The elementary student council food drive, started at the beginning of November, was a huge success with almost 2,000 items donated for the Clark County Food Pantry. Student council members Zoe Hunt, Morgan Begert, Jewel Riggins, Hadley Hare, Axel Kruschke, Isabella Boon and Angelica Roman, under the advisory of Chelsea Opelt, the elementary school guidance counselor collected food on their own and brought it into their class.

The following businesses throughout Clark County are hosting various events centered on donating to less fortunate families during the holiday season. Simplicity Credit Union is hosting an Angel Tree event. Pick a tag, make a purchase and drop off the unwrapped gifts at 113 W. Division St.,...
Four homes in Loyal and one in Spencer will open for touring Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sharing holiday decorations. Tickets are available at all home locations. The homes of Todd and Melissa Schultz, W2150 Bobwhite Rd., Spencer; Greg and Lisa Mahoney, W4334 Willard Rd., Loyal; Brian and Donna...
Even though Vietnam veteran nurse Sarah Blum was only at The Highground for four days, she was able to help veterans from across the region in ways that will last a long time, perhaps a lifetime. Blum is a decorated Vietnam veteran nurse who earned the Army Commendation Medal serving as an...

Craig Tessmen (right) points the finger at who he considers the mastermind of this grand project, Billy Conrad. The pair worked around a busy schedule and considerable damage to the barn’s road-facing wall to complete a mural that has been catching the eye of motorists passing by for about a month now.

The intersections of country roads H, O and G, affectionately known as “HOG,” is home to Craig Tessman and his bike and memorabilia shop. The property had plenty of history to it that Tessman respects. Though the general store no longer stands, torn down in the mid-80s, there is a metal barn. A...
Milton “Miltie” Schoenfeld

Milton “Miltie” Schoenfeld is one of the late veterans to be honored by the American Legion Post 73 Nov. 8. Schoenfeld served in the Army Air Corps and was awarded numerous honors after being wounded while serving as a tail gunner in World War II.

The American Legion Post 73 of Neillsville will continue its monthly tradition of recognizing area veterans for their service by honoring the late Miller brothers, Allen Slezak and Milton Schoenfeld in memoriam Nov. 8. Family members, friends and community members are invited to gather at the...
Having fun, with treats for everyone
At the “Trunk or Treat” event Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Neillsville, the Wilke family dressed up as characters from Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” and handed out treats. Shown are Noah and Alexa Wilke as Conrad and Sally Walden, and Cindy and Nathan Wilke as Thing 1 and Thing 2, the...
The Clark County Health Department has released the results of the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a comprehensive health and wellness surveillance tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered by states and municipalities. Last year, the county health...
Like many other local school districts, the Neillsville School District is facing multiple challenges: declining enrollment, being a low-revenue district and revenue cap limitations. To deal with those challenges and maintain its facilities, the school district is looking to go to referendum in...
Helping the community
Some Neillsville Girl Scouts, their family members and other area youth took time to rake leaves for community members on Oct. 20. Shown are (foreground) Girl Scout Daisy leader Tricia Bushman, (front row) Daisy Girl Scout Ellyn Walter, (2nd row) Junior Girl Scout Ryann Walter, Axel Kruschke, Wyatt...

Sports

Loyal and Greenwood’s school football players will hit the field not as rivals but as teammates as early as 2023. The decision was made at the Loyal School Board meeting Sept. 28. After a...

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