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Clark County News


February 24, 1944


Mayor Naedler tells of well development


“The public ought to be informed clearly,” said Mayor Naedler in a public statement, “that the proposed work on the well in Schuster Park is not a test in the sense that it is an effort to find an unknown quantity. We already know that there is water in the well; we know from a test previously made what the rate of flow is; we know that the water is soft and usable.


“The work which is now proposed is an extension of the work previously done. There will be a check on the chemical analysis of the water, to make sure there has been no change since the original test was made. In the process of drilling through the water bearing strata, samples of the material will be taken and analyzed to determine the possibility of increasing the flow to full requirements.


“The drilling will be of ample size to permit installation of permanent pumping equipment.


“Even if there is no increase in flow, the cost of developing and pumping this water into our system would not be any greater than the cost of the present supply, and the quality would definitely be improved. With a well water supply, chlorine or other chemical treatment would not be necessary.”




Cagers lose to Owen in season’s last tilt


The curtain was rung down on the high school basketball season Tuesday night when the crimson and white Cagers dropped a 38 to 24 decision at Owen.


It was Neillsville’s second defeat in as many nights. Monday night the locals lost to Thorp, 25-19 in a pre-tournament elimination game at Greenwood. They had “shot the works” in their futile attempt to make their way to the district tournament. So, it was a tired bunch of boys Coach Gordon Eggleston placed on the floor against Owen.


Owen was primed for revenge of an earlier bad drubbing at the hands of the Neillsville squad. They romped off to a whopping lead that stood at 20-2 at one point in the first half. Neillsville began to hit in the second half; but the lead was too much to overcome.


The team ended its season with nine wins and six losses.




Open House is planned for new water utility


Plans for an open house and tours of the city’s new water utility plant, Saturday and Sunday of next week, March 6 and 7, were made at a meeting of the city council Tuesday evening.


Arrangements for the open house are being made by William Wilsman, superintendent of the water utility, and resident engineer of the project. He is planning to conduct tours and explanations of the operation of the plant every hour on the hour during the two-day open house. The hours of the open house advertised are Saturday, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.




County youth is named to Point


Herbert C. Puscheck, Chili, is named principal by Congressman Johnson


Herbert Puscheck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Puscheck of Chili, has been nominated for entrance to West Point by Congressman Lester R. Johnson, it was announced this week.


A senior at Marshfield High School, young Puscheck was at the head of the late Congressman Merlin Hull’s list of alternates before his death; and, although he then was too young to accept appointment, Puscheck had scored highest among those seeking the appointment.


Two of the three alternates to young Puscheck named by Congressman Johnson are Clark County youths: James S. Cerven of Withee and David K. Lehnertz of Dorchester. The third is Frederick N. Olson of Hixton.


Congressman Johnson also appointed William C. Christianson of Black River Falls and Gerald E. Bellows of Hudson as principals for Annapolis. All appointments, he revealed, were based on standings attained in preliminary civil service examinations.


In the event the principals fail to pass the required physical and mental entrance examinations for the service schools, the first alternate will have an opportunity to qualify.




Bargain days Friday, Saturday


This is bargain weekend in Neillsville.


Merchants of the city are combining End of Month sales and the traditional Dollar Days to make this one of the finest merchandising weekends of the year in Neillsville.


Those whose business do not readily lend themselves to Dollar Days, or who are anxious to give clearance values, will be offering End of Month sale values.


Others, many of whom look upon Dollar Days as their traditional special merchandising event for February will be offering some unusual dollar buys.


To tie the event together in a city-wide event, we are calling it “Bargain Days.”


By whatever name you call it, you’ll be in for some good, solid values by coming to Neillsville Friday and Saturday for your buying.




14 new Brownie scouts receive pins at Fete


Troops entertain mothers and committee members Friday afternoon


Brownie scout troop 4A and 4B entertained their mothers and troop committee members at a party in the council room of the city hall last Friday afternoon. The occasion was the presentation of Brownie pins to 14 new members.


Those of troop 4A who received pins were Vicky Lyn Anderson, Barbara Bethke, Kathy Carlson, Sheri Lee Drescher, Fern Filitz, Jean Marie Franke, Sharon Gaier, Carol Hrasky, and Kathleen Svetlik.


