News: Washburn (11 July 1968)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sprague, Krutsch, Kapfer, Stevens, Short, Bell, Stewart, Pregont, Speers, Zastner, White, Miller, Kroll, Albright, Spiegel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/11/1968

Washburn (11 July1968)

Services will be held in Cannonville Church Saturday with Rev. D. E. Sprague of the Assembly of God Church of Neillsville officiating as published. The public is invited.

The new barn of Mr. and Mrs. David Krutsch is nearing completion of the top anyway and it is a wood barn instead of a metal barn which was reported to me that it was going to be. Sorry I got the wrong information.

The Cannonville Ladies Aid will meet at the church July 17 at 1:30 p.m. with a lunch following after the meeting. Visitors are welcome.

The Washburn Homemakers club picnic will be held at Sherwood Park Sunday, instead of July 21 as previously planned due to the reservation of the park that weekend by a square dancing group. Each family is to bring buns for their family, their own dishes, main dish or salad and dessert. Coffee and wieners will be furnished.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kapfer and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Stevens attended the Conservation picnic at Sherwood Park July 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Short drove to Janesville, Wisconsin, where they visited his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bell, until Friday p.m. when the Shorts and Bells went to Madison, where they spent the weekend with Shorts’ son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Don Stewart and family and Mrs. Frank Stewart, at their cottage on Lake Mendota. They celebrated Mrs. Bell’s 77th birthday July 3, and Mr. Short’s 80th birthday July 5. Other guests at the Stewart cottage Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bell and daughter, Kathy, and a girl friend, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pregont, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Bell and son, Jerry, and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Speers and son, all of Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Stewart, son, Tom and daughter, Carol of Middleton, and Cindy Zastner of Verona. The Shorts returned home Monday and came thru Merrimac, where they called on the Rev. and Mrs. Paul B. White, formerly of the Neillsville Methodist Church. Mrs. White had been hospitalized in La Crosse for a week recently but was improving some. They were in Neillsville back in the 1930’s.

The corn crop around Janesville, Verona and Madison was far ahead of Clark County most of it was hip-high with only a few fields around knee high by the 4 of July. Around Baraboo and on home, corn was about the same as Clark County.

Mrs. Frank Short, Mrs. Lyle Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn Kroll and family had picnic dinner and supper with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Short July 4. Mrs. Short also called on Mr. and Mrs. George Albright in the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Spiegel visited Louie Paun in Sherwood Sunday afternoon.



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