Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
December 15, 2010, Page 11
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
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Clark County News
Logs wanted The Neillsville Spoke Mill wants 200,000 feet of white oak logs delivered at Granton, Kurth, or Spoke Mill at Neillsville. We will pay $20 per thousand for No. 1 and $10 per thousand for No. 2.
Good saw logs of all kinds bought at the highest market price. Call at the mill for prices.
Hub logs also wanted 30,000 running feet of white and red oak for wagon hubs that must be 10 inches or larger at small end, sound and clear. We will pay 7 cents per foot for white oak and 5 cents for red oak, at Johnson Mfg. Co. of Neillsville.
Mr. Robert Garbush and Miss Amelia Gluch were married Nov. 30, 1905, Thanksgiving Day, at the German Lutheran Church near Garbush Corners, Rev. P. H. Haas officiating. A large number of guests were assembled to witness the ceremony. Will Duge, Fred Schreiber and Richard Garbush acted as groomsmen and Ida Gluch, Amelia Duge, and Clara Hubing attended as bridesmaids.
The groom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Garbush, is one of the active young farmers of the Town of Grant, where he owns a home of his own. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gluch of Grant.
A bountiful wedding supper was served at the home of the rides parents, and many beautiful and useful presents were bestowed upon the young couple together with the congratulations and good wishes of their many friends.
Chris Lockbrams new house on his farm, in Pine Valley, was dedicated by a dancing party, Saturday night. Wm. Tischer, Jr. furnished music with his accordion.
Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co. has fine Potatoes, raised in sandy soil for 75’ a bushel, in large quantities, or 80’ a bushel in smaller quantities.
Joseph Buss of the Town of Grant has recently equipped his farm residence with a furnace put in by W. E. Poate. Mr. Buss has one of the finest basements in his home that can be found in this part of the county. It is thoroughly cemented, has a cistern with convenient pipes, vegetable cellar and an apartment for a furnace.
J. F. Baker of Alma Center and A. T. Twesme of Blair, law students at the State University spent Sunday with friends in Neillsville.
Woelffers Drug Store has Cigars for the Holidays, in boxes of 12 for 25’ to 50’ per box.
Grandpa Rueth died last Saturday at the age of 91 years, after having been confined to his bed for nearly a year. His remains were taken to his old home in Sun Prairie for burial.
Nearly all the farmers of this vicinity are going to have telephones put in on the farmers line.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Davis entertained relatives and friends at a fine oyster dinner on Sunday.
The Wolff & Korman bob sleighs are made in Neillsville, using Clark County white oak and the best of steel. There are hundreds of these sleighs now being used in this vicinity; prices start at $14 and up.
We also have Cutters of guaranteed select hickory. Prices on these start at $17 and up.
Ed Short came down from Rib Lake last Thursday, having secured a job needing several teams of horses for skidding logs. He bought a heavy team for himself and Monday morning started back accompanied by John Herian and Henry Frantz who went along with their teams.
Saturday evening the court house gang, which included the county officers, the clerks and some outsiders had a Christmas supper at the courthouse. There was turkey and everything else that goes with it. Will Woodward was chief cook and bottle-washer, with some of the girls being responsible for a part of the fine eatables. It was said to be a great banquet by those who took part.
Archa G. Garvin came down from Larimore, N. Dakota to attend the wedding of his sister.
Rev. W. P. Burrows will hold a series of meetings in the church at Visgar beginning Tuesday evening, Jan. 2, 1906.
The most magnificent assortment of Meerschaum and Briar Pipes are on display and for sale at Snitemans. They also have the finest line of Japanese and Dresden China Cups and Saucers from 5 cents to $1.25.
The Merryfield and Rhoder creamery firm of Longwood has dissolved partnership. The business will continue under the management of Mr. Rhoder.
The Cantata Rose of Christmas, which derives its title from a legend that Christ is the rose blossoming in midwinter from the stem of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1) will be given Thursday evening, December 13, at the Greenwood High School auditorium, 8 p.m. by the high school mixed chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Carolyn Schwarze, with Miss Rita Lindner as piano accompanist.
