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 Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


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


Clark County News


June 9, 1938


Stops here on way skating to Texas


Professional skater has a breakdown west of city


 Ken Chrysler, 21, professional roller skater on his way from Ft. Francis, Ontario, to Del Rio, Tex., stopped over in Neillsville for half a day Monday when his skates broke down between here and Fairchild. Chrysler was one of three who escaped alive when 19 skaters of their troupe burned to death in a bus near Salem, Ill., last year.


On his trip across the country Chrysler has been allowed 14 pairs of skates and 300 wheels, many of which soon wear flat on the concrete. He got a shipment of 24 new wheels and repairs while here and started Monday afternoon for Stevens Point. He is competing for $2,000 in prizes offered by a well-known manufacturer of skates. He is allowed 57 days to complete his cross-country trip and must average 36 miles a day.


Chrysler’s home is at Racine, where he plans to stop for a party in his honor.



 Visitor day at new post office


Open Saturday from 1 to 5 and also from 7 to 10


Visitors day at the new post office will be observed Saturday, June 11, Postmaster Frosty Kurth announced this week. The office records will be moved into the new building over Sunday, and it is planned to begin business there Monday.


Visiting hours on Saturday will be from 1 to 5 in the afternoon and from 7 to 10 in the evening. The new $50,000 post office is one of the finest buildings of its kind to be found anywhere, and there will be someone present to show visitors the building and the new equipment.


No visitors will be permitted in the building when the dedication takes place Sunday, July 3, because postal regulations do not permit strangers to go through a building when there is mail being handled.




Post office dedication 1pm July 3


Senator Duffy speaks at 1 p.m. and Atty. Gen. O.S. Loomis at 3 after parade


U.S. Senator F. Ryan Duffy will give the dedication address at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the dedication ceremonies at the new $50,000 post office building in Neillsville. Senator Duffy had an influential part in securing the new building and is well known as a speaker of note.


Atty. General Orland S. Loomis of Madison will give a patriotic address at 3 o’clock following the big parade in which many of the bands of the county will take part, and which will be featured by artistic floats as well as war veterans, and other organizations marching. Atty. Gen. Loomis has been speaking at many farm and city gatherings recently and will have a timely message for all.


With two speakers of outstanding note, the P.O. dedication, a grand parade and music by many bands, the Fourth of July celebration in Neillsville July 3 and 4 will get off to a good start on July 3.


Dr. M.C. Rosekrans, parade chairman requests all business houses, fraternal orders, social groups and other to make reservations as early as possible for the big parade, which will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday, July 3.



June 17, 1948


The Ehlers children meet and pet a fawn


Jerry and Larry Ehlers go to the head of the class this week for bringing a good story to The Press office. This is about the way they told it:–


“Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ehlers and children, Jerry, Larry and Ronda and Adele, Grandma Ehlers and Mr. and Mrs. Ehler’s infant son were returning to their home in Levis from Merrillan, Sunday evening when a small buck with velvet on its horns came out of the brush toward them. They drove past the deer but returned for a closer look. Larry whistled and the deer responded by coming close enough to the car so that the children could pet him, which attentions the deer seemed to enjoy very much.”




Tax sales lower in Clark than average in state


That prosperity in Clark County is slightly higher than the average in Wisconsin is indicated by the record of sales. For Wisconsin as a whole the percentage of 1946 taxes which went to sale in 1947 was 1.8 percent. In Clark County the percentage was 1.3 percent.


Over the state as a whole the 1947 situation was slightly worse than that of the previous year. The percentage of tax which went to sale in 1946, over the state as a whole was 1.7, one tenth of one percent less than the 1947 amount, while in Clark County the tax sale in 1948 was 1.4 percent, one tenth of one percent more than the 1947 amount.


This information is given The Clark County Press by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.




Field Day will be held June 21 at county farm


There will be a Field Day at the Clark County hospital farm on June 21 starting at 1:00 p.m. Tours will be conducted throughout the fields where the various experiments have been conducted in water runoff, fertility and contour cultivation. This experiment is being conducted for the benefit of all farmers on this heavy type soil. The specialists from the University of Wisconsin who are carrying on these experiments will be there for questionings; also Calvin Mills, superintendent of the county farm.



