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 Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


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Clark County News


May 5, 1938


Junior baseball league schedule


Twelve games starting on May 15 by seven ball clubs


Five teams were represented at the Clark County Junior Baseball league meeting held at Greenwood Monday evening. A schedule for the coming season was adopted at the meeting, with the opening games on May 15.


A standardized ball will be used by all teams in the league, and at the end of the season medals will be awarded to the players of the first and second teams.


The schedule was adopted to conform with the Cloverbelt schedule, drawn up last week. The Neillsville Flyers will play as follows:


May 15, Willard, there; May 22, Curtiss here; May 29, Greenwood here; June 5, Gorman there; June 12, Loyal there; June 19, open; June 26, Granton here.


July 10, Willard here; July 17, Curtiss there; July 24, Greenwood there; July 31, Gorman here; Aug. 7, Loyal here; Aug. 14, open, and Aug. 21, Granton there.



Coast to Coast store sold to Spooner man


The Coast to Coast store in Neillsville was sold this week to H.O. Schindeldecker, Spooner, by Andrew Michalicek, who has been the owner since last fall and who is going to Baudette, Minn. Bob Riemer who helped to run the Coast to Coast store at Spooner, is assisting Mr. Schindeldecker in the management of the store. The later has had long business experience.


In an ad elsewhere in the Press, attention is called to the large stock and prices, and seasonable items during the cleanup and paint up season.


Mrs. Schindeldecker and three children will remain in the state of Washington until school closes and Mrs. Reimer will also join her husband here later.



Many golfers out Sunday


Over a hundred golfers enjoyed play on the Neillsville course Sunday, including many from Black River Falls and other places. Five new members joined Sunday. The new “Get Your Goat” game started off in good shape, with Geo. F. Zimmerman accumulating two “goats” during the day.



A.D. McKee at Kiwanis den D. McKee of St. Paul, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was the speaker at the Kiwanis dinner Monday evening. He spoke of his experiences as a farmer in Iowa and praised the farm bill, which Congressman Merlin Hull and so many others criticized for unfairness to the dairy farmers and favoritism to the corn, hog, wheat, cotton and tobacco growers.



April 29, 1948


County dairy picnic planned for June 16


Plans for a county dairy picnic June 16 were made at the annual meeting of the Clark County Holstein- Friesian Association last Friday night. The picnic will be sponsored jointly by the Holstein group and the Clark County Breeders Cooperative. Plans were made to auction a calf to finance a junior youth exhibit of Holstein calves at the Wisconsin Centennial fair this summer.



Refrigeration service to open here Saturday


A new business will be established in Neillsville Saturday when the Hub City Refrigeration Co., of Neillsville will open a shop in a building behind the Parrish Store. Manager of the business will be Russ Dickinson, who resides in Marshfield. He plans to move here with his family about June 1.



George Greeler will save the sight of his left eye


George Greeler of Spencer who was injured so seriously in a dynamite explosion on April 16, is getting along well at the Marshfield hospital. His right eye was so badly injured that it had to be removed, but the doctors are confident now that the left eye can be saved. Relatives report that the injured man is feeling quite well this week. His wife who figured with him in an auto mishap in an attempt to get him to the hospital was treated for shock. She quickly recovered and has been staying with her husband at the hospital, assisting in his care.


Mrs. Frank Greeler of Neillsville, a mother of the injured man, is recovering from a recent operation on her leg which was so badly injured in a fall a few years ago. She is at her home on North Bruley Street, Neillsville, and is now able to walk about the house some.



Deer holds right of way in front of Imig farm


Traffic was “snarled” for a few minutes Wednesday evening of last week on Highway 73, near the Harold Imig farm, about three miles north of Neillsville, when a deer sauntered onto the road. Two trucks and a car were forced to come to a stop to avoid hitting the animal. The incident occurred about 7:45 and after stopping the three vehicles, the deer made its way across the road and headed for the woods at some distance. Lawrence Bohnsack of Weston was the driver of the car and was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. William Bohnsack.


