Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
March 2, 2016, Page 9
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
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The hotel business in this village is rushing again and will be until all of the men are out of the woods.
O. P. Wells closed out his Meat Market on Second Street last week, intending to resume business again in a short time.
On Sunday last, Rev. W. Kalander was assisted in the dedication of his new church, in the Town of Grant, by Rev. A. Tarnutzer, presiding Elder of the Evangelical Association, who preached in the German language, morning, and evening, and by Rev. W. T. Hendren, of the Presbyterian Church, who preached in the afternoon. This was a day of great rejoicing on the part of minister and people, who had worked hard to build this neat house of worship.
Our Greenwood correspondent states that the new bridge, once the property of Clark County, and an expensive piece of furniture at that, will be set up and ready to accommodate the travel across Black River, on the road between the Town of Eaton and Warner, next week.
The snowdrifts in some parts of this county far exceeds anything, which hitherto been known in this part of the country. In some places the roads were full from fence to fence. On the road, which passes Mr. Howards, in the Town of Grant, it took nearly two days for a well-organized shovel-brigade to open a passage.
The schoolhouse in District No. 1, Town of Sherwood Forest, with all its contents, consisting of the school library and all the books, maps, charts, etc., in use in the school, were destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning of last week. The building was of the class known as blockhouse and was furnished with the most approved make of patent seats. The loss of the building and other property of the district is estimated at about $400. The teacher, Mrs. Clara Smith, lost quite a number of valuable books. The fire originated from a rotten stovepipe passing through the roof, and was discovered about the time the scholars were starting for school, a fire having been started as usual by one of the pupils, who locked the schoolhouse and went away as soon as the job had been performed.
The right kind of boy from twelve to fifteen years of age can secure a good job by calling at the office of Jas. A. Parkhurst, clerk of the court. A German boy is preferred.
A new railroad bridge over Black River, at Hatfield, on the Green Bay and Minnesota railway is about finished.
Quite a number of our newspaper exchanges from the north came to us last week as half-sheets, some of them having been printed on wrapping paper, the result of the snow blockade.
Several of our exchanged say: The chicken hens have commenced their springs work in dead earnest, with ham and eggs being a very ordinary dish at our hotels and boarding houses.
Mrs. Ferguson of the Town of York gave birth to a bouncing pair of boys yesterday morning, the first twins ever born in that town.
Mrs. John Stewart, of the Town of Eaton, gave birth to a pair of twin boys last Wednesday.
The Village of Withee, situated on 34, 29, 2 west, has great expectations and bids fair to become one of the important places in the county within a few years. It now contains, aside from the railroad buildings, which is a station-house and water-tank, a hotel kept by the Hamilton Bros., the store of A. S. Eaton and a saloon by James Christie.
The state at large had three thousand miles of railroad packed in snow the first of the week, exclusive of the Black River Railway.
C. B. Bradshaw has commenced getting out the material for the spire of the Presbyterian Church, to be put up as soon as the weather will admit of outside work.
John Rude has purchased the building now occupied as a blacksmith and wagon shop with residence and will soon convert the same into a boarding house and saloon.
This transfer of property, by which John Rude became the owner of the building occupied R. M. Campbell as a blacksmith shop, and for various other purposes, fell through after the transfer had actually taken place. Mr. Rude had sold out to Campbell at a reduced price. The property has since been sold to Fred Brieg, who now owns nearly all the property fronting on the north side of that street, from the corner opposite the ONeill House barn almost to the brewery.
Will Waterman, Richard Selves, and Tom King attended a dance at Shortville Saturday night.
The Marsh Sturdevant farm west of the river has been sold to Herman Wegner, who has also bought the Sniteman forty back of it, making an 80-acre farm that is good to look upon.
Fire broke out in the German Lutheran parsonage Monday morning. The Rev. Mr. Thrun was burned severely about the face, hands and feet as he attempted to save property from the building. The building was insured for $1,000, which was expected to cover the loss.
Oscar Schoengarth, who is a senior at the U. W. Law School, has been home this week. He graduates in June and is on the Republican city ticket for police justice.
Listed among the marriage licenses, Oluf Olson and Myrtle M. Tuttle
A meeting of businessmen is hereby called to meet at Ascotts drug store Friday night to consider the project of getting a north and south railroad into the city.
Chas. Buddingers sled bobs broke through the ice twice yesterday while coming down the river with a four-cord load of wood. The rack broke and he had an interesting time.
The Gluck Sport Shop building at 107 W. Sixth Street has been purchased by Gareth Bollom from the owner, Elsie Bishop Lambert. Bollom plans to operate a radio and record shop at the site, moving in by March 1. The Sport Shops new home is in the rear of the Family Shoe Store on West Fifth Street, also operated by the Glucks.
Neillsville High School Warriors honored two fellow athletes and teammates this week when they chose this years outstanding basketball player on the school team and named the captain for the past seasons football team.
Bob Kunze was voted the most outstanding player on the basketball team this year. Kunze was the teams high-scoring forward for the season. Captain of the 1950 team was named as Irving Metcalf, who played left guard.
Sixty-four Clark County nurses and nurses aides registered last week in a statewide effort by the Wisconsin State Nurses Association to take a complete census of the states nursing resources.
Thursday, March 1, was set aside as Nurses Enrollment day by Governor Walter Kohler as part of Wisconsins civil defense program.
