Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1946, pp. 49-52 PDF (942.4 KB)
Plans were made for the Belleville high school fair which was held on the school grounds on September 17. Several new features were added. At noon all rural students, their parents and Belleville business and professional men were given dinner as guests of the local high school sponsored by the home economics department. John LaPorte purchased the harness shop from James Fitzgerald. Belleville had eighteen residents over eighty years who were still acT~ve. The old band uniforms that had served for twelve years were wearing out. The purple and gold capes were to be replaced with new uniforms. A fund was started for new ones. The amount hoped to be raised was $2,000. The price of one uniform was forty-five dollars. Mr. Glen Wood returned from the service to take over as band director. Belleville went for the Republican candidates at the polls in November. Three hundred and three people voted in the village. Jack Adams became the new assistant editor of the BELLEVILLE RECORDER. Betty Herfel and Francis Fahey exchanged vows, as did Rosemary Watkins and Osbourne Hare. Trygve-Lie was elected as the first secretary general of the United Nations. In December Betty Zimmerman of Madison married Clarence Hageman of Belleville. The band fund for new uniforms totaled $1,520.89 at the close of the year.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli