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Left to Right: Charlie Sutkamp, BHS ‘81, Rick Rothfuss, BHS ‘69, Bob Rothfuss, BHS ‘42 and Dave Fessler, BHS ‘78 The Bellevue Education support of our children. All Foundation will hold its proceeds go toward the acaclassic golf outing on Sat- demic needs of children aturday September 7, 2019, tending the Bellevue Indestarting at 7AM with break- pendent School District. fast, at the Twin Oaks Golf The golf outing has beCourse in Covington, Ky. come a regional favorite of The golf outing is the Foun- BHS alumni and friends. dation’s primary fundraiser. Golfers enjoy a hearty hot refreshments Once again our 2019 ti- breakfast, tle sponsor is our hometown on the course, prizes and a Rothfuss Family. Through lunch reception ceremony. their generosity the Founda- Sound fun? More than 125 tion is able to continue its golfers last year said, “It fine golf tradition. Please is!”. Because of our attenjoin the Rothfuss family in tion to detail and organiza-

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Bellevue resident and Newport Central Catholic High School athlete, Ellie Enslen, competed in three events at the KHSAA Class A Station Championship Track Meet on May 30, 2019. Enslen, who is a junior at NCCHS competed in the 100-meter dash , 4x200

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meter-relay and 4x100-meter relay. Besides Enslen, the 200 and 100-meter relay team includes three seniors; Jenna Riley, Maria Kinnett and Carrigan Matteoli. The 4x200 meter relay team won the state championship title with a time of 1:46:59. The 4x100 meter relay team received the state runner-up title and holds a new school record with a time of 50.68 Congratulations on the champion and runner-up titles along with an overall team finish of third place in the Class A State Championship Track Meet.

tion your foursome will find that its round of golf will be played in a timely manner. Don’t wait! Register, now! Just click on www. Bellevuegolfouting.com and register as a single golfer or foursome. You can also take advantage of our expanded sponsorship program. The Bellevue Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) entity and donations are tax deductible. Well over 125 golfers participate in this classic event. Lots of opportunities are available for name and/or business recognition through our sponsorship packages and door prize money. Every generous contribution provides academic resources that simply are beyond educational budgets for the children and teachers. Please contact the Golf Chair: Charlie Sutkamp, charlie.sutkamp@gmail. com 513-238-9252 or Dave Fessler, dfessler@ fsgattorneys.com 859-8661203. See you in September!

Trash piCk up Changing The day when your trash will be picked may change. Republic Services picks up Bellevue’s waste and rubbish. It has requested a route change for both the cities of Bellevue and Dayton. This request is to improve the service for the residents of both cities. This route change will be effective August 5, 2019.

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7-3-19 by Mayor Charlie Cleves Water seems to be the main cause of the majority of problems within our city. City Administrator Frank Warnock and City Engineer Mike Yeager walked Lincoln road and Covert Run last week to try to better understand the problems we are currently facing. They started walking at the top of the hill on Lincoln next to Woodlyn Ridge with a few residents. By the time they reached Truman down below, it was a party with numerous curious, concerned residents pointing out issues on Lincoln. Later that day, they were off to take a look at Covert Run. Numerous residents have reported issues there, too. Mr. Yeager has been given the task of recommending both long- and short-term fixes for this problem. Frank called Sanitation District No.1 and requested another meeting with them. We’re trying to get our arms around a problem that has existed in Bellevue for a long time. Our hearts break when we hear the stories about the burdens our citizens experience when there is a heavy rain. As to Lincoln Road, we already have been told that the cost to finish construction of infrastructure is about $2.6 million. We don’t have it. SD1 told us two months ago that they were in the process of adding a new storm drain system to the 300 block of Cleveland sometime within the next year. This was discussed when we were deciding how to get rid of the extra water from the FEMA hillslide project from North and South Sherry streets area. Their recommendation was to collect the runoff water in a new drain system we would install and tie it into their new line on Cleveland. We are not going to have any quick simple answers. However, we will keep looking at the issues and try to make an effort for a long-term fix. Frank and I have met with numerous residents to hear and try to understand their concerns. We are meet-

