Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

November 2, 2011, Page 10

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News

November 1901


Thanksgiving Day, a game of football will be played at Gates Field, Neillsville High School versus Augusta.


One of Krumrey’s dray teams got to making up lost time one day last week, with the result that fresh stock of fruit for O. B. Spellum was strung promiscuously all over the third ward.        


The Badger State Telephone line is now complete, running north through Greenwood, Longwood and Withee to Thorp. Connections will soon be made with Medford. There are a few towns or post offices in the county now, which this enterprising company has not reached.                                                    


H. A. Bright went to his northern Clark County farm Tuesday with a crew of men to work at logging operations this coming winter.  He calculates to put in a couple of million feet of logs this winter, to be cut into lumber next summer by a mill, which he recently obtained to be placed on his big farm. The lumbering operations will doubtless be followed by the clearing of more land for cultivation on his large and growing agricultural industry.


A force of men is at work in the city stone quarry, blasting out rock for the piers of the Grand Avenue Bridge to cross the Black River.                                                                                                  


We see no other way but to have that University football team come up to Neillsville and play a game, just to take the conceit out of them.                                                                                   


The schoolhouse in District 2 has been moved onto Reed’s corners. 


The hunting party consisting of Jerry Cross, Walter Calway, Walter Dangers, Richard Dickinson and Sol Jaseph camped up in township 26, 3 west where they shot nine deer. They report a splendid time.  They sold enough venison to pay all expenses of the trip and had six deer left for their own use.               


Geo. Phillips, who has a ten-acre farm just outside the city limits, during the past summer raised 245 bushels of corn, 125 bushels of rutabagas, 60 bushels of potatoes, and a large amount of garden vegetables.


On these ten acres, he has two-and-a-half acres of pasture; along with the house lot, which leaves not over seven acres under cultivation.  Mr. Phillips does not make farming his business, but works most of the time as a carpenter.


John Krejci and Fanny O’Brien were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon Nov. 27th, with Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating.


Samuel Urban and Tillie Altman were married Nov. 29, 1901 with Justice of Peace A. E. Dudley, officiating.


There are about fifteen teams of horses, with wagons, hauling lumber from Connor’s mills to Tioga, for the R. Connor Lumber Co.                                                                                              


Pleasant Ridge News:

Wm. Waterman and family have moved into their new house and are enjoying its comforts of warmth.


Willie Schlinsog, of Grant, has gone to Madison to take a Short Course at the Dairy School this winter.


Wood Choppers are wanted at Hinkle Siding, between Hurley and Kimball, Wis., on the C&N.W. Railway.  One dollar per cord will be paid. Address: Ashland Iron & Steel Co., Ashland, Wis.


The community of Carlisle needs a cheese factory, or a creamery, a general store and a blacksmith shop. Who will be the first to make the move?                                                                             


Lecture, Saturday, Nov. 7 in G.A.R. Hall. Subject is on getting married and keeping married.  Ladies and gentlemen best adapted to marriage, to be selected from the audience.                       


Wagner’s ice cream team of horses ran away Saturday morning.  They were stopped near the Congregational Church, right side up.                                                                                                       


Now that the leaves have fallen, the evergreens get a chance for appreciation.  From now until spring, we will get a daily opportunity to admire that beautiful arbor vitae hedge about M. C. Ring’s residence as we pass by, and the thrifty one at H. M. Root’s place.                                                                                      


Dwyer Brothers Meat Market has select oysters for sale; also Armour’s ham and bacon or stop in for a nice roast, steak or chops.  Fresh fish is available every Friday.                                       


Neillsville now has eight churches: Catholic, Congregational, Episcopalian, German Lutheran, Methodist, Scandinavian Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Unitarian.


November 1946


Veterans’ Homecoming will be celebrated this coming weekend. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 9, this county seat will belong to the GI.  They will move in and take possession, with the hearty goodwill of the home folks, who are delighted to see them back.


It will be a big period of celebration, with three days of sociability, entertainment, reunions and memories of days and persons who have gone.


