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Clark County News


June 2, 1938


Efforts being made to curtail radio static


Efforts to rid the city of radio interference have been made at various times with but little success. Herman Moen and Erwin Marden have taken it upon themselves to call on every person in the city who has within his home or business place any electrical device that will cause interference with radio reception, this trouble often including radios within several blocks radius. The gentlemen are donating their services, even to the extent of installing filters, which need not be purchased from them, and they deserve the cooperation of all citizens.




 Weed control required by law


Towns and villages serve notice to owners of property


Notices by town chairmen and weed commissioners of the various towns and villages in southern Clark County to eradicate weeds are being published this week in the Press, as required by law. Weeds cause a loss of over $5,000,000 a year to farmers of Wisconsin besides the loss of valuable time in fighting the pests. In recent years new weeds have come in with western seeds.


Owners of lands must destroy the following weeds on their lands and out to the middle of adjoining highways: Canadian thistle, wild mustard, goats beard, quack grass and sow thistle. Also other new and destructive weeds not named above.




 Weather stays cool


May was one of the coldest and wettest months for this season in years. Wm. Campman said his oil burner was on during May and since last fall. Attorney F.D. Calway, who owns a cranberry marsh west of the city, states that on May 24 the thermometer dropped down to 28, and he found it advisable to keep the marsh flooded up to June 1 for fear of frost damaging the cranberry plants.






June 10, 1948


Softball under lights scheduled for Thursday


A softball game will be played under lights on the new lighted athletic field Thursday night between Dick’s and Russell’s, teams of the city softball league. League President Ray Klein said the game will be played Friday in event weather causes the postponement of Wednesday’s formal opening of the field. A twilight softball game between two city women’s teams is scheduled to precede the Dick’s–Russell’s game.




 Cow worth $2,950 now at home in Clark County


A lady of high degree has just arrived in Clark County, with the name of Ventnor Florie Fobes Ormsby. She is a cow, six years old, and she was bought for $2,950 by John D. Wuethrich at the Holstein sales, held last week in Kansas City. She has a record of 719 pounds of fat in one year as a three-year old, twice a day milking. She was consigned to the sale by the Maytag Farms of Newton, Iowa. She has the all-time high record for Iowa, and is third in the United States. This same cow came close to a visit to Clark County two years ago. John Wuethrich wanted her at the 1946 sale, and another bidder topped him with $3,500, and Mr. Wuethrich figured that there had to be a limit somewhere.


Measured by the Wuethrich standards this cow is on the small side, but she has a large udder, and the Wuethrich’s figure that her offspring’s, combining distinction size and production with her own production and type, should be something to tell about.




John Zimmerman will take a bride June 14


Miss Yvonne Ramharter of Eau Claire was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Zimmerman. Miss Ramharter arrived on Friday, and on Sunday was joined by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ramharter. Miss Ramharter is to be married on June 14 to John E. Zimmerman, son of Mrs. and Mrs. George Zimmerman, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman expect to go to Eau Claire for the wedding.




Gives winning oration


Duane Timerson, winner of the recent state FFQ oratorical competition, gave his oration before the Neillsville Rotary Club Tuesday night. The title is, “Five Inches from Death.”




May 30, 1968


Where did the yellow “went?”


“A Beautify America” campaign all his own was attempted last Friday night, presumably by a lone teenager, who dashed a pint of yellow paint on a billboard sign exhorting:


“Beautify American, Get a Haircut.”


The paint apparently was thrown from a pint can and landed onto the pictured face of a youth with fuzzy hair, long and uncombed. The paint was still dripping when Arden Hinkelmann, owner of a service station on whose property the billboard is located, returned to his place of business about 10:30 p.m. after an absence of about 15 minutes.


He also found evidence near his building where an effort had been made to splash the building with the yellow paint; but the effort was unavailing.


“From the looks of things,” Hinkelmann commented, “I’d say whoever did it got quite a bit of paint on himself.”


