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 Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


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

Clark County News


May 26, 1938


Putting rubbish along highways against law


Complaints have come to Dist. Atty. John M. Peterson to the effect that unknown persons have deposited rubbish in and along highways without permission of the town board or owners of the lands.


No arrests have been made thus far, but a thorough check is being made throughout the county for the purpose of apprehending such offenders. The Wisconsin law provides a $50 fine or thirty days imprisonment in the county jail for anyone guilty of such offense. Many beauty spots along or near rivers seem to be especially attractive to offenders of this nature.



Beautiful moth found


Miss Eva Clouse found a moth with beautifully colored wings on the screen at her store Monday. She presented it to Co. Supt. L.M. Millard who mounted it.



School commencement on Thursday evening


City Supt. D.E. Peters will present diplomas to 62 graduates of the Neillsville High School at the annual commencement exercises at the Armory, Thursday evening, May 26. There are also 20 graduates from the teacher’s training course.


Rev. Jesse Norenberg of Eau Claire will deliver the commencement address, and there will be a piano selection by Miss Grace Elkert, invocation by Rev. W.M. Bixler, salutatory by Robert Roessler, song by glee club and valedictory by Miss Delores Scott.



City team beats Cornell Sunday


Five Zank brothers and two Gerhardt brothers on team


Neillsville, with five Zank brothers and two Gerhardt brothers in the lineup, outhit and out pitched Cornell there Sunday to win 5 to 2 in the Cloverbelt league. In the first game a week ago the locals dropped a close one to Colby 7 to 5, after traveling 11 innings. Next Sunday and Monday the team plays at Greenwood, and on July 4 Greenwood will play here.


Stub Gerhardt, pitching for Neillsville, practically won his own game in the second inning, when he tripled to score three runs. Other hits for extra bases were a triple by E. Zank and doubles by Bert Gerhardt and Williamson.


Besides the Zank and Gerhardt brothers the other members of the Neillsville team are Coffin and Christie.


The Neillsville team made 9 hits out of 33 times at bat and 5 runs. Cornell made 5 hits and 2 runs out of 33 times at bat. Neillsville and Cornell each left 5 on base.





Lewis Milton, junior in the high school, reigned as prom king and Miss Marcia Russell, a freshman, as prom queen at the Junior Prom of the Neillsville High School held at the armory Friday evening, May 20th. A large number enjoyed the event, and the armory had been beautifully decorated. Lewis is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Milton, and Marcia is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Russell. (Contributed photos May 26, 1938)




June 3, 1948


Arbutus is scene of FHA two day outing


Members of the Future Homemakers of America sponsored a two day camping period at Lake Arbutus last week, and about 18 girls attended the outdoor event. The girls were under the supervision of Miss Mildred Johnson, home economics teacher at Neillsville High School, Mrs. O.E. Wang, Mrs. Herbert Bored and Mrs. Schaefer. Carole Wang and Mary Ann Kintzele were life guards. Among the girls attending were Misses Hazel Millard, Barbara Rude, Betty Holt, Ardys Cardarelle, Verna Schaefer, Pat Zschernitz, Jeannine Borde, Frances St. Dennis, Pat Tibbett, Alva Schaefer, Alice Buchholtz, Fern Naedler, Betty Hauge and Shirley Diercks.



Fate (and collie) hand Simeks nine babies


 The William Simek family is caring for nine foster babies–the nine little bunnies left orphans by the machinations of cruel fate– and a stray collie. The collie ripped off the cover of the pen of the Simek’s pet rabbit Saturday and dispatched Mama Rabbit to a better world. The baby bunnies, so young their eyes were not yet opened, seemed likely to suffer their mother’s fate, but Simek’s procured some doll bottles and are keeping the little family alive with judicious administrations of milk. The mama bunny was given full and solemn funeral attentions by the Simek children.



National Guard garage gets its electric wiring


The national guard garage here was completed this week with the wiring of the building for electricity.


Before the usual source of electric power was made available, the Service company ran lights and electric motors off a gasoline powered electric welder. This device furnished enough power to operate 22 100 watt electric lights.


The Service Company has launched a drive to recruit additional members before the summer encampment The local men will leave July 7, and return July 25. Camp does not open generally until July 10; but the Service Company is charged with transporting other units to camp, and therefore, will be on duty four days longer than most groups.



