Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1943, pp. 30-36 PDF (1.6 MB)
season, was entitled to claim the championship in the state in six man football. It was Belleville's third year in six man football. The team was coached by C. H. Hageman. One hundred seventy-five persons attended the football banquet in honor of the team. Linus Doyle acted as toastmaster and complimented the boys on their fine record of seven victories. The boys that lettered that year were: Maurice Short, Bob Belch, James Melsby, Kenneth Remy, Paul Ryan, Dick Hanold, Mark Fritz, Jack Dolohanty, Dwight Elmer, Richard Francois, Ted Spellman, Kenneth Babler, Arthur Flanagan, and Norman Gaffney. In December of 1943, the Belleville Library Board took some action to grant free library service to outlying school districts. Prior to this action a fee of one dollar a year was charged to people outside the village. A number of boys of the village assisted by Reverend Oscar Stanke and Roy Schneider started building a skating rink on the lot in back of the Eckstein garage. The rink was a good sized affair and in order to build It right, It was necessary to spray it each night for a number of nights until all the low places were filled In and a good smooth surface was obtained. "Dear Santa Claus, I am In first grade, I have been trying to be good. Please bring a dolly with a suitcase and clothes and hangers. Gloria wants dishes and a doll. We both would like some candy and nuts. Love, Kathleen Willoughby" "Dear Santa, I am a first grader at the Morehead School. Please bring me a paint set, toy xylophone, and a toy battle ship. Don't forget the nuts and candy.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli