Clark County Press, Neillsville,
March 29, 2006, Page 13
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
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Clark County News
The feather bees seem to have been coming on rather frequently lately. Feather bees were held at Mrs. August Scholtzs, on Wednesday, at Mrs. Ernest Hantkes and Mrs. August Scholtzs Sr., Friday and a carpet rag sewing at Mrs. Kuechenmeisters, Thursday. (Feather bees were held by groups of women who gathered to strip feathers. They would strip the down from each side of the quill in the feathers, such as goose feathers, which was then used in filling pillows or feather-tick quilts. Children were given that chore on winter evenings, also. You can imagine how many feathers it took to get enough down for only one pillow. D.Z.)
Mr. S. Schnell, formerly of Chehouse, Ill., arrived in Columbia, Friday. Schnell was accompanied by his three sons and a carload of stock, consisting of horses, cows, sheep and fowls. He has moved on the Land Company farm, until he can build on his own place, half-a-mile west of the village. Mr. Schnell is a clear-headed, energetic, practical farmer. We feel confident that he will achieve success in Clark County.
Louis Haynel is busily engaged in fulfilling his contract for the frame timbers to be used in the erection of the new saw mill at Columbia.
Take that dollar you have and join the Neillsville Library for a year. Give your children something better to do than roam around the streets.
Some 10,000 fine speckled trout fry were received here on last Tuesday and turned loose in the creeks and brooks of the county. As logging will cease on Black River after two more years, this ought to become a great fishing country in a few years.
For sale; a good 40-acre farm, with 15 acres cleared, good blockhouse with basement, log barn, good well, corncrib, fences and 500 maple trees. It is located one mile from school and three-quarter mile from a church. Farm can be had for $600. For terms, inquire at the Neillsville Times office.
Allie Burge has several hundred of the following varieties of strawberry plants for sale: Jessie, Parker Earle, Beder Wood, Michels Early and Warfield. All plants are good, strong and healthy. Prices are $2.50 per thousand, or 50c per hundred. Inquire at her home on the North Side of Neillsville.
That Clark County is going to enjoy a boom in population this year is evident, even at this early day. The arrivals of new settlers are an every day occurrence. Cows and horses, chickens, pigs and children are to be seen staked out or wandering about in temporary quarters about in town, waiting for permanent location in the county. A. B. Adams brought 15 people from Illinois one day last week, and at Columbia the arrivals are numerous. The prices for farmlands will increase henceforth.
The Omaha Company is putting in a railroad track from Columbia to the mouth of Wedges Creek, distance of three miles, where they have bought a considerable tract of land. The land contains large beds of gravel, which is desirable for ballast, and which is to be used to improve the roadbed of the companys lines in this region.
The new cheese factory at Hutchings Corners is a sure thing, there being between 40 and 50 subscribers already secured. Swiss cheese will be manufactured. Dynamite was used yesterday to break a hole through the frozen ground to get the well underway. As soon as the frost is out of the ground, work on the building will be started. The building will be 80x24 feet and the cellar, 60x24 feet. Mr. Thiler is to run the factory, as expert in cheese making, from Green County.
The big barn at the Neillsville Stock Farm, together with the pumps and engine house, sheep shed and such, were totally destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. Fire caught in the engine house, just how is not known. A high wind was blowing at the time and nothing available could oppose the fierce progress of the flames. The livestock was all saved, but a large quantity of hay, feed and machinery were destroyed. The loss is $4,000 and will necessitate an immediate sale of the fine horses that were prize winners at the Wisconsin and Minnesota state fairs. M. C. Ring was the owner of the barns, and also having an interest in the stock, are the Neillsville Milling Co., and T. E. Brameld.
Town Treasurer Crockett, of Washburn, brought in his returns last Saturday. The balance of the countys noble army of coin-gatherers; have done likewise.