Registration centers were set up in eight communities in the county for the enrollment day. Altogether, 52 registered nurses were tallied in the county. In addition to these there were three licensed practical nurses, two practical nurses, three graduate nurses, three former corpsmen, and one nurses aide.
Twenty -nine of those registered were from the Neillsville area, seven were from Loyal, five each from Colby and Thorp, four from Owen, two from Unity, Abbotsford, Granton and Withee and one each from Dorchester and Humbird. In addition there was one nurse registered in the county from Stetsonville, in Marathon County.
Blackie, a kitten in the Oscar Walk home in Veterans Village, was considered more or less of a nuisance until he disappeared a little time ago. Now the Walks know that he was a treasurer, with a spot of his own right inside them.
For Blackie is gone and every night, when Kay, 5, and John, 4, go to bed, they cry, for Blackie is no longer there to go to bed with them.
Oscar, their father, misses Blackie, too, for Blackie has a way with him. When the alarm went off in the morning, Blackie jumped from the childrens bed into the parents bed. And if Oscar did not pile out in a reasonable time after the alarm, Blackie licked his nose as a reminder. Blackie knew when to get up, whether the big Walks knew or not.
Blackie is a good family cat, and knows how to behave himself around the house. Mrs. Walk trained him, and she vows she will never train another.
So everybody around Neillsville will keep an eye open for a stray black kitten, six months old, who knows its time to get up when the alarm goes off.
Mrs. Nancy Carter of Greenwood, who has spent several years at the Grand Army Home at King, Wis., was one of seven widows of war veterans who were honored at a gathering held there Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Carter was 97 years old March 1. The celebration was held in observance of the 105th birthday of Colonel Lansing Wilcox of Cadott, who has spent the past two years at the Grand Army Home. Mr. Wilcox is the only surviving Civil War Veteran of the State of Wisconsin.
Mrs. Nancy Carter, nee Turnbull, was born to James and Lydia Turnbull in Indiana on March 1, 1854. There were nine in her family. She outlived them all. She came with her parents to Neillsville when she was 14 years old.
She married at Neillsville on February 22, 1871, to Francis Marion Carter. In 1881 they moved to Greenwood, where she was in the dressmaking business in the earlier years and up to a few years ago operated a millinery shop. Mr. Carter died more than 36 years ago.
Thirty-seven members of the Danish Lutheran Church of Withee have contributed to a group to the blood bank of the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn. They made a trip for that purpose in a chartered bus.
The editor of The Press joins with many other friends in Clark County in reverencing the memory of Father Marcel, one priest at Willard. He was a gentleman of good will, who lived up to the principles, which he professed. Upon one occasion, the editor saw Father Marcel put to the test. He stood up to it as a good priest, as a good Christian and as a good man.
The Ed Hagies of Shortville have made an agreement to purchase the Chapman apartment building at the east end of Fourth Street. They intend to occupy an apartment in that building in May, after their daughter, Mary Lou, has completed her present school year. They will occupy the downstairs apartment now occupied by Mrs. Augusta Hake, who is moving into one of the Howard apartments.
The move speaks for an easing off in the activities of Ed Hagie. He intends to sell his shop and home at Shortville.
The ground floor apartments formerly occupied by the Lewis Bradburys will be occupied by Dr. Robert Peters and his bride. An upstairs apartment will be occupied by another pair of newlyweds, the Richard Tibbetts.
Ed Hagie owned and operated a blacksmith shop at Shortville Corners along State Highway 73 for several years, retiring in 1951. Hagie was well known for his skills in the welding trade, shown above working on a piece of equipment in front of his shop.
Special Easter Menu - Roast Turkey & Dressing or Glazed Ham with Raisin Sauce, Relish Tray, Soup, Vegetable, Salad, Home Made Rolls, Dessert & Beverage - $1.50; at Minettes Sweet Shop, North Hewett Street
Just so the calendar-makers wouldnt be made complete prevaricators of the first day of Spring; Earnest Beaney Karnitz found a butterfly on the sidewalk near Freddie Walls station Wednesday morning. The brown-and-gold harbinger was taken inside the station to keep it from freezing to death.
Silver Dome Supper Club will be Open from Saturday March 24, and Every Night! Serving Sea Food & Steaks! Also, Every Thursday Night - serving Out-of-this-World Pancakes. All the Pancakes You can Eat!
Russels Hardware is Your Headquarters for Baby Chick Supplies! Feeders - Fountains - Oil Burning Brooders & Other needed Supplies for Your Baby Chicks.
The Southern Clark County Conservation Club will hold a dance March 31 at the Granton City Hall, George Schmitz, club president, announced this week. Membership cards will serve as tickets for the affair, which will feature music by Erv Marden.
At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, the club will meet along with the Sportsman Rifle Club at the Lynn Town Hall for a free movie and lunch. Organization of the rifle club will be the business of the evening and anyone interested in joining is invited by the group to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Thompson, Neillsville, announce the engagement of their daughter Dorothy to Pvt. David Bertz, Fort Sheridan, Ill. No date had been set for the wedding. Pvt. Bertz is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bartz of Loyal.
Bernard Walker, Loyal, To Delores Schoengarth, of Greenwood
Josephine Vesel, Greenwood, to Eugene Sowieja, Town of Green Grove
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