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Clark County News


March 23, 1944


Hubert Quicker will have Neillsville Co-op


Hubert Quicker has accepted a position with the Western Electric Company and will be located in Eau Claire. He has resigned from the Neillsville Milk Products Cooperative but will give some attention to their interests during a period of readjustment. His work in Eau Claire will begin March 27.


The new position is in the accounting department and will take Mr. Quicker into the field of cost accounting.


Mr. Quicker has been connected with the milk products since the business began, a period of nine and one-half years. He has been associated throughout this period with Frank Viergutz, who has been manager of the plant from the first.


The departure of Mr. Quicker will leave a vacancy in Neillsville’s community service, for he has been quietly and dependably active in the Kiwanis Club and was a factor in the Junior Chamber of Commerce.



Good conduct medal to Gordon Campbell


Mrs. Gordon Campbell and son Donald have received a letter from the officer in command of the outfit in which Pfc. Gordon Campbell is serving. This is an engineer outfit, and it is in England, poised for the big job ahead.


With important preparations in the making, Pfc. Gordon Campbell has rendered such service that he was one of those honored in a parade and ceremony, in which he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Campbell’s letter, telling of this, was followed in three days by a letter from the commanding officer, Lt. Col. Chester L. Landaker, reading as follows:


“My dear Mrs. Campbell: I have been privileged this day to award the Good Conduct Medal to your husband, Private First Class Gordon W. Campbell, for outstanding service in this organization. In addition to continuous service in the army for one year or more, a soldier, in order to be eligible for this award, must demonstrate fidelity through faithful and exact performance of duty, efficiency through capacity to produce results, and behavior such as to deserve emulation. None of these are easy to attain.


“Private First Class Campbell’s energy and behavior in this respect has been a great satisfaction to me as his commanding officer, and I am sure that you, his wife, also feel a great pride in this demonstration by Pfc. Campbell of high service to his country as an integral part of the team devoted to successful prosecution of this war.


“It is of this type of service by such men as Pfc. Campbell that we as Americans are so proud, and which keeps our nation in the high place it has held and will continue to hold through history.


“Please allow me to extend my congratulations to you and say I am very grateful for having Pfc. Campbell in my command.




Higher postal rates


New postage rates go into effect throughout the nation on Sunday, March 26.


First class mail for local delivery, in Neillsville or routes, will be 3 cents per ounce or fraction, instead of the former 2 cent rate.


Air mail, from one post office to another on the mainland of the United States, including Alaska, will be 8 cents per ounce or fraction. The former rate of 6 cents per half-ounce or fraction thereof will continue to apply to air mail sent to or by the armed forces of the United States overseas served through army or navy post offices.


Postage on all fourth class or parcel post mail is increased three percent.


Increases in money order fees will result in charges of 10 cents for orders from 1 cent to $2.50 and 37 cents from $80.01 to $100.00. Registered mail, for registry indemnity not exceeding $5.00, will be 20 cents instead of 15 cents.


Insured mail fees are also raised, and the new rates also call for increased C.O.D. charges.




Anniversary meeting of the American Legion


The Neillsville American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will hold a joint meeting Friday evening, March 24, at the Legion Hall, in celebration of the 25th birthday anniversary of the Wisconsin branch of the American Legion, which was organized in March 1919.




March 18, 1964


Old-time Vaudeville to stage a comeback here


One-time vaudeville will stage a comeback in Neillsville when the home-talent “Gay Nineties Revue” is presented on the armory stage April 24-25, the first weekend following Easter Sunday.


The revue is under the sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce, with Mrs. Glenn Roberts in charge of the production. An effort is being made to achieve an authentic “gay nineties” atmosphere throughout for the performance.


Proceeds will be used by the Chamber of Commerce for the annual Fourth of July celebration, which is again projected.




Girls commemorate 42nd anniversary of Scouts


Eight Neillsville girl scouts, representing all three age groups in scouting here, presented a program before the Neillsville Kiwanis Club Monday evening in commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the founding of the movement. With the scouts were Mrs. Arnold Ebert, who took part in the program, and Mrs. Eleanor Manz. A huge birthday cake, with 42 candles on its top, was lit.




No “double life,” teachers assert


Have responsibility; But feel no discrimination, is their response


There is no feeling of a demand for a “double standard” of living for teachers in Neillsville today.


This was the consensus of views expressed by the teachers themselves, during a panel discussion of the question at the Parent- Teachers Association meeting in the high school last Thursday evening. Approximately 125 people attended and took part in the discussions.


However, the teachers pointed out that they do have a responsibility to the children under their supervision; and that, therefore, it is their purpose to fulfil that responsibility by setting a good example. They are happy to do so, they said.


The panel leading the discussion was composed of: Ivan Lauscher, high school principal, as moderator; Supt. D.E. Peters of the Neillsville schools; B. H. Crissinger; Mrs. Sylivia Kurth, a grade school teacher; Mrs. Eleanor Manz; and Mrs. Lou Neff, another grade school teacher.


The program was opened with several skits taken from the Junior Class play, “Books and Crooks.” Lunch was served following the meeting.


The next P.T.A. meeting will be held April 15, which will be “Going to School Night” for parents.





