Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1949, pp. 64-67 PDF (828.7 KB)
That spring Nell Luenschloss announced his resignation as supervising principal of the local public schools. Seven years previous he taught science and mathematics and then left to serve in the United States Navy from 1944-1946. Mr. C. H. Hageman was named to take his place. The week of April 15 was a busy one for the fire department. They answered four calls, but there was no serious damage. A concerned parent wrote a letter to the editor stating she would like to see a kindergarten in our school system. The state conservation department reported that more arrests were made for Illegal fishing in March than hunting and trapping combined. John Stein, formerley of Madison, purchased the Plymouth-DeSoto garage from Homer Middleton. Mr. Stein had been located in Madison for twenty-four years before coming to Belleville. Margaret Staley and Roger Krueger were prom royalty in the spring. The theme was "Slow Boat to China," and the music was provided by the Eddie Lawrence orchestra. The American Legion sponsored a fun-frolic. To start the gala affair a street dance was held. Reverend: Ray Scott was appointed the pastor of the Grace Methodist Church. He came to this community from Chicago. Beverley Burrlngton and Jim Adams were married. In September a group of sportsmen from the vicinity organized a club for the purpose of shooting clay birds. It was also organized to promote good sportsmanship in the community. The members leased the land and building one half mile east of Belleville known as the Weber slaughter house.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli