News: Neillsville (12 Jan 1906)
Surnames: Dickey, Kimball, Gates, Crocker, Glass, King, Kurth, Krause, Tragsdorf, Degener, Servaty, Rand, Fricke, Eyerly, Bart, Connor, O’Neill, Calway, Dwyer, Cannon, Brindley, Bitter, Neff, Fricke, Davis, Crocker, Schoengarth
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/12/1906
Miss Marion Dickey, who spent the holiday vacation at home, returned to Wausau and her duties as teacher in one of the public school there, on Saturday.
Miss Gertrude Kimball, who is teaching the Kindergarten school at Merrill, spent two weeks’ vacation between Neillsville and Granton relatives, leaving for Merrill and her duties there on Saturday. Her little niece Clara accompanied here as far as Marshfield and retuned home on the next train.
Harry Gates returned home to Milwaukee Saturday morning.
Blanche Crocker returned home from Brodhead Thursday.
Daisy Glass visited at Merrillan Wednesday.
Mrs. Rozilla King entertained a few lady friends Friday.
Miss Julia Kurth entertained a few friends Saturday in honor of Mrs. Paul Krause.
Mrs. Julius Tragsdorf and daughters Julia and Mollie spent a few days in Chili visiting Mrs. Degener.
Miss Julia Servaty is still very low.
Mrs. Martha Rand and son Paris of Greenwood spent a few days at Mrs. Fricke’s home last week.
Civil service examination was held at the courthouse Saturday. Those writing were as follows: For Clerk - Wm. Bart, F.D. Eyerly, F. Brindley; for deputy factory inspector - J.W. Pond; for deputy game warden - Geo. Redmond, J.J. Servaty, James Connor.
James O’Neill returned Saturday from Hudson.
Forest Calway spent a few days at Black River Falls last week.
Sheriff Dwyer took James Smith to the Mendota Asylum Saturday. He, having been found insane by the jury of the November term of court.
Lida Cannon returned to her school at Loyal Saturday.
A.O.U.W. Lodge has installation of officers Jan. 19, after which a lunch will be served.
Mrs. Wm. Neff returned home Sat. from the Eau Claire Hospital very much improved.
Oscar Fricke of this place and J.H. Bitter of Sheboygan made a business trip to Granton Thursday. That evening Rice Davis started out with a rig to bring Mr. Fricke and Mr. Bitter home. They had not proceeded far when the horses got into a snow bank and were unable to go further. The two gentlemen, being very desirous of getting home, they started to come the rest of the way on foot. There was no path to be seen in any direction and the snow lay about three feet deep. They endeavored to make for the railroad track. After travelling a short distance Mr. Bitter spied a small trail which they decided to follow. After following this for about a mile they found themselves on the edge of a wood and were further from the railroad track than when they started. There was mothering to do but to retrace their steps through the deep snow. Setting out again they finally succeeded in finding the track and arrived home at 2 o’clock in the morning, exhausted; but with an experience to recount in days to come. This was Mr. Bitter’s first trip to Clark County and his experience that night through the Clark County snow drifts he will always remember.
Miss Blanche Crocker has accepted a clerkship with County Judge Oscar W. Schoengarth.
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