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Clark County News


January 20, 1944


Mrs, Nebel finds one egg inside another egg


An egg inside an egg– that was the surprising experience of Mrs. Henry Nebel of the Chili community last week.


Mrs. Nebel was about to bake a cake which called for two eggs. She knew she had a very large egg, which she thought would have two yolks. So she broke it into a cup. Inside the first shell was albumen, but no yolk. Then there was a completely formed shell, with a normal egg inside it, yolk and white.


Mrs. Nebel says that she has opened plenty of eggs in her household keeping experience, but she has never before come upon a egg inside an egg.


The Clark County Press asked Mr. Whittingham of the Clark County Hatchery about this occurrence, and he states that a similar egg was recently reported to him. He hears of one once in a great while. They are very rare.




Farmers’ institute for Clark County Feb. 23-24


A two-day Victory Farm and Home Institute will be held at Loyal Institute on February 23 and 24. This is one of a series being conducted in counties throughout the state, under the supervision of the county extension offices. The purpose of these institutes is to bring up-to-date information from the college of Agriculture to farm people.


The first day will be devoted to dairying. Feeding, breeding, testing, marketing of milk, etc., will be discussed. There will also be a program for farm women on this day, including family health, food demonstrations, and clothing suggestions. On the second day such subjects of general interest as fertilizers, crops, and livestock management will be discussed.


C.F. Claflin, general manager, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association, Milwaukee, will be on the program one of the days.




Legal deer kill upward of 469


Total will be increased when compilation of state’s five areas is completed


Upward of 469 legal deer were killed in Clark County during the 1953 hunting season, according to preliminary figures of the state conservation commission.


The 469 figure accounts only for those killed in the county and tagged in “Area 3,” as set up by the conservation commission, Mark Russell, conservation warden, reported this week. This total will be some higher, Mr. Russell pointed out, because several deer killed here were known to have been tagged in others of the five areas set up in the state by the commission. For instance, the warden at Stanley tagged several deer killed in Clark County; but his figures are not included in the Area 3 total.


The preliminary figure indicates a far larger deer kill than in 1952, when the conservation department’s estimate was 388. However, the situation in this respect is unique unto Clark County; for the total kill in the 1953 season for the state as a whole was about 15,500, as compared with estimates of the previous season of more than 27,000.


Hunters generally appear pretty well satisfied that the figures for the 1953 hunt are as nearly accurate as it is possible to get them, whereas they accused the conservation department a year ago of giving loaded estimates. In the last season deer has to be checked and tagged at stations set up for that purpose or by wardens.




Oppose parking meters for the city of Neillsville


Chamber directors take a stand at weekly meet in Merchants Hotel


An expression opposing the installation of parking meters in Neillsville was uttered by the Chamber of Commerce directors in their meeting Tuesday evening.


The subject was brought before the members, who had understood that one, or more, representatives of the city council was to meet with the group to determine its feeling on the matter. No one was there from the council; but the members and other merchants who attended discussed that matter anyway.


The directors went on record without dissenting vote for a motion which read:


“...the Chamber of Commerce go on record as being opposed, at this time, to the installation of parking meters in the City of Neillsville; and that the Chamber of Commerce recommend that merchants and professional people be urged to park their own cars in locations not ordinarily sought by people driving to the city for purposes of transacting business.


“Further, it is moved that a copy of this motion be forwarded by the Secretary to the City Clerk for presentation to the City Council.”





LaVerne Gaier (right) instructs Neillsville’s three Golden Glover hopefuls in defense as they work out in the rear of the Gaier building. These youths have been in training for the last two months. They work out evenings under the watchful eye of Mr. Gaier, a former boxer, in a room that has been equipped with a punching bag, but little other gymnasium equipment. Left to right, the three hopefuls are Billy Hanson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hanson of Washburn; Charles Gurney, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gurney; and John Nozar, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nozar. Young Nozar boxed in the Golden Gloves elimination at Marshfield last Saturday night and dropped a split decision. (Nutrition program photo Jan. 21, 1954)




Eclipse of moon seen almost perfectly here


An almost perfect view of the eclipse of the moon was afforded Clark County residents early Monday evening. There was only a slight haze in the sky, and those who wished were able to follow the slow-moving shadow of the earth across the moon’s face.


The moon was in total eclipse for 30 minutes, ending at approximately 8:50 p.m. The first shadow moved on the southwest edge of the moon’s face about 6:50 p.m., and the eclipse was ended about 11:25 p.m.


There will be one more eclipse of the moon in 1954–a partial one occurring during the night of July 15 and morning of July 16. Astronomists advise, however, that this one will not be visible here.




January 24, 1974


Male chorus to sing in city churches Sunday


The Clark County male chorus will begin its 1974 series of appearances in county churches with four miniconcerts in Neillsville Sunday, January 27.


The men will sing at 10 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. All the times are approximate.


