Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1941, pp. 11-18 PDF (1.8 MB)
Only" show, wild animals, bingo, refreshments, ball throwing, and penny toss stand. Those assisting in the show were Betty Ann Rolfe, Betty Jean Doyle, Jimmy Doyle, Paul Francois, Jack Hofmaster, Ronny Hofmaster, Rob Babler, Herman Diederich, Howard Frederickson, Roger Schmetter, Francis Fritz, and Jeanine and Joanne Fritz. Viney's at Basco advertised chicken and steak dinners thirty- five and sixty-five cents a plate. Schaller-Hoesly Lumber Company vacuum cleaned your furnace for four dollars. They would also service your stoker or oil burner for seven dollars and fifty cents. Wisconsin milk prices averaged the highest since December 1929 and milk production was twelve percent above a year ago. Milk prices received were one dollar eighty-five cents a hundred pounds, fifty five cents more than a year previous. A large straw stack on the William Hageman farm west of Paoli was destroyed by fire in August. It was presumed that the fire started when struck by lightning. The Belleville community fire truck went to the scene but was unable to put it out because of lack of water, the stack being located in a field to far away from any cistern or creek. School opened September 2. The outstanding improvement in school was the inauguration of bus transportation. Three modern and safe buses were purchased. Rates were one dollar per week per pupil, one dollar seventy-five cents for two pupils, two dollars and twenty-five cents for three pupils from the same family. One hundred ninety-six enrolled in school. Ninety-eight in the high school.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli