The Clinton County Baseball League standings are as tight as ever with three teams within a half game of the top spot. Those three teams are the only ones in the league with a winning record. Bartelso picked up a pair of wins last week to move into first place with an 8-2 record entering the All-Star Break.
Centralia also picked up a pair of wins and sit a half game behind the Barts at 7-2. Beckemeyer split their games this week and are tied with Centralia with an 8-3 record.
Aviston and Breese are both 4-5 while Trenton holds onto the final playoff spot at 4-6. Germantown and Carlyle are both 2-8 with work needed to be done if they want to make the playoffs.
Bartelso 10, Trenton 0 (7 innings): The Barts got hot late in their CCL win on Sunday in Bartelso.
Served 41 years as a township trustee
Sugar Creek Township trustee Floyd Sudholt vacated his seat recently after ill health forced him to move from his longtime home in Aviston to an assisted living facility in Breese. Sudholt had been a township trustee for 41 years. His son Bryan, of Aviston, will fulfill the balance of his father’s term, which expires in the spring of 2017.
“When Floyd was first elected to the board in 1973,” said township supervisor Tom “Rusty” Venhaus, “the board met in Rusty Maue’s barber shop. First they got a haircut, then they had their meeting.”
As such, Sudholt’s career nearly spanned the lifetime of the current building occupied by the township. Trustees recently solicited bids for the current building, and have acquired property adjacent to the current site on which to construct a more modern facility.
When the railroad canceled all the leases of railside property, one of which involved the current township property, Sudholt was instrumental in arranging for the township to buy the property. He was also very involved in building the road department shed, and in negotiations for the most recent property acquisition.
Firefighters from Breese and surrounding towns fought a large hay bale fire last Thursday at the Dennis Richter farm on St. Rose Road in Breese. Breese deputy chief firefighter Steve Hellige said that the department was dispatched sometime after 11 a.m. on July 10 regarding a hay bale fire.
Over 40 bales of hay were on fire at the large farm and although firefighters were not sure what caused the fire, it appeared to Hellige that something could have sparked one of the bales of hay and it had spread throughout.
Along with Breese, firefighters from St. Rose, Aviston, Germantown and Beckemeyer were dispatched to the scene. Carlyle Fire Department was on standby.
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