlie Heinze of the Greenwood High School staff, Donald Simmelink of the Granton High School and County Supt. L. M. Millard.



Junior Coop League


The Junior Cooperative League will meet at the Weston town hall Wednesday evening, April 13. Everybody welcome.



Old timer makes call


Charles Brooks of Fresno, California, who is back for an extended visit with his daughter, Mrs. Wayne Potter, made our office a pleasant call Monday. Mr. Brooks says the big flood barely missed them and created a lot of excitement.


Mr. Brooks came to Clark County with his parents Jan. 1, 1860, when he was three months old, and spent the greater part of his life in Granton and Lynn. He can recall many interesting things that happened in the old days.



Neillsville is ninth in Christmas Seal sales


Neillsville was ninth highest in the state in cities of its class in the sale of Christmas Seals, City Supt. D.E. Peters, who was in charge of the sale, was notified this week by the Wis. Anti-TB Ass’n. The seal sales here totaled $151.38 and amounted to 7.1c per capita.


Niagara, Jefferson and Horicon were the winners of special clinics for sales. Other cities ahead of Neillsville were Lake Mills, Elkhorn, Lancaster, Viroqua and Nekoosa.



Softball league being formed in Neillsville


A softball league of five, and possibly six, schools is being organized for Neillsville and vicinity by Adelbert Eberhardt, athletic director at the Winnebago Indian School, and Henry Ott. This is to take in the Indian School, high school freshman, Lutheran School, North and South side schools of Neillsville and possibly the Reed School east of Neillsville.


The schedule for the first week of play is as follows: Indian School (team A) vs Indian School (team B); North Side at Lutheran School; South Side at Reed School; and the freshmen team draw a bye.



April 1, 1948


Worst is over for deer says game warden


Much over browsing, few deaths due to starvation in county, says Frick


The worst is over as far as deer starvation is concerned; Game Warden Carl Frick said this week.


Deer are coming out into fields at night to forage, and the growth of their edibles has started again.


The condition of deer in Clark County probably is better than in many areas visited recently by the state legislators. To the accompaniment of popping photoflash bulbs and reams of publicity, the legislators found deplorable conditions of starvation among deer on their conducted tour.


However, Clark County’s deer population was probably more fortunate than those in the areas visited by the legislators, Warden Frick said.


“There is much evidence of over browsing,” he said; “but, I doubt whether many deer actually died of starvation.”


Mr. Frick said he had found one dead deer about 10 days ago in the Abbott ranch area of the town of Foster. In the same area Arthur M. Papke, district forest ranger, found two. Near Saddle Mound, in Clark County, one more dead deer was found and reported to the game warden.


All four of these showed evidence of malnutrition, Mr. Frick said. Accepted evidence of malnutrition include: the marrow of the long bones “pink and runny,” and stomachs full of undigested materials.


“The fact that only five have been found and reported,” Warden Frick said, “is an indication that only a small percentage of deer died in this county because of malnutrition.



Neillsville Jottings


Hubert Quicker had a pleasant time early in the week with two friends of the dairy industry who had come to Neillsville–Howard Swig of San Francisco, now of Western Dairy Products, Inc., and formerly with June Dairies, and Joe Holston of Philadelphia.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schultz spent Easter Sunday at Shawano with Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerman and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Radtke. The ladies are sisters of Mr. Schultz.


Albert Schultz sold his farm in the town of Washburn to Albert Auswald of Greenwood. Mr. and Mrs. Auswald will take immediate possession.


A.L. Devos, candidate for circuit judge, was guest speaker at the Elroy Rotary Club meeting Tuesday night. He was accompanied to Elroy by E.E  Hart, cashier of the Neillsville bank.


Carl Frick, the new game warden, has rented the Mrs. Phena Johnson residence on South Grand Avenue, and will move his family here April 1. He has been staying at the Linster home since being assigned to Clark County early in March.


The Rev. L.H. Holmes announces the following schedule at the York Center Methodist Church for Sunday: services at 9:30; Sunday School at 10:30.


Albert Mueller left Wednesday afternoon for Madison, where he will undergo an operation. He was accompanied by Mrs. Mueller, who will remain with him.



Student honored


Keith Bennett, a senior student in journalism at the University of Wisconsin, was initiated into Sigma Delta Chi, honorary Journalism fraternity, at the University on March 25. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. M.E. Bennett of Neillsville.