The cantata contains a tenor solo by Pat Plunkett, a bass solo by Joe Plunkett, a contralto solo by Ilene Abbott, a soprano solo by Lenore Heilman, tenor solo by Ervin Steiger and a tenor solo by Gerry Ampe; also numbers by the girls chorus and the boys chorus, as well as parts given by the entire choir. A matinee will be given in the afternoon. An admission fee will be charged.
Fifteen noted sportsmen, the majority of whom are from Neillsville and its vicinity, emerged at the close of the hunting season with 14 deer and one wolf to their credit. The successful hunt was made near Dells Dam, where the hunters made their camp. The lucky nimrods are: Lester Steinhilber, Arthur Meyer, Ray Eggiman, Paul Ehlers, Irving Braatz, Ed Kutchera, Dr. Horace Frank, Earl Schultz, Reuben Schultz, Henry Zastrow, Albert Kuehling, Dr. E. L. Lee, Alex Gall of Neillsville and L. Kutchera and Mr. Ford of Trempealeau.
Cpl and Mrs. John Roberts spent a weekend at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Roberts. Cpl Roberts stopped enroute to Chanute Field, Ill., where he has been assigned a position as an instructor in meteorology. Mrs. Roberts, who is a student in nursing at St. Paul, met her husband in Neillsville. Mrs. Roberts has returned to her studies in St. Paul, while Mr. Roberts left for Chanute Field, where he began his new duties.
Lt. Kenneth Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oluf Olson, Neillsville, is now permanently stationed at Manila, P. I. where he is an investigator on the war crimes commission.
Lt. Corwin Guell, Thorp, has received his discharge from the U. S. Navy. Lt. Guell formerly practiced law in Thorp.
Pfc. Harold Mohr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mohr of Neillsville, has been awarded the Purple Heart and Gold Star by Brig. Gen. W. E. Riley. Harold was wounded in the right arm and leg in the battle of Iwo Jima. Pfc. Mohr served 16 months overseas with the Third Marine division. Pfc. Mohr was formerly employed by H. H. Van Gorden & Sons.
S/Sgt. LeRoy J. Kaczor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kaczor of Thorp, served 4 ½ years in the Army Air Forces before receiving his discharge.
T/Sgt. Harlow A. Garbush of Loyal has received his discharge after more than five years of service.
Harold Beaver CCS, of Loyal, has received his discharge from the Navy.
2nd Lt. Harold Gault, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gault, has been awarded the Air Medal for Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights over New Guinea. Lt. Gault made numerous flights in unarmed and unarmored transport planes over enemy territory where enemy fire was encountered when elements of his regiment were isolated from any ground routes of supply, and Lt. Gaults participation in successfully effecting their supply by air drops contributed greatly to the success of their operations against the enemy, according to the citation.
Pfc. Emil Hauri of Neillsville has received his discharge from the Army after serving three years, 18 months of which were spent in the South Pacific. Pfc. Hauri is busy making the acquaintance with his 14-month old son, James Michael.
T/Sgt Walter W. Filipek, son of Mrs. Katherine Filipek of Thorp, has received his discharge. T/Sgt Filipek spent 31 months in the service, including 25 months overseas. He fought with the Third Division, 30th Infantry, in Europe. He wears the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct medal, the ETO ribbon with the Silver Star and Bronze Arrowhead, Victory ribbon, the Presidential citation with one Oak Leaf cluster and the French Croix de Guerre.
This will be the merriest Christmas in five years for the families of Clark Countys servicemen, for more than 1,000 of them are expected to be home and out of the Army by that time.
By Tuesday of this week 863 Clark County veterans of World War II had filed discharges in the register of deeds office. At the current rate, according to Henry E. Rahn, the register, approximately 1,000 discharges will have been filed there.
Rationing will be out the window for the local War Price and Rationing Board, come January 1st.
