News: Granton Locals (3 Feb 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Opelt, Stubbs, Wilke, Schlinsog, Dietrich, Strey, Neinas, Degenhardt, Paulson, Beaver, Kemmeter, Goebel, Winter, Reiff, Beilke, Page, Breed, Lastofka, Graves, Lautenbach, Gerzemehle, Neitzel, Stetler, Daughhetee, Rose, Zorn, Huntley, Grob, Braatz, Fischer, Zschernitz, Ayers, Dudei, Witte, Starks, Riedel, Wells, Amidon, Sharp, Ide, Davis, Wage, Dennis, Wonser, Heyder, Atkins, Dorst, Slocomb, Hantke, Kuechenmeister, Kurth, Anding, Bans, Randorf, German, Hart, Washburn, Taft, Morris, Burt, Fraser, Worchel, Drewery, Doyle, Beardsley, Knorr, Bladl


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) February 3, 1911


Granton Locals (3 February 1911)


Max Opelt went to Eau Claire last Saturday.


Arthur Stubbs left for Oklahoma last week.


Miss Wilke returned home to Pine Valley last Saturday.


Fred Schlinsog’s baby is reported quite ill with pneumonia.


Chas. Dietrich is engaged with logging at Rob Strey’s.


Mrs. Chas Neinas was alarmingly ill Monday night.


Martin Degenhardt of Loyal transacted business here on Tuesday.


Pete Paulson of Marshfield spent Sunday here with relatives.


Mike Beaver of Loyal visited his brother George here last Friday.


Mrs. P. J. Kemmeter was at Marshfield between trains on Tuesday.


Mrs. John Goebel and children spent last week at her mother’s who was very sick.


Mrs. Henry Winter will entertain the Ladies Aid of Rev. Reiff’s parish next Wednesday.


Mrs. Gus Beilke retuned home last Friday evening from a visit to relatives and friends at Marshfield.


Mrs. W. W. Page spent last week here caring for her mother Mrs. Breed, who was ill.


I will ship calves from Neillsville February 7th, 1911, contact me, M. Lastofka


Ed Graves and Julius Lautenbach transacted business in Neillsville on Tuesday.


Mrs. Ernest Gerzemehle spent Tuesday and Wednesday with relatives and friends at Marshfield.


Miss Laura Neitzel went to Marshfield Tuesday for a couple days visit with friends.


Earl Stetler of Richland Center is here on an extended visit at J. B. Daughhetee’s.


Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Rose entertained a house full of friends at a party Tuesday evening.


Little Elizabeth Zorn who was very ill last week with pneumonia is almost O. K. again at this writing.


A large number of young folks gave Walter Schlinsog a surprise party Wednesday evening, the occasion being his 15th birthday.


Vernon and Milton Huntley came home from Greenwood Sunday after a five days pleasant visit to relatives at that place.


Mrs. Grob of Wausau came over last week Friday on an extended visit at Rev. Reiff’s. Mrs. Grob is Mrs. Reiff’s mother.


Mrs. Richard Braatz started Tuesday for Sioux City, Iowa, to visit her daughter Mrs. Henry Fischer.


Wanted - a place as nurse girl or to do general house work.  Contact Mrs. Ethel Zschernitz, c/o Gust Ayers, Granton, R. 3.


Wood wanted at this office.


Mrs. Ben Dudei is on the gain.


New goods for spring coming in every day at Witte’s


Mrs. Starks after a several months visit here and at Rice Lake, left for Ogallala, Neb., last Friday.


Adolph Riedel came down from Superior Tuesday for a months visit to his mother, Mrs. Augusta Riedel.


Miss Estella Wells came up from Stevens Point on Sat. and made an over Sun. visit to her brother, Prof. Wells.


Get your Valentines at Amidon’s Drug Store


Mrs. Sharp who had been visiting at C. H. Ide’s returned to her home at Black River Falls on Tuesday.


A state barber shop inspector was here last Friday inspecting the Kearney Davis Barber Shop.  He found things very satisfactory.


Mrs. Hale Davis, Miss Laura Gerzemehle, T. D. Wage, Elmer Dennis and E. R. Wonser were Neillsville visitors on Saturday.


Miss Clara Heyder has employment in a restaurant at Merrillan Junction, and left for that place on Monday.


Big discount on boys’ long pants, suits, horse blankets, mittens, caps, dress goods, blankets, dry goods, at Witte’s during this month


Mr. and Mrs. Atkins of Duluth are here visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dorst. They are looking for a suitable location in this vicinity.


