News: Granton Locals (12 May 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Ayers, Pierce, Tousley, Davis, Witte, Bergeman, Bundy, Smith, Beaver, Whitcomb, Maeder, Kintzele, Nash, Hart, Morris, Mallory, Bachman, Pietenpol, Rath, Neinas, Wonser, Knorr, Amidon, Rausch, Baer, Wells, Neverman, French, King, Roscoe, Kurzrok, Albrecht, Bartz, Marsh, Esch, Bladl, Schuelke, Howard, Dixon, Dan, White


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) May 12, 1911


Granton Locals (12 May 1911)


Mrs. Bert Ayers called on town friends, Monday.


Mrs. Pierce of Neillsville spent Monday afternoon in town.


Mrs. Henry Tousley of Spring Valley visited at W. S. Davis’ late last week.


Pure Maple Syrup $1 a gallon at Witte’s


Mrs. Gus Bergeman who was reported as very ill early this week is recovering at this writing.


Mrs. Olive Bundy of Packwaukee came up last week Friday on a visit to her daughter Mrs. Lew Smith.


Pure honey at 10c lb. at Witte’s


Fred Davis paid $27.78 for a hog delivered at the stock yards Monday which from the heat was a dead one next day.


Mr. and Mrs. John Beaver of Loyal, parents of our townsman George took the train here Tuesday morning for Cashton.


Miss Ruth Whitcomb, a violinist of Neillsville, led the Maeder Orchestra of Appleton which gave us the good music here, Thursday evening of last week.


John Kintzele and his neighbor Nash left for St. Paul Wednesday evening on a cattle buying trip.


Geo. Hart and family and Leland Davis and family enjoyed a trip to Marshfield in Hart’s new car, Sunday.


Levi Morris came home Sat. from a weeks visit at Wales, Wisconsin.  Wilson Mallory of Stevens Point came up with him and made an over Sunday stay.


Don’t go to the baker for horse shoes or the blacksmith for bread but to the right place for the right thing.  For sick eyes and expert fitting of glasses the right place is Dr. Bachman’s office, Neillsville


The thunder shower Tuesday night did much good to vegetation and it was probably the first real good soaking the ground had in a year.


Scott Davis was taken severely ill while at Neillsville last Friday evening, requiring medical attendance. He was able though to drive home the next day.


The John Pietenpol with the W. S., Truman, and Hale Davis families spent Sunday at Frank Davis’ in Heathville, celebrating one of Frank’s birthdays.


Albert Davis and little daughter Alberta came up from Spring Valley on Monday.  Albert returned on Wed., but left the little girl for a more extended visit between the Kearney Davis and Doc Rath homes.


Mrs. Fred Hart entertained a company of ladies at tea Tuesday; the occasion being a birthday anniversary of hers and Mrs. Chas. Neinas’.  It was reported as a very pleasant affair all around.


The E. R. Wonser, A. J. Knorr, G. E. Amidon, D. S. Rausch and F.  J. Baer families with Mr. Wells and Miss Neverman autoed down and spent Sunday near the Robert French place 4 miles below Neillsville on the banks of Black River.


Tim King, though confined to his bed last week was well remembered with May baskets, and it took the combined efforts of his parents and some of the neighbors to catch the hangers for him, but Tim insisted that this be done and in consequence there was something doing in that neighborhood on last week’s evening.


O. A. Roscoe of Merrillan spent Saturday at W. S. Davis’.


W. S. Davis has stone walls laid for a large new barn.


Miss Flora Kurzrok is steadily gaining since undergoing the operation last week Wednesday.


Mrs. Irma Albrecht who entertained the measles this week has decided to give up school here for this year and go to Rockham, S. D., next month on an extended visit to her sister, Mrs. Alf Bartz.


Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Rausch, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Amidon and daughter Elva, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Baer, L. A. Marsh, Prof. Wells and Miss Della Neverman were Marshfield visitors last Friday.


Post office inspector Will Esch of Lodi, Wis., was here on official business, Monday.  As usual he found everything very satisfactory in postal here.  He ordered that after May 15th this post office be closed at 7 o’clock p.m. instead of 8 o’clock as heretofore.


Notice! If you have any potatoes to sell call or ring up first. A carload is wanted at Witte’s


John Bladl is now nicely located in his own building east of H. C. Witte’s store, having moved his harness shop there early this week. The new quarters afford him better opportunities to do repair work conveniently and display his large stock of goods to a better advantage.


The Carl Schuelke barn was struck by lightning Tuesday evening while Mr. Schuelke and oldest son were milking and the two youngest children sat in the barn door looking on.  Mr. Schuelke was thrown from the milking school (stool) and into the manger, his son thrown in another direction and against the barn wall, and the little fellow was so severely scorched and injured as to need the services of a physician. The little girl escaped uninjured.


W. L. Smith of Neillsville autoed out Wednesday broke the rear axel on his E. M. F. car just as he was in front of the school house.  He hit a telephone and got a new X on the next train from Marshfield.  Doc Wonser took him to Neillsville and returned reinforced by Len Howard and Ernest Dixon who put in the next X and Smith got home before curfew rang.  The peculiarity about the mishap is that the car was practically standing still when the accident occurred.


The first copy of the Marshfield Herald, published by J. H., Dan and Willis White, reached our editorial desk last week.  It is just what we expected it would be one of the newsiest and spiciest newspapers in Wisconsin. Besides a lot of good reading it contains a generous amount of advertising from home merchants and there is no reason why this new enterprise should not prosper.  John White who, is at the head of the editorial department is a writer of statewide repute and it is to the great delight of his many friends to see that this new edition contains also two columns of "Salad Dressing" or better known as "Round Town" which none of its readers will fail to read.  Here is hoping for success. 



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