Anton Laskowski, who owned the Mound farm, formerly the Fred Hemp farm north of Neillsville and Mrs. Mary Miller, who has been owner of the 200 acre farm, formerly the Dave Williams farm, west of the city, exchanged farms Monday. Possession will be exchanged in the near future. The deal was made through Palmer Vinger of Greenwood.
The Midland Lumber Co., of Minneapolis, which operates in Neillsville, has sold out its entire holdings to the Fullerton Lumber Co., of Minneapolis, which is now in possession of the property. No change in personnel is expected, according to D. A. Peterson, local manager, who stated that the new companys business policy would aim toward expansion.
Last week, Albert Davis landed about three carloads of fine basswood logs at the depot for shipment to the American Plywood Corporation at New London. This timber came off the farm of Mrs. Charles Poppe, in Weston and is of a fine quality.
Herman Hediger, of Christie, has moved one of his big barns so now he has two barns end-to-end, together, and this will make his barn work more convenient with plenty of room. He is also having the vacant house, that is located on the farm bought by him last fall, moved up to his other buildings. It will be fitted for use as a tool and storehouse. Mr. Gress, of Neillsville, will be doing the moving. Hediger also expects to erect a second silo on his farm this summer.
Last week, Gus Borde of Pine Valley, bought the Methodist parsonage on South Grand Avenue. They plan to move to the city in the near future. The pastor, Rev. Paul H. White and family, will move to the Lambert house just east of the Methodist Church. The modern home has been bequeathed to the church by the late Hayes Lambert.
Mr. and Mrs. Borde, who moved here from Illinois, Oct. 18, 1905, and have been very industrious and successful farmers, have rented their farm to their son, Walter and wife, who will carry it on.
Before one of the largest crowds ever assembled at Adlers theaters, eleven old time fiddlers did their stuff, last Friday night, and won the hearty approval of all the spectators. Cy Hopkins of Nekoosa took first prize, Wilson OLeary, Humbird, second; Mrs. Geo. Bryan, third and Will Neville, fourth. Cy Hopkins, who is six feet and six inches tall, was accompanied by Stanley Nessa, a 13-year-old accordion player. This pair was the comedy hit of the evening and they were signed up by J. P. Adler to play at the theater this Friday and Saturday as special vaudeville attraction. The others who played were Henry Wallace, O. V. Catlin, and Ray McCann, Loyal; Mrs. F. E. Dean, Hixton; Walter Goldsmith, Merrillan; Leo Stanley and Arthur Rhode, Greenwood. V. W. Nehs, attorney conducted the program. The affair was such a success, that it is likely Mr. Adler will make it an annual event.
Fred Lear, a farmer living near Christie, had a narrow escape from death last Wednesday when his team ran away with him while he was hauling up wood. Mr. Lear was snaking the wood to the saw outfit and as the team started to run, Lear became entangled in the chain and was dragged some distance. The horses were stopped when they ran into the saw rig. Mr. Lears brother-in-law, L. L. Bailey, who was working near by, came to his assistance and found that the bones of the left leg were broken above the ankle. Dr. Housley was called to the scene and set the bones. Mr. Lear is reported getting along well.
One of the horses was somewhat injured by coming in contact with the saw.
J. D. Cummings is having material delivered for a new filling station, which will be built on his corner lot at the south end of Grand Avenue, where highways 73 and 95 enter the city. The building will be made up of concrete and tile.
The John Dietrich farm on Highway 10 in the Town of Grant, owned by Arnold Dietrich, was sold last week to George Keller. All of the stock and equipment go with the farm. Mr. Keller planned to (take) possession in the near future, how-ever, shortly after; Mr. Keller decided to sell the farm to J. L. Kleckner, of Neillsville. Art Shumway and family had been renting the farm.
Farmers desiring to plant trees on idle land, for windbreaks, to establish a tree growth on forest crop lands or for forest production purposes many (may) now purchase planting stock for these purposes from the Wisconsin Conservation Commission. Prices range from $3 to $7 per 1,000. Seedlings of the White Pine, Norway pine, Jack and Scotch pine varieties as well as White and Norway spruce and transplants of the White Pine and Norway spruce varieties are listed as available and will be shipped from the state nursery about April 20th. The only limitations placed by the Commission upon the use of this planting stock; is that it shall not be used for ornamental purposes and that they shall not be resold as live trees. If interested, write to this office for application blanks and further suggestions.