Those of troop 4B were Nancy Hopfer, Judith Laatch, Carolyn Svetlik, Linda Schraufnagel and Dorothy Webster. The girls held lighted candles during the presentation of the pins and the reciting of their promise.


The girls of troop 4A did a pantomime of the “Teddy Bears’ Picnic in the Woods,” and troop 4B presented a skit of the “little Boy and his Goats.”


Mrs. Claude Ayers, the Brownie Skipper, introduced the leaders, Mrs. Martin Feuerstein and Mrs. George Tibbett of troop 4A, and Mrs. Robert Hopfer and Mrs. Gerald Johnson of troop 4B.


Following the program a lunch donated by Mrs. Albert Holt, Mrs. William Yenni and Mrs. Romuald Schmidt was served.





Advertisement in the Press, Feb. 24, 1944 issue.




February 28, 1974


Abrahamson of Loyal is Minnesota ball prospect


John Abrahamson, Loyal athletic star, recently signed an athletic tender which will bring him a scholarship at the University of Minnesota. Observing the big moment were Charles Abrahamson, Loyal football coach, and James Batchelor, Loyal principal. The Abrahamsons are father and son.


Abrahamson has lettered four years in football, was on the Cloverbelt all-conference team for three years, was a 1974 Channel 7 all-star, was named to the second team all-state, the little Prep All-American, and the All-Northwestern team.


In addition, he has lettered three times in basketball, been on the Cloverbelt all-conference team, and been a Channel 7 All-Star in 1973.


He has also been active in track, participating in the state meet in 1973, and in baseball, battling .385.



Putting his name on the dotted line, John Abrahamson is being proudly watched over by his father Charles Abrahamson, Loyal football coach, and school principal James Batchelor. Abrahamson was signing a scholarship form for the University of Minnesota athletics. (Press photo Feb. 28, 1974)




Humbird farm gains state cow award


The Progressive Breeders Registry award, the highest recognition given members of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, for well-balanced herd improvement programs developed over a period of years, was presented to 36 Wisconsin Holstein breeders at the organization’s recent convention at Lake Delton.


One of the breeders is the Selz Farm, Inc., of Humbird and was honored for thirteen years of breeding programs.


High standards of type, production, and herd health are part of the requirements for entry.




Girl Cagers split games


The girls’ basketball teams at Neillsville High School have been playing tightly scored games, according to their coach Marsha Walters.


In action last Thursday at Altoona, the varsity squad lost to Altoona, 34 to 31, with Judy Sischo scoring nine and Laurie Meihack taking eight points.


The junior varsity squad turned the tables and beat Altoona, 21 to 20, with Julie Menne taking high points with nine.


In Monday night action this week, the Neillsville varsity players whipped Fall Creek, 41 to 37. High scorers for Neillsville were Rosemary Opelt with 18 and Judy Sischo with twelve.


The junior varsity this time did not turn the table except on themselves when they lost, 20 to 10, against Fall Creek.




March 2, 1994


Child care center holds open house


They played, they climbed, they ate cake.


The Neillsville Community Childcare Center held an open house on Feb. 27, much to the amusement of the children that attended.


Several children played in and on the toy castle. A young man identified only as “Robin Hood” climbed the tower and said that he was having “tons of fun.”


Mayor Robert Lulloff officiated the dedication which consisted of cutting a cake, rather than a ribbon.


One unidentified young man christened the cake by grabbing a gob of frosting and scampering away, nearly undetected.


The cake was decorated with the words, “It takes a village to raise a child,” which is the motto of the center.


“Hours of hard work, dedication and prayer went into this,” said Lulloff. “I feel we shouldn’t stop here; we should keep going.”


He fed the first piece of cake to Betsy Vornholt, who readily held her mouth open in anticipation.


The sixth grade students from the Neillsville Middle School produced three banners for the child care center.


Gabe Elmhorst attended the open house as a representative of the sixth-grade students.


Emilie Albrecht made personal bags for the children and was on hand to visit.


The Neillsville Community Childcare Center will open on March 7.



Mayor Robert Lulloff officiated the dedication of the childcare center by cutting the cake. (Press photo Mar. 2, 1994)




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