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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
(1983)

1945,   pp. 42-48 PDF (1.5 MB)


Page 42

1945
January of 1945 was a cold month for the people of Belleville,
but it was also ushered in by some good things community wise.
Billy Gorman entertained the children of Miss Babler's class
in honor of his ninth birthday with a bobsled ride out in the
country.
A nine-and-a half pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. John
Durest. There was nine girls In the family and the baby, named
John Andrew, was the first boy.
The first robin of the year was seen by Mrs. Lloyd Gillette
on January 24.
John Saxer's meat market and home next to the market was
sold to Norman Buss.
The village of Belleville and the town of Montrose set a record
in the sixth war loan. Out of the twenty villages in Dane County,
Belleville had the highest percentage of bond sales according to
the quota. Belleville's quota was $27,400 and they raised $43,600,
or 159 percent of their quota. The town of Montrose was highest In
the county. They had a quota of $22,800 and raised $36,174. One hundred
fifty-eight percent of their quota.
Beverly Cockroft and Stanley Fritz were married.
Oscar Dietsch, well known farmer, was seriously injured when
he was attacked by an enraged bull.
The community lost a good friend and business man. Herbert


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