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Belleville Telescope (Newspaper) - March 4, 1971, Belleville, Kansas THE BE BEtTER WINNER A Consolidation of Fourteen Republic County Newspapers 23 REPUBLIC MARCH 4, 1971 Armed Robbers Hold Up Station The Joe of the OU Company at was subject to an armed robbery Tuesday night about midnight when an undetermined amount of money was Two suspects were arrested by Republic County Sheriff Robert E. Blecha and City Police Officer Walt Snyder 5 miles south of Belleville at 12:15 a.m. The both are being lodged in the Republic County jail at was about to close up as Telescope t Staff Member Is Attacked Last a member of staff was attacked as tie left We ask your indulgence of newspaper as it reports this one that has caused other members of the work force considerable concern for themselves and their A for the arrest of the attacker the following afternoon when the staff member had recovered sufficiently to file a The attacker apparently was not available until Monday morning when he was arrested and promptly released on The hearing date was set for March 4) Thursday February 25, was not any Monte business manager of had just completed a with the staff and all of them were leaving the new plant on Frontage Road on It was a few minutes after 6 As the men were along with one woman front office Mrs. Paul they stopped outside the building to examine a newly repaired fender on one of the cars parked in Miller walked away from the group to the office truck at the end of the drive to go At this point Miller relates he saw a James husband of another Telescope employee who had not been to work that Miller asked Mason what he could do for him and received a reply of something like is something I've been wanting to do for Miller says he remembers no The other Telescope staff members report that Monte had just left them and had walked to the end of the When they turned only moments they said they saw Miller trying to rise from the He was drenched with blood from head The Telescope staff said they by car which was parked in such a position to indicate and they rushed to take the unconscious man to the Republic County When asked Mason would only reply The Telescope plans to complete the coverage of this but in view of legal processes will sustain details until after today's Fire Burns Barry Doupnik Car Sunday A car owned by Barry Agenda burned up and was considered a total loss after it caught fire mile south and 3 west of Agenda February 28. who had parked his car in the yard first reported seeing smoke coming out of the A fire burning around the motor was first The Sheriff's report showed the fire later broke out this time in the wiring under the Chester Driver Overturns On Interchange James 19, had an accident in the interchange west of Belleville Saturday February 27, when he overturned a 1948 GMC pickup totally demolishing the Perry told the Sheriff he was going east and came off the ramp from turning onto going over the island on and turning the truck Freed Cars Collide the pair drove into the station and ordered 6-gallons of After the gas had been put in the car they forced Vorderstrasse into the room adjoining the filling station is a combined and closed the They then reportedly helped themselves to the pulled the telephone wires lose and Vorderstrasse then got hold of Ed city marshall at who notified Sheriff Blecha a robbery had just been made of the north service station at and that the vehicle containing two suspects had gone The car described as a blue-green Ford with Nebraska plates showing Snyder and Blecha converged on the stolen car which the suspects were driving five miles south of Sheriff Blecha drove in front of the suspects and Snyder The juveniles both cars in an effort to get but and Both the Sheriff's car and the Police v. car received The juveniles David Fourth Snowstorm Brings Total to 30" VALLEY HEIGHTS Cheerleaders swarm onto the basketball at Belleville High School after their team downed St. Johns of Saline by a score of 61 to 44. Competition in Class 2A continues through Friday Telescope Duotone Photo The snowstorm since the first of the year was recorded Sunday February 28, continuing into the morning of March 1. Snowfall in this storm measured only 2-inchesv but added to the 28 or more ches already recorded in the county since the first of the left local residents feeling that they had received and that they were ready for some spring Precipitation recorded thus far this year now totals 2.26 inches including the moisture received this Many and ungraveled county roads at this time are becoming Most old timers will admit that they have never seen so nor so high piles of snow around Fortunately for mechanical systems of snow removal few residents are snowbound very but it has still been quite a The Weather Feb. 254021Clear Feb. 264330Clear Feb. 274223.02Clear Feb. 283517Clear Mar. 13220.12Cloudy Mar. 2268Clear Mar. 3385Clear Arbuthnot Talks Here On Bingo Policeman Tells Woman Her Truck Was Stolen Helen Cuba telephone received a call at 1 o'clock February 25, from Belleville policeman Joe asking her if her pickup had been Mrs. Shulda thought but when she looked out on front of the telephone company building in Cuba she saw the truck was BELLEVILLE CHAMBER Of Commerce President Frank welcomed farmers to the annual meeting of the Republic County Soil Conservation District Monday told he had just discovered a 1959 Chevrolet pickup blocking the road with the lights on on K street south of The truck's motor had become hot and was run without ran a registration check and called Mrs. The theft is still under OK No Fund Warrants For Ambulance No fund warrants in an amount not to exceed to be according official orders received by Republic County Clerk Carl E. Larson March 2. Larson said that this authorization would enable the county commissioners to proceed with the county-wide ambulance Dies From Heart Attack Friday George 68, former Belleville Duckwall store died Friday afternoon February 26 from a heart He was a resident of Junction Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Junction Burial was in Clay He is survived by his of the home and George Ed and Lou Jane Kansas 9 3 brothers and Born November 3, 1901 in he married Irene Clay July 16, 1928. A 32 degree Mr. was a member of the Eastern Star of Belleville and served as president of the Chamber of There will be a bingo the new school HB No. 1509 allows for minimum of 400 pupils and county will be included in the Big First District were opinions expressed by Representative Bob Arbuthnot when he gave an informal talk in Belleville Saturday Thirty persons were in attendance at the meeting that heard Mr. Arbuthnot enlarge on various legislation being considered in He said this past week was a week due to the The Joy