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Clark County News, September 22, 1938

Truthful Archie honored by the Kiwanis Club

The reception and supper for teachers will be given October 24 at the Moose Hall, according to the announcement made Monday evening at the Kiwanis meeting.  At this meeting A. F. Ender made farewell remarks, expressing his pleasure in his associations in Neillsville and recommending the new editor to the good graces of the community.

The belt as Champion Liar was presented to Archie Van Gorden, who accepted it in a truthful speech. The presentation was made by Dr. Rosekrans, whose remarks left at least one member of the audience quite bewildered and uncertain whether the good doctor might not still be entitled to hold the belt indefinitely.

Al Smith, district representative of the Standard Oil Company and no wearer of a brown derby, introduced L.A. Dollahan of Milwaukee, representative of the Ethly; Corporation, who gave a talk on gasoline and motors, illustrated by a moving picture and a gasoline engine. The gasoline engine was alternately fed regular gasoline and Ethly; gasoline to illustrate the difference in knocking, heating and power delivery.

Hugh Jones of Bloomer, Republican candidate for congress, spoke briefly.

Kiwanians welcomed I.E. Svirnoff as a reinstated member and Wells F. Harvey as a new member.


4H Club to hold two award days

Fall banquet is decided on by leaders at meeting

Two achievement days and a Fall banquet will be held in Clark County this fall by the 4H Club, it was decided at a meeting of the county 4H Club leaders in the Greenwood High School Saturday. Dates for the three events are to be set

With Everett Starks of Stanley, president of the county leaders group, in charge, the club leaders voted to hold an Achievement day program in both Dorchester and Loyal. Dates for the events are to be worked out by County Agent W.J.
Landry and will depend on such a time as a member of the state department of agriculture is available to speak at the meetings. Mr. Landry said the Fall banquet probably will be held sometime in October or November. The place in which the banquet will be held, as well as the date, have yet to be decided.  About 20 club leaders attended the meeting in Greenwood.

Druggist observes 89th birthday here

Friends remember Chas. Sniteman with gifts and cards With gifts, telegrams and cards, hundreds of friends and acquaintances of Charles C. Sniteman congratulated the city’soldest active businessman on his 89th birthday Saturday.

With the exception of the steady stream of friends who dropped into the store while passing by, the day was much the same as any other day for Mr. Sniteman– except that he worked an hour longer than usual. He reported for work at 9:30 a.m. and stayed until 4:30 p.m. In recent years he has been in the habit of leaving for the day at 3:30 p.m. or shortly before.

There was no birthday “party” or cake; for Mr. Sniteman himself pays little attention to a birthday. “They come so frequently for me”, he explained.  Among the gifts he received were neckties, baskets of fruit, and flowers. Few who have had occasion to know the elderly
druggist intimately forgot.

September 30, 1948

Thorp is site of final Belt Championship Tilt Championship of the Cloverbelt baseball league will be decided on the Thorp diamond Sunday afternoon. The series was stretched to the three game limit last Sunday when Thorp pounded out a 9 to 1 victory over the Loyal Blackhawks, winners of the eastern division title.


Business of 50 years ends for Unger family

Stock is sold to three men of Northern Wisconsin–K. Schmidt in charge The Unger shoe business on South Hewett Street has been sold to three men of northern Wisconsin. Of the three, the resident manager will be Karl W. Schmidt of Ladysmith, who will move his family to Neillsville when living quarters are available. Interested along with Mr. Schmidt are P.W. Hinshaw of Ladysmith and Charles D. Fogarty of Rice Lake, who are also interested in shoe stores in Ladysmith, Rice Lake and Spooner.  The new owners announce their purpose to remodel the interior of the store and to carry extensive stock.  The sale of the Unger business, which was concluded Tuesday of this week, brings to an end the retailing of shoes by the Unger family, a business which has been continuous for more than 50 years. Mr. Unger plans to remain with the new
owners for a time. He retains ownership of the building.

