News: Columbia (8 Nov 1973)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sollberger, Hodgden, Schoepke, Upton, Mashin, Wampole, Hoesly, Winter, Endel, Rieder, Kolbrak, Church, Schulz, Aspen, Circro, Werderitch, Peterson, Schroeder, Stobb, Lutzenhizer, Olson, Kroeger, Adler, Blaschka

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/08/1973

Columbia (8 November 1973)

As William Sollberger brought up the cattle from the pasture early Thursday morning, a large black animal was walking up main street from the west. Too large for a dog, it ambled along the road until it reached the wooded lot owned by Ken Hodgden and Niles Schoepke, then turned north toward Five Mile Creek. Acorns are plentiful this year and evidently the animal was looking for breakfast.

Thursday evening as the Sollbergers took the cattle across Fall River Bridge the animals suddenly bolted and ran back into another pasture. Something unusual had frightened them.

The students, who were spending the weekend on the Dean Upton property, reported seeing bear tracks in an area east of the farm building. So evidently we have another bear in Columbia. They have been seen here on various occasions before, but they do surprise one.

It was 10 degrees above zero, this Monday morning in Columbia valley. It was a taste of winter temperatures but without snow.

Mr. and Mrs. George Mashin and Tara spent the last weekend in October with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wampole and family in Madison.

Mr. and Mrs. William Sollberger were dinner guests Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoesly at their home on North Columbia Road.

Clifford Winter and Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Endel helped Mrs. William Rieder celebrate her birthday Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Endel took their granddaughters, Tammy and Kristi Endel to their home in Johnson Creek Sunday, after a several days’ visit here. Mrs. Lawrence Kolbrak spent Saturday afternoon with the Endels.

Mr. and Mrs. George Church of Pine Valley visited Mr. and Mrs. George Mashin Thursday evening.

Sunday evening visitors at the Mashin’s were Mr. and Mrs. Al Mashin of Neillsville and Bill and Georgeana Schulz.

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Aspen of Neillsville visited the Schulzes Sunday afternoon.

Tony Circro and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Werderitch of West Allis were on vacation last week in Columbia.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Peterson, son Roger, and Douglas Schroeder of Ripon and Leo Stobb of Markesan spent the weekend here in the Peterson mobile home. Mr. Stobb is a brother-in-law of the Petersons. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Peterson and family of Neillsville were guests Saturday.

Jan Lutzenhizer of Massachusetts, George Olson of Superior, Kim Kroeger, Dean Upton, Tom Adler and Bill Blaschka, all of Madison, spent the weekend on the former John Sollberger, Sr., property in Columbia, which now is owned by Dean Upton, a great-grandson of the senior Sollbergers. The boys are college students and had a long recess because of the teacher’s convention in Milwaukee.



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