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Clark County News


June 23, 1938


A five-day-deer season favored


Clark County sportsmen hold meeting here Friday

A five-day deer season, opening November 12, and an open season on gray raccoon, pheasants, prairie chicken, ruffled and pintail grouse was favored at the Clark County conservation meeting held last Friday evening. Quite a discussion preceded the voting.


Allen C. Covell of Neillsville, Wm. Klessig of Curtiss and Eben Ketchpaw of Greenwood were reelected as members of the Clark County Fish and Game committee, which, in conjunction with similar committees from the other counties of the state, will help the state conservation commission in setting hunting and fishing regulations. Dr. C.J. Ryan of Loyal and A.P. Murphy of Neillsville were elected as alternates.

Warden Alva Clumpner of Stanley presided at the meeting held at the courthouse.



 35 granted citizenship papers at Neillsville


Thirty-five foreign born residents were granted citizenship at a naturalization hearing held by Judge E.W. Crosby and C.R. Berg, U.S. naturalization examiner, in circuit court last week. Applications of four others were continued until next year by Berg, who conducted the examinations.


Of the immigrant groups, there were 17 Polish, six Germans, two Swiss, two Yugoslavians, two Finlanders, one Hollander, Czechoslovak, Hungarian, Swede, Lithuanian and Serb-Croat Slovene The youngest was 25, and the oldest was 80. Many of the applicants in the Thorp and Withee communities attended a WPA sponsored Americanism class during recent months to prepare for the tests. Following the exams, a festival was held in Thorp to celebrate the citizenship.



John Hartung’s have golden wedding


Mr. and Mrs. John Hartung of the town of Pine Valley celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a nuptial high mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, at which the worthy couple repeated the vows of 50 years ago, with Rev. J.A. Biegler as celebrant. The attendants were Mrs. Theresa Splinter of Camp Douglas, a sister of the bride, and George Broiher, a neighbor of the family. The women wore corsages of yellow roses and white sweet peas, and the men had yellow rose boutonnieres.


John Hartung of Kieler wed Miss Margaret Wiederhold of Dickeyville on June 16, 1888, and came to the Neillsville region 35 years ago, purchasing the J.W. Sturdevant farm which they developed into one of the finest in the territory.


All of the 10 children and their families were present for the festivities; George of East Dubuque, Ill., Joe of Neillsville; Lena of Chicago; Elizabeth (Mr. Frank Heinz) of Milwaukee; Frank and Arthur of Chicago; Clarence of Stephenson, Michigan; Anthony, Henry and Rosaline at home.


There are thirteen grandchildren. Among others guests in the party were Miss Hilda Splinter of Dubuque, Rev. Biegler, Mrs. John Marx, Mrs, Richard Becker, Mr. and Mrs. John Langreck, Mrs. George Broiher and Mrs. Henry Heiman.


Dinner was served at a colorfully decorated table in gold and white at the Hartung home at 10 o’clock to 35 guests. A gold and white wedding cake was the centerpiece. In the evening a supper was served, and many neighbors came to pay honor during the social hour and lunch.


Mr. and Mrs. Hartung have lived and worked harmoniously throughout the years, and this trait combined with honesty and thrift, has provided a happy and contented family home. They command the esteem and respect of a host of neighbors and friends.


      Mr. and Mrs. John Hartung


July 1, 1948


Grand View, Greenwood will play here tonight


Greenwood’s baseball nine, a current leader in the Eastern division of the Cloverbelt leagues, will meet Grand View, top team of the Southern Clark County league, on the new Neillsville Athletic field tonight. Game time is 8:30.


Grand View expects to start 16-year-old Ed Henchen, who has done some effective hurling for them this season. Greenwood, it is understood, plans to use its star mounds man, Podobnik.


Russell’s leads


Russell’s team is leading in the City Men’s Softball loop on the current round. Russell’s trounced the Truckers 30 to 2 last week, and belted out a 21 to 1 decision over Milk Products Tuesday night. The Truckers and Laundry meet tonight on Dick’s field at 6:45; and Milk Products takes on the Truckers next Wednesday night.



Freedom train passes through city Sunday


The Freedom train, sleek silver streamliner carrying priceless documents which blaze America’s trail of freedom, passed through Neillsville early Sunday morning.


