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2018 Year in Review September Through December - Belleville


January 17, 2019

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, a Dedication Ceremony and Community Open House was held at the Belleville Elementary School. Pictured: Elementary School Principal Tonya Olson, Tim Stadelman (J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc) Stephen Kuhnen (Bray Architects), Representative Sondy Pope, Senator Jon Erpenbach, District Administrator Pam Yoder, School Board President Angie Edge, Vice President Jill Remy, Kevin Spiegel, Marian Viney, Mike Treder and Ryan Kubly.


The 2018-2019 school year started on September 4th, and the Belleville School District welcomed new staff members. New faces in the Belleville School District include Rebecca Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Brenda Gocht, Joel Jacobs, Troy Granick, and Tonya Olson.

The Belleville Wildcats football team traveled to Wisconsin Dells on Thursday, August 30th, and after a 21-0 halftime lead, won the game, 35-6.

On September 2nd, the Genin and Gehin families, friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate 150 years.

Belleville is proud to have a long history of library service for their community, dating back to 1878. The original library was one of the first in the state. The 140-year anniversary was celebrated on Sunday, December 2nd, from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., at Belleville Public Library at 130 S. Vine Street.

The Belleville volleyball team played at Cambridge on September 4th, winning it in three, 25-16, 25-9, 25-9.

The Sugar River soccer team hosted Dodgeville/Mineral Point on September 4th, winning 6-0.

The Belleville Volunteer Fire Fighters would like to thank the New Glarus Brewing Company and the many others who donated to our department. With the generous donation of $2,500.00 from the New Glarus Brewing Co., silent auction and other donations, the fundraiser held by Dot's Tavern on Saturday, September 15, 2018, raised almost $10,000.00.

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in the evening hours, the record rain that fell in western Dane County made its way through the Sugar River watershed to Belleville. As the Sugar River rose, water reached the fire station and several homes in Belleville. The basement of the fire station, which houses the kitchen, training room and storage areas, filed with about 3 and a half feet of river water. As a result, the fire department lost nearly everything in the basement. This included our newly remodeled kitchen, training items, reserve equipment and damage to the 1941 Ford Fire Truck.

Linden Lampman of Olympia, Washington, a native of Belleville, was named a "True Professional of Arboricultureā„¢" by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). This award honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact on the industry and in their communities.

The 2018 Belleville High School Homecoming Court included Senior Nate Mabis, Sophomore Natalie Brown, Senior Jack Diederich, MC Rachel Markhardt, Senior Luke Kelly, Senior Justin Knoebl, Freshman Isamara Gomez, Senior Anna Nolden, MC Matt Hackman, Freshman Alonso Vega, Senior Rylee Hubbard, Senior Dylan Gratz, Senior Sydney Gentilli, Senior Kori Rogers, Senior Rachael Heittola, Junior Madalynn Weber, Junior Max Bourquin, and Sophomore Mason Markiewicz. King was Justin Knoebl and Queen was Sydney Gentilli.

The Belleville Wildcats played at Waterloo on September 21st, shutting them out, 42-0.


On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, a Dedication Ceremony and Community Open House was held at the Belleville Elementary School. The gym was filled with students, parents, grandparents and people from the community who were interested in touring the new school. Representatives thanked all those involved in the planning and building of the school. They also thanked the community for their support through the building process as well as for approving the referendum. Following the Dedication Ceremony, visitors could tour the new building and enjoy some refreshments!

On September 25th, the Belleville volleyball team hosted Cambridge. The Wildcats won in three on Parent's Night, 25-10, 25-9, 25-12.

Belleville's Veterans Monument on River Street was dedicated in a ceremony held on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The Memorial contains the names of 850 local Veterans.


It was a bit chilly and there was some rain for Belleville's UFO Day. But a little bit of weather didn't stop people from coming out and enjoying the many activities that the UFO Day celebration had to offer. The rain let up just before the parade started and the streets were lined with people (and aliens) to enjoy the parade.

Belleville's annual Road Rally was held on Saturday, November 3rd.

Belleville High School is proud to present a NEW fall theater production - the One Act Festival! Attendees enjoyed an evening of entertainment as the students presented a series of three short comedic plays. Audience members laughed and fell in love with the characters that the talented high school students portrayed.

Sugar River's Jack Gentilli was named 2018 Capitol Conference Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

Husband and wife Tyler and Katie Salzman, Doctors of Pharmacy from UW-Madison, recently partnered with Hometown Pharmacy as the new owners and Pharmacists at the Belleville location.

Belleville's Veterans Day program was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. During the program, Quilts of Valor were presented to four Veterans, Ernie Mabis, Floyd Viney, Frank Best and Paul Thompson.


The Belleville Community Club, with the Belleville Parent-Teacher Organization, held its annual Santa Visit, Holiday Gift Shop, and Scholastic Book Fair on Friday, November 30th.

This year's Shop With a Cop event was held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Walmart in Monroe. Belleville, New Glarus and Monticello Police Departments have been involved in the Shop With a Cop program for a number of years. Shop With a Cop helps underprivileged kids have a Merry Christmas, that they may not have had without the program.

Charlotte Weber, whose birthday is on Christmas Eve, had a roller skating birthday party and asked her 4th grade classmates to forgo gifts and make a donation to the Belleville Public Library Building Fund. She raised $400!


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