The young people from the Otis Slocomb, Otto Hantke and Clemens Kuechenmeister families enjoyed Sunday at the Rob Kurth home in Neillsville.


Philmore Kemmeter underwent a surgical operation Wednesday for the removal of a foreign fleshy growth upon his upper lip.


Mandolin, Violin, Banjo and Guitar Strings at Amidon’s Drug Store


Oscar Anding of Lynn was here Monday consulting a physician in regard to his shoulder which he injured some time ago.


Miss Mary Bans after a visit between the Mat Randorf family of York and the Martin Degenhardt family of Loyal returned to Norwalk on Tuesday.


John German and family left for Fairbury, Ill., Monday evening. Mr. German recently traded his farm in Town of Lynn for residence property in Abbotsford.


Miss Gladys Wage is taking the commercial course at the Stevens Point Normal since Monday.  She proposes to fit her self for a teacher in that department of the general high schools.


Mrs. Hart who lives on the Paulson farm enjoyed a visit last week from her sister Mrs. Davis and little daughter from Chili.


Miss Hilda Kurth of Neillsville celebrated her 14th birthday Sunday when some thirty-five of her young friends and relatives joined with her and made the occasion a merry one.


Station Agent R. T. Washburn, of Lynn was in town Monday.  Bob has been indisposed with sugar diabetes for a number of weeks past, but is getting along nicely under Dr. Ross’ treatment.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taft of Stratford were over Sunday guests at I. W. Morris’.  Mrs. Burt who accompanied them down will remain for an extended visit with her daughter.


One of the greatest trials a girl has to encounter when she marries is that she has to discharge her mother and depend on a hired girl.


Jack Dost arrived here from Spokane, Wash., for a few days visit with friends and old neighbors.  He expects to leave for Milwaukee today to spend a few weeks with his parents. Jack looks well and the western climate seems to agree with him.  While here he is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Fraser.


Miss Lydia Worchel came home from Milwaukee last week Thursday on account of her mother, Mrs. Ben Dudei’s serious illness. While enroute home near Fond du Lac, Miss Worchel experienced being in a railroad wreck, fortunately suffering only slight bruises, in consequence.


Geo. Drewery of Waldo, state school inspector was here last week Friday inspecting our school.  He was very much pleased with affairs here and claims our schools to rank among the best in the state.  Mr. Drewery recommends the re-arranging of our district, the details of the plans we will publish later.


The weather seems to be very changeable lately.  Last Saturday and Sunday and Sunday Forenoon it thawed enough to make the water run in the ditches, while in the afternoon and during the night the temperature went down to a point way below zero. Tuesday, again the sun was shining and a mild south wind made us think of spring.


The O’Neill House livery barn at Neillsville was totally destroyed by fire last Saturday noon between the hours of 12 and 1 o’clock.  The fire started in the office, presumably from an over heated stove, and had gained considerable headway before being discovered. Seven horse and most of the livery outfit were consumed by the flames.  The loss is a severe one to the owner as he did not carry any insurance. We understand that Mr. Doyle of Loyal who had his team in the barn at the time lost one horse and his rig.


Jeweler Otis Beardsley is busy packing his goods, fixtures and furniture, preparatory to moving to Norway, Mich. his future home.  Norway is a city of about 7,000 and has one jewelry store, owned by an old man who is unable to do repair work.  If the proposition is as good as it looks, Mr. Beardsley is bound to benefit himself through this move, as he is an expert in his profession.


Mr. A. J. Knorr left early this week on a pleasure and business trip to Milwaukee and Chicago.  He expects to take in the auto show in Chicago and attend the Hardware Dealers Convention in Milwaukee.  His daughter Myrtle accompanied him to Milwaukee where she will resume her studies in the Conservatory of Music.  On his way home Mr. Knorr will stop off at Madison to visit his son, Lynn, who two weeks ago broke his arm while practicing at the University gymnasium.


The school play, "A Modern Ananias" last Saturday evening was witnessed by a large and appreciative audience, the hall being filled to its utmost capacity.  It would be a matter of difficulty for us here to say who the star actors were, for they all did their level best to make the play a splendid success. Great credit however must be given the faculty of our school, especially Mr. Wells, in training the performers as most of them wee inexperienced in that line. The play is pronounced as one of the best, if not the best show ever witnessed in this opera house, produced by home talent material. The proceeds which exceeded $75 will go toward a piano for the school house.


I will sell at cost price all my winter goods, such as Fur Robes, Blankets, String Bells, Swedish Bells and Team Bells, to make room.  This must be cash as there is no profit in it for me.  See J. R. Bladl, Prop. At Granton Harness Shop


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