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Clark County News

July 21, 1938


Milk pool picnic


The Clark County unit of the Wisconsin Cooperative Milk Pool will hold their fifth annual picnic at the fairgrounds on July 24th. H.H. Jack, president of Wisconsin Cooperative Milk Pool and chairman of the Dept. of Agriculture and Markets, will be the speaker. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.


Everybody is invited to come and spend the day. Entertainment will be furnished, band playing, and ball games.




Greenwood barn burns The 30x70 barn on the George Pope farm 11 miles northwest of Greenwood burned to the ground Tuesday after being struck by lightning.




Bus time change


There has been a change in the time of the arrival and departure of Sioux Limited Lines buses here. The buses arriving here at 12:05 noon and midnight leave at 12:25 after staying over 20 minutes for lunch at Wagner’s restaurant. The buses arriving at 6:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. also stop over 20 minutes for lunch and leave at 6:20.





Atty Bruce Beilfuss opened his new law office in the post office building at Abbotsford July 12 as an associate of Atty H.G. Haight of this city. Mr. Beilfuss made an enviable record at the University of Wisconsin, where he received his B.A. degree in 1936 and his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1938, completing seven years of work in six. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beilfuss of this city. (Contributed photo July 21, 1938)





Neillsville is justly proud of its new $60,000 post office dedicated July 3rd. The new post office is one of the finest built outside of large cities. (Press photo July 21, 1938)




July 29, 1948


16 more teachers are reported needed, Drake reports


10 vacancies are filled in last two weeks, but the scarcity is acute


Clark County rural and village schools are still shy 16 teachers, with the opening of the first schools but a scant three weeks away.


The situation appears somewhat improved over the drab picture that presented itself in mid-July. At that time Russell R. Drake, county school superintendent, reported that 26 openings for teachers existed in the county school system.


“It is true that we are gradually ‘filling up’,” Mr. Drake commented this week. “We have filled 10 vacancies in recent weeks.


“But it will be increasingly difficult to secure proper teachers for the remaining 16 schools. The shortage is serious.”


Mr. Drake credited The Clark County Press with an “assist” in reducing the vacancies from 26 to 16.


“Your article (June 10) brought several prospective teachers in,” he related.


The county superintendent revealed that in some instances rural school boards are holding out for school teaches of above average caliber.


“They would prefer transporting their district’s children to nearby district schools rather than to operate with a poor teacher,” he explained.




Softball A’s drop two games; to play Monday


The Neillsville softball Athletics dropped two close games during the last week. Last Thursday they fell before the Hatfield Hellcats, 8 to 5. Monday night they dropped a 2 to 1 decision to Willard, playing on the Greenwood diamond. In the latter game the A’s held a 1 to 10 lead going into the last half of the seventh, when Willard broke loose and scored two tallies.


The softball A’s are scheduled to play the Weigel’s of the Dairyland league on the local diamond next Monday night.




July 18, 1968


Lightning hits, shatters receiver


During the severe thunder storm Sunday morning lightning struck near the Harry Carl home in the town of Washburn, knocking the receiver off the telephone and shredding the phone wire in the house.


Several fuses were blown, with one at the wellhouse having the glass shattered into many pieces. Following the initial shock and scare, smoke was noticed in the kitchen, which was found to be from the burned wires. A curtain and a purse near the phone were darkened. Many phones in the area were out of order.




Local equestrienne wins two firsts


In top flight competition last weekend, Tammy Van Gorden, Neillsville equestrienne, won two first places, a fourth and a fifth at the Marion College Horse show in Fond du Lac.


Miss Van Gorden placed first in the five-gaited class for youths and first in equitation for youths from 14 through 17. She placed fourth in the Midwest horsemanship class and fifth in the bridle path class.


The event was held last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.




Lone picket at church project


A lone picket appeared Monday morning at the site of the new St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is being constructed atop Hewett’s hill on the western edge of Neillsville.


He was an unusual sight for people of the Neillsville area, and he remarked that “a lot of people (in cars) slow down and look and look.”


Apparently, this was as strange to Bob Hulbeck of Eau Claire, the picketer, as his appearance carrying the signboard was to local residents. Neither was used to what they saw.


The sign asserted that the Carpenter’s Local Union No. 1074 was picketing the project because Woychek Construction company of Whitehall, general contractor, employed nonunion carpenters and pays “substandard wages.”


As Hulbeck picketed in the full glare of the sun and the heat of the day, Woychek workers went about their business of raising the laminated beams in place for the church roof. They apparently paid little heed as Hulbeck walked along the sidewalk below their lofty perches.


Asked how long a “shift” he would have on the picket line in that blistering heat, Hulbeck replied he was the only man available to do the picketing. He is, he said, business manager of the local.


