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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

1943,   pp. 30-36 PDF (1.6 MB)

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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.

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