ing with engineers who may possibly offer some solutions. We met with a grant writer to seek funding. We’re not there yet, but we’re trying. KENT LOFTS Frank and I met with the three top decisionmakers from the Kent Lofts project to follow up on the concerns brought up at the last council meeting. Here are the concessions we received from the developers. Construction workers will no longer park on Lafayette or the Pilot Lumber side of Grandview. They will not drive the wrong way on Lafayette. Workers that cannot park in the spots available on Grandview will be directed to go to the lot on Retreat Street. Pilot Lumber will make three spots available for the developers. The developers will try to keep the dust to a minimum and clean up the site daily. The construction will occur between the hours of 7 am and 4:30 pm for the most part. The weeds on the side of the building will be removed. Their goal is to have residents start moving in by December 2019 and the entire project completed by March 2020. A letter informing the residents of these changes was hand delivered that same day by Frank Warnock to all of the houses on Lafayette Ave. near the construction site. MARIANNE THEATER We finally rolled out the Marianne RFP (request for proposals). The deadline for these proposals is August 31, 2019. Several people have asked me what I hope the Marianne would become and my answer is a productive private investment. The City purchased the property on May 29, 2014, for $138,380.00 and with repairs and insurance costs the total now exceeds $300,000. BOUBON BARREL PROJECT You still have until July 15 to join this fun project and sponsor a bourbon barrel. The fee to become

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a sponsor is $1,200. This covers the cost of the barrel along with the fees and the materials for the artist to paint it. All of the barrels will have a solar light feature. The barrels will remain in place lighting up the main streets in our river cities for 1 year. Go to www.nkybourbonbarrels. com for more information. CABLE BOARD We learned a lot from our meeting with the cable system managers, and their presentation at the last City Council meeting. We can have them produce television shows for us at no extra cost to the City. I would like our first show to be about the Community Garden. It is an amazing project that deserves to be viewed and not just talked about. I was just contacted today about an interview of the new mayors that will be filmed later this month. SWOPE PARK We are looking into upgrading Swope Park by adding electric so that we can have City functions at this location also. There will be new family friendly equipment installed in our parks as we can afford it. We are applying for grant money for our parks because several places have money available for this purpose. Our Ambassador meeting with Ken Grause of Pilot Lumber last month gave us the origin of this park. Starting in 1919 Gorman Coal and Supply leased the whole block from Taylor to Lafayette and Grandview to Covert Run from the C & O railroad for $180.00 per month. In 1933, it became Peters Coal and Supply. In 1959, the City of Bellevue leased the playground from

Peters Coal for a very small fee and a promise to carry liability insurance and hold them harmless from any loss or claim occasioned by the use of this lot. In the late 1970’s, the railroad took back this lot from the Grause family who had purchased Peters Coal in 1971 but still allowed the City to use it for recreation. Finally, the railroad sold it to the city with 17 other lots in 1993. Now, it’s a busy, enjoyable park. SHORT TERM RENTALS We have been working on short term rental regulations. The sentiment seems to be to allow them in Bellevue, but also monitor and regulate them in a reasonable manner. We want to decrease the negative impact to our City such as noise, parking, remote management, misuse of property. We have a draft of an ordinance, and we are hopeful to have a first reading July 10. MISCELLANEOUS The City’s $5 million 2019-20-2020 budget was completed and approved. Funds are tight mostly due to the CERS (pension fund) going up 12 percent per year. We built the budget on a foundation from information and requests from the elected leaders, staff and citizens. We held a visioning session in March, 2019, and the ideas captured there are the foundation of our annual budget. Improving communication and transparency was a major theme. We’ve tried to respond quickly to every phone call and email. We re-designed our website. We are publishing a monthly newsletter. We are


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where we communicate and talk to each other. Pedestrian mobility and safety was another theme from the visioning session. We have installed new bike racks. We are looking at improving our traffic signage, signals and markings. We are looking at improving sidewalks, tree wells and streets. We’re upgrading our parks. We are trying to apply for every grant that we can if it makes sense to do so. We are struggling with the regulation of cell tower rules and have numerous companies contacting us wanting to install equipment in Bellevue. Hey, Darkness Brewing has its third anniversary celebration July 17- July 20. Frank’s buying the beer! The City parking lot behind Dobblings has new directional signage in place to be used by customers and store owners. Please park in the lot and shop in our stores. The 2019 Second Saturday Concert Series is 7-10 pm July 13 at the Bellevue Beach Park. Put on your dancing shoes, the Belairs band will be playing. Also, we have a car show and fireworks. Can’t beat that.


appreCiaTion lunCheon For forty years, the City of Bellevue has a tradition of hosting a luncheon for our senior citizens. Well over 100 senior citizens look forward to this annual event where they visit with friends, meet local officials, and are entertained. This year the Senior Appreciation luncheon will be held at the Bellevue Veterans Club on Tuesday August 20 - 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festivities consist of lunch, entertainment and of course lively games of bingo. Door prizes will also be presented. If you are interested in attending please call the City at 431-8888 to make a reservation. Reservations are required and the event is limited to residents of Bellevue.