Fractures arm; but he keeps date with knife


Danny Patey falls down the shaft of elevator, then has an operation


A little thing like a fractured arm didn’t keep Danny Patey from his appointment with a surgeon’s knife.


Danny, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Syd G. Patey of Neillsville, suffered the fracture of a bone in his left arm Tuesday afternoon. He fell down the elevator shaft at Russell’s Hardware from the unloading entrance – a distance of about 10 feet.


Danny had been scheduled to undergo an appendectomy Wednesday afternoon, so fractured arm, bruises and all, he went to keep his date with the surgeon.




June 6, 1968


Highest honors for local grad


Donald E. Quicker (above), son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert H. Quicker of Neillsville, was graduated magna cum laude (with greatest honors) at commencement exercises at Wisconsin State University– Eau Claire Sunday.


Quicker, who received a bachelor of science degree with a comprehensive accounting major, achieved an overall grade point average of 3.8 in his four years in the university. He also received the “Wall Street Journal Achievement Award” as the outstanding student in the school of business having a grade point average of 4.0 in his major field and related subjects.


Quicker has accepted a position with the Minneapolis, Minn., office of Touche, Ross, Bailey and Smart, recognized as one of the “big eight” international accounting firms. He will be sent to Notre Dame University at South Bend, Ind., for two weeks’ intensified company training this month.


Quicker, who was a member of Beta Upsilon, fraternity at Eau Claire, is a 1964 graduate of Neillsville High School.



Donald E. Quicker, Contributed June 6, 1968)




Talk about an “explosion”


A new sign illustrates something of the population “explosion,” but tells more about the increasing popularity of the area as a summer recreation spot. The sign is located at the entrance to Hatfield, on Lake Arbutus, near the Arnold Creek bridge. It advises: “HATFIELD POP. 50,000 summer, 50 winter.”




Her washing has a great complexion


It remained for a Greenwood area woman to come up with a new use for powdered milk this week as Wisconsin people celebrated June Dairy Month.


She took five loads of clothes to the Greenwood laundromat and chucked each load in a separate machine, pouring the soap in with them.


Then she sat down to wait for the machines to complete their cycles.


It turned out that she had made a mistake when she left home, picking up a box of powdered milk instead of the soap.


It wasn’t certain how effective milk is as a cleaning agent; but the probability is her wash has the best complexion of any in the county.




Five generations of the Nemitz family are pictured here. Mrs. Minnie Nemitz (bottom left) is the great-great-great grandmother of Bradley Wagner, who is being held by his mother, Mrs. Kathleen Wagner. Standing behind Mrs. Wagner is her father and Bradley’s grandfather, Everett Dux, who stands beside Mrs. Nemitz’s daughter and his mother, Mrs. Alma Dux. All five are residents of the Neillsville area. (Contributed photo June 6, 1968)




Demure Diane Jordahl, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. C.G. Jordahl of Neillsville, was crowned Miss Neillsville at ceremonies highlighting Saturday night’s summer festival activities here. Diane, shown above on the parade float as it was ready to move out for the parade Sunday afternoon, succeeds Judy Gault as Miss Neillsville. She will represent the city in parades and other activities during the next year. (Press photo June 6, 1968)




June 12, 1975


Local women now have new tennis league


The Neillsville recreation department will sponsor a Wednesday morning women’s tennis league to be played at the tennis courts in Schuster Park.


The program will be played in doubles competition with a round robin schedule. Any woman in the community, fourteen and above, is eligible to participate and can sign up in the high school office or by contacting Mrs. Jean Wolf at 743-3015.


Further information can be obtained at the recreation office in the city hall.




Local artist to display oils at art fair Sunday


Oil portraits by Shirley Thompson, widely known Neillsville artist, will be among the items that will be on display during the 12th annual Marshfield Art Fair Sunday. The fair will be held at Marshfield senior high school fieldhouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The artists will be competing for $650 in prizes, in addition to purchase prized for works to be placed in public buildings of the city. Entertainment will be offered throughout the day.




With the speaker, Hon. Judge Lowell D. Schoengarth, at the dedication of the new Loyal American Legion Community Club are (left to right): Wally Szymanski, County Commander; Don Rowley, Post Commander; Judge Schoengarth; and Howie Sturtz II, master of ceremonies. An open house was held a few weeks prior to the dedication. (Press photo June 12, 1975)





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