The churches of Neillsville have come forward with programs for the morning hours of Sunday.  They have announced services especially intended to honor service persons and to appeal to them.


V. H. Nehs, to whom was entrusted the duty of securing an orator for the memorial service Monday morning, announces that he has secured the Rev. Winslow Wilson of Black River Falls, the new Methodist minister in that city who is commended as a speaker of power.


Coincident with the Homecoming here is the announcement of the observance of Sunday, Nov. 10, as Marine Corps Day.  This date marks the 171st anniversary of the establishment of the U. S. Marine Corps, an organization, which has a unique record of foreign and combat service.


Three parades will feature the GI’s homecoming. The first will be put on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m.  This will consist of the high school bands of Neillsville, and Thorp.  It will be a preliminary of the football game, which begins at 2 p.m.  Prizes will be given for the best floats.


The parade Sunday will consist of two or more bands with floats designed and prepared by the businessmen of Neillsville.  Thirty or more floats are in prospect.


The Sunday parade begins at 2 p.m. at the high school; proceeds on Fourth to Clay; north on Clay to Seventh; east on Seventh to Hewett; south on Hewett to Fifth; east on Fifth to Court; south on Court to the school.


Monday’s parade will start at 10 a.m.  It will definitely be a military parade, with two or three bands, the color guards of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the World War veterans of both World War I and World War II; a task force of 140 men and 30 vehicles from Camp McCoy. This parade should be as complete as possible, with posts in Clark County out in force.  There are about 2,000 returned veterans of Clark County who are back from World War II, in addition to veterans of World War I. With a good response from the veterans, the parade will be highly impressive as picturing Clark County’s contribution to two wars.


The business places of Neillsville will close at 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, and will remain closed for the remainder of the day.  The closing is on account of the Armistice Day and Homecoming.


As November 11 is a legal holiday, public offices and banks will be closed all day.


The Silver Dome Ballroom will feature “Lawrence Duchow & His Red Raven Orchestra” on Thursday, Nov. 7.  The Veterans Homecoming Celebration, 3 days!  Saturday, Nov. 9, at Neillsville Armory, “Benny Graham & His Orchestra;” Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Silver Dome, “The Swingsters Orchestra”; Free Dance, Monday, Nov. 11 at the Silver Dome, “Ted Wirth & His Orchestra”.                                                                


Stables Nite Club is now under new management with Alvin and Harold Ziegler. There will be dancing every Saturday Nite.  Located West of Neillsville on Hwy. 10                                        


Headquarters for Standard Oil Products at Christie is the Dakota Club, a neighborhood social center. Watch for the Standard emblems on the west side of Highway 73 in Christie, Complete Standard Service.


The Shortville Store is community Headquarters for Standard Products and has a Country Store with a large selection to meet the needs of nearby farm families. Located on Highway 73, East of Neillsville; R. Mortenson, Proprietor


Mrs. Clayton McCann announces the Opening of her hew Beauty Shop at Granton.  Phone 19 for Appointments at the Granton Beauty Shop                                                                             


The Drescher Trucking Service, local and long distance hauling, over Coast-to-Coast; Ear corn for sale, $40 and $42 per ton, delivered                                                                                       


Neillsville Shipping Association shipped Oct. 29; 2 rail cars of cows; 1 double deck of sheep; 144 calves.  Received for top lambs, $23 per 100 lbs.; total shipping expense, per 100; cattle 60’; calves, 80’; hogs 65’; sheep 80’; when in double-deck rail car.                                                                                                 


Eat at Club 10 Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Good Food, Lousy Service!


The completion of the new concrete roadway on highway 98 is being celebrated at a banquet announced for Wednesday evening at the auditorium of the Catholic Church in Loyal.  To this banquet have been invited the members of the county board, county officials, city officials of Greenwood and Neillsville, and various persons of activity in the county. The toastmaster is, Warner Berry, instructor in mathematics at the Loyal High School.  There will be an orchestra and an informal program. The event is being sponsored by the Village Board of Loyal.