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The second annual BobbyG and Me Memorial golf outing will be held on Saturday, September 7,2019 at the Highland Country Club in Fort Thomas, Ky The golf outing dinner and dance are in honor of Bob Guthier BHS class of 1981. Bob lost his battle with bladder cancer in 2017. His sister Tammy ( class of 1977) had battled breast cancer in 2013. Tammy had started a mission helping breast cancer patients in Eastern Kentucky. Bob promised Tammy he would help her mission stating “men need help too”. To honor his wishes the BobbyG and Me foundation was formed after his passing.

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to work toward the middle and move on. This can be prevented and can be fun for both parents and children. How? There are already several games that encourage math skills. Chutes and Ladders, Candyland and Trouble each teach a very young child counting sequence. Several others for older children grow math skills, if the child is asked to be the scorekeeper. They are Yahtzee, 500 Rum, and Canasta. Euchre, poker and Monopoly teach money. There are others too. Have VFW Post 2899 fun with them 828 6th Ave and learning Dayton, Ky 41074 becomes a byproduct. Small chilDoors Open at 6pm dren face two reading chalAuction starts lenges: failat 7pm ing to link the •3 Paddles for $5 letter with its Each additional paddle is $2 sound (symbol•Auctions ism) and not •Raffles understanding VFW POST 2899 AUXILIARY is holding a quarthe parts of the ter auction. Proceeds will be used to enable story and how us to continue to support many causes. they are rePLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT !

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by Alvena Stanfield Summer slide is not on a playground. It is a child’s “unlearning” some or a lot of last year’s academic progress. Learning, like any skill, needs repetition. During the summer the child who isn’t reminded of lessons learned will appear at school in August needing a review of last year’s material and may not be ready to move forward through this year’s. The teacher’s testing schedule forces him or her

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you don’t get to the end. This game works well for math-challenged children too. Purchased flash cards show all parts of an equation and expect a child to memorize them. That seems overwhelming to children because answers are the same but the numbers are different (5 can be 5+0, 4+1, 3+2, 2+3) may seem obvious to an adult but it may not be obvious to a small child. That is very confusing if a child has yet to connect the shape of the number with the items it represents (symbolism). So, put it into little pieces. Draw two triangles, places a “+” sign in the center of one and a “–“ in the other, then place, for example, parts of an equation, for example, 1, 3 and 4 on each of the triangle’s points, these three are always together. That makes it more manageable, especially after the child is assured once he or she learns those three, they are always going to be together. Multiplication is a mystery for many and they are old enough to develop resistances until they grasp some basic facts. Using the triangles again, this time with times or divide signs,

choose an equation as mentioned above and they will quickly grasp the relationship between multiplying and dividing. Once that’s learned, use index cards for a game. BUT these are different from commercial flashcards. They are questions and answers. On one set of cards, only the answers are shown: 7,14,21,28,35, etc. for 7 times another number. On the other set of cards, 1x7, 2x7, 3x7, etc. appear as questions. Let the child choose questions or answers. Place them face up first and match. Later, use the, face down, a concentration game for finding and matching questions with answers. Spend no more than a half hour per game because learning is exhausting for children. For older children asking them to keep score in 500 Gin Rummy, counting cards with them feels slow going. But three-of-a-kind scoring begins the understanding of multiplying. Using three decks of cards pulls the child painlessly upward through the 12-times equations. Laugh and have fun and have a great summer avoiding the toxic slide.


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If you have scheduled recycling, your pick-up day for recyclables will not change. Recycling is every other Thursday and this is on the City website calendar. If you have questions about this schedule, please call our office at 431-8888 and we will assist you or visit our website for frequently asked questions regarding waste/recycling issues.



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We are proud to continue “BHS Athletic History” it is a new monthly feature. All the information and work to produce this column was provided by Coach Mike Swauger.

The Coaches

Homer Jackson- Football Coach, 1934-1937. Swimming Coach, 1934. Coach Jackson’s 1936 Football team made history for Bellevue High School. They were “Little 6” Conference Champions, the highest scoring team in school history, the dedication of our new stadium, a 31-0 victory over our most bitter, yet friendly rival Dayton

in eleven years, and the longest trip ever taken by a Kentucky football team (to Miami, Florida) for an intersectional game with Miami Senior high school were outstanding features of the 1936 season. His 1937 team was one of the most successful in school history. 7-1-1 record, scored 157 points, gave up 18. The team won the “Little 6” Conference Champions for the second year in a row. His Swimming team also won a Conference Title. Ted Wright- Basketball Coach, 1936-1942. Track Coach, 1931-1943. Coach Wright’s 1937-1938 Bas-

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ketball team is considered the best in school history. The team was “Little 6” Conference Champions, 36th District Winners, and 9th Region Champions. They finished 24-2, starting the season with 5 straight wins, a loss to Erlanger, then 19 consecutive wins, before losing to the State Champion Sharpe Greendevils in the quarterfinals of the State Tournament. His 1940 team went 19-4 and won the NKAC”s first basketball title. Coach Wright also coached several Track and Field individual State Champions during his career.

