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  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:26 AM
    Belle Plaine High School juniors and seniors were given a glimpse of what the post-prom party scheduled for the wee morning hours of May 9.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:00 AM
    A Belle Plaine homemaker, Mrs. Emmett Minton, was Minnesota’s champion butter cookie baker of 1957.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 AM
    There were sections of highway where motorists still had to be pulled out of sinkholes in the road.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 AM
    Travel across the river by team resumed after a long suspension due to high water.
  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Friday, April 14, 2017 8:58 AM
    Beginning April 16, the Chicago and Northwestern railroad tracks bridge on Highway 25 in Belle Plaine would be reduced to one-lane traffic for the entire summer.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:00 AM
    James H. Wilson, native of Faxon Township and son of pioneer settlers, died at Veterans Hospital, Fort Snelling, at the age of 65. He operated a mortuary in Belle Plaine for 25 years before selling out to Gene Hayes.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 AM
    Easter Sunday that year was all that anyone could wish. It was a beautiful spring day.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:00 AM
    W.F. Latzke started construction of his new mill at the north side of the railroad tracks. The main building was to be 24x36, three stories high.

  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:53 AM
    A mild and mostly snow-free winter turned into a dry spring, which led to a number of grass and other fires for Belle Plaine area firefighters to combat.
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:00 AM
    The borough council gave the okay for the erection of a 16- by 20-foot drive inn by two high school faculty members
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:00 AM
    Excavation of Belle Plaine business streets was underway for the paving project.
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 6:00 AM
    Peter Becker was getting equipment ready at the brickyard for another season of brick making.

  • 30 Years Ago (1987)
    Friday, March 31, 2017 9:29 AM
    Belle Plaine City Administrator Tony Hallman submitted his letter of resignation to the city council that week. He said he accepted a job with the state of Wisconsin. Hallman had been Belle Plaine’s city administrator for less than a year.
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:00 AM
    Belle Plaine’s two new councilmen were Emil Ashauer and Raymond Ahrens. Clarence F. Mueller won another term as mayor and R.J. Effertz, unopposed, continued as borough treasurer.
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00 AM
    Rural mail carriers claimed that spring to be the toughest since they started. There wasn’t much  mileage that showed a firm foundation up to the first week of April.
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