News: Washburn (11 Apr 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hansen, Lincoln, Klein, St. John, Kapfer, Austin, Kyle, Elberts, Odell, Turner, Reinart, Hubing, Meddaugh, Short, Stevens, Misovy, Dopp, Williams, Vandeberg, Urban, Plummer, Moennig, Weirick, Jelinek, Pretsch

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/11/1974

Washburn (11 April 1974)

Fire destroyed the barn on the Bud Hansen farm Saturday night. The farm is better known as the Warren Lincoln, or Klein farm, and is located south of the Cannonville church about a mile.

A neighbor, Leonard St. John, had 11 or 12 sows and 266 pigs in the barn, and all perished in the fire besides hay and many articles belonging to Mr. Hansen.

The Granton Fire Department was called but couldn’t save the barn, as it burned so quickly; but they did save the other buildings. The barn and contents and animals were only partially covered by insurance.

We’ve had all kinds of weather this week. Had a thunder shower early Monday morning with real sharp lightning; Wednesday had rain all day; then snow Thursday forenoon. Neillsville had more snow than we had in this vicinity. Friday was a real beautiful sunshiny day. So we had a variety of weather. Robins, the spring birds, are very happily singing this morning, Satruday, and like the spring like weather.

Mrs. Elmer Kapfer will entertain the Cannonville Ladies Aid Wednesday, April 17 with dinner served at noon.

Mrs. Merle Austin helped Mrs. Claude Kyle with quilting a quilt Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Elberts, who spent about a month with her mother, Mrs. Art Odell, returned to Spirit Lake, Ia., Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Myron Turner of Eagle River called on her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Reinart, Friday. They also visited her mother, Mrs. Henry Hubing, at Memorial Home, other relatives in Neillsville and her brother, Martin Reinart, who is ill in a hospital in Marshfield. Mr. and Mrs. Turner recently returned home from Florida, where they spent the winter and found somewhat cooler temperatures in Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Meddaugh attended the country western show at Memorial High School in Eau Claire Friday night.

Merle Austin visited Ralph Short Wednesday evening while the ladies attended a miscellaneous shower for Judy Reinart.

Mrs. Elmer Kapfer called on Mrs. Irving Stevens Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Misovy of Milwaukee spent last weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kyle.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Dopp of Marshfield visited her mother Mrs. Irving Stevens, Sunday.

Mrs. Art Williams, who has been a patient at Memorial Hospital for a few weeks, entered Memorial Home Tuesday, where she plans to stay for several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. John Reinart visited his brother, Martin, who is ill at a hospital in Marshfield, Thursday.

Mrs. Elmer Kapfer attended the Ladies Aid meeting at United Methodist Church in Granton Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Vandeberg and sons of Wisconsin Rapids, spent Friday night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reinart called Sunday at the Jack Urban and Ralph Short homes.

Mr. and Mrs. Barney Plummer called on Mrs. Art Odell Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Short were Friday dinner guests of Mrs. Irving Stevens.

Doulas and Mark Moennig drove to Hurley Saturday, where they visited their brother-on-law and sister, Mr and Mrs. Bill Weirick, and son. Their mother, Mrs. Harold Moennig, who spent a couple of weeks with her daughter and family assisting in the care of the new baby and work, returned home with them Sunday.

Wendell Williams spent from Thursday until Saturday in Elkhorn with friends, and with his brother, Roger, and family at Williams Bay.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jelinek and son, Roger, were Sunday dinner and supper guests of her mother, Mrs. Wanda Pretsch.



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