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Tue
20
Jun

Decision time on law enforcement

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 department participated in a 90 day experiment, which ends July 1, in which sheriff’s officers covered both Belleville City and Republic County from midnight to 7 a.m.

 

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Tue
20
Jun

A Rocky retreat

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 west of Belleville's Rocky Pond came up for sale early this year, the Samples were reminded of the storage shed-turned cabins they stayed in during a church youth group trip last summer and were inspired to make a few of their own. In the four months since then the couple has purchased the lot and remodeled two small storage shed “barn loft cabins” with plans to add four more. The first cabin was available to rent just two weeks ago on the online site Airbnb and has already hosted three sets of guests.

 

Tue
20
Jun

Classics shine

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.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Police department chaos

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 said referencing the city council, "what they are doing and how they are making it worse on the offi cers and the community," he told the Telescope. "If they would just listen to what people are saying, they would know things aren't going good."

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Tue
13
Jun

Bye Bye bathhouse

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 collected pledges totaling $3,000 so far and will apply for a $25,000 grant for repairs to the structure.

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Tue
13
Jun

‘I want to live’

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 desperate need of air.

“I was thinking, 'I want to live,'” Dietz said, adding that he was gasping for breath as he broke the surface. Dietz and a teenager were the only two that survived the June 11, 1979 plane crash in Idaho that killed 10 other people.

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Tue
06
Jun

Contested races for several city, school positions

Citizens in some communities will have choices when it comes to city council following the June 1 deadline to file for election. The general election will be held Tuesday, November 7. Previously, city council and school board candidates were elected in April and took office in the spring or summer.

The 2015 Kansas Legislature moved all local elections to the November ballot. County election clerk said an August primary to narrow the field will not be required in any of the precincts. Filed for office by deadline are: Belleville: Mayor: incumbent Blaine Miller, Jeff Frint and Kim Lapo.

 

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Tue
06
Jun

Sudden move

By Deb Hadachek

The Republic County Health Department hopes to be back seeing clients late this week in a new location after a quick decision to rent the former

Rolling Hills Electric facility on US81 Highway. Republic County Commissioners said the decision was spurred by an estimated $100,000 worth of repairs to the present downtown location, and more problems recently uncovered when a contractor begin to work on the building. “It’s a pit is what it is,” said Republic County Commissioner Ed Splichal of the current health department building on 18th ST just west of Arbuthnot Drug. “It’s another old building (downtown), and unfortunately we need to make a prudent decision.”

 

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Tue
06
Jun

Growing ‘Little Sprouts

By Cynthia Scheer

Belleville's former Pizza Hut building will soon be a child care facility. Ashley Nutsch said she is leasing-to-own the building and hopes to have the facility open in early July. Some remodeling, including painting the red roof green so the building doesn't

“look so much like Pizza Hut” will turn the former restaurant building into several rooms. Nutsch, who operates Little Sprouts daycare from a rented house near Republic County Junior/Senior High School, said she inquired about the property last week after seeing a listing for commercial properties on the Republic County Economic Development website.

 

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Tue
06
Jun

Rolling Hills Electric

Brady Lowell and Rob Sasser clean out offices in the Rolling Hills Electric Building on US81 Tuesday morning in preparation for the space to be leased by the county for the Republic County Health Department. Commissioners briefly debated Monday whether to make the change permanent and abandon the health department building downtown on 18th ST.

 

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