News: Chili (22 Dec 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Degener, Bealer, Grobe, Christenson, Reichert, Behringer, Dankemyer, Hogenson, Happe, Prust, Servaty


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) 12/22/1911


Chili (22 December 1911)


A few more days of Christmas anticipation for the children and preparation for the grown people, and Christmas will be a thing of the past again.  But, Merry Christmas to all and peace on earth; good will to all men


The sleigh roads are bout one, but it will not take much snow to make good sleighing; the roads are leveled off in good shape.


A carload of flour and feed received at Degener’s warehouse


Will Bealer and H. Grobe, loaded a carload of hay for Degener Tuesday.


The first regular meeting of the organized Chili State Bank was held Monday afternoon at the M. W. A. Hall.  It was a very good meeting. P. N. Christenson acted as chairman, L. A. Reichert as secretary.  The bank was organized and a majority of the subscribers signed the incorporation papers; as the temporary officers were elected, President, E. R. Behringer; secretary, L. A. Reichert; and treasurer, A. F. Dankemyer.  They are to act in conjunction with the building committee, A. Hogenson, W. R. Happe, August Prust and report in 30 days on building site and plans for the erection of a suitable bank building. The capital stock was reduced from $15,000 to $13,000.


Miss Servaty, the county superintendent visited our school Tuesday and expressed herself quite satisfied as to this school coming up to the average.  Miss Servaty is quite earnest in an endeavor to secure for this county a training school and no one can honestly deny that we ought to have one.  Anybody that has a heart for education of the coming generation can only wish to have competent teachers for the children, teachers that are able to govern schools and to impart knowledge to children in a business like manner.  There are too many young men and especially young women that are practicing teaching for a few years before they are able to do good work.  If we had a training school we would avoid at great amount of this learning to teach at the little red school house, and send out teachers that are able to teach right from the beginning. Clark County is one of the richest counties of the state and generally a very progressive county. Why should we be backward in this very important branch of education? Talk it over wish (with) your neighbor, discuss it at the next town meeting and instruct your representative on the county board to vote for this training school.


The M. W. A. of Chili will give a dance at their hall Monday evening, January 1; good music will be in attendance.




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