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 Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


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


Clark County News 

June 16, 1938


Contest held at public library


Snow White & 7 Dwarfs motive for boys and girls


There will be two story hours at the library Thursday morning. From 10 to 10:30 the stories will be for children from preschool age through the third grade. From 10:30 to 11 the stories will be for the boys and girls from the fourth grade through the eighth. All children are invited to attend these story hours.


In the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs contest, which started Monday, June 6, there are already 30 boys and girls who have entered. Each contestant is represented on a large chart as one of the dwarfs. As the boy or girl reads a book, the number nearest his dwarf is changed to indicate the number of books the contestant has read.




Perfect hand of bridge


Mrs. Chas. Vedder of Marshfield, mother-in-law of Stanley Morner, Hollywood star, was dealt a perfect bridge hand of 13 hearts at a party Wednesday. After the others had passed, she bid and made seven hearts.




Silver Dome team


The Silver Dome baseball team, organized within the last two weeks, will open its 1938 campaign against the second place Granton team at the Granton diamond Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Granton last week defeated the Neillsville Flyers in a close game and has lost only one game in the Clark County Junior league this year.




Thorp citizens program


The Thorp Lions Club sponsored a reception Tuesday evening, on Flag Day, for the 14 new citizens from there who had been naturalized before Judge Emery W. Crosby during the day. Talks, a Polish folk dance and flag exercises were carried out.




New store at Granton


An ad and writeup of Schilling’s new Farmers’ Store in the old Lautenbach building at Granton arrived too late this week to appear on the Granton page. Schillings also have a store at Westfield.



June 24, 1948


48 students take course here in driver education


Forty-eight students of Neillsville High School completed in the past school year the classroom course in driver education. This course included instruction in the state traffic code and local ordinances. The students also reviewed numerous accident cases and acquainted themselves with safe driving practices. They are ready now for actual road instruction.




In barley contest


Two farmers of Clark County are participating in a barley contest conducted by the Midwest Barley Improvement Assn. They are John Roth of Neillsville and Emil Luchterhand of Unity. Both of these farmers are growing malting barley upon a large scale, and each must enter in the contest either a carload or not less then a large part of a carload. They are competing for prizes totaling $30,000. Judging will be done at Minneapolis next January.




Playgrounds are open 


Supervised summer play for children is now available in Neillsville without cost to parents. The season opens today, Thursday, July 1, and continues on every week day throughout the months of July and August. The schedule is: 9 a.m. at the grounds of the North Side school and 1 p.m. at the grounds of the South Side school.


The playgrounds will be in charge of Fritz Subke, who will be in attendance throughout each session.


The management is desirous that large use be made of the opportunity. The playgrounds are intended for all children of the community, regardless of whether they attend parochial or public schools.



June 13, 1968


Law cleaning up messy situation


Two live turkeys got into a situation to their disliking last week in Greenwood, and the whole mess is scheduled to be aired out next week in county court here.


One turkey was placed in a car on a downtown street in Greenwood, with doors and windows closed.


The other was found in a large letterbox, the property of the United States Post Office department.


Both instruments of confinement needed considerable cleaning to get them back in usable condition.


As a result, Dist. Atty. Norman Saracoff said, two youths accused with being parties to the pranks are scheduled to face the more severe countenance of Judge Richard F. Gaffney in juvenile court. A third, Kenneth Fitzl, 18, of Greenwood, is to try to clean up his participation when he appears before Judge Gaffney in county court on a disorderly charge.




All sixth graders to come into city school in fall


All sixth grade pupils of the Neillsville school district will attend classes in the city elementary school building starting in the fall.


This action was approved by a vote of the district board of education at its meeting Monday night.


Involved are 10 sixth graders of each the Washburn and Pine View rural school areas, and nine of the North View, or Globe school area.


With the 29 additional pupils being brought into the elementary facility, the sixth-grade enrollment will be increased here to 87 total.


The shift will permit all sixth graders within the district to receive instructions on a rotating classroom basis. Each of three areas of study will have a teacher specializing in studies within a particular field.