The Athletes

Jim “Red” Dougherty1942- Jim was an outstanding athlete who played 4 years of football, basketball, and track. He was an All-Conference performer in football and in track Red was the premier 440 yard dash sprinter in Northern Kentucky. He won the event at the NKAC meet and finished 3rd at the State track meet. His ambition in the senior yearbook was to be a football coach. Jim went on to UC and played football and following graduation he did indeed become a highly successful high school football coach in Ohio and Kentucky. In 1976 his Erlanger Lloyd squad won a State Football Championship. Coach Dougherty moved on to Highlands where as defensive coordinator was part of several State Championships. At Highlands he was fondly known as “Red dog”, but in Bellevue Jim will always be known as “Red.” The school system in Ft. Thomas annually presents the “Red dog” Dougherty scholarship in his memory. Bob Ravensburg- 1943Bob excelled in football, basketball, track, and swim-

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ming. He was All-Conference in football his junior and senior seasons. Bob Played in the East-West AllStar game. In track he was the state pole vault champion in 1942 and 1943. (10’07” and 10’05”) Lawrence Tobe- 1944Lawrence participated in football, baseball, tennis, and track. He excelled in tennis, where he was ranked 15th in Ohio and Ky. Due to World War II, the state tennis tournament was unsanctioned yet Larry was the unofficial state champion by winning the Louisville tournament held at Male High. Phil Yeager- 1945- Phil played football and basketball, but it was tennis were he excelled. In 1945 he was state singles runner-up (to teammate Bob Qualey) and state doubles champion with Bob. His dad owned a meat market on Center street. His ambition was to be a butcher yet he went on to UC and graduated with a degree in Economics. Phil and his wife Joyce founded the HUB Group of Chicago. (Intermodal transportation) His foundation provides a 4-year scholarship to UC and NKU each year to a deserving graduating senior. Ernie Lane- 1945- Out-

standing all-round athlete who excelled in football, basketball, and track. Ernie was an All-Conference end who was selected to the All-State team. He received scholarship offers from UK, Indiana, Georgia Tech, and UC. In track Ernie won 15 ribbons (due to the war, no medal) during his junior and senior seasons. Coach Flora believed Ernie had the best hands to catch a football he had ever seen or coached. Jim Moeller- 1945“Pound for Pound, one of the best.” Jim was a 3-sport star, football, basketball, and track. As a two- time Captain in football, he was an honorable mention AllState quarterback. Jim served his Country in the Korean Conflict. Bob Qualey- 1946One of the greatest tennis players in school history. Bob won the 1945 State singles title at the Bellevue courts, defeating his teammate Phil Yeager, 5-7,62,6-1. He and Phil captured the doubles crown, 6-4,3-6,6-4 vs Male. In 1946 Bob was the #1 seed but was upset in the Qt. finals. He came back with teammate Ray Feld and won the State doubles title, 6-2,6-3 vs Male.

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happenings aT The newporT liBrary Tween Scene 4 pm Tuesdays, July 16 & 23 July 16: Starry Embroidery July 23: End-of-Summer Party Ages 8-14. No need to register. Friends Book Sale 9 am-5 pm Thursday, July 11-Saturday, July 13 9 am-noon Thursday, July 25 Cost is 25 cents for paperbacks, 50 cents for hard covers and up to $3 for select titles. Some books are free! Large selection of items are available. All ages. No need to register.

Pictured back row: Superintendent Dr. Robb Smith, Isabella Evers, Olivia Joseph, Principal Angie Young, Assistant Superintendent Janis Winbigler Pictured front row: Kinzley Rardin, Dallis Turner, Claire Pennington, Josslyn Richter, Olivia Evers

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DIY Plushies 6:30 pm Monday, July 15 It all starts from a sock. From there your imagination (and instructions) will let you leave with a plushie friend to keep or give as a gift. Ages 18 & up. Registration required. YA for Grown Adults Book Club 7 pm Tuesday, July 16 Join the discussion of Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. Ages 18 & up. New members welcome. No need to register. DIY Squishies 3:30 pm Thursday, July 18 You’ve seen them everywhere. Today is your chance to make one of your own. Squeeze the stress of your days away. Warning: Your hands will get messy. Ages 1119. No need to register.