He also inquired as to the location of the Georgas Funeral Home project on West Fourth Street, on which the Woychek firm also is general contractor. On learning that it is east of Hewett Street, Hulbeck dismissed the apparent thought of picketing that project, too.


“It’s under Wausau jurisdiction,” he commented.


Hewett street is the dividing line between Eau Claire and Wausau union jurisdiction.




Service Notes


Pfc. Dennis M. Rondorf, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rondorf of Rt. 1, Greenwood, has been assigned to the 5th Cavalry in Vietnam as an infantryman. His wife, Sandy, lives in West Bend.


Pfc. Dale M. Hostetler, 23, son of Mrs. Donna M. Bixby of Rt. 1 Granton, has been assigned to the 101st Airborne division in Vietnam as a rifleman.


Marine Sgt. Jeffrey W. Rose, son of Mrs. Ann Rose of Route 2, Withee, is serving with force logistic command at Camp Books, Vietnam. His command provides logistic support for the 80,000 Marines and Allied Forces fighting in the five northernmost provinces of South Vietnam. Strategic subunits are located throughout the five provinces in support of the Third and First Marine divisions.




Pvt. James R. Helms, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett D. Helms of Loyal, has completed an eight-week administration course at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. He was trained in the preparation of military records and forms. Instruction was also given in fundamentals of the army filing system, typing and operations of office machines.




Chili housewife wins Clark County dairy recipe title


A “Princess Poppy Seed Torte”–so good judges had to convert the name from the more plain, prosaic “poppy seed torte”–won the Clark County dairy recipe contest at Greenwood.


The maker, and winner of the county title, was Mrs. Louis Grottke of Chili. She will compete in the area contest at Wausau September 10 against other county winners of northern and central Wisconsin.


Mrs. Grottke’s Princess Poppy Seed Torte was one of 26 entries in the county contest, which climaxed a monthlong June Dairy Month observance. The number of entries exceeded last year’s, and Miss Brooks Rector, county home agent, expressed the belief that the number of entries was “very good.” Entries from the Neillsville Granton area formed “a good share of the total entries,” she said.





Receiving a check through her boss, John Ringstad, Monday morning was Mrs. Dorothy Larsen, assistant county office clerk at the Farmers Home administration office in the courthouse. The check and a certificate of appreciation were awarded to Mrs. Larsen under the administration’s incentive award program. The check, from which deductions had been dutifully taken, amounted to $123.93. Mrs. Larsen is the third member of the Clark County staff to receive an award under the program. Mr. Ringstad and Mrs. Virginia Gassen, office clerk, received similar awards about two years ago. (Press photo July 18, 1968)




July 19, 1975


Bargain field days set


Bargain hunters will have their day(s) this weekend when two area communities will have special retail promotions.


Beginning Friday evening, Granton will host an “old fashioned bargain day.” The event will feature day long sales with merchandise on the street and businessmen wearing colorful hats. Registration for prizes will also take place with a drawing at 9:30 p.m.


On Saturday, the festivities move to Neillsville where “crazy day” will be held throughout the normal Saturday store hours.


Each year, merchants display their wares in front of their stores on the sidewalks and street and the ensuing grabbing, haggling and general sale atmosphere prevails.




Style review winners names


Two 4H teenagers modeling their exclusive garments in the county style review have been selected to participate in the 1975 state fair clothing preview. The two winners are Kim Granquist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Granquist of Owen, and Patti Tibbett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Tibbett of Neillsville.


Patti, a member of the Happy Valley 4H club, will represent Clark County wearing her five-piece rose-colored polyester outfit.


Kim, of the Woodgrove Workers 4H club, will wear her long pink formal accented with a flecked dotted Swiss cape.


First alternate was Pam Benzschawel from Owen, a member of the Longwood Center 4H club, and second alternate was Janice Pribbernow, also of Owen, a member of the Woodgrove Workers 4H Club.




Parking permits became effective July 1


A parking permit program was announced by Neillsville police Chief Walter Leggate.


The program will run for six months and be evaluated at its conclusion by the city council and the police department.


According to business community spokesmen, the recent addition of a meter maid to the police staff has caused several Neillsville and area businesses to feel the pinch of violation fines. The businesses most affected are those that center on deliveries or short business transactions with store owners or managers.


The police rules and regulations on the new permits, which will cost $7.50 for each vehicle during the six-month period, state that the application for the permits are available at department headquarters and are subject to police approval.


The parking permits are nontransferable and can only be used on the registered vehicle. The permits will be displayed on the right sun visor for inspection by officers or meter enforcement personnel.


Those wishing more information on the parking permits, especially in the delivery or media businesses, can contact Chief Leggate. 






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