Brothers furnished both the coffee and doughnuts for the Arbuthnot said he planned to return in approximately thirty days and that Representative Ray Zacek of Concordia planned to be with him at that time for the final session before the legislature Arbuthnot expressed the opinion that the Kansas legislature would be passing a lot of legislation in the next few He said there were bills coming out now that have already received He urged Republic and Washington county constituents to contact him if they had any particular especially in regard to He said he would be glad to were scheduled and notified interested parties so they could have someone present at He said he appreciated help from out in the country - and opinions do make a He said the lottery including is back about where it was when the legislative session as the result of the Senate failing to get the majority required on a bingo this past Arbuthnot said there are still three bingo bills yet in the and he without sticking his neck out too that he thought some kind of a bingo will be passed trying to legalize out of the He admitted some of the lawyers had told legislature couldn't be So if the is Arbuthnot we will have to wait and see if it is declared Foot Pedal Sticks Hits Car In Cuba Michael L. had a bad Sunday February 28 when his foot pedal stuck while he was driving down the main street of Cuba and he struck a parked car owned by Lavern Damage to the Kastle 1970 Chevrolet was estimated at on the Sheriff's report and damage to the Kopsa 1967 Dodge was placed at F. I. Gilbert asked many lawyers are there down Gilbert went on to comment seems like the lawyers are running this Arbuthnot replied he didn't know how many lawyers were in the He said he hadn't taken nose He then went on to add say in all that there are some lawyers down there that are doing an excellent There are some lawyers down there that are there for training purposes in connection with their but even some of these young if you observe them and get acquainted with you will realize they are doing an excellent Sent By People Representative Arbuthnot pointed out that the men in the legislature were sent there by the people of their districts and in the most part they are doing the best job they can for their constituents back He admitted there were exceptions to every He said you were in Wichita this morning instead of you would probably hear someone say are too many farmers in the in these rural areas we have got to try to our head above he one one voter situation is a real tough Redistricting The hearings will be held this week on the congressional redistricting and there is a in the Senate and a in the House on the Arbuthnot said he was coauthor of the House - he said they were trying to get the redistricting based upon the agricultural census rather than the federal don't think there is too much question that Comanche and Barber county will be put over in the first Arbuthnot He said the people of Washington county would understandably prefer to stay in the Second District for but that it was unlikely that they Recover Car would be allowed No Schools Under 400 school below 400 pupils is going to get There is no way out of he Arbuthnot told about school HB 1059, which he described as a combination it provides the opinion of the bill's equal education opportunities for all it provides equitable sharing of the tax burdens of between districts and between individuals and It provides a substantial shift from taxes on property to taxes on it provides greater tax relief for the elderly than the homestead exemption it implements the basic recommendations of joint committee on school it provides for a 3 percent taxable income rate that would yield an estimated 92.6-million It provides for a new state aid Arbuthnot said he felt this new was a least an use 400 pupils as a minimum - and it is a matter of going to the clerk's records on the valuation and going to the state income tax records on the income - it up scale on the of pupils - and again -as In other words that is as low a number of pupils you can have and still have an economical he The county school foundation fund is abolished - the 3 mill levy is no Representative Arbuthnot discussed a new inventory which he said he felt might pass that could be of assistance to business He told about current highway legislation and then told did get a little help on a county level on a bridge Clarence your county came down and testified on it and I'm sure it I hope you will agree that it was the thing to We didn't get as much as we might have or whether it might have been but we got the limits raised on what the county can do without having a It made sense to SI driven by L. and L. 20,' collided intersection of and P streets Thursday 25. ' to the police report Gates on and Freed was aiS Freed Cates ABOUT 200 Soil and annual or County Soil i Conservation District Monday in West Besides their annual bus bankers awards address E. Mrs. E. L. Belleville Social Welfare had her 1965 Pontiac convertible stolen Mrs. Mitchell discovered her car missing and reported to Belleville police that the car had been stolen at 2:40 p.m. A radio bulletin was issued immediately and the car was recovered at 3:07 p.m. The car was stopped at Mankato by Jewell County Sheriff Don It was being driven by a juvenile from who is being held in county Sheriff Robert E. - Policeman Martin who handled - the Mitchell car theft then discovered a 1966 Ford Mustang convertible in the same area Elementary School Parking Kiwanians to Serve Pancakes This Saturday Ilie 2oih annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Festival will be held March 6. event will run until the American Legion the Kiwanis will again offer all the one can eat ana the coffee for 50 cents per As in the past an extra be for the sausage and Local the event each year to raise money for youth activities in Belle Crest Milk - Delivered to your ' Dial 927^75.'' where Mrs. Mitchell's car was He checked the license information of the car and found it had been He later learned it was owned by a party living in Nebr. Social Welfare Workers said Tuesday they were locking their cars after Mrs. Mitchell's Barrow Show Is Tuesday At Mankato Annual North Central Kansas Barrow Show will be next March 16, at the Mankato Sales Company at the Republic County extension office said The program will include a judging and grading contest open to all exhibitors and as the on thei placing of the barrow Entry show is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Single pen barrow entries can. be entered in the carcass Carcass show barrows will be and complied at Packing in The carcass information and awards will be given at the Swine Producers meeting April 1, at the Buffalo Steals I
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