Dedication of the new $17,000 American Legion Hall and the laying of the cornerstone will be highlights of the Seventh
district fall conference of the American Legion here this weekend. Situated on the banks of O’Neill Creek on South Hewett
Street, the new hall is of brick and tile construction. The dedication ceremonies will be held Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.
(Press photo Sept. 30, 1948)

September 19, 1968

Plant closing “temporary,” is word to Press The North Central Dairyman’s plant in Neillsville has ceased making cheese temporarily, a spokesman in the Owen office of the cooperative told The Clark County Press Wednesday afternoon, and the plant is being used for the time being as a receiving station for milk in the area.  The move, this spokesman said, is being made as an economy and in anticipation of the cooperative entering the Grade A milk market. The entry is expected to be made in the next 60 to 90 days, it was stated.

“We have no intention of ceasing the operation at Neillsville,” the spokesman said. “However, it is difficult at the moment to tell exactly when operations in Neillsville will be resumed.” That depends, it was stated, on results indicated in a survey, now being conducted, is made to determine how many patrons plan to quality for Grade A milk, how many will go bulk and how many patrons will continue on cans.  The statement also was made that the North Central will go “100 percent bulk November 1.” No canned milk will be taken by the cooperative beginning with that date.  For the present, two men will remain at receiving at the Neillsville plant. Others have been invited to work in the plant at Owen for the time being. The spokesman said that “three or four are going to do that.” This would mean that the shift in situation will affect only one or two other men who have been working in the Neillsville plant.


Crazed, wounded bear straddles county hunter “I thought I was dead”

Chuck Suda, Greenwood area farmer and sportsman, looked straight into the angry jaws of death last Wednesday and came away without a scratch.  The jaws were those of a 530 pound black bear, crazed from the five bullets Suda had sent tearing into his body.  Suda probably owes his life to six hound dogs who tore into the bear as he stood straddle of Suda’s prostrate form on the floor of a tag elder swamp, keeping the bear from finishing him off.  One of the hounds, a big, brave Redbone named “Baldy,” was mortally wounded in the foray. Baldy belonged to Suda’s brother, John, also of rural Greenwood.  And Suda owes his life to Delmaine Toburen of Rt. 2, Greenwood, and to Teddy Suda, a cousin, who sent the finishing shots into the crazed 530 pound monster.

“Completely spent”

Suda, who crawled and scratched his way from beneath the bear as it roared and swatted at the pesky dogs, collapsed after the action before going 100 feet.  “I was completely spent,” he recalled in telling The Clark County Press of his experience. The bear, which field dressed at 450 pounds, was the third of four shot thus far this season by a group of Greenwood and Neillsville area hunters in the Connor’s Lake area, west of Phillips and north of Hawkins. The season opened north of Highway 64 about 10 days ago.  The first two field dressed at about 150 pounds each. The fourth, shot last weekend, was taken by Billy Kurasz, Jr., 15 of rural Neillsville, aided by Steve Lipsey, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lipsey of Neillsville.


Clayton Kohlnhofer and John Suda point out the bullet holes in the 530-pound bear which almost cost the life of John’s brother, Charles. All are from the Greenwood area. (Press photo Sept. 19, 1968)

September 18, 1975

JV football team turns corner, has first win The junior varsity football team at Neillsville High School bounced back this week with a 32 to zero romp over Gilman at a game Monday evening in Gilman.  In previous efforts, the inexperience of the JVs was evident with resultant losses equal to that given to Gilman.  In the Monday game, the JVs showed a “200 percent improvement,” according to coach Phil Follen.  Outstanding players included Dave Schield who rushed for 177 yards and averaged 10.4 years per carry. Joining him was Bob Vandeberg with 74 yards and a 5.3 average and Kelly Stitt with a 4.0 average.  Five touchdowns were scored in the game with Stitt making two, Schield making two and Vandeberg scoring one.  Leading the defensive effort was Bob Marvin, who nabbed 41 tackles in the game. No other player came close to his hard-hitting rampages. Most valuable players, according to the coach, were Schield and Marvin, both juniors; and three sophomores, Jim Kuchenbecker, Larry Marshall and Bob Vandeberg. The JVs will next play at Stanley on Monday.Kickoff time is 5:30 p.m.


A bundle of enthusiasm are these varsity football cheerleaders who are charged with whipping up student and crowd vocal participation in Warrior games. They have had a lot to shout about thus far this year and hope it will continue. From the left, the girls are Nancy VanGorden (alternate), Debbie Steiger, Ginny Stark, Debbie Oestreich, Lynn Corey, Janis Jordahl, Shari Rhoades and Mrs. Nancy Breitzman, advisor. (Press photo Sept. 18, 1975)





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