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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

1948,   pp. 59-63 PDF (1.1 MB)

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overalls at three dollars and nineteen cents a pair, and red and black
plaid woo, shirts were four dollars and ninety-five cents each.
Oranges were two dozen for forty-nine cents and apples were three dollars
and twenty-nine cents a bushel.  You could purchase a box of old
fashioned chocolates for seventy-five cents.
Gary Fritz sailed for Finland to help build new homes in the
area destroyed by the Germans in World War II.
John LaPorte sold his shoe and harness shop to Mr. John Richter
of Madison.
Annie the elephant died at the Vilas Park Zoo in Madison.
Elaine Wild and Howard Hoesly announced their engagement, Tena
Lee and Laverne Babler were married, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Argue celebrated
their forty-fifth wedding aniversary.
In March plans were completed for the third annual American
Legion ball.
In early April twenty-five members, representing different groups
and organizations of the village met to decide whether or not Belleville
should be represented in the Wisconsin Centennial parade in Madison.
After discussion It was voted to participate. Harley Rasmussen was
chosen as chairman. The grist mill was the theme since the old grist
mill was the first building in Belleville.
A crowd of 160 parents and local sport fans attended the testimonial
dinner in honor of coach Hageman and local athletes. Athletic awards
were presented by Coach Hageman with eleven winners In football coming in
for a little extra joy, when they were recipients of gold miniature

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