The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Imig were quite sick last week. The oldest boy, Harold, had tonsillitis and ear infection, requiring lancing of each eardrum.
The R. Hake Dairy has a special bargain on Saturday. Buy three quarts of Pure Guernsey Milk and a half pint of cream that will whip, for 25 cents. Regular price of milk, during the week, will be 6 cents a quart.
A group of singers from the Hylandale Academy of Rockland, Wis., will give a program at the Chili Methodist Church, Friday at 8 p.m.; at the Granton Windfall Church, Saturday 11 a.m.; and Saturday evening at the Granton Union Church. The program will consist of sacred selections in song and readings.
The purpose of this trip, aside giving the gospel in song and story, is to solicit funds to put a water system in the school buildings. No admission charge will be made but a donation will be taken.
Hylandale Academy is an industrial boarding school covering high school grades. Its aim is to train young people to be practical workers and good citizens, and to have a high moral character, which will prepare them not only for unselfish, useful service in helping mankind, but for the Hereafter.
A. W. Hallock, principal, and Mrs. Nellie Hallock-Sheppled, wife of one of the teachers will be remembered by the old settlers at Granton, as the children of Norman Hallock. Percy Hallock, whose parents live near Chili, and another in the school, are in charge of this group of singers. Mr. Hallock will be remembered some years back, having been the Meadow View schoolmaster, south of Neillsville. Two of the singers, Carolyn Mabie and Dorothy Bealer are from Granton.
The star route between Neillsville and Spencer was let to A. Davey, of Greenwood on his bid of $1,750 a year, it was reported to Ben Brown, postmaster. J. J. Miller, who has the job now, received $2,800. Mr. Davey will take the route over in July, the contract running for four years.
Besides the 17 students who will graduate from Neillsville Teachers Training course in June, Clark County has two students who will finish the course in Door County Normal; seven in Marathon County Normal; five from the rural course in Stevens Point Teachers College and one from Eau Claire State Teachers College.
The following is the list of students in the graduating class from Neillsville Teachers Training course: Iola Gemmeke, Lenore Bartz, Anita Jacobi, Nellie Johnson, Carol Matheson, Gertrude Liebzeit, Russell Gardner, Francis White, Mildred Williams, Clara Skar, Della Lawrence, Christine Daniels, Cecelia Nenahlo, Virginia Doll, Ruth Belter, Edna Falk and Nina Scharf.
Those at Stevens Point State Teachers College are Mildred Bona, Mildred Mack, Alice Satffeil, Eleanor Decker and Lynn Feutz. At Marathon Normal: Helen Sample, Beryl Carter, Katherine Haas, Emaline Martin, Viano Nienimen, Virginia Swanson, and Louis Slock. At Door County Normal Pearl and Adaline Poirier. At Eau Clarie State Teachers Training course and possibly a few others scattered in other schools throughout the state.
All of these students have completed the regular four-year course in high school and are receiving, in addition, the professional training to bit them for rural school work. In connection with this training, they are all doing some practice teaching in rural schools.
Schocks Barber Shop, under the First National Bank, has reduced their prices to 40c for haircuts and 20c for shaves.
Auctioneer Carl Olson reports a big auction sale was held on Monday at the John Keach farm, south of Neillsville. Over 1,200 people were in attendance. Cows sold as high as $135 per head, averaging over $100 each. Other things sold about in proportion. The sale totaled close to $6,000.
The Neillsville Flour Mill was built in 1891, custom milling wheat into flour for area farmers and businesses. At that time, a field of wheat was a crop amongst other grains, commonly grown by most Clark County farmers. The mill was located on the intersection of West Eighth and Hewett Street. (Photo courtesy of Bill Roberts collection)
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