Word to this effect was received by Chief Clerk Leo Foster this week. The board, however, will continue to function as a Price Control Board. The duties of the board under the reorganization will be concerned with control of prices in the community under the provisions of the Emergency Price Control Act and disseminations of helpful information.
Now, Better Cakes in ½ the mixing time. See the Recipe Folder in sacks of Gold Medal Flour, Kitchen Tested, 25 lb. Bag $2.45 at Burzynskis Store, in Thorp.
We have it, the new Betty Crocker Recipe for Apple Crisp in recipe folder given with purchase of Gold Medal Flour at Joe & Franks Store in Thorp: 5 lbs. 31’; 25 labs. $1.28; 50 lbs. $2.45
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nelson, of Trondhjem vicinity entertained Saturday in honor of Pfc. Conrad Krogness, who has been in service three years and 10 months. Of that time he spent 15 months overseas. He received his honorable discharge at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Dec. 5. Pfc. Krogness wears the Victory Medal, ETO Ribbon with four Battler Stars, American Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, one Service Bar and two Overseas Bars.
Tony Svetlik is back from the war and will once again be in charge of the Body Shop Department at Svetlik Ford Co. in Neillsville. Tonys work is well known.
Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Bartsch, newlyweds, are making their home on the farm of the brides parents near Loyal, which Mr. Bartsch helps to operate.
The bride is the former Viola Anderegg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Anderegg of Loyal. She is a graduate of the Loyal High School with the class of 1941.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bartsch, formerly of Granton.
The couple was married Saturday, December 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church at Loyal. The Rev. J. C. Langholz officiated at the double ring ceremony.
A daughter was born Monday, December 3, to Mr. and Mrs. George Foelsch of the Town of Beaver, owners of the Pine Grove Cheese Factory. This is their second child, the first a boy, is 14 years of age.
If there are two cars in every garage now, one of them hasnt any tires.
(Tires were rationed at that time, so each family could drive only one car, being allowed to own no more than five tires. D. Z.)
A small town is a place where you only think you have the public fooled.
Neillsvilles Veterans Village will represent an investment of about $10,000 to the city when the 12 sectional houses are ready for occupancy.
Moving the houses from Badger City, near Merrimac to Neillsville, is planned to be started this week by Schultz Bros. who are local contractors. They submitted a low bid of $349 per house, a total of $4,188 for the 12, for taking down the houses at Badger City, transporting them to Neillsville, and erecting them on the new Hill Street site.
When the houses will be ready for occupancy is not definitely known at this time; nor is the amount of the rental the city will charge for them. However, city aldermen have estimated that the rental would range from $20 to $30 per month.
A decided trend toward farming large units in Clark County, as well as in the rest of Wisconsin, is revealed by the 1945 farm census, recently completed.
The statistics revealed that the number of farms in Clark County is 241 less today than in 1940; but at the same time, the size of the average farm has been increased by 9.2 acres.
Today there are 4,933 farms in the county. These farms comprise a total of 574,000 acres, or an average of 116.3 acres per farm.
Bolloms Red and White Store of Neillsville, features Quality Meats. Order now for Christmas Poultry; Chickens, Turkey, Ducks or Geese.
A reception will be held at the Congregational Church on Saturday, December 30, from 3 to 5 oclock in honor of the Rev. and Mrs. George W. Longenecker. The committee in charge announces that the invitation is to all members of the community who are interested in the Longeneckers and the church. The occasion marks the end of Mr. Longeneckers long pastorate.
The Congregational Church was formed in January 1891, with six people attending the first meeting. In August of the following year, ground was broken on the northwest corner of West and Fifth Streets, where the Congregational Church building was built. Twelve ministers served the congregation at that church site during its 88 years of existence. Rev. George W. Longenecker, one of those twelve, served the longest term of ministry. The Congregational Church merged with the Zion Reformed Church, which became the present United Church of Christ congregation, with their new worship center located at East 2nd and Hill Street.
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