We just couldn’t resist snapping the picture above; for last Friday’s snow-dust storm offered the first real opportunity for a “snow” picture this year. A part of the Neillsville city crew is pictured on a snow removal assignment on East Sixth Street, near Hewett. On the left is Ordie Marshall, on the right, Neil Trogner. Handling the lift control in the cab is Ray Noll. (Press photo Mar. 18, 1954)




March 28, 1974


$100 savings bond to be prize Tuesday


A $100 U.S. savings bond will be in the hands of a Neillsville area citizen this coming week when his or her name is drawn from among the shoppers participating in Neillsville’s annual Spring Preview, Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Sponsored by the retail committee of the Neillsville area chamber of commerce, the preview allows merchants to display their new seasonal lines and pass on early savings to shoppers.


Participating stores are also offering in-store drawings for prizes and gift certificates with values up to $20.00. After the merchant has selected his own gift winners, all those who registered will have their names placed in a single drawing for the $100.00 savings bond.




Spring concert Tuesday to bring out new robes


The annual spring concert of band and choral department of Neillsville High School will be presented next Tuesday evening, April 2, at 8 o’clock in the high school.


The mixed chorus, under the direction of Miss Rita Stewart, will be wearing their new red robes for the first time.


James Rasmussen will direct the senior band. Other groups to participate will be the junior band, Girls Glee Club and junior high.


Groups participating will attend the district band and chorus contest at Loyal Saturday, April 6.




Three races spark local voting interest Tuesday


Three local contests will spark interest in the spring elections next Tuesday, which otherwise might be a drab affair, and especially so if the “spring” weather continues in the subzero realm.


Eyes here will be focused on the race between Jacob H. Hoesly, veteran county board member, and Mrs. Lynda Almonte, wife of a local physician, for Hoesly’s county board seat from the 18th district. The district includes all of wards two and four, and a part of ward three in the city of Neillsville.


Capturing a share of interest, also, will be the race between incumbent John Ringstad and Joseph Rusinko for the third ward aldermanic seat. Ringstad has been the head of the city’s public works department for several years and Rusinko is a newcomer to the political scene, although he has been a resident of the city for a long time.


The third contest which will be watched with interest is for the two seats on the Neillsville district board of education which have to be filled. Only one of the incumbents, Robert Kunze, local contractor, is seeking reelection. The other seat presently is held by C.G. Jordahl, board president, who is not a candidate for reelection.


At a primary a month ago, three others also were selected to make the run. They include Brian Bushnell, who heads the unified services of social services; Daniel E. Schield, a native of Neillsville, product of the Neillsville public school system, and a dentist; and Mrs. Ruby Yndogliato, who represents the rural area and who has been a frequent, and independent, spokesman in school and civic affairs for many years.


Both Bushnell and Mrs. Yndogliato were members of the citizens’ advisory committee which conducted a study resulting in the planning of a new intermediate school building, remodeling of areas of the present high school and addition of a swimming pool. While a newcomer to the semi-political scene. Schield long has been interested in it and is the only one of the group who has been through the modern school system operated by the district.


In citywide elections, Kenneth A. Olson is unopposed for another term as mayor; and William Gallagher is unopposed for reelection as city clerk-treasurer.


In the only other aldermanic office to be voted upon, John Rychnovsky is unopposed for reelection to his seat on the city council from the fourth ward.




Juniors to present class play this weekend


The Junior class of Neillsville High School will present “You Can’t Take It With You,” a three act comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the high school gym. The play is directed by Gilbert Kuhn.




March 30, 1994


Pinewood Derby


Granton scouts held their Annual Pinewood Derby on March 20 at Granton Sportsman’s Club. The winners were: Jason Gorst, 1st; Doug Bento, 2nd; Clark Schlinsog, 3rd.


An open class race was also held, and Tom Carriveau was the winner.




Bowling awards given


The Wisconsin Women’s Bowling Association’s Annual meeting was held the weekend of March 11-13, 1994, at the Oshkosh Hilton and Convention Center, Oshkosh, Wis. The theme was Celebrating 75 Striking Years!


Neillsville’s Wisconsin Bowling Association was proudly awarded with a 50-year plaque by the W.W.B.A. and also a plaque from W.I. B.C., for celebrating 50 years as a bowling association.


Nancy Tresemer was also awarded an individual plaque for 10 years’ service as Neillsville Association President.


At the meeting a memorial service is held in memory of passing WBA bowlers. A rose was presented in Milly Zaleski’s honor by Neillsville’s Association.




Circus coming in July


The Texas based King Royal Bros. Circus will present an old fashioned “under the big top” 3-ring wild animal circus in Neillsville on Friday, July 8, at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Show times will be 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The circus is sponsored by the Neillsville Area Chamber of Commerce.


The circus is, in fact, the oldest form of entertainment in recorded history. In America, the circus has traditionally been a favorite of both young and old for many generations. In years past, when the circus came to town that day was a holiday.


The King Royal Bros. Circus features an exciting collection of more than a dozen exciting acts, including wild cats and their trainers, aerial and acrobatic performers, clowns, elephants and an exotic petting zoo for the children. It’s 100 minutes of thrills, and all under one giant big tent.




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