The shift will mean that grades one through five will be taught in each of the three rural schools operated by the Neillsville district. One teacher less will be required in the Pine View school, where three teachers have heretofore been employed. Two teachers will continue to be involved in classes at both the Washburn and North View schools.




Two Granton youths receive the Wisconsin Farmer Degree


Two Granton high school future farmers received Wisconsin State Farmer degrees at the 39th annual convention of the Wisconsin FFA Association at Green Lake June 12. They are Terry Knutson and Roger Hasz. This is the highest degree the state association can confer upon its members. Only 307 boys out of 15,000 members earned the degree this year.


Terry is the second oldest of four children of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Knutson, town of York. He has managed a supervised farming program of dairying, beef, swine, corn and dairy herd improvement. He is sentinel of the Granton FFA and won the Chapter Star Farmer award this year.


For the last three years he has been a topnotch exhibitor at the Northwest Junior Livestock show, the state Junior Dairyman’s show, and the Clark County Fair. Last summer he was a delegate to Badger Boys State in Ripon and this summer will be a delegate to the University of Wisconsin cooperative clinic. This fall he will enroll in the agribusiness course at Platteville State University.


Roger Hasz is the eldest of four boys of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hasz, town of Lynn. His supervised farming program consists of dairying, crops, swine and herd improvement records. He is president of the Granton FFA and won the Allen Stanley trophy this year for outstanding FFA accomplishments this year.


He has participated in public speaking contests, judging contests, band, and exhibited in the state dairy show. This fall he plans to attend the University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course.


Knutson and Hasz join 37 other boys from Granton who are Wisconsin State Farmers. Others attending the convention with their instructor, Francis Steiner, were Mark Anding and Harlan Rose, newly elected president and secretary of the Granton FFA Chapter.


Terry Knutson-- Roger Hasz

(Contributed photos, June 13, 1968)




June 12, 1975


Not exactly what she had in mind


Mrs. Jean Miller of Arcadia said she came to Neillsville “for excitement.”


She got it; but it wasn’t exactly what she had in mind.


A former employee of the Extension office here, Mrs. Miller, visited friends in the office Tuesday morning. About 11:15 she stepped into her car parked on the street on the west side of the courthouse turned the ignition key, and...Poof!


Smoke started rolling out from beneath the hood.


The volunteer fire department extinguished the blaze, but not before electrical wiring and hoses were damaged.




Summer story hour to start June 16


Summer story hour at the Neillsville public library will be from 2-3 p.m. each Monday beginning June 16. It will be for children who will be entering kindergarten or grades one, two, three and four this fall. Guest singers and story tellers will take part during June and July.


Preschool story hour will begin again in fall. Parents are asked not to send preschool children to the summer story hour, as the material is adapted for the older children.




 These track stars of NHS will take part in State WIAA Class B competition in Madison Friday and Saturday as a result of their performances in Barron last Saturday during the WIAA sectional meet. The top photo features the winning mile relay team, composed of (left to right) John Donahue, Jeff Vise, David Schield and Roger Heth. The bottom photo includes those who will take part in individual events. Debbie Oestreich, only girl to win a berth in the state meet (she is a high jumper), is surrounded by (left to right), Matt Kingsbury, miler; John Donahue, 440; and Brad Zimmerman. (Press photo June 12, 1975)



Loyal High School graduates of 1925 held a reunion, with a dinner and program, at Star Lodge Motel Saturday evening. Seated are (left to right): Dorothy (Rowley) Olsen, Margaret (Davel) Fiegel, Prin. J.R. Thomas, Lizzie (Luchterhand) Greeler, and Marie (Davel) Canney; second row, Loretta (Bannach) Cowles, Floyd Goehring, Katie (Miles) Cook, and Vera (Vick) Henseler; back row, John Fennema, George Fricke, Sherrian Pratt, Ramon (Newman) Ammerman, and Lawrence Kline. (Press photo June 12, 1975)





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