Clark County Centennial Fair book

This year rings in 150 years of Clark County Fair history. The 1972 centennial fair book features an advertisement for the 1901 “20th Century Fair.” 

Animals, agriculture, exhibits, good food – some things have always been a part of the county fair. This year the Clark County Fair is celebrating its 150th birthday, warranting a walk down memory lane to reflect on the last century-and-a-half of the event’s history. See later in the article for a...
Greenwood Area Library

A proposed expansion to the Greenwood Area Library would increase the building’s footprint by more than 1,300 feet and provide a program room, handicap-accessible restrooms, more kids’ space and storage space. 

The library is a community gathering place, one of the few places left in society where people are not expected to pay something when they visit. As such, it ought to reflect the needs of the community. The Greenwood Area Library Board is planning to propose an addition to the current library...
2022 Fairest contestants and last year's court

The Fairest of the Fair entrants and last year’s court got together after the media day interviews July 29 for a photo shoot. Shown from l-r are Jaidyn Teschner, Kyra Rakovec, Natalie Gaier, Josie Voigt, Malana Gurney and Marie Jorgensen.

The Clark County Fairest of the Fair media day and photo shoot saw entrants from around the area make a claim for the crown. This year there are four entrants. Malana Gurney is from Neillsville and a freshman at UW-Stevens Point. Josie Voigt is from Granton and a junior at UW-Stevens Point. Natalie...
The Loyal School District will likely seek approval from voters this November to raise the district’s revenue limit, as the board considers posing an operational referendum question. That was one of the agenda items for the July 27 board meeting. “Entering the 2022-23 school year, we will be in our...
Knights of Columbus donation

Grand Knight Jared Thomas presents checks to Will and Kathy Statz.

The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council 4963 recently presented a pair of checks to the Will and Kathy Statz family of rural Neillsville to help them with the costs of rebuilding the home they lost to a tornado Dec. 15. The Our Lady of Fatima Council presented a check in the amount of $...
Dylan Voigt with squad

Dylan Voigt (2nd from r) of rural Neillsville recently participated in the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar, a six-day program of physical training, high-level academic classes and learning about being in the Navy. He is shown here with the"squad" he was part of for the week. 

One Neillsville-area lad recently was chosen for a hands-on experience at one of the country’s foremost military academies. Dylan Voigt is the son of Dave and Jeanine Voigt and will be a high school senior in the fall. He attended the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar June 18-23 in...
Neillsville Police Department July 2022

Members of the Neillsville Police Department from l-r are Erik Backlund, who is leaving the department for another position; Hunter Imm; police chief Jim Mankowski; new hire as of June 28 Derek Wheatley; Ethan Anhalt and Isaac Guyer.

The Neillsville Police Department has welcomed a new addition to the force. Officer Derek Wheatley (2nd from l) brings with him over five years of experience spanning three different departments. Wheatley is excited to serve the community. A 2017 Northcentral Technical College graduate, he has been...
The family of a Neillsville man shot and killed by law enforcement in 2019 is suing. Members of the family of Tyler Meier filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Eau Claire County Circuit Court against the City of Augusta, Eau Claire County, Levi Stumo of the Augusta Police Department and Daniel Eaton of...
The annual Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) report reveals improvements all around in elementary student performance the Granton Area School District. The district released its report, detailing early reading and math scores, at the most recent school board meeting in June. AGR, formerly known as...
New assembly district boundaries

The orange lines show the boundary between the 68th and 69th State Assembly districts as of 2012, and the purple lines show the new boundary. Visit to view an interactive map and search by address.

Clark County voters should be aware that with the redistricting that recently took place, the State Assembly district boundaries have changed and some people who were part of the 69th Assembly District are now part of the 68th Assembly District, affecting who they will see on their ballot come the...


Ashley McCauley stilt-walking

Ashley McCauley towers over an early morning crowd in Marshfield during Marshfield’s Dairyfest June 4 as she attempts to break a world record for the highest stilt walk completed by a female. Ashley succeeded in taking 10 unsupported steps at the required height; however, her application to establish a female-only record was denied. (Photo credit: Kris Leonhardt/Hub City Times)

They say you can’t choose your family, but when you grow up around people setting world records, I bet you don’t mind that fact. Jordan Wolf and Ashley McCauley know a thing or two about...



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