May 23, 1968


Kindergartners entertain at Memorial Home


Thirty-one children of the afternoon kindergarten class under the direction of Mrs. Helen C. Smith presented a musical program of vocal and rhythm band selections for residents of Memorial Home Monday afternoon. Those furnishing transportation of the pupils to the home were: Daniel O’Connell, elementary principal; Mrs. R.H. Van Gorden, Mrs. Gene Ross, Mrs. Glenn LaZotte, Jr., Mrs. James Jordahl and Mrs. Jerry Smith.



NHS knocked out of WIAA baseball


Neillsville High School’s baseball Warriors were knocked out of the WIAA district tournament in the opening game, 3 to 1 by Pittsville Monday night. The Warriors spotted Pittsville two runs in the first inning and never recovered. Pittsville’s Heeg struck out 11 in registering the win. Richard Paquette struck out six and was charged with the loss. He was relieved in the seventh by Rakestraw.


The Warriors expected to get in their game with Loyal this week to put the lid on the Cloverbelt conference play. A win against Loyal would tie them with that team for the title.




Gary E. Zschernitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Zschernitz of Rt. 3, Neillsville, has been chosen for Neillsville High School’s Agricultural Accomplishment award. (Contributed photo May 23, 1968)




May 22, 1975


Mower runs over child; loses foot and left leg


A twenty month old Unity boy will be crippled for life due to his being struck by a power lawn mower on the family home lawn Saturday morning,


The boy, Jason Nadolski, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nadolski, Rt. 1, Unity, suffered the loss of the left leg below the knee and loss of part of his right foot, according to reports from the Clark County sheriff’s department.


Jason’s brother, David, age 6, was operating the mower when the accident happened. According to department reports, David was mowing with the machine when “Jason ran into the path of the mower,” was knocked down and the mower passed over his legs.


Injuries to both legs caused by the machine were listed as an “instant” severing of the leg and foot.


Jason was rushed by family car to the Colby Clinic and later transferred to a Marshfield hospital by Colby ambulance. He was listed in “serious” condition at that hospital at Press time.



50-year reunion planned for Sunday evening


Neillsville High School graduates of 1925 are expected to converge on the city Sunday from points as far away as New York, Florida and California. The event attracting them will be the 50-year anniversary of the class.


At the beginning of the week, J.H. Hoesly, a class member, said that 28 reservations had been received. Out of a class of 54 graduates, nine are deceased.


The reunion will be held at Bali Hai Supper Club, four miles east of Neillsville on Highway 10. A happiness hour from 6 to 7 p.m. will precede the dinner.


An open house will be held at 9 p.m. for those who are not members of the class who wish to visit with old acquaintances.


The 50-year reunion falls on the 100th anniversary of Neillsville High School’s first graduating class.



JoAnn Baltus (left) has been named valedictorian of the graduating class of the Greenwood High School. Each of the four years she was a member of the Student Council and president this year, the Drama club and vice president this year, and forensics with state competition the first three years; Junior class president; Tutoring program second and third year; National Honor Society three years; Foreign exchange student; annual staff in junior year and editor this year; school newspaper staff two years; all school musicals the past two seasons and best actress as a junior; ranked among the top 10 in Central Wisconsin Mathematics league as a junior and also participated this year. She plans to continue her education at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Her foster parents are Mr. and Mrs. John Keller of Willard. She is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Baltus of Owen, and the late Lyle Baltus. Doreen Briski (right) has been named salutatorian. Her activities have included the Pep club, the Echo staff, Book and Reel club, band, chorus, the GAA, track, volleyball, FHA and the National Honor Society. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ted Briski of Greenwood. She plans to study nursing at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. (Contributed photos May 22, 1975)





Confirmands Pentecost Sunday at the Neillsville and Granton United Methodist churches were (seated, left to right) Mary Spencer, Shari Oldham, Shirley Stanley, Nancy Fitzmaurice, Susie Henchen, Cheri Diers; (standing, left to right) Tim Tresemer, Bob VandeBerg, Diane Tresemer, Bob Ollech, the Rev. William Noble, pastor of the two congregations, Wayne Kalsow, Lori Marty, Marla Drescher, Cindy Lulloff, Keith Kohnert and Tom Henchen. (Strack photography Neillsville photo May 22, 1975)





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