News: Shortville Center (03 Apr 1919)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Winters, Thomas, Wall, Hagie, Rodman, Kegley, Strubing, Wagner, Knutson, Stevens, Kleinschmidt, Matousek, Short

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/3/1919

Shortville Center (3 Apr 1919)

We have all heard the old saying, What is home without a mother. What would Clark County be without good old Shortville? In speaking of scenery, we can’t be compared with Yellowstone Park, but we have some of the best in this part of the state. With the Cunningham River one-half mile north of Main St., with its beautiful wooded banks and rocky dells, and Tom Winters’ picnic grounds and summer resort close to the iron bridge on Grand Avenue. We also have some of the best professional men in the country. Among them are Dr. M.C. Thomas, who guarantees to cure any ailment in man or beast; Harley Wall, real estate agent, who will trade off anything you have except your wife; Eugene Hagie, violinist and musician, who can make you laugh and cry at the same time; Horace Rodman and Amos Kegley, professional trappers, who can catch anything with hair on. And last, but not least, comes Geo. Strubing, professional frog trainer, who can train a frog to do anything from singing Yankee Doodle to dancing the tango. With a lineup like this we think we had ought to keep our name on the map for some time to come.

Herman Wagner has sold his team to Hank Knutson and is going to Minneapolis for the summer.

Vern Kegley returned to Hillsboro last Friday.

Art Stevens has invested in a Ford car. He says he ought to get a girl now, and if this don’t help, he will get a flying machine.

Ed. Hagie was chicken hunting in our part of the country Sunday, but the kind of chicken Ed. was hunting for has neither wings nor feathers.

Floyd Kleinschmidt is doing chores on the Frank Matousek farm until the parties who have purchased it arrive from Chicago.

Ralph Short was very sick Thursday morning and it was thought for a time that a physician would have to be summoned, but he rallied at about ten o’clock and at present writing is gaining nicely.



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