Few people saw it. Many were aroused by its low, piercing whistle about 3 a.m.


Verne G. Stewart, who watched from his apartment window as the Freedom train passed over the Omaha tracks, described it as “a beauty.”


The train was enroute from Eau Claire to Wausau, where it made a stop Sunday.



2,000 legal trout are planted in Hay Creek


Two thousand legal size brown trout were planted in Hay Creek during the last week, according to word from Carl Frick, conservation warden. He also announced that 100 mature pheasants recently have been distributed throughout Clark County by the conservation department.




                Advertisement in the Press, July 1, 1948


June 20, 1968


Lays three hours with fractured hip waiting for help


For three hours Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. A.E. Williams, 81, lay on the floor in her farm home in the Shortville area waiting for help to come. She had broken a hip bone in a fall about 3 p.m.


She was found about 6 p.m. by a grandson, Wayne Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Williams, who had gone to the farm to care for some young stock and heard her call.


About three years ago Mrs. Williams suffered the fracture of the other hip bone. That time, also, she lay for three hours before she was found. She has recovered from this injury and had recently returned to her home after staying with her children while recovering.


Mrs. Williams was taken to Memorial hospital in Neillsville by ambulance, where she was to undergo surgery Wednesday morning to pin the bone.



Four are inducted through draft here


Four young men from Clark County were inducted into the army at the Minneapolis, Minn., induction center June 12, according to the Clark County selective service board. All were forwarded to the army reception center at Ft. Campbell, Ky.


They are Robert P. Frederickson of Eau Claire and formerly of Thorp; Ronald R. Miller of Cudahy and formerly of Unity; Michael R. Smith of Neillsville, and Harlin A. Sternitzky of Granton.


At the same time, 19 others went to the examination and entrance station in Minneapolis for pre-induction physical examinations.



Break into club while witness is looking on


Some boys made the mistake of breaking into the Black River Bowman’s club clubhouse at Withee early Sunday evening. They did it while a witness was watching, and they now face the penalty of a juvenile court appearance, according to Sheriff David R. Bertz.


As the witness looked on, the boys took a barrel outside the clubhouse and threw it through a large front window. They went through the hole, and once inside threw a chair through another window, a plate glass one measuring 54 by 70 inches. Before leaving they damaged the front door; but left through the window through which they had entered.




NHS class of 1948 plans reunion July 6


The 1948 class of Neillsville High School will hold their 20th year class reunion July 6 at the Neillsville Country Club.


The planning committee consists of Ruby Stone, Roland Jenni, Delores Meyer, Danny Patey, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lazotte, Jr., Pat Mrotek and Mary Ann Nugent.




Miss Clark County Girl, Elizabeth Joan Bowen, is pictured second from the left above as she rehearsed for Miss Wisconsin competition at Oshkosh this week. Miss Bowen, a graduate of Owen High School, is a student at Wisconsin State University – Stevens Point, and is Miss Stevens Point. Her mother is a resident of Neillsville. Other contestants pictured are, left to right: Karen Regel of Marshfield, Miss Bowen, Janice Ann Marie Martinson of Wisconsin Rapids and Linda Kay Doriot of Medford. (Press photo June 20, 1968)


Tews catches muskie 37 inches long


Art Tews of Neillsville, one of the area’s most successful fishermen, caught a 37-inch muskie weighing a light 11 pounds on a lake near Phillips Sunday. Tews fished Sunday and Monday and said he had six other pieces of action during the two days.




June 19, 1975


Bicentennial dance planned for Saturday


The Neillsville Bicentennial Committee has planned an old time barn dance to be held at the Silver Dome Ballroom June 21. Music for dancing from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. will be provided by the Don Frodl orchestra. Decorations will be patterned after an old barn dance theme.


The chamber of commerce has donated its booth to sell bicentennial souvenirs at the Clark County Fair.


Other events are in planning stages at this time.




Sheriff’s officer Louie Albrecht holds a handful of young plants alleged to be marijuana at the site of three small “gardens” Albrecht and Warden Gary Gurske stumbled upon in the town of Dewhurst Tuesday morning. Officers pulled the plants for testing and for use as evidence. (Press photo June 19, 1975) 




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