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Clark County News
August 26, 1971
Grid opener Friday night
“Low key” NHS Warriors quietly earnest
What their coach, Harlen Sunsdahl, describes as “a low-key ball club – an entirely
different kind of team,” will take the field Friday night for its home opener
of the 1971 season.
The Warrior hopefuls will go against Osseo-Fairchild, defending champions of
the Dairyland conference in a non-conference tilt. The game will be played under
the lights of Neillsville’s beautiful bowl-like Peters field. Starting time
is 8 p.m.
Usually loquacious and jovial, Coach Sunsdahl seemed more than normally nervous
and quiet when we talked with him as practice started Tuesday night. He had
just taken his 33-man squad through a concentrated skull session in the study
room at the high school.
“Are you a bit nervous about this opening?” We ventured tentatively.
“Yes, you bet I am.” admitted Sunsdahl. “This is a quiet crew. They’re different from anything I’ve ever had before. They say they’d rather do their hollering after a game.”
After opening calisthenics Coach Sunsdahl called the squad together for a picture.
It was snapped, and a picture of the team’s five captains also was taken. Sunsdahl
turned to his captains: “You fellows answer Mr. Harvey’s questions,” he instructed.
“Say anything you want.” With that he walked away.
With little double, it was the most unusual pre-opener interview situation ever presented to a reporter. Most coaches want to weep a little publicly – even though they have an army of pros behind them. We’ve often thought they do it for three reasons: one, they want to throw the opposition off; two, they want to take care of any contingency situation (or goof) that might come later in the game or the season; or three, they are truly down and trying to rebuild.
In other words, they honestly don’t have much.
In this care there can be little doubt: the Warriors are rebuilding. They are in their second season under Sunsdahl, and after a moderately successful season last year, the hope is that they will show some further improvement.
From the left, they are Paul Berta, back; Tom Wahl, lineman; Matty Hemp, quarterback; Jim Larsen, lineman; and Reggie McKevitt, back. (Press photo August 26, 1971)
Three from county among five chosen for short course
The awarding of five scholarships to the farm short course at the University
of Wisconsin – three of them to young farmers of Clark County – by the Clark-Taylor
Bankers Association was announced this week.
Receiving the scholarships are Gregory Lindner of Rt. 1, Greenwood; Gary L.
Dahl of Rt. 1, Granton; and A. Glenn Halle of Rt. 3, Neillsville, the Clark
County farmers; and Gary Wry of Rt. 2, Gilman, and Neil Marthaler of rural Medford.
Since the Clark-Taylor Bankers Association started its short course scholarship
program in 1951, a total of 107 young farmers of the two counties have been
aided through that program.
The short course, which has been conducted by the University of Wisconsin for the last 84 years, extends for 15 weeks and is divided into three five-week sessions. It is held each year between November and March. Subjects pertain to practical aspects of farming.
Corn causes peril at intersections
The growing danger to motorists of town road intersections was pointed out this
week by Sheriff David Bertz.
At many intersections the field of vision for approaching cars has been cut off by tall corn.
“The situation requires extreme caution for motorists as they approach these intersections,” Bertz said. “Be sure you have a clear vision of the roadway at the right and left before you attempt to move out into them.”
Women bowlers to meet tonight
The fall meeting of the Neillsville Women’s Bowling Association will be held
at the Silver Dome Lanes this (Thursday) evening at 7:30 p.m.
Team captains and ladies interested in bowling are invited to attend.
Following the association meeting, the league organizational meeting will be held.
Museum in 10th anniversary
Ten years ago, the once forsaken Hatfield Hotel had a coming-out party with
a dedication celebration of the new Thunderbird Museum. It has taken Violet
Teeples two years of planning and work to create a museum with its main feature
based on Indian lore and artifacts.
Having collected arrowheads and Indian hand tools along Black River and the
shores of 1,400-acre Lake Arbutus since childhood, she has learned to love the
Winnebagos and their way of life. In return for her efforts to preserve the
Indian’s heritage, Violet Teeples has the honor of having rare displays of gifts
and loans to display for visitors.