Numbering about 30 members, the male chorus is directed by Vern Dahlby, Loyal. Mrs. Iris Musil, Neillsville, is the accompanist.


In Neillsville churches Sunday, the group will be directed by Kendall Smith of Neillsville, associate director.





Warrior frosh drop two more


Granton high school’s freshman basketball team won a 35-33 squeaker from Neillsville’s frosh last week after making up a five-point halftime deficit.


Coach Jim Sjolin of the Neillsville Cagers blamed the defeat on poor offensive rebounding which netted only one shot, and on “lazy defense.”


“We played the entire game with no fire,” Sjolin said. “We must have thought it was going to be as easy as it was when we played them (Granton) here earlier and had them by 29 points after three quarters.”


The Warrior frosh held a 10-4 advantage at the close of the first period, slipped to 19-14 at the half, and lost the lead at 2634 at the close of the third period.


Jeff Kessler led the Warriors with 15 points, and Allen Durst had eight. Kessler also got six rebounds and Bob Skroch had five.


The Warrior freshmen are scheduled for their next outing at Owen January 31 at 7 p.m.




January 26, 1994


Warriors take 2nd at Sparta


The Neillsville Warriors traveled to the Sparta Wrestling Invitational where they and nine other teams participated. The team scores were as follows: Sparta 224, Neillsville 167, Fennimore 166. Other teams participating were Black River Falls, Blair-Taylor, Brookwood, DeSoto, Hillsboro, Independence, Melrose Mindoro.


The Warriors had two champions, Carl Opelt at 112 pounds and Joe Mumper at 171 pounds. Andy Osegard placed 2nd. Travis Arndt, Brian Petkovsek, Joel Krause all placed 3rd. Phill Tibbett, Al Janicki, and Matt Luchterhand place 4th. Gary Boyer and Jason Kernz place 5th.


Coach Jack Hammond has been coaching for 20 years and the inevitable has taken place. Mark Toelle, one of Hammond’s former wrestlers, has become a coach himself (Melrose-Mindoro). Toelle wrestled for Neillsville in ‘79, ‘80, ‘81, ‘82/ Toelle said, “It’s a little funny having one of my wrestlers wrestle one of Hammond’s.” Toelle went on to say, “It’s a challenge, but fun to coach against Hammond.




Greenwood defeats Neillsville 68-47


A sometimes underachieving Greenwood Indian squad was equal to the task on Thursday night defeating Neillsville by a 68-47 margin.


The Indians, with a talent base second to none in the conference, appeared ready to blow out the Warriors early in the first quarter, flashing to a 18-7 first period advantage.


A timeout by coach Dean Zaleski and his inspirational talk ended the rout as Neillsville worked their way back into the contest in the second quarter. Reserve Jamie Sischo deposited a quick 5 points, Oliver Drake chipped in with a 3-pointer and Kevin Hagen deposited 8 points in the comeback effort. Neillsville out-scored the Indians by an 18-11 margin to trail at intermission 29-25.


Neillsville’s comeback effort stalled in the second half as the Indians put together a most impressive shooting display. The Indians would knock down 26 of 45 shots to keep the Warriors well at bay for the remainder of the game.


“We were a step slow all night–which was especially evident in the third period. Then Greenwood shoots the eyes out of the basket and what was a close game turns into a rout,” said Zaleski, “we’ve got to stay intense for 32 minutes of play rather than brief stretches,” he added.


Kevin Hagen tossed in a game high 14 points in the contest with Oliver Drake adding 13 points. Jamie Sischo chipped in 8 points for the cause.


Greenwood was led by their talented front guard of Jeremy Stremikis with 17 points, Louis LaMarr 15, and Jeremy Schmidt with 14. The Warriors also lost the service of Andy Pickett who went out in the third quarter with an ankle injury. He will be out indefinitely.



Nutrition survey set


The Clark County Office of Aging has a new “pot of money” to draw upon, Mary Sladich, director, said in a telephone interview.


The Bureau of Aging, however, restricts its use to compiling a nutritional survey, Sladich added, because there are high numbers of malnourished seniors. The agencies want to identify these people and improve their eating habits.


The survey will be conducted at the end of January, she said.


In other business, The Clark County Committee on Aging, at its Jan. 19 meeting, also listened to the December Meal Income Report.


Sladich said the number of meals served on site and in the home are down, but donations are up.


Sladich went on to say that individuals only have to be 60 years of age to participate, and she encourages people to visit a site or order a meal at home.


“The more people that participate, the more economical it is because it reduces our per meal cost,” she said.


The committee was also informed about the number of Christmas packages delivered to a total of 138 families.


Forty food boxes were also delivered, Sladich said.





The Neillsville Country Club was the scene of winter fun and competition Friday as Special Olympians from D.C. Everest, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau, Cadott and Neillsville schools participated in the Neillsville Invitational Ski Tournament. The same athletes will participate in the state winter games in Wausau on Jan. 28, 29 and 30. (Press photo Jan. 26, 1994)  




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