The concrete stretch is five miles long, running from highway 73 to the water tower corner at Loyal. The concrete is 20 feet wide, and has a permanent center marker, which is a new feature in construction. Underneath it were placed 50,000 yards of sand and gravel, creating a lift of 12 to 18 inches. The thickness of concrete is seven inches.  The joints are 15 feet apart, instead of the customary 20 feet.


Contractor for the work was the Universal Engineering Co., of Medford. Subcontractors were Schultz Bros. of Neillsville and Ray Schams of La Crosse.  Schultz Bros. did all of the shoulder work, grading and sand lift. Contractors for sand, gravel and concrete sewer pipe were Plautz Bros. of Willard.                    


Lunch for Hunters – Soup, Sandwiches and Coffee will be available at all hours during the deer season at Murphy’s Tavern in Neillsville.                                                                                              


The Merchants Hotel announces the Grand Opening of their Coffee Shop Saturday, Nov. 23, with usual hours 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.  They will serve lunches, short orders and meals.


Joining the modern trend, Neillsville has now acquired a coffee shop in its community hotel, the Merchants.  To arrange for it the Epdings have cut an outside entrance at the front of the dining room, and have installed on the west side of that room a long counter.


With this change the conventional hotel dining room of the old type disappears from the Neillsville community. The popularity of the conventional dining room has waned as the coffee shop idea has forged ahead.


Clark County Marriage Licenses issued:

Ardine Knecht, Town of Beaver and Delos Alexander, Town of Green Grove;

Erna Horehled, Town of Washburn, and Warren Cattanach, Town of Fremont;

Betty Luedtke, Town of Green Grove, and Delmer Augustine, Town of Green Grove;

 Jane Lecher, Milwaukee, and Edward Shupe, Loyal;

 Irene Louise Herrman, Town of Colby, and Royal Arthur Awe, Town of Green Grove;

Coletta Wyer, Town of Loyal and Gregory Tasse, Wood County;

Marjorie Mortenson, Town of Hoard, and Reuben Piper, Town of Beaver;

Violet Poziombke, Town of York, and Harold Bender, Granton;

Eileen Ann Tramm, of Belvidere, Ill., and Charles R. Schweinler, of Belvidere, Ill.;

Evelyn M. Wilsmann, Neillsville, and Armond G. Wachholz, Marquette County


Thanksgiving dinner will be served at the Merchants Coffee Shop; Turkey, Goose, Ham and the usual fixin’s.  Phone 48 for reservations                                                                                     


Presently there are three and a-quarter million acres of county or municipal forest land in Wisconsin.


1st Lt. Douglas Hagie was here for the Veterans’ Homecoming.  He is stationed at a field near Miami, Florida, and flew up to St. Paul, where he took a bus home to Neillsville.  He expects soon to be transferred to Japan.


(A couple months ago, Lt. Hagie’s name appeared in a 1946 “Oldie’s Page” column with his name as Donald, an error at that printing.  A correction appeared in the next 1946 Press issue, as Lt. Douglas Hagie. D. Z.)


Lorris B. Dusso, 26, a Marine Corps veteran of Greenwood, has been appointed to the county traffic police force by the newly formed law enforcement committee of the Clark County Board.


Mr. Dusso becomes the third member of the motor police squad. He will make his headquarters in Greenwood.  He is married and is the father of one child.


Since April 1, Mr. Dusso has been serving as a driver for the Badger State transportation company, on the bus line operating through Clark County.  He served in the Marine Corps from April 7, 1942, until October 1945.


The old carriage factory, which was on the north side of the Hewett Street Bridge, was used for various purposes after being sold to “Tubby” Lowe in 1946.  Lowe rented out the upper floor as apartments, remodeling the lower level lobby into a Railway Salvage Store.  The lower level space later served as offices for Tibbett Insurance Agency, Surge Sales & Service and a shop for soft drinks and beer distributors needs.  (Photo courtesy of Bob Boysen’s collection)




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