Miss Teeples conducts most of the tours herself. She has a keen sense of determining
what might interest certain visitors and will point out such articles. There
are many collections, ranging from guns and stamps to coins, tea cups and buttons.
Numerous room scenes tell a story of life in the historical past – the country
doctor, the log cabin both inside and out, the parlor ready for a birthday party,
With but 14 rooms, Miss Teeples couldn’t waste her accumulation of articles. She added two more rooms for displays.
After a guided tour, visitors are given the opportunity to return to points
of particular interest and linger to see things they have missed. Guests registered
this year have given favorable comments. When a visitor comes from Egypt, Jordan,
Italy, Sweden or other foreign lands (as they have) they have seen many museums
As one put it: “It isn’t a tourist gimmick!”
Adult farmer meetings are scheduled here
A schedule of meetings for young and adult farmers, starting at Neillsville
high school September 22, was announced this week. The classes will be held
in the vocational agricultural room of the high school.
Following is a tentative schedule: September 22 – Registration ($3 fee required); Russel Johannes, manager of the state experimental farm at Marshfield, will talk on corn development, wet corn storage and developments in corn.
September 29 – Corn blight developments, yellow leaf blight hybrids, crossbreds,
double-crosses and blended seeds.
October 6 – Feed testing and feed rationing.
October 13 – Discussion on pipeline milking, with question-and-answer period.
October 17 – Field trip concerning wet corn storage and pipeline milking.
October 20 – Laws and requirements of Grade A milk.
St. Anthony’s opens
The faculty of St. Anthony’s School in Loyal met Monday for their in-service
meeting in preparation to the opening of the school year. In meeting with them
the Very Rev. Norbert King quoted John J. Green’s words, “The Catholic School
is not a luxury; it is a necessity.”
Those on the faculty of the primary department are Sister Marie, Miss Joann Hiles, and Mrs. Dorothy Floyd. Mrs. Floyd is the coordinator.
Teachers for the intermediate department are Mrs. Iris Bauer, Sister Ellen and Sister Therese, with Sister Joan as the principle.
Tragsdorf to tell of Panama Canal
The regular meeting of the Clark County Historical Society is to be held at
8:15 p.m. next Thursday, September 2, in Stucki Memorial Hall on the Winnebago
Children’s Home campus in Neillsville. William Tragsdorf will present highlights
of his life while growing up in the Panama Canal Zone.
Following the business meeting and program, a lunch will be served. Junior historians, new members and visitors are welcome.
101 Little Leaguers attend baseball tilt
Two buses containing 101 Neillsville Little League baseball players and their
chaperones attended the Wisconsin Rapids Twins-Quincy Cardinals baseball game
Monday night at Wisconsin Rapids.
Quincy won, 4-2.
Accompanying the boys were: Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Seelow, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Peterson, Tom Hassemer, Jim Breitung, George Ouimette, Sr., and Dick Sitter.
Weekend visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Foemmel were Mr. and Mrs. Don Riedel of Boulder, Co., and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gregorich of Madison. They attended the reunion of the Granton High School class of 1961 held Saturday at Bali Hai Supper Club. Mrs. Riedel and Mrs. Gregorich were class members.
Mrs. William Schmidtke will be the September hostess of the Granton W.S.C.S.
The program will be on Rhodesia.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Fero visited Monday evening with his sister, Mrs. Arlene Breseman. On Sunday, the Feros took a sight-seeing drive to Richland Center.
The Rev. Hilding Peterson was the speaker at the Sunday morning worship service
Zion United Church
He is also scheduled to conduct the services August 29 and September 5.
The American Lutheran Church women will meet in Our Saviors.
What must have been the largest small-mouthed bass taken out of Lake Arbutus in several years was caught Monday by Forest Larsen of Neillsville. It measured 20 inches in length and weighed 5 pounds (August 26, 1971)
Gary and Keith Eibergen, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eibergen of Rt. 1, Granton, were helping their dad repair the only damage done to the barn on the Eibergen farm, eight miles northwest of Neillsville, when fire due to spontaneous combustion seated in the pictured area. The fire started in a spot Eibergen said he used as a dumping station in unloading second crop hay in the mow. (Press photo August 26, 1971)
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