Hinkelmann wiped the wet paint off the billboard; now city police are keeping a wary eye out to see if they can learn “where the yellow went.”




 Warriors win first baseball title for school


Neillsville high’s baseball team brought home a share of the school’s first Eastern Cloverbelt title last week Wednesday night when they pounded out a 71 victory over Loyal. The win threw the eastern conference standings into a three-way tie for the championship.


As a result of the standings and the fact that Neillsville last year played in a lower position in the Cloverbelt conference playoffs, they were scheduled to play Cadott this week for the overall Cloverbelt championship. That is they were to play if a hitherto uncooperative weatherman would let them get the game in.


Neillsville’s victory against Loyal stemmed from a two hit pitching performance by Bruce Rakestraw, coupled with a 12-hit attack by the Warrior batters. All Neillsville’s hits were singles.


At the same time, Rakestraw shackled Loyal’s big guns so effectively that 17 putouts were made by the infield.


Russell Karl, Warrior catcher, led his team’s hitting with three for four, while Eugene Carl and Richard Paquette, erstwhile mounds man playing at third base in this game, each connected safely twice.





Winners of the Regional WIAA golf title by a single stroke, the Neillsville High School golf team will seek the sectional title at Whitehall Friday. From left to right, team members are front row, Tom Tibbett, Dave Roberts, Jim Knoff; back row, Joey Schield, Peter Bertz and Coach Kenneth VanDam. (Press photo May 30, 1968)




May 29, 1975


Approve widening of STH 98 from Spencer to Loyal


The state division of highways has announced approval of the proposed improvement of STH 98 between Loyal and Spencer in Clark and Marathon counties.


The approval is of plans to widen the road on its existing alignment and improve two intersections.


Interested people are invited to see maps, sketches and information submitted in support of the request for approval at the division’s district office, 718 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire.




Tricolors brighten GOP women’s spring tea


The Clark County Republican Women’s spring tea was held May 21 at the home of Mrs. Jennie Tufts. The table was decorated in a patriotic theme, with red, white and blue plates, napkins and table covers. Red tulips predominated in the centerpiece of spring flowers. Food was furnished by a number of club members.


Mrs. Norbelle Christensen, club president, conducted a short business meeting which was followed by a program of slides of Denmark, Sweden and Norway shown by the hostess, Mrs. Tufts.


Besides scenic beauty, palaces and museums, some highlights were shown from each country. They included Denmark’s famous Little Mermaid, the statue and murals of Hans Christian Anderson, and Copenhagen’s Trivoli. The church from which Dag Hammarskjold’s funeral service was held and his grave site were shown. This is Sweden’s historic spot.


Slides of Norway’s Land of the Midnight Sun, the Gustav Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo and the Kon Tiki, which made the Galapagos and Easter Island expeditions were of interest, along with Greig’s home and the homes of Mrs. Tuft’s relatives, two families living in the fjord country not far from Tromso.


Spring having arrived in Wisconsin with its beauty, the meeting closed with the singing of “America, the Beautiful.”




Matt Kingsbury holds Neillsville’s first Cloverbelt conference track trophy which was added to the high school’s trophy case last week. The Warriors held a 50point edge over runner-up Loyal, 121 to 71. Stanley-Boyd was third with 70 points. The NHS team pictured above includes: (first row, left to right) Ernst Hediger, David Swenson, Lindsay Teliaferro, Jon Counsell, Roger Huth, Dave Schield, Bob Neville and Brad Zimmerman; (second row) Coach Robert Moore, Brian Kuehnel, Bob Marvin, Jeff Vine, Kingsbury, Dennis Oldham, Jay Ouimette, Brad Marg and Coach James Ryder. Absent were Tim Harder, Jerry Gross, John Donahue, Mike Hoover, Gene and Keith Kohnert. (Press photo May 29. 1975)  





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