Honor graduates from Neillsville High



Miss Gladys Grace Zank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zank, Neillsville, Route 2 has earned the honor of being Salutatorian of the Class of 1948 with an average of 95.5. Besides working hard in the regular school subjects, Miss Zank has taken an active part in the following: Pep Club, 3 years, Annual staff member, 1 year; Speech work, 1 year; Prom Committee, 1 year, School library student help, 1 year. Miss Betty Jane Larsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Soren Larsen, Neillsville, Route 3, has earned the hon-or of being Valedictorian of the Class of 1948. Her average for four years of high school work is 96.4. Besides the regular school work, Miss Larsen has been very active in the following: Pep Club, 4 years, Bowling League, 3 years, F.H.A., one year, Staff member of the Annual, one year, Glee Club, 3 years, Triple Trio, 2 years, Mixed Chorus, 2 years, Speech work, 3 years. Her outstanding work has been in music, in which she has received high honors in both group and solo work at the District and State Tournaments. She has earned the High School letter “N” in Speech and Music. (Contributed photos April 29, 1948)


May 2, 1968


“Bookkeeper” is the stumbler in county spelling contest


Dana Salander of the Thorp public schools won the Clark County spelling championship here last Friday afternoon by correctly spelling “bookkeeper” and “campaign.”


Dana, who is the student of Mrs. Edna Milligan of Thorp, got her chance when petite Peggy Gosse, a little sixth grader from the Colby public school stumbled on “bookkeeper.” She had left out one of the “k’s.” Dana then spelled the word correctly and went on to spell the afterword, “campaign.”


In winning the county championship she outlasted seven other school champions. They included: Barbara Babich of St. Anthony’s school in Loyal; George Ouimette of the Neillsville public schools; Carol German of the Owen public schools; Joyce Humboldt of the Greenwood public schools; Charles Wegner of St. Mary’s Catholic school in Neillsville; and Laurie Sterzinger of St. Mary’s Catholic school in Colby.


The county championship finals took place in the multi-purpose room of the new district elementary school. Directing the event was Prin. Daniel O’Connell. Students of the school were spectators, and the words were pronounced by Mrs. Anne Svetlik of the Neillsville schools.


The new champion will go on to the state spelling finals in Madison.



Loyal man hurt


A Loyal resident, Michael Lindner, 20, suffered cuts when a car in which he was riding left Highway 10 about four and one-half miles west of Neillsville at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. He was not seriously hurt.


County traffic officers reported the car, driven by Jim Schlagenhoeft, 20, also of Loyal, traveled 456 feet into a field and smashed through a line fence before coming to a stop.


Also in the car were Michael Mack, 20, of Loyal, and Dale Redetzke, 19, of Loyal.



Little Peggy Gosse of Colby congratulates Dana Salander of the Thorp public schools on winning the county spelling championship here last Friday afternoon. Peggy’s teacher (left) is Kenneth Drier; Dana’s is Mrs. Edna Milligan. Dana will represent Clark County in the state contests in Madison. (Press photo May 2, 1968)


May 1, 1975


New clothing center needed


A new center is needed, according to Jean Deminsky, volunteer coordinator for the Clark County Department of Social Services.


The needed center for the sale of clothing to low income men, women and families is hoped for in the southern sections of the county. The department did operate a clothing center at Christie but recently learned that the building used in that community would not be available in the near future.


“We really need another building,” Deminsky stated. “So many people use the center, and we badly need another,” she added.



Immanuel UMC bowlers take league honors


A bowling team from Immanuel United Methodist Church, Chili, has received first place in the Nite Owl League at Jaynes Lanes in Marshfield. Each member was awarded a trophy and the group received a team trophy which will be displayed at the church.


Team members were Vernon Lindow, captain, Marion Lee, Jerry Foemmel, Larry Dix, Dennis Lee and Mike Lindow.


This is the first time that any bowling team from Immanuel has won first place in its division.


Team members and their wives held a bowling party Sunday evening, April 27, at Bali Hai Supper Club, rural Neillsville.



Sheriff warns of high water and children playing in county


In a release from the office of Clark County Sheriff David Bertz, children were warned of spring high waters in the area brooks, streams, rivers and lakes.


The release stated: “With the snow pretty well gone and the rainy season upon us, the rivers and streams are above their normal levels. With the weather we’ve been having the past few days, it’s a temptation for youngsters to wander afield. Water and waterways are always a temptations and the youngsters should be warned of the dangers involved in playing around waters.”




Participating in the seventh annual Pine Wood Derby were these members of local Cub Scout packs from Neillsville. All peered over their racers, giving a lube job here or just a simple pat there. Winners of awards at the derby were Eric Bushnell, Steve Beaton, Ron Trunkel and David Bedell, all Wolf; Mark Riedel and Tom Clemens, both Gold Arrows; Danny Hainz, Bear, Two Gold Arrows and Three Silver Arrows; David Ziegler, Bear; Randy Sebesta, Bear, two year pin; Tim Langreck, Citizen; John Hammen and Peter Johnson, Citizen and Scientist; Jim Ollech, Craftsman, Traveler, Aquanaut and Scientist; and Ron Sitter, Craftsman, Citizen, Engineer and Scientist. (Press photo May 1, 1975)





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