Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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By Cynthia Scheer Mike and Sara Samples have always liked adventure and camping, they said, and she has dreamed of one day having a bed and breakfast. The couple didn't think they'd be combining the two anytime soon. But then the Cabins at Rocky Pond became reality. When land just... + continue reading
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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A fine collection of collectibles was on display in the Belleville City Park Saturday afternoon for the 35th edition of the Cruisein at the Crossroads. Spectators of all ages reiminisced about the models on display and enjoyed the Belleville City Pool and splash pad.   To read more... + continue reading
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Full Throttle 10 and under fast pitch team took first place in the 12 team gold bracket in Russell over the weekend. Full Throttle met up with Beloit Blaze in the Championship game winning 7-1. Full Throttle only allowed 2 runs in the 5 games they played. Full Throttle is coached by Jarad Hammond,... + continue reading
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The River Valley District announced that five 4-H members and one volunteer were recognized at the Emerald Circle Banquet in Manhattan May 31. The Emerald Circle Banquet is hosted each year to recognize the Kansas 4-H Award Portfolio winners and Kansas 4-H Scholarship winners. Brandon Shrader, a... + continue reading
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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More than 200 descendants of Vincent M. and Ella (Blazek) Baxa gathered June 2-4 in Cuba to celebrate the history of the Baxa family. Members of the Magdalena, Frances, Vincent, Elizabeth, Henry, Fred, Alfonso, Edward and Rosarie families were in attendance from as far away as Georgia and Wisconsin... + continue reading

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06/20/2017
By Deb Hadachek “I think (Belleville) probably needs to have a police department.” That was the assessment of Republic County Sheriff Ron Blad Monday prior to a meeting that afternoon with city officials. The county sheriff’s... + continue reading
06/13/2017
Mayor calls special meeting to discuss 24 hour force in Belleville By Fred Arnold Walking out of Monday's council meeting former Belleville Chief of Police Gary Frint said the police department was in trouble. "They have no idea," he... + continue reading

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06/13/2017
Council votes 3-2 to replace old bathhouse with memorial By Fred Arnold Local historical preservationist Nancy Holt implored the city council to "make a decision." The Belleville woman who has spear-headed the effort to save the WPA-era bath house in the city park says she has... + continue reading
06/13/2017
Republic man marks 38th anniversary as plane crash survivor By Cynthia Scheer Charlie Dietz regained consciousness to find himself at the bottom of a rushing river. He realized in that instant that he had survived a plane crash, he said. He pushed off the river bottom toward the surface in... + continue reading
06/13/2017
Spannenberg honored prior to start of Legion baseball game By Fred Arnold For a brief shining moment it was 1950 again. It was the perfect night for a baeball game. Warm, summer temps and a light breeze. The Concordia Cubs were in town for a twin bill against the home team Belleville Blues... + continue reading
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Sports

06/20/2017
Full Throttle 10 and under fast pitch team took first place in the 12 team gold bracket in Russell over the weekend. Full Throttle met up with Beloit Blaze in the Championship game winning 7-1. Full... + continue reading

Commentary

06/20/2017
By Fred Arnold It happens on a regular basis. I hear people complain that no one seems to know about their projects, event, or upcoming meeting. Well, join the club. People sometimes... + continue reading

Youth

06/06/2017
Four Republic High School seniors shared the valedictorian honors at the recent commencement exercises. Kendsey Johnson, Kendra Scott, Madison Scott and Justin Tietjen represented the top academic... + continue reading