Pictured back row: Assistant Superintendent Janis Winbigler, Principal John Darnell Pictured front row:Myleigh Wight, Rosalina Lorenzo-Hernanadez, Gavin Lay Not pictured: Jackson Day, Hayden Myers, Mia Bell, Alexis Leger

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Relatives Raising Relatives Support Group Noon & 5:30 pm Friday, July 19 Relatives Raising Relatives are grandparents, aunts, uncles, adult siblings, etc., who have assumed the responsibility for raising children. This monthly group provides the time and space to discuss your experiences and offers a network of support to those in our area who are raising relatives. In this group, we will learn from each other as well as guest speakers and learn parenting tips and information about programs and services in our area that could benefit you and your child. Refreshments and children’s activities provided. Come to one or both sessions. All ages. No need to register. Zodiac Oil Blending 6:30 pm Monday, July 22 Join Seventh Street gifts and learn the ancient lore and astrology that created the 12 zodiac signs. Planetary alignments, constellations, and the way the stars were lined up on your birthday determine your zodiac sign. Using ancient recipes incorporating astrology, metaphysical plants, birthstones, and essential oils participants will make and take their own zodiac oil. Let’s see if you identify with your horoscope, colors, scents and generalized personality traits.

Ages 18 & up. Registration required. End-of-Summer Lock-In 7 pm Saturday, July 27-7 am Sunday, July 28 The library is closed on Saturday nights, but that’s not stopping us! The night starts with Minute to Win it Challenges and things only get bigger and better from there, as in life-sized games, movies,and chowing down with your friends from dusk till dawn. Pick up is 7 am Sunday. Ages 11-19. Space is Limited. Registration and parental permission form is required.

Programs for Families & Children Ready for K Through Play 10 am Mondays July 1, 8, 15 & 22 Ages 3-5. No need to register. Baby Bounce & Rhyme 10 am Wednesdays, July 17 & 24 Newborn-age 2. No need to register. Little Prodigies 4 pm Weds, July 17 & 24 July 17: Moon Craters July 24: Recycled Rockets Ages 2-7. No need to register. Storytots 10 am Thursdays, July 18 & 25 Ages 3-5. No need to register.


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I find it amazing how much gossip goes on among people. It’s as if we are so limited in creativity that we can’t think of anything better to do with our time than to talk about others, and not in positive ways. Oh, we think it’s okay to simply recognize the flaws we see in others, but, we are most likely revealing things we are unconscious of or unwilling to admit to within ourselves. I have several friends who will respond to things I have said about others with a simple yet poignant punch. They say, “Pot, Kettle!” If you’re not familiar with this phrase it is a good one to remember. It is referring to the admittance of the “Pot” (that would be the one speaking) calling the “Kettle” (the one being talked about) black, while forgetting that both are made from the same material. Usually when my friends say this to me we laugh and offer a brief admittance that, yes indeed, I too behave in the same manner, at times, as the one I am

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gossiping about. But sometimes gossiping and idle talk cross the line into demeaning others with our assessment of not only what they might have done or are dealing with, but who they are as a person. When talking begins as a prayer concern and ends with judgement, opinion, and conviction we may want to ask someone else to pray for us. Sometimes I’m embarrassed to be affiliated with the church. I don’t like admitting it out loud, but it’s true. I grew up in the church and thru the years I have seen the under belly, not of Christianity but rather the institutional church. And it’s not pretty. When I say institutional I’m not referring to any particular denomination or group of Jesus followers. I’m describing what the church becomes when we forget our purpose and place in the world; when we have forgotten who we are and whose we are, and begin to understand ourselves as the owners, club members, the establishment with status and position, and act and think as if “our” institution is central, over and above the Jesus ministry to and with others we are called to do together, and justice for all. (By the way, justice is a Jesus thing!) Is the Christian congregation I serve with a perfect

place? No way! We have sacred cows that have nothing to do with ministry, some country club generosity going on, and we struggle between taking care of our building as a gallery or as a facility that facilitates ministry with and for others. Yes, we miss the mark in many ways – Pot, Kettle. But, the good news is that we realize we have work to do that must be done in new, creative, and responsible ways to be the church. We appreciate your prayers. “Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you” -Ephesians

From the Corner is written by the Rev. Keith M. Haithcock, Pastor & Teacher of St. John United Church of Christ on the corner of Fairfield and Ward Avenues in Bellevue, Kentucky. Pastor@StJohnChurch.net www.StJohnChurch.net


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