Issue at Granton


The only village issue in the election at Granton is the choice for a vacancy on the village board. Opposing candidates are Charles Hanthorn and LaVerne Vanderwyst.



Junior play will be given Tuesday


The junior class of Neillsville High School will present its annual class play next week Tuesday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in the high school.


This year the juniors will present “The Thread that Runs so True,” with a cast of 29. The play is a dramatization of the Jesse Stuart novel about his experiences as a beginning school teacher in the mountains of Kentucky in 1925.


Members of the cast are Larry Opelt, John Svetlik, Steve Shemanski, Lorene Schultz, Cheryl Foemmel, Keith Short, Dick Schmitz, Terri Guest, David Olson, Tom Lukes, Jim Vetrone, Harlon Jessen, Dan Helwig, Margo Dankemyer, Dennis Sischo, Susan Johnson, Toni Svetlik, Paula Ringstad, Janice King.


Kay Lindekugel, Cindy Diercks, Nina Haugen, Diane Jordahl, John Nikula, Marcia Van Gorden, Judy Reinart, Lynette Karnitz, Emilie Schoen and Lynda Flynn.


Mrs. Lois Johnson is the director.


Tickets may be secured from members of the cast and other juniors or at the door.



April 17 set as Kindergarten Day


Kindergarten registration for the Neillsville public school district will take place April 17 in the city elementary school building, it was announced this week by Prin. Daniel O’Connell. The hours will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 4:30 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Prin. O’Connell said that those unable to register April 17 may call the elementary school office and make arrangements.


To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be five years of age on October 1, 1968, or before. A copy of the birth certificate must be brought at the time of registration, Mr. O’Connell said.



Military News


Sgt. Anthony J. Tolaney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tolaney of Rt. 1, Willard, is serving with an aerospace defense command (ADC) contingent deployed to Korea. He supports the first F106 Delta Dart fighter-interceptors using inflight refueling that have flown to critical overseas areas along with tactical air units.


The 1,400 mile-an-hour F106s were sent from McChord AFB, Wash., to Osan Air base in Korea a part of the buildup of U.S. forces in Korea triggered by the Pueblo crisis. Sgt. Tolaney, who flew to Korea aboard a giant military airlift command C141 Starlifter, is an aircraft instrument repairman. He is a 1964 graduate of Greenwood high school.



Airman Gary L. Miller, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Clarence F. Miller of Rt. 3, Neillsville, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He has been assigned to the air force technical training center at Chanute AFB, Ill., for specialized schooling as a liquid oxygen specialist. Airman Miller is a 1967 graduate of Neillsville High School. He was employed by The Clark County Press while in high school. (Press photo April 4, 1968)




April 3, 1975


Sheriff warns of thin ice, fast water


Clark County Sheriff David Bertz issued a warning to county children and their parents in regards to the spring thawing of streams, rivers and lakes in the area.


Sheriff Bertz advised that it has proven dangerous for children to play near swollen creeks and rivers and equally dangerous for children to walk, run or play.



A 12 hour stint 60 feet up a tree took the scrap out of “Scrapper” Monday. Scrapper is the six-month old brown and white tiger kitten of Linda Wessenberg, who lives on West 14th Street. After rising to the heights of an elm tree unobserved, the kitten apparently was fearful of coming down. In fact, it was not until he had been there for about six hours that Mrs. Ernest (Mamie) Courtland, who lives across the street, saw her and started the efforts to get her down. Scrapper’s plight was reported to City Police Officer James Wasserburger, who enlisted the aid of Badger State Telephone poleman Ron Rupnick of Merrillan and Greg Buhrow of Neillsville. Using climbers, Rupnick shinnied up the tree like it was a telephone pole. Buhrow attached a canvas bucket to a line Rupnick had carried up with him. (Press photo April 3, 1975)



Smiling faces, all super athletes, these students from Neillsville High School were recently honored at an athletic banquet at the school. Selected most valuable team members were (standing, l to r) Tony Schultz, football; Mark Dopp, football and basketball; Wayne Opelt, wrestling; Matt Kingsbury, cross country; Gary Lukes, baseball; (seated 1 to r); Sue Van Dam, volleyball; and Judy Sischo, basketball. Not present for the photo session was Debbie Oestreich, most valuable team member for girl’